Saturday, March 15, 2008
I'm not quite sure what to think of this site yet but a quick glance tells me that it can't be all that bad. It apparently tries to be "a video-driven social network where users can explore their faith and the tenets of Christianity." Nothing wrong with that. And on the content "Some of the content is fun, some of it is serious, and all of it is safe for the whole family." Well that is definitely more than anyone can say about Youtube.
The only reservations I would have would be about the "Christian content" These days many non-Christian things are being pushed as Christian for ulterior motives. Some of the content may be leading people who aren't Christian to believe things about Christianity that really is not true....
But that opens up the whole debate about evangelizing and how and when to do it.
Either way its a better place for the kiddies than youtube I guess.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
There are more pics of the wall here.
I wonder if Pink Floyd ever used snow.......
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Anyway, I put together a short video of me trying to walk around my house in the snow. It was hilarious and Irene was trying so hard not to laugh while holding the camera.
The song in the video is the same one that I blogged about a week ago.
Monday, March 10, 2008
The most fascinating things about this interview are the points that president Klaus makes. He is trained as an economist so he has several point on how the "climate change" force can kill the economy of developing countries. But, coming from a former communist country, he also has several interesting points that tie together the communist movement and the "climate change" movement. Kind of scary actually and rather believable.
This clip is definitely worth a listen.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Everyone is always complaining about winter but I really do enjoy it. I don't mind being a little cold, as long as you dress for it. But it wasn't really until I experienced winters in Ottawa and Gatineau that I really started to enjoy and appreciate winter. There really is something special and different about it.
This song, How The West Québec Was Won by an awesome Ottawa band called The Acorn really echoes my feelings about the Outaouais.
pack in all the layers and head into the hills for the season
shakin off the shackles of the city and forgettable days
relishing the simple joys of fire
forget about the sticky apartments, all this hot summer haze
but ooooooooh we'll glide on frozen water
tumble down on mountains made of snow
we've been breakin resolutions and promises for most of the year
the love your still smokin never parted ways with my beard
every night we stumble home together
longer and longer as our favourite constellations appear
but ooooooooh we'll glide on frozen water
move into the hills of gatineau
we can stay up every night
as the city's slowly buried in the snow
So does anybody want to go see them at the Black Sheep Inn on March 29th?
Monday, March 03, 2008
Yes folks, the future has arrived. I now present the first iband.
These guys have been putting out youtube videos of their work fairly regularly and now have a fully functioning website with their first 'single' called Life is Greater than the Internet. Listen to it here.
The music isn't amazing but its definitely not horrible. It's better than a lot of the conventional myspace bands out there.
I'm just really interested to see where this goes.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
It would be so awesome to be able to sign into one account and have access to all your different online profiles. It sounds like a brilliant idea but as the article says it will take a lot of time.
"OpenID looks like it’s going to be a winner, so big companies making their user accounts OpenID compatible is a good hedge. Everyone, of course, wants to be an ID issuer, since they get to “own” the user. Less attractive is allowing users from other sites to log into your services, so don’t expect that functionality to come for some time."
I, for one, would definitely be more willing to sign up for some sort of forum or random discussion group if I could use my OpenID and not have to create a new profile. In case you haven't noticed, you can comment on this blog (and any other blogspot site) with your OpenID which is pretty cool.
The only thing that worries me is the security of this thing. What if someone somewhere is able to hack into your OpenID account and then suddenly has all your information for all your online profiles. That could really suck.
But overall it would make the online experience much easier and I'm all for that.