Friday, February 27, 2004

And we keep driving into the night...

... It's a late goodbye...

Random song off of an interesting computer game...

The blogs have been pretty slow lately, but that's okay considering the flurry of activity a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, Rolla life is about normal, but here's the latest news:

I have a recording studio now. I bought a bunch of equipment to turn my computer into an all-digital recording station. I haven't acquired a vocal mic yet, but I do have a special Octava mic for acoustic guitar. New toys are soooo cool.

I've been reading so much lately it's ridiculous. I think in the last month alone I have read upwards of 1000 pages of stuff. Homework and extra studies keep you very busy. lim(f(nerd-dom))@t->now = g(ubergeek)/h(fun) = infinity, by l'Hopital's rule. If you just understood that then you are a kindred spirit.

Listened to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album. Holy toledo was it awesome! Never heard anything like it. Buy the Columbia reissue, it's worth every cent.

There's an intelligent design forum at UMR next Wednesday. I wonder if I had anything to do with this? No matter, I will attend and see what happens. I bought a few new books on ID, but I don't think I'll have them read by then.

God is good. Peace.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

What is Language???

For those who are interested in this sort of thing...

Language is a beautiful thing, and I have the interesting opportunity to take a writing class that focuses on linguistics this semester. As our first major paper (well not QUITE that major) we were to answer the question "What is Language?" Well... THAT's broad. We were to touch on the following aspects

1) How do experts in the field define language?
2) What is the first recorded use of language?
3) What does it mean to learn a language?
4) How do people acquire their first language (L1)?
5) How are different language skills acquired?
6) What factors can help or hinder the learning of a person's first language?

At any rate, if you fancy yourself an intellectual, you can get my paper here. Hahaha, that's just a shameless plug to get you to read my paper. There's nothing intellectual about it... ;-) Have fun!

Even more reading material...

Ladies and gentlemen...

I present to you the first article of the day, my response to the Missouri Miner concerning the legality of the Standard Science Act. I have confirmed that it will be included in the next edition of the Missouri Miner to be released on February 12, 2004.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

More reading material...

There has been a lot of controversy about Bill HB911 in the media, and even the Missouri Miner, UMR's student newspaper has something to say about it. The writer apparently has nos sense of what is "real science" that is fair and balanced. If you don't accept the scientific evidence put forth by intelligent design proponents, the least you can do is call it a hypothesis. Evolution pales in comparison in evidence. Anyway, read the bill and the article and see if YOU think it violates the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

(If you can't see the article, comment so I can post it...)

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Clothes for Geeks

I can't believe this exists. This is almost as cool as ThinkGeek! However, Errorwear is entirely dedicated to t-shirts with windows error messages on them. Nick and Jake, this one's for you!