Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Pat got me a big mug for the 493 Christmas present exchange. (Also some tea to go in the mug; very thoughtful). But whenever hot liquids are placed in this mug, it emits alarming 'clicking'/'ping' sounds.
Nyssa thinks the mug is poisoned. I think it could be a tea activated time bomb. Pat is in North Bay, and cannot comment. (Clever Alibi?) Whatever the case, if you see me with large gashes on my face, and a bizarre fear of red mugs, then you will know what happened.
In such an event blame Pat, or Hallmark
Saturday, November 24, 2007
My Personal Favorite:
Give Linux for Christmas! It's free and it works like a charm! These days, distributions include not only the operation system that runs your computer, but applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, picture and sound editing, etc. And give a hand installing it. It's not that it's too difficult, but some people's tech-savvyness is rather limited. —Gilles Pelletier
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
The only 'rule' to the contest is that an individual may only check off an 'area' when the individual has done legitimate maintenance work in the paticular area.
Here is the list of cool places I have been:
Hall of Missions
All sorts of offices
Library Work Rooms.
A few of those rooms in the basement filled with all sorts records
Maintenance Shop (this is a given)
Elevator Machinery Room (for the main lift)
Gardening Room (not very exciting)
Heat Exchange Room
All over G&T cafeteria (including -17 Celsius meat locker)
All Guest Rooms
All Female Washrooms (yuck)
6th Floor Kitchen
All Residence Storage Rooms
Only area left: The underground tunnel to Morrow Park!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A romantic relationship is limited (ideally...) to the two individuals involved in this relationship.
This means that the relationship is exclusive. (Again, assuming that others are not free to get in on the action).
Therefore when in a group setting, a good thing to do is to try to be as inclusive as is reasonable.
All things considered, we want to have inclusive relationships (says Pioneer Camp) as opposed to exclusive ones.
I think this is why I don't like enthusiastic displays of public affection.
Unless they are artful.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Is this a remix of a 54-40 hit? No... it is Chris Clements' reviews of things he has encountered thus far throughout the summer, and which he feels are worth reviewing. A brief explanation, and then we begin.
To aid the reviewing process, each item will be ranked in three different categories, and be given a one sentence summary. Use the two handy reviewing aids in conjunction with each other for optimal performance.
Here are the three categories:
Category (A) : Humor
1 = Not Funny
2 = Worthwhile Funny
3 = Genuine Humor
Category (B) : Spiritual Content
1 = Pagan
2 = Average Zondervan Publishing Content
3 = Totally Kingdom of God
Category (C) : Awesome Factor
1 = Not Awesome
2 = Getting close to Awesome
3 = Awesome
The Gift of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Score: Humor (1) Spiritual Content (3) Awesome Factor (2)
Short Sentence: Be inspired to know God in prayer, and a few other things.
Score: Humor (2) Spiritual Content (1) Awesome Factor (3)
Short Sentence: Replace your friend's desktop images for some entertainment (Nyssa Dhillon is a big fan).
Score: Humor (1) Spiritual Content (N/A) Awesome Factor (2)
Short Sentence: While not a high score in any of the rating categories, this little game can be played for hours on end. Also Will and Brad from the T.A.'s office can beat you at reversi any lunch hour.
Medeski Martin Wood (Jazz Trio)
Short Sentence: Dig some pretty good jams; possibly get free tickets from some hippies to see M.M.W. at the Toronto Jazz Festival (this has only happened on one known instance: June 27 2007, to myself and Nyssa Dhillon).
Score: Humor (3) Spiritual Content (??) Awesome Factor (3)
Short Sentence: Hot Dog; everyone will like this album, from Tyndale Maintenance staff to house mates who went to North Bay for the summer.
Derek Webb: The Ringing Bell
Score: Humor (1) Spiritual Content (Mostly 3) Awesome Factor (2)
Short Sentence: See short sentence from the Talking Heads entry.
Score: Humor (3) Spiritual Content (A little here, a little there) Awesome Factor (3)
Short Sentence: Be informed, in a humorous manner.
Eternal Wisdom from the Desert edited by Henry L. Carrigan Jr.
Score: Humor (1) Spiritual Content (3) Awesome Factor (3)
Short Sentence: Intense Spirituality from the third and fourth centuries.
Score: Humor (1) Spiritual Content (1) Awesome Factor (3)
Short Sentence: Great Game. Fulfills all epic adventure needs in the modern 20 something male psyche.
Monday, May 28, 2007
While at work on any Tyndale Maintenance job, there is invariably a test of skill and cunning which presents itself with the given task. These tests of the Tyndale Maintenance worker range from that of colossal engineering, to the subtle, yet unexpected setback. Play as either Chris or Mark*, and realize the adventure and reward of Tyndale Maintenance in the comfort of your own home.
Set in the style of Chips Challenge (see windows 95) and the occasional adventure perspective, (see such great games as 'Kings Quest'; 'Space Quest'; 'Police Quest' and to a lesser extent 'Torin's Passage') Tyndale Maintenance The Game** promises actual fun for all, not just those who are 'maintainly' inclined.
-Overview of Demo Levels-
Debunk all of 5th floor's bunk beds.
-Features corroded extenders, flimsy frames, tight spaces, severely wedged components, missing items, bruised fingers, and mismatched headboards.
-For extra difficulty select the 'Hot Muggy Day' option.
Chair Stuck in Closet of room 407
-Features a Chair which cannot be removed by conventional means. (Tip: use screwdriver and accessories to remove closet door, and closet door track)
Change Light Bulb at 12' in the air, above spinning fan.
-Earn WHIMIS points for timely completion.
Find things to do while Mark is busy all day making name plates.
-This excludes leaving early and doing any sort of thing which is interesting
Securely fasten bookstore fan to sub-ceiling by anchoring a piece of wood with hooks to concrete ceiling without breaking anything, or setting of heat detectors with are directly above ladder, and attached to the ceiling panel to the left of the fan which needs to be anchored. Task must be completed amongst mess of various (mainly network) cables running any given way between sub-ceiling and concrete ceiling. Also be ware of water pipe running above celling tiles where fan must be anchored.
-A limit of three trips to Maintenance shop total (as opposed to per person) permitted for this level.
-Actual In-Game Screen Shots-
*Who incidentally was received recently into the grouping of people know as 'the best people ever'; this selection of people are not necessarily the famous/elite, but are certainly recognized as prestigious with regard to their manner and skill in conjunction with [well...] various sorts of things. (Like a 'For many are called, but few are chosen' sort of scenario).
Pentium 4 - 2.5 Ghz (or better)
512 MB Video
1 GB Ram
4 GB Hard Drive Space
48x DVD Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
A) How to talk like a Pirate, 1
B) How to talk like a Pirate, 2
C) International Talk Like a Pirate Day
D) Supplementary Vocab, and alphabet
E) Flash English/Pirate Translation
F) AOL research & learn : Pirate phrases
G) Pirate Keyboard
H) Instructional Video
Sunday, April 01, 2007
The List: (alphabetically)
Elvis Costello – My Aim is True
Features classic Costello styled music, strong melodies, and a neat acoustic selection of bonus tracks.
Jars of Clay – Good Monsters
This new Jars of Clay album sends Christian music into the much beloved world of new ‘indy’ rock. Reminds us of stuff like Cold Play mixed with SufJan and some other things too. Track 8 is the best.
John Mayer – Continuum
Courtesy of Paul Randell; this is John Mayer as heard not catering to the musical needs of adolescent girls. Good mix for rocking; one step down from ‘rocking out’.
New Pornographers – Electric Version, Twin Cinema
Stellar Canadian band, regardless of what Dan Jupp’s cousin thinks. This is feel good, foot taping music.
Phish – Billy Breathes, Slip Stitch and Pass
Phish… who knew? Highlights include a well refined studio recording (Billy Breathes) and a great live album (Slip Stitch and Pass). The ladder is liked because of a Talking Heads cover which kicks the album off. The great jams will cause your Halo 2 experience to run incredibly smooth.
The Roan – Ambient Compilation
This is the music which stared it all. Jason Rainville made me an ambient mix in third year, and we would swear by this mix all through out the Tyndale Halo 2 years. Good mix of creepy ambient, and chill ambient with a beat.
Talking Heads – Fear of Music, Remain in the Light, True Stories
Music which is great, and a little out of the ordinary. Fear of music comes with many killer lines which can be quoted in various contexts for great inside jokes. Remain in the light is a treat as well. True Stories gives an enjoyable look at the 80’s from the talking head’s perspective. ‘Speaking in Tongues’ could have been in this list as well, but we haven’t given it the chance it probably deserves.
Monday, March 26, 2007
A few points from the Restoring Justice conference
A) Tony Campolo’s ideas about Red Letter Christians. This was a theme which could be found throughout the event, and originally posted by Lewis on his blog. Follow .:this link:. for an interview by Campolo on CBC’s the Hour.
B) It is not necessary to be a hippy to be a Christian. But adopting various hippy ideas really helps. There was a large emphasis on community and caring for others from a community.
C) Not at all related to the conference’s theme, but playing in the band was quite an experience. I never worship and experience God like I do from behind a kit. I am not sure what that is about, but it happens almost every time I play in a worship setting. I propose that playing drums is a very mystical experience…
Here are some links which are related:
Monday, March 12, 2007
The other night I watched a film about Burning Man festival. If you have two hours, this gives a neat look into the lives of others, and their ideas. Even a quick peruse would be worth while.
I don't think I will live and die by the ideas expressed in the film; however there are certainly some aspects where one could allow the ideas to influence the individual & the communal setting. Such an influence would probably leave the individual at a better place than where the individual started.
Let me know what you think.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Went to see the New Pornographers again on the 6th. It was an ambient -26 degrees at Nathan Phillips , and difficult to groove with many people packed around.
Degree of fun (although): High.
In addition Rachel Clements could have gone, but chose not to. I feel that she should have.
They are probably the best Canadian act going.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Chris Lewis (pictured above) has moved to the
-Making fun of Penney and Paul (mostly Penney).
-Making fun of Al.
-Making fun of various other people.
-Lewis leaving his Stella in the fridge.
-Him having a beard.
-Talking about Ronald J. Sider, the Emerging church, and the book ‘Blankets’.
-Affirming athletics, and the importance of looking good.
-Having someone to call 'LewDog'.
-Digging Damien Rice.
-And a variety of other reasons.
Okay man, visit soon.