Friday, November 12, 2004

For lawyers and law students, check this out!

Echangster, you know you want one!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

HALO 2 Review

Ok, if you're not a Halo Fan, then skip this blogpost. This review is primarily for echangster and all the other Halo fans out there. I would say HALO 2 is very good but not as good as its predecessor. The levels are much shorter but the difficulty is in staying alive. In HALO2, the Master Chief gets a new body armor suit and I can say it sucks. The shields recharge faster but they also go down quicker, and now, your health doesn't give you much leeway either as within 2 shots after your shield going down, you will probably be dead in the game. (not that much fun as Stanley and I found out). However, one thing we should note before going further is the ability to have 4 player coop. That's right, 4 player co-op. So if anyone ants to join Stanley and I for a squad based campaign day, let me know. Also, during the campaign, you get to play the Covenant quite frequently. You also get the nasty little energy sword and a cloaking device that comes in handy (although the cloaking device loses energy like no tomorrow). I would also say that the weapons are more balanced this time around.... anyhow, I'm pooped, going to bed. Stan and I almost finished tha game tonight but we were just soooo tired. Anyhow, that's the last I get to see of Halo 2 until after finals. Now, it's time to focus.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Hrm, just found out some fraudulent credit card charges that someone's been putting on my credit card account. My credit card company's changing my credit card number. I've never had credit fraud happen to me before. Anyone have some advice?

If you watched the video linked below, do you remember the mother who sells oranges? Well, on her doorway, it's written "Psalm 118:5-12" (I think?)... if you were curious here it is:

In my anguish I cried to the LORD ,
and he answered by setting me free.
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
I will look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.

All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
They surrounded me on every side,
but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
They swarmed around me like bees,
but they died out as quickly as burning thorns;
in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
Well done. Thanks to the pointer from catchen. By the way, if you want a preview of what I'll write on about the elections and politics, you should check out her Nov. 3 post.

Monday, November 08, 2004

I'm arguing a case tomorrow in front of a panel of three moot court (mock trial) judges and it's receiving a lot of press.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

I'm going to delay writing more about the election until next month, after finals are over. These posts take a long time to write and responding to comments/criticisms takes a long time as well. But fear not, after December 13, I will write up blogposts that challenge you to think more and more importantly, to think critically about the side we, as a Christian voting bloc, has chosen. In the meantime, here is some scripture I may be touching on in my future blogposts...

"My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, 'Here's a good seat for you,' but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet," have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?"
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?" James 2:1-7

"While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Matthew 9:10-13.

"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former." Matthew 23:23.