August 31, 2004


     I've been perusing through the official beatles anthology, it's always fun to read about the patriarchs of Brit-Pop. What a great genre.
     I finished, 1066 and all that. It was definately a fun read, as people don't write in that style anymore.
     I also finished Messiah in the Old Testament, by Walt Kaiser. It was excellent, although it was dry in the usual Kaiser style. I'm still waiting for the second half of my amazon order, Christ in the Old Testament; Old Testament Appearances of Christ in Human Form,.
     Again, I'm still working on the The brother's karamazov, by dostoyevsky. I'm about half way through, and the story is picking up a little better now. I'm also still working on Will Durant's The story of Civilization: Louis XIV.

August 29, 2004

Free Tribes!

One of my favorite older 3D accelerated PC games is now free for everybody to play. So, if you have some free time, check it, you'll probably enjoy it, if you like futuristic first person shooter games.

August 27, 2004

They seek him here, they seek him there...

     I picked up a book called 1066 and all that. It's a tongue in cheek history of England, and is very funny, but i think it might require reading some English history before reading it, in order to get some of the puns and such. " Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates"
     I recently thumbed through the maze and the warrior, by Craig Wright. It is about Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music. It was pretty interesting, but not of any real value unless you enjoy the history of mazes, and music theory/history.
     I also recieved from Amazon; Messiah in the Old Testament, by Walt Kaiser. I'm hoping it will be enlightening, and it is already pretty informative, although it is in the kindof dry old kaiser style. I'm excited for another book i bought at the same time, Christ in the Old Testament; Old Testament Appearances of Christ in Human Form, by James A Borland. I also received a new Mounce Greek book from Amazon, as I am teaching a friend of mine Greek, and there is a second edition now.
     I'm still working on the The brother's karamazov, by dostoyevsky. Although, I'm taking it slowly, as Dostoyevsky is really obnoxious to me. I'm also still working on Will Durant's The story of Civilization: Louis XIV.
     And I read the The scarlet pimpernel, by baroness orczy. As an escape from Dostoyevsky. And it was absolutely delightful. Reminded me of the great movie that had Ian McKellan as Chauvelin.

August 26, 2004

xBox Entertainment value

After visiting The Mint Farmer last weekend, and playing some halo with linked up xBoxes, i've started to get enthused about the new games coming out for the xBox. Firstly, there is Halo 2, which is due out around novermber 9th.

And then there is Starcraft Ghost, hopefully due around February 2, 2005, although it's already been pushed back quite some time.

August 25, 2004

FYI: Spring Cleaning...

The website is being prepared to stop using the address:
Instead, the website will use as a root address:

However, the address should continue to work until sometime in the near future. You might want to update your bookmarks/links, just to be safe. This also means that if you had a login at the, you will need to make a new one at, as any user information has been deleted with the old database.

August 15, 2004

The Old/New Plates

      We had the giant garage sale about a week ago, carting a load of junk up to McCall to match the load that was already up there. It was a success. Then headed back to Boise to partake in assorted errands. After that, I headed back up to McCall, where I dug trenches and pulled wires through conduits in order to make our cabins tech savvy. Kindof a contradiction in terms, but the cabin now is under surveillance, which is cool. Fun, although I had to crawl around under the foundations and through the roofs filled with insulation pretty extensively. Bleahh!

August 2, 2004

Digital Surveillance

YAY!1! The Phil Keaggy DVD arrived today in the mail. I can't wait to get a portion of Keaggy acoustic goodness. It was great going to his concert in Eugene in March, and I hope that he gets to come back to the northwest soon. Hmmm.. better check his itenerary. Uh oh, it looks bad 'til 2005.

Being out of school is great, as I get to read what I want. That said, I am just about to finish islands in the stream by hemingway, and previously finished up toilers of the sea by victor hugo. And have the Brothers karamazov and the second half of Anna Korrinniinnnaina to work on nextly.