Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Shack: What I Loved And What I Hated

So I finished reading a book called The Shack by William P. Young.

Overall I found the book to be slightly "emoish," although it's one of those few books that I find that can alter ones perception of God (regardless of your perspective or philosophy regarding him).

Like most books nowadays, I read it on my iPhone (thanks in part to ScrollMotion) which has really rekindled the bookworm within me--but more of that later (on another blog).

Anyways, The Shack started off really slow. I felt like I was watching a LifeTime show produced by the 700 club (which I would not recommend anyone watching--especially the latter).

Half way through the book started improving (although it was still slightly corny) but the end justified the $16 I paid for this book app on iTunes.

Overall the book tries to paint a very simplistic "I love you unconditionally" view of God, and his constant fascination of humanity.

What I liked about the book was it's constant focus on improving relationships with friends and family. Love is a verb in this book (and not a noun) and whether you agree with its theology or not (note: many conservative Christians may not), The Shack pushes you to reexamine your relationships and do whatever is neccessary to improve them.

What I thought was lame about the book was it's portrayal that independent people are somehow evil, which might not thrill those of you within the Libertarian group (myself included).

Overall the book was okay, and if I had to rate it I would give it 3.5 out of 5 stars (I would give it 4 if the intro wasn't so underwhelming).

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Blogger In Draft Plus Google Chrome Equals Fail Whale

Wow, talk about weird. Basically in Google Chrome (version if you open up a previous post within Blogger in Draft (to edit), it "reinterprets" all of your previous text.

Example: Here is a post from one of my demo blogs of what your article should look like when logging into (in gChrome) when trying to edit a post.

And here is what it looks like in gChrome through

I've tested other browsers (Firefox and Opera) and none of them are showing the same error.

Hopefully Google can take a look at this and fix it before they release 2.0 to the masses.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Dear iPhone, Your BFF Has Arrived!

My iPhone battery extender has just arrived in the mail.

While I didn't expect it to arrive this early (as the USPS tracker was not updating) I am now glad that I can Tweet/blog/game/do excel sheets/game/heavily edit photos/game/Facebook/friendfeed without having to worry about my battery dying. :-)

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, February 02, 2009

I'm Suing Google (For Text Spamming Me To Death)

Okay, before this reaches Techmeme, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not suing Google, rather I am VERY frustrated that one of their online office suites, Google Calendar will NOT stop sending me text messages reminders despite the fact that I sent the STOP command, and even turned off reminders in my gCalendar event.

I thought this was an isolated case, but it seems that numerous folks are experiencing the same thing, on various carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile).

Since these texts are costing me money, I am going to ban Google indefinitely until this problem is either resolved, or Congress grants me a personal bailout.

Note: For those of you suffering under the same thing as well, just simply call your provider and have them block 483-68.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Superbowl Sadness :-(

Utter sadness! Cardinals getting spanked by the Steelers.

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