Thursday, April 21, 2011

Random Thoughts 4/21/11

  • Good news:  April 21, 2011 has arrived and the evil supercomputer Skynet failed to take over the world.  Whew!  Now we need to survive those Mayan calendars in December of next year.
  • Oscar nominated combat cameraman Tim Heatherington, who co-directed the Afghanistan documentary Restrepo, was killed yesterday in Libya.  Alongside Heatherington, Pulitzer Prize nominated photographer Christ Hondros was also killed in the fighting.  Somehow I think the fighting in Libya, the ineptitude of NATO, and the failure of leadership by our President should get more attention.
  • Check out this neat time-lapse video of a street in downtown Lawrence being converted to a shot put pit.
  • The iPhone 5 is supposedly on its way in September, possibly as an "iPhone 4S," which would look the same but have much faster, upgraded innards.  Mmmmm…
  • Earth Day is tomorrow.  Eat a cow.  Drive an SUV.  Bury some plastic in the forest.
  • The optimistically named Sukhoi Superjet 100 flew its first commercial flight today… for those of you who keep track of such things.
  • I've not been playing basketball for the last few weeks due to sciatic pain and I've been cycling instead (with lots of stretching).  It seems to be working but I'm missing basketball.
  • I'm really enjoying the book Write Good or Die, edited by Scott Nicholson.  It's free on iBooks and only 99¢ on Kindle.  It's a great read for aspiring writers.
  • On Easter morning we'll have a 7am service (worship and devotion) followed by breakfast.  Our Sunday services will begin at the normal time (9am).

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