Archive for December, 2005

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy, they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the […]

By Chris, 25. December 2005, 01:01 o'clock

The current threat advisory system is inadequate. I mean, what does low, guarded, elevated, high, or severe really mean? I think this site has a good alternate interpretation of the system. UPDATE: Even better terrorism alert system:

By Chris, 22. December 2005, 11:06 o'clock

Three things you probably didn’t know about me: My cell phone is named C-Pochalypse. Pierce gave me the nickname C-Pochalypse during Physics 2306. I didn’t learn any physics in Physics 2306. I’ve been thinking about making posts like this more often (weekly?), where I tell you three loosely related facts about me that you likely […]

By Chris, 18. December 2005, 23:41 o'clock

I’ll cut to the chase: my break plans are not final–you can still be part of my break plans! Friday, December 16 – home after a day of snowboarding at Snowshoe Monday-Thursday, December 19-22 – working at Digital Sandbox Thursday, December 22 – extended family Christmas party Friday, December 23 – catching up with Owen […]

By Chris, 17. December 2005, 01:04 o'clock

So once again the university partially cancelled exams due to weather. My last exam that should have been at 7:45 this morning is now at 7:45 tomorrow morning. Thankfully, the professor is allowing us to take it at 3pm today, so it won’t throw off my snowshoe plans. I still have one project to finish […]

By Chris, 15. December 2005, 10:36 o'clock

Exams: Signals and Systems: 7:45am tomorrow Electronics I: 5pm tomorrow CS: 7:45am tomorrow Projects: CS #5: midnight tomorrow (currently up to 204/300) CS #6: midnight tomorrow (not yet submitted) Thursday afternoon: Relaxation, let me know if you want to do something I’m thinking of throwing something nice on the grill for dinner Friday: Snowshoe at […]

By Chris, 13. December 2005, 20:06 o'clock

It’s great sledding on the Blacksburg Municipal golf course. It’s even better when you go at 1am. Now I’m wondering whether I’ll have my exam tomorrow or if it will be pushed until Saturday. UPDATE: Exams before 1pm were pushed to Saturday. Mine was at 1:05, so I took it and feel good to be […]

By Chris, 9. December 2005, 02:34 o'clock

Just a quick alert to everyone: if you call me and I don’t pick up and I don’t seem to be responding to your voice mails, my phone has probably decided to turn itself off. It seems to do that frequently when I go outside and it’s cold. I’m trying to remember to check that […]

By Chris, 6. December 2005, 10:37 o'clock

I’ve had multiple reasons to do a lot of thinking recently about the church and its response to the world. I grew up in a church that while the Gospel was preached, was very much a museum for “saints.” Very few in the church admitted their failings beyond the recited public confession we all read […]

By Chris, 5. December 2005, 15:22 o'clock

Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas when Christians prepare for the birth of the coming Messiah. During what tends to be the busiest time of the year, I like to stop and refocus what’s going on in my life. It’s not about shopping for the best gift ever. It’s about the coming […]

By Chris, 1. December 2005, 13:49 o'clock