Play Not Thou With Fire

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Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Well, just someone from the Northwest that hops about here and there. Hey there hi there.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

portland cooling = global warming?

So I got my natural gas bill today. One of the things I noticed was it said.

Avg temp april 2007 (50 degrees)

Avg temp april 2008 (46 degrees)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Journey.... hmmm

So I was somewhat unimpressed by this church gathering.

I came in and the first song we sang was cool but we did sing a couple of 7 / 11 songs which I detest. (7/11 = seven words repeated 11 times) It seems shallow to me to voice worship in such a way.

The venue was really nice, and everyone looked all trendy and nice. It was a bit overwhelming to see a group of ritzy dressed people. But like the worship seemed to me the whole experience was a bit shallow. After the singing, the worship leader said that if someone is nearby you go and talk to them. The people I came with left off to say hi to someone so there I was standing all alone, first time to the service.

One dude no backup, easily approachable right?

Guess not, no one talked to me not at all. Several people walked right by me and avoided eye contact. One dude even snagged the chair my friend had gotten and sat at a table with cute chicks. I tried to tell him that the chair was taken but I guess I wasn't loud enough.

However, the pastor gave a really good message about riches. It was very applicable focused and pointed. I can tell God has gifted him in such a way.

So, I am not planing to go back, time to wipe the dust off my feet, however I might be bumming around portland foursquare's site to listen to sermons in the near future :)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Dr Dan is a crook?!

So there was always this old hippy looking guy who was in charge of the electrical and computer engineering lab equipment for as long as I can remember. I was talking to one of my classmates and mentioned him apparently he was fired this year!

Dr Dan steals machines donated to portland state and sells them on ebay

portland state school news paper of dr dan scandal

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Back in School

So I've been going to school on and off for quite a while. My latest struggle has been the ellusive BS EE at PSU. I started trying to tackle this fish in 2003. In 2004 I got hired full time at Intel and couldn't balance my full time classes and full time work so had a crappy term that time around.

So fast forward to 2008, I'm finally retaking one of the classes I failed that term. It is a new teacher, with a new book (I now have 3 electronics books). Luckily the classes are monday and tuesday. If I can pass this class and the next term I'll have the biggest hurdle left in my PSU BS done with.

Wish me luck!