Archives: March 2007

Archives more or less in order

Thanks to Google’s cache, I’ve recreated the entire WordPress database for the site. There may be a few missing posts still, but I think I got everything important. I’m surprised to only have 71 posts, though, for the nine months since I started writing online again. My vote on the new theme is still out.

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Cruising through the reading list

I met with my committee on Tuesday and went over the first draft of the reading list. As I anticipated, my framing paragraphs were not up to snuff. Then again, no guidelines currently exist for said framing paragraphs, so I probably couldn’t have done much better coming in cold. More cheerful, however, is that I

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

I’ve missed being able to ramble, with the blog down for a week, so I thought I’d take a break from restoring old posts and write a new one. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a PC game that I’ve been waiting for a long time, ever since I played Boiling Point. It seems to be

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Excuse the mess

I lost hosting for about a week for mysterious reasons. I’ve swtiched hosts and I’m trying, slowly, to restore old posts to the database. It will be a week before the site is back to normal. Until then, you may see the very odd sight of me posting backwards in time. Instead of new posts

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Good reporting

Describing it, Christensen began to cry, wringing the stuffed animal in her hands. “What’s wrong with me?” she said, more to herself than to me. “I have nightmares of being trapped underneath a trailer with body parts falling on me.’” Her body heaved with sobs as she continued: “Once when my kids were sleeping with

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Ignatius to the Romans

Studying Greek this semester, my tutor (who is very generous with his time) and I have worked through 1 Thessalonians, the oldest Christian text known, in great detail. I have once again requested a brief detour from our usual march through the various gospels, however, to look at Ignatius’s epistle to the Romans. I have

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Scotland Ascendant

In EU3 I have returned of late to the problem of Scotland – namely, how does Scotland, in 1453, break out of a poor starting position and overcome England. I am happy to report that I have figured it out. I even wrote a Scotland guide for the EU3 wiki. The game I wrote that

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Losing

This article on Slate is pretty good. I was thinking about the last of the four assumptions it lists the other day, while working through my Greek flashcards. We have lost the war – well, lost the occupation, let’s say. And normally, when one loses a war, the winner sues for peace (which, in a

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Five questions

idonotlikepeas has asked me five questions. 1. What’s the single best video game ending you can think of, and why? I addressed this topic before, but I didn’t pick a favorite. Probably Fallout, as it plays off of one of my favorite films. It has that epic feel. “And the road warrior? That was the

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