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Whew...

Didn't think I'd make it, but I have. I have finished High School. Graduation is this Sunday, along with too many grad parties. But free food is always a plus!

The LAN (The Pwn Zone) this weekend went better than expected, we had about 70+ people attend! Yes, that does rock! So I'm quite sure we will be doing it again sometime, so our new website it up. You can view it here. No domain name yet, but I'm looking into it.

Memorial Day was hard though, since I went to sleep about 7:30 am lol. But it was fun, went swimming with Chelle and stuff. I think we are going to go again today after she gets of work.

I have a tour thing at UPS tomorrow morning at 6:00 am, fun. But that's ok, it should be a really nice job. My last day at Cracker Barrel is Thursday, I'll miss some people, but life goes on right?

I don't think I'll actually miss too many people from School, sure some, but not as many as I will from Church. That will hurt the most. But We have holidays, and many people come home then, so that is a very good thing :).

Time to eat before I go pick up Rachelle.


God bless,
-Dustin
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House panel votes for Net neutrality

"By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines, the House Judiciary Committee OKed a bill that would require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles."

Thank goodness!

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American Christian Paradox. Are you really Christian?

85% of Americans call themselves Christians. This article looks at the social behaviour of Americans and compares that to the beliefs of the Christian faith.

"And therein is the paradox. America is the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behaviour."


I bet you can name several hypocrites yourself.

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Google, MoveOn.org and the Christian Coalition Unite!

"We never thought we'd see the day, but it's come: we're working together with the Christian Coalition. You read that right—the Christian Coalition has joined everyone from Google to MoveOn to the Gun Owners of America in the fight for Internet freedom." Going to publish a Full-page ad in the New York Times, with our help!

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The Truth about global warming- It\'s the sun\'s fault

\"An astrophysicist friend of mind told me some time ago that SUV\'s and smog producing factories couldn\'t be to blame for global warming because Mars was warming at nearly the same rate. Maybe we should blame the sun that is currently hotter and brighter than its been in 1000 years.\"\r\n\r\nIntresting view.\r\n\r\n\r\n-Dustin

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iPod Killers for Summer of 2006

\"MP3Newswire.net has compiled a comprehensive list of potential iPod killers for the summer and explain the strengths and weaknesses of each player. If nothing else, this is a good list of alternatives to the iPod if one in inclined.\"\r\n\r\nSome great alternatives to all those stupid iPods out there.\r\n\r\n\r\n-Dustin

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10 Open Source Projects that Could Use a Boost

Below are 10 open source projects that I think could use a little help.


10. Plane Shift - Does the world really need another MMO? Not at all, but the world does need one that is open source. I haven’t played this game since its pre-alpha days, but I know it is getting better. Once it gets to a more complete stage, I think we will start to see many projects branch from it and hopefully bring about even more of a change in the way companies see open source software.

9. GIMP - Sure GIMP is getting closer to being just like PhotoShop, but why not have it be better? This is one key program for having designers make this shift to a Linux based desktop; at least I know it is for me.

8. Pligg - A Digg-like CMS that aims to, well, be like Digg. They are still in Beta (as is the trend now days) and still have a lot of bugs to work out.

7. Battelzone Second Edition - There is no doubt that BZ was an amazing game, no matter what you played it on. This project aims to reproduce the version for the PC. Personally it is the best game I have ever played. There is a lot of help needed, so please see if you can lend a hand.

6. Joomla - This is a great CMS from the people who created Mambo. They have a great version out right now, but I would like to see them capture the 'web 2.0' wave and add Ajax functionality to it, among other things.

5. Gaim - Down with all those stupid ads! Gaim is a great all-in-one messenger, but still has some work to do on getting all those features to work, and to keep track of the updates for all those messengers.

4. Wine - Many people, including myself, complain about not having their windows applications (games) able to run on Linux. Well that is why Wine exists, but it's still not at a 1.0 release. I would love to see this project developed faster.

3. Open Office - A great alternative to Microsoft word. Hopefully it will give people another reason to switch to Linux. It would be great if it was better than MS Word though.

2. Linux - The kernel to be specific. With the release of 2.6 people are noticing more bugs. This is good because they are being found, but we don't want to turn into Microsoft.

1. Ubuntu - This Linux distro is taking the world by storm. If there was ever a time is take people from Microsoft, the time is now. With MS delaying Vista even more, and Dapper Drake on the horizon, it's now more than ever that they have a change to become the corporation they want to be, and they have my full support.


There you have it, 10 open source projects that could use your help. I hope you will take a look at them and see what you can do.


God bless,
-Dustin
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Video: The NEW EXTREME WAY To Do the Diet Coke Mentos Thing

"Call it "Diet Coke/Mentos Blast 2.0"...So we have all seen people drop the mentos in a 2 liter. Well, we decided to change it up a bit. Enjoy"

Need to try this sometime!


-Dustin

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Senators Propose Internet Freedom Preservation Act

ISPs would not be "allowed to "block, interfere with, discriminate against, impair or degrade" access to content or to prevent users from attaching devices of their choosing to the network. they would also be barred from making special deals with content providers to ensure speedier delivery or improved quality of service"

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Nintendo: Sony steals our ideas

"Handbags at the ready - Nintendo UK boss lashes out at Sony's new motion sensing controller"

They do though...


-Dustin

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Tug of war over Net Neutrality continues with new bill.

"The bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is called the ''Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act.'' It's gathering support from both sides of the aisle, but is also facing strong opposition. This could be a long and ugly battle."


-Dustin

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MySpace's Growth is its Own Undoing

"It got too fake," 18 year old Summer Stoker said. "You have all these people saying they want to be your friend. It's just a waste of time."

Welcome to the downfall of MySpace, doomed to end up just like Friendster. Yes, I know you have never herd of it, thats why.

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'Sony Blu-Ray Goof' Debunked!

"For everyone who saw the earlier article about a Sony event where a laptop was playing a supposed Blu-Ray but ended up being a DVD; here is the proof otherwise. The two laptops were under a side-by-side comparison; that laptop wasn't even meant to be playing a Blu-Ray!"

Sony, your off the hook... for now...


-Dustin

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Sony's Blu-ray Goof

"A reporter from PC Magazine showed up at a Sony event in NYC where the company was displaying their new AR laptop and mobile pc. While there, Sony was playing a Blu-ray DVD, "The House of Flying Daggers." But when the reporter ejected the DVD, it was really a DVD-R! Sony wasn't too happy."

You have every reason to believe that this is true, look at their history.


-Dustin

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The Pwn Zone (A Massive LAN @ Berean)

There is going to be a massive LAN at Berean (that rhymes) on May 28th - 29th, Memorial Day weekend. It will be Sunday night @ 7:00 PM till Monday morning around 9 or 10 AM. It is a console and PC LAN, and everyone is welcome. Drinks will be provided, and we will be making a pizza run to Little Ceasers at some point, so bring a few bucks.

Berean Baptist Church is located at: 2145 Middle-Bellville Road, Mansfield, OH 44904

Map it.


What to bring:
-Computer and accessories (games pre-installed)
or
Console of your choice (most people will bring xbox).

-A few spare bucks if you want pizza, drinks are free and there is NO entrance fee.

-Your game, and be prepared for a night full of pwnage.

Any questions ask me, e-mail me, IM me.

God bless,
-Dustin
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Update time!

It's been awhile since I've updated with news about my life. So here we go.

Prom was fun.
Chelle's geting a new job.
School is almost out.
And as of recent I day dream a lot of working for Google.

Random Picture of prom (real big too):



And thanks to one of the gayest features ever implemented on a camera, you can even see the date, but its wrong because who would bother to set it? lol.

So Youth Group is rockin', had a great time of worship on Wednesday. D2S this year will rock as well!

I also decided it was time to change the layout, so I did. :)


God bless,
-Dustin
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How The Da Vinci Code Doesn't Work - from HowStuffWorks

"In this article, you'll learn what happened when HowStuffWorks took a close, hard look at "The Da Vinci Code" and how it uses science, technology, art and history."

Take that stupid movie :)


-Dustin

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Nintendo Comments on PS3 Controller!

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Wii will win. ;)


-Dustin

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DIY Hydrogen conversion kit for your car TODAY...oh wait!

"An amazing technology that lets you convert your car to a hydrogen car today... and they're working on a solar based charging system virtual letting you drive for FREE ...

oh ya the US goverment is trying to shut down the company... wonder why... I'm so sick of this political crap"


Land of that what?


-Dustin

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We Are Making a Difference in Washington!

In his “Media Minutes” radio report, John Anderson hails our grassroots mobilization for “making a difference in Washington.” The politicians are waking up to the public outcry, “At least two bills are now circulating… that would prohibit data discrimination.” Long live net neutrality!


-Dustin

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Have Pshop Skills? Help restore photos for NOLA families... Please digg!

"I recently volunteered for Operation Photo Rescue and WE NEED HELP...

All,
I had hoped to begin distribution today (Wed 5/03), but to say that we have been swamped is an understatement. During the whole week that we initially spent in Pass Christian, MS, we gathered 500 photos from around 50 or so families..."

Seems like a good cause if you have skill and some extra time on your hands.


-Dustin

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Network Neutrality Act of 2006

"Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) threw down the gauntlet just moments ago, introducing the Network Neutrality Act of 2006".."This legislation is designed to save the Internet and thwart those who seek to fundamentally and detrimentally alter the Internet as we know it."

support it!


-Dustin

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The Poop heard 'Round the World.

Had Chipotle today, it was good.

So I had a typical Chipotle dump earlier, and the bad gas started right on time this evening.

But something unusual happened for my midnight poop tonight. It was horrible. My butt hole is not happy, and as Brice would say, "My anus is angry." It was the kind of poop that comes out soft, unfinished. Kind of like under-cooked pizza dough. And it comes out half way and leaves it's better half clogging your glorious exit.

And so I kept pushing like any normal being would, but even though it felt like there was more, there simply wasn't. I kept going on for what seemed like forever, and then I herd a drop of something hit the ground. Pee? No. Sweat? No. It was a tear, my eyes were now watering heavily. So I decided to give it up and wipe for a year. When I stood up I was dizzy, so then I named it, "The poop heard 'round the world."

I'm glad you could enjoy this experience with me through the art of text.


On to more normal things. Had people over tonight, didn't want to, but it turned out being alright.

I Love Chelle, and I realize it more and more each day. Today I was sitting down watching her make a smore, and just realizing how beautiful she is, and I thank God for her. She is the best girl in the entire would.

Virtenu, good stuff coming along real soon, so keep watch.

The Pwn Zone, I'm working on that more as well, again, I keep you updated.


Good night and God bless,
-Dustin