NSA Now Spying on Gamers

A member of the NSA's crack WoW surveillance team.

Those Pandaren are pretty shifty looking. Your tax dollars at work: NSA employees playing World of Warcraft because something something something TERRORISM! ProPublica has a report on data collection and surveillance of online gaming groups at WoW and Second Life. (Wait, people are still playing Second Life? That’s just kind of … sad.) The fear [Read More...]

Which New Game System Should You Buy: Xbox or PlayStation?

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I’ll keep it short: neither. In a year, maybe, you can consider getting into the new generation of consoles by buying either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. From what I’ve seen, I’d lean towards the Xbox One, because I prefer the Microsoft ecosystem, it has better multimedia features, and Microsoft has a better [Read More...]

Watch What This Artist Can Do With An iPad

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Morgan Freeman: you know him, you love him, he could inform you that he’d annihilated a small village and that soothing voice would make everything seem okay. Here’s his face: Know what’s impressive about that image? It’s not a photograph. Artist Kyle Lambert made it with his finger, and iPad, and the Procreate app. Watch [Read More...]

Kindling the Flame Of Advent

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Each year, I try make a break with Ordinary Time, set up any new patterns of devotion I intend to observe, break out the Advent wreath, and get on with the work of active waiting in contemplation. This year, it didn’t happen. Recovering and weary from pneumonia, distracted by health problems all around me, and [Read More...]

Amazon Air and Our New World of Drones

Amazon plans to take over the world with flying barbecue grills.

The story about Jeff Bezos unveiling a new drone-based delivery system made big headlines this weekend after it was revealed in a surprise 60 Minutes segment. Here’s what it will look like: It’s neat, but is it real? I wouldn’t say I’m skeptical about it. Betting against Bezos usually isn’t wise. They’ve made their mistakes, but [Read More...]

Verbum Bible Software Black Friday Code

Just use coupon code VERBUMBLACKFRIDAY to get 15% off new Verbum Plus Libraries. [Read more...]

Brand New Verbum Bible Software Packages!

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I get excited easily when it comes to new releases from Verbum, the Catholic Bible study software created Logos Bible Software. Today–Black Friday–they are releasing new bundles with some remarkable and welcome improvements. These new “Verbum Plus Libraries” are updated to include a Catholic Topical Index, Saints Database, restructured librareis, more books, improved lectionary support, [Read More...]

Have a Happy

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Some quick housekeeping notes: Thanks to all of you for reading, and for those who use my Amazon links or Buy the Blogger a Cup of Coffee buttons. God bless you on this day of national Thanksgiving, on which we remember the good things God has given us. I’m coming to the end of my [Read More...]


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