Thursday, September 23, 2010

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day

I think it is such a valuable lesson to learn. There are people we look at who are totally unreliable and untrustworthy, but even with those people there are lessons to be learned. Even people who are wrong can still be right once in a while.

To be a thinking isn't to build up a list of people to ignore due to the frequency of their errors, but to analyze the truth in what they say.

I want to strive to be a thinker who sorts through everything I hear and learn from ideas, making sure not to reject ideas because of who they come from, but rejecting ideas that are wrong.

I guess this is one way I am learning to adapt to people I am not particularly fond of, though my reasons should stem more from the overflow of God's love.

I'm working on it! Really! =)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Finished w/ Hangman!

I am done with the foundations and all that jazz! I could put up images and start with that, but I'm going to experiment with some other coding projects first. I'm a little eager to create card images for my upcoming android program and learn how to use it in javascript too.

Ask me if you want to take a look at the hangman page! I'll be taking my sweet time this week to learn to make some decent looking sprite images.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Javascript: Hangman

Well, I finished most of the hangman coding, so check out a preview!

Once I get a public website up and running, I can start to publish my pages. Also, I'm going to try to get some images to make it look nicer and have a better UI. =)

My sister helped me out a lot with debugging. Thanks! =D

While I was making this, I ran into so many problems that I never foresaw. One problem was browser incompatibility. I made the javascript refresh itself so that the text fields would actually reset. I also found out how easy it was to mis-click twice and accidentally lose your chances to get the answer.

I might try to put up images to make the buttons line up better and some other random things. Let's see how this goes!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Understanding the Severity of "Lukewarm-ness"

Francis Chan - Lukewarm and Lovin' It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X82kjL1hDYU

I saw the video at the link I posted above and I was heartbroken. I never realized that I really am rich. I never realized that I valued things that are so insignificant compared to the huge and vast God who holds out His hands for me. I am so consumed with the things I have that I do not realize that our HUGE God looks down upon our tiny, minuscule planet and is saddened by my obsession with an even tinier thing... video games.

Sure, I might not be someone who hates God and I am a person that longs to love God more... but I am not willing to give anything up to love Him more. Francis Chan makes a good point when he says the rich have a hard time entering the Kingdom of Heaven. He points out how rich we really are when we compare ourselves to the average wage a person gets in the world. We, on average, make about 100 times the wage of the average person in the world. They make about $2 a ____ (forgot what Francis Chan says).

Although he may be wrong about the numbers, I do know that the amount of things and money I have is more than what the average person in this earth will have. The majority of people on this earth are not considered middle class by the American standard. Since they don't have the "security" of money, giving up everything for God is easier (Not for everyone, since some nations persecute Christians).

What's even worse... Francis Chan points out the lukewarm Christians who KNOW they are lukewarm Christians and don't want to change themselves. I am one of them... and I hate it. There's so much more covered in the video above, so I won't go into that too much.

I've decided to fast video games and re-orient my life to be centered upon God... to be fired up for God... and lose that lukewarm-ness that I face.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Learning javascript

I've been trying to learn some javascript to add on to some of the skill sets I have. I made one for factorials (non-recursive) and I'm going to try to also learn HTML DOM so I can complement the javascript code and use it for forms.

I would put a sample, but blogger kind of interprets my code as part of the html to be used, so I can't really put it in at the moment. Maybe I'll try to write something that will parse my code so it can be put into blogger more easily.