Archive for March, 2011


An Explanation


I know I have been adding a lot of new sections lately, but this will add diversity to the blog and allow me to advertise it in more places and add more tags for search engines. I make sure to set each post to a specific category. At the top of the page, you can click on a category and only see the posts of that specific category. So, if you only came for my Ninja Training or my Talk of Tech, then just click on that specific link to view those specific posts. That is fine. So, ya…thanks.

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This is the start of my Talk of Tech posts.

I will discuss different techs.

Today’s post is about the Xperia Play…a phone I may be getting this summer.

The phone is amazing. It is, in all actuality, a Playstation Phone. You can view it at http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia-play?cc=gb&lc=en.

It is an android 2.3 (gingerbread) phone with a 4″ touchscreen and slide out PS2 like controller. Being an android phone, you have access to all 150,000+ apps and games on the android market. As well as the Playstation Suite, which is a new thing from Sony. Here is some info on the Playstation Suite…http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/sony-announces-playstation-suite/

Here are some more specs…

  • The first ever PlayStation® Certified smartphone with dedicated gaming keys, L/R shoulder and 4-symbol keys
  • 4” multi-touch 16 million colour screen
  • Console-like gaming experience with superb stereo sound
  • Powered by Snapdragon, 1GHz CPU and the powerful Adreno 205 graphical processor, optimised for advanced gaming
  • 8GB micro SD (included), upgradable to 32GB

 

There is a lot more about the phone, but this is a little taste of it. It seems amazing and I want it.

Talk of Tech #1

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I am also doing video game reviews.

My first review is of Pokemon White.

I have been playing pokemon since the original games came out in like ’98.

There are a lot of nostalgia fanatics who will say this game sucks (and all others from second gen on) because 1st gen was the best.

Well, while 1st gen was amazing and nothing will ever compare…it doesn’t matter.

Feature wise, these games are the best so far. But, to be honest, I am moreso looking forward to 6th gen because they will have evolutions and prevos of older guys according to previous patterns.

Either which way, the game was awesome. The graphics were epic, as was the music and features.

Pokemon wise, most of the early on pokemon are weird concepts that aren’t that great. The later ones and legendaries are amazing…especially Haxorus, Hydreigon and Kyurem. All in all, great game and generation.

I give it a 9/10.

Video Game Review #1

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So, I am starting song reviews too…

Come on, lets be honest, songs sung before a sermon at church are awesome praise songs, but will have no appeal to a new Christian raised on metal, rap, etc. So, I will review the other stuff that makes Christian music appeal to others.

Okay, even if this type of music isn’t your forte…read the lyrics. I copied them directly from the band’s myspace.

My Ransomed Soul
Buried in the heart of the earth
(Blood was shed for)
There for three days bearing my shame
(A world of men)
This man of sorrows despised for His love
The blood at Calvary ransomed now oh my soul

I deserve the cross I deserve a death for I am fallen
Blood was shed for this world of men
I deserve the cross I deserve a death for I am fallen
Blood was shed for this world of men

Something was deeply wrong if God had to die
His body broken His blood was spilled
Even after all we’ve done You still justify
And Your words were spoken a life fulfilled

I deserve the cross I deserve a death for I am fallen
A Savior for the lost for I can’t pay the debt of all of my sin

Who is a God like you who pardons sin and forgives the transgressions of the remnant of His inheritance?
This understanding of a God who can save us for we deserve a debt that we could not pay

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

A God who will save us
A God who will love us even after all we’ve done
To deserve a death of
That of a traitor who speaks with the most treasonous lips

*Revelation 5:12; Isaiah 53:7; Micah 7:18; John 3:16

These lyrics are amazing beyond words and the music and vocal increase its epicness exponentially. Just listen.

Unlike movies, I can rate songs 10/10. I would love to rate this song an ~/10, but anything over the ending number is cliche and cheesy.

So, this song gets a well deserved 10/10.

Song Review #1

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Wolves At The Gate


Okay, A friend told me to listen to a song yesterday (Wednesday) and all I can say is wow. They are amazing. They are a new Christian Metal band. They are practically all I have been listening to since. I am listening to them right now. Lol. The song I listened to first is called “Heralds”. You can listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2snOfMOrI&feature=related. Currently, I am listening to “Pulled From The Deep”. You can listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K6cfY3nZCs&NR=1. They are just amazing beyond words. You should check them out.

Music Plug #1

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This movie was awesome…well, the action was…So…

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language.

Sex and Nudity – None. But…the women are scantily dressed throughout, which isn’t shocking as it is in everything…but it was not needed. Throughout the whole movie, men are “trying” to no avail to get with the women, which also wasn’t needed.

Language – Pretty mild for a movie like this. No F-Bombs (at least not that I heard) and various other words throughout, such as S***, D***, B*****, GD at least once.

Violence –A ton…but that is why people should see the movie, not the women as unfortunately most will. The action scenes were amazing and were done brilliantly.

*spoiler alert*

A girl must escape from a mental institution she is wrongly put into by going into her mind and battling within which in turn allows stuff to happen in reality. It is kind of a confusing concept, but it is done well.

So ya, it is a awesome action movie with a good plot. I will be seeing it again and buying it.

Family Friendly Rating – I give it a 4/10. Its score would have been higher if not for the attempted rape throughout.

Movie Rating – I give it a 9/10. It was a really good movie with tons of epic action.

Review #6

Also, I am gonna start posting plugs for bands on here…just saying.

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Arm Pull Downs on exercise machine – 90 reps with 75 pounds

Leg Lifts – 160 reps with 75 pounds

Wrist Curls on each arm – 10 reps with 15 pounds

Reverse Wrist Curls on each arm – 10 reps with 15 pounds

Two handed wall push ups – 10

One handed wall push ups – 10 with each hand

Two handed fingertip wall push ups – 10

Two handed fist wall push ups – 10

Bench press – 30 reps with 50 pounds

So, ya. I am gonna start posting here how much weight my training adds up to just for the heck of it. Lol.

20850 lbs today. Yay.

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Wow…


Through a topic on the American Parkour forum, I calculated and found out that I have lifted a total of around 100,000 pounds overall since I started training at the end of January. Wow…just wow…

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Duel review.

I watched Paul at the employee show this past Thursday night and then Limitless a couple days later.

Also, I will start rating the movies on a 1-10 scale from this point on. My mind is a complex place. The top score a movie could get is a 9.5 because nothing is EVER perfect. There is always something that could have been different or better. I will give it a movie rating and a Christian / Family Friendly rating. I will explain each rating too.

Paul

I watched this movie. I thought it was really funny, in a stupid way.  They did a lot of attacking of traditional (if not crazy) Christianity, so a lot of Christians will attack the movie for this, but it did have a neutral motif of believe what you choose in the background of it all. So…

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.

Sex and Nudity – Paul’s butt in like one scene and some kissing. A lot of inappropriately dressed women, but honestly, that is in everything and real life. Nothing too bad.

Language – A good amount of language of varying types. Quite a bit actually…definitely not a movie for kids or people who don’t like profanity.

Violence –A good amount. The government is after the main characters.

*spoiler alert*

Two British nerds are attending Comic Con here in the US. Afterwards, they headed out to explore all the alien related sites nearby. They end up coming across an alien who escaped from the government and they must help him get home.

Once again, it is a good action movie with a decent and moving plot.

Family Friendly Rating – I give it a 3/10. Its score would have been higher if not for the language and innuendo and to a point Christian bashing.

Movie Rating – I give it an 8/10. It was a really funny movie with some good morals like never leave a friend behind.

Review #4

Limitless

This movie was awesome. The plot was really interesting and it was well done along with some good suspense. So…

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

Sex and Nudity – Three sex scenes throughout the movie. They show nothing, they are basically random body parts (like legs, etc) and sounds. Other than that, some kissing.

Language – Very mild. 2 F bombs and some other milder words.

Violence –A pretty decent amount throughout, but not too bad.

*spoiler alert*

A down on his luck writer receives a pill that lets him use all of his brain. It substantially increases his intelligence, problem solving skills, memory and everything else. He starts gaining immense amounts of money because of this…but as with everything, it is too good to be true. Bad things begin to happen because of the pill and being mixed up with the wrong crowd.

Once again, it is a awesome action movie with a good plot.

Family Friendly Rating – I give it a 7/10. Its score would have been higher if not for the sex scenes.

Movie Rating – I give it a 9/10. It was a really good movie that makes you think.

Review #5

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I just watched this movie. It was epic. It seemed like it would be a trailer movie from watching the trailer…but it was not. There was a lot of sweet scenes that were not in the trailers. The movie had an awesome mix of action and suspense. I will probably be buying this. So…

Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language.

Sex and Nudity – None. There really isn’t even much romance and I think there was only like two kisses and they were between a husband and wife (I assume) on the lips (and stomach (baby)).

Language – A good amount of language…aliens are invading, language (even though it should be) isn’t gonna be too friendly.

Violence – Quite a bit. Aliens are invading and the marines have to stop them. There is A LOT of gunfire, explosions, etc. A lot of action and suspense.

*spoiler alert*

It is pretty straight forward. Alien robot things are invading earth and a group of marines have to stop them while protecting a group of civilians and themselves.

Once again, it was a lot better than how I made it sound. It was awesome. If you like gunfights, explosions, action or anything in this genre…you will like this movie.

Review #3

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Also, I have been busy and haven’t trained much. I have done various things like weight lifting and parkour, but not recorded any of it. I plan on doing my full training regimen on Monday and posting it here that night.

Edit: Adding ratings…Family Friendly – 5/10 and Movie 9/10.