Start where you are

As a small recap of last week; I didn’t make it much fun. Lots of work lined up, lots of possibilities, but tend to focus most on results. Not as many results last week as I would prefer.

The game and other projects are all piled up and I want to create more but the time, resources, money… aren’t there.

So this Sunday’s evening lesson was timely. One of the main points was “Start where you are.” One of the verses for this was Ecclesiastes 9:10:

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; […]

…not that I hadn’t read that before, or didn’t know it… but it serves as a nice reminder for the week going forward. Here’s to a great week!

Choosing truth over freedom: “I mean, a man has to stand for something”

Last Sunday the CBS show 60 Minutes ran a story about Texas inmates being released after DNA tests1. One of the stories was quite amazing. A gentleman by the name of James Woodard spent 27 years in prison before a DNA test proved he was not guilty.

That’s not the amazing part. What truly makes Mr. Woodard stand out as a man of integrity, is the fact that he chose not to lie to the parole board even though doing so would have had him released much sooner. Here’s some of the story:

When he went in, Woodard had just turned 28; he is 55 years old now.
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Footnotes
  1. CBSNews.com: DNA Helps Free Inmate After 27 Years []

iTunes Movie Rentals – Take 1

Last week Apple, Inc announced US consumers could now rent movies from the iTunes Store. Although Steve Jobs primarily focused on the AppleTV method of renting movies, one can also rent movies through iTunes and view on a computer or iPod.

There are a load of Cans and Cannots–which Engadget has concisely charted1. For instance, one cannot rent HD movies via iTunes.

Not having an HDTV, that’s not much of an issue to me. Overall my experience was fair and while I will likely rent movies from it again, there is much room for improvement.
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Footnotes
  1. iTunes and Apple TV rentals and purchases: what you can (and can’t) do []