Hello, 2017!

Hi, everypeoples! I am happy to be back after a month off and I have a lot of writing plans in store for this year. Let’s see how they turn out.

My first goal is to finish my Bible commentary for the book of Genesis and publish the book version by the end of the year. This will mean that I have to write a chapter’s worth every week for 49 weeks, with a couple weeks to spare for editing, etc. I’m not sure if this goal is ambitious or foolhardy. We shall see. I am still working on my Japanese flash cards a little at a time. The most challenging part is trying to find Japanese subtitles and then trying to find a copy of the Japanese media I need to make video clips. Since I don’t have a deadline for this project, however, there’s no worry. I will still endeavor to write my Games Appreciation articles and try to get up to 1987 by the end of this year. Playing “every” game ever made is a tall order, and to be honest, once this semester of school started I almost entirely stopped playing video games except on Sundays; even the ones on Steam. I’m afraid. Please send help.

I am also still updating my tumblr, although I will be taking off this January because tagging posts is exhausting. I really wish tumblr had an auto-tagging feature. Even if I needed to delete some of the generated tags and add new ones, that would be better than nothing. Anyway, I’m still studying Japanese, I’m starting to study Hebrew, and I’m losing more and more of my hair every week.

Me in November 2009 vs. me in November 2016.

It’s amazing what seven years will do to a guy. I look like an old man now. Anyway, in between all this I’m going to school (still!) and now I pretty much only have my upper-level major courses to take. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately it’s a very long tunnel and it costs thousands of dollars in tuition money every year. Oh, I’m also enjoying some light reading. I’m currently reading Augustine of Hippo’s The City of God.

It certainly doesn’t seem right that a 700 page book can be considered “light reading.” But believe me, after slogging through Thomas Aquinas, anything will seem light. Since last year I have added two new pages to my blog: Recommended Reading and the Store. In the first you will see all the media that I recommend, including books, movies, and more. (I will only recommend something if I have actually read or seen it, in case you were wondering why there’s something great missing.) And in the store you’ll see a list of all my books that are for sale on Amazon. You can also see a list of the books on my Amazon author page, but it’s less organized. If you’d like to get me a late Christmas present or an early birthday present, buying and reading one of my books would be the perfect gift. So far I have earned over $3 in royalties from book sales. At this rate, I’ll be a millionaire in just 55,555 years! Oh, and this blog is ad-supported, but I have only made $0 from ad revenue so far, so I won’t count that. Anyway, money is nice. It buys food, which is one of the finest things in life. Something to consider.

I don’t know what new page or feature I might add in 2017, but I’m excited about the possibilities. As always, any feedback you may have is much appreciated.

Peace,

John

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Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to 2015! My name is John and I will be your host for today’s article. Well, I took off November and December to focus on other projects, and I must say I haven’t made much progress in any of them except for the rest of the articles in January. So, hooray for me. Anyway, I think I’ll give you a personal update as I did for last year’s New Year article. So let’s have at it, shall we?

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Cross-Promotion!

Hey, you! Yeah, you! The intelligent, attractive one sitting in front of this computer! Did you know that there is a duplicate of this blog on Blogspot? Well here it is! If, however, you tire of the boring, thought-provoking content that this site has to offer, why not gambol on over to my Tumblr? You should do it now! Check out my tumblr blog! It’s pretty dope. I don’t update it regularly like I do this, so it’s like a drama that’s filled with suspense! You never know what’ll happen next! I have another tumblr that I do update regularly, with tons of great content. There’s something for everyone!

Here’s the link again.
And again.

Click it. Do it now.

Doing so ensures that I will love you forever. Or, if you don’t like me, clicking will cause me to feel unbearably intense pain. While I’m here promoting my other content, why don’t I just link my Steam page as well? Look at my screenshots, browse my games library and see my recommendations while you’re waiting for the Games Appreciation articles on them later.

Finally, you can go to my YouTube channel  and watch me humiliate myself playing games, or you can watch me embarrass myself IRL by watching my old YouTube channel, which I won’t be making any new videos for ever again because I lost the password and can’t reset it no matter how hard I try. :(

So, I’ll have a real post next Monday. Like, fer realz. I’ll probably have a few posts on Tumblr before then, maybe. I don’t know. I’m writing this on January 18th, so I have no idea what’ll happen between now and the 4th of February. Anything is possible. I do mean anything. Who knows, I might be the queen of England by then. In fact, I’m pretty sure I will be. Look forward to that.

Happy New Year! Have a mini-game!

Boy, it sure is rewarding to maintain this blog every week, constantly and without any interruptions at all. Yup, I’ve enjoyed being here all this time, uploading new posts every Monday. Uh-huh. All this time. Once weekly. cough

Anyway, I found a great program called RPG Maker VX Ace which allows the user to create a game with no programming knowledge, yet still allows for a programmer to write Ruby scripts at his/her whim. I just completed a little prototype to get the hang of it. You should play it! It only takes about five minutes to play from start to finish and, I think, is quite entertaining.

Download the torrent here or download the file directly here. You will need a bittorrent program such as µtorrent to open the torrent file, or you will need WinRar to extract the file when downloaded directly.

Let me know what you think!

-Cake

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A Blog Commences Definitely Energetically

Welcome to my blog. As you read this I am currently working on ways to boost traffic to this site. I have already added “Free” to the beginning of the original title, “Computer Viruses.” It seems to have worked at least moderately, judging by your presence. Man, marketing is hard! Anyway, I will be maintaining several pages here, so look forward to its growth. If all goes well, I will rise to the top, just like the garbage in Lake Michigan cream. Look forward to more as the days go on.

Pieces,

John.

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