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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Trinity

In my endeavor to understand "The Trinity," I can kinda imagine it like, let's say I wrote (suspension of disbelief, guys) a mod ("modification" for those non-sims fans) for The Sims (a video game) where the sims (virtual "sim"ulated people in this game) had souls and free will and I were to make a special sim whose actions came entirely from my input (keyboard, mouse, etc.) and I felt everything that he would feel (neural input? then, I guess, I've invented the Matrix), in a sense, his soul was me, but his body was of course still virtual.

Because the sims are confined by their nature (even if they could comprehend as limitedly as humans do) to understanding only the sim world, they could never comprehend me, my state of being, my power or my location; they couldn't comprehend the unity and separation between my sim spawn (son, offspring, sim self, whatever). Phrases like "I and the User (to use a term from Tron) are one," "If you have seen me, you have seen the User," "No sim has seen the User but me," "I do the will of the User," "The User became a sim," "I am the son of the User," even, "I am the User," can all make sense being said by (or of, with proper pronoun change) this character with this analogy. "That's me as a sim, he turned out well," might be more familiar. I would definitely have the body of a sim (especially from their perspective) while still maintaining my full Userness (hey, I can pull the plug if I have to!).

Of course, with any analogy, there are holes and this surely has some; I mean, I don't know every in and out of the hardware and program running all this stuff (though if I were to somehow program a soul, I would probably need to), and clearly, I'm relying on God for my own existence, but it wouldn't make sense for that to go up infinitely.

I thought this analogy up because in reading the Bible, it seems like a lot of passages make sense if read as Jesus, Lord, Yahweh, God, Holy Spirit, etc. are all different names of the same God, but also, as God interacts with Himself, He refers to Himself in the second or third person or in plural. Anyways, just a thought.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flobi Site Logo Merchandise

Just found an old storefront I made a long time ago when my site logo was an eye (which I designed personally). You can buy items here with that logo. Maybe I'll update it with some other stuff, like my current logo or something at some point.

The store name is: Just Some Stuff

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flobi's The Sims 3 Lounge

I just wanted to mention that I moved the sims 3 forum to yesterday. The blog will remain at, but the main site will redirect. So anyone who was looking for the forum can find it over there.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sims 3 Logo Stencil

I created a new in-game item for The Sims 3. Here are some screen shots: (It's the shirt in each image.)

To download these stencils and for more information, look here:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4 Layer Tutorial for Paint Shop Pro

Okay, this post is majorly edited because the previous tutorial I made had a flaw. I made a new tutorial and am publishing it here in two versions: Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7.

This tutorial is for making patterns to import into The Sims 3 using Paint Shop Pro, Sims 3 Workshop and NVidia's DDS plugin for PhotoShop.

As an added bonus, there is a free The Sims 3 pattern to download near the end of the tutorial that is available nowhere else!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Is the god of theistic evolution the Christian God?

When you ask "who is that?" You expect to hear information about that person's present or past. "He's a computer programmer born in Kansas City, MO. Last time I saw him, he was leaving his office with a green plumbob hanging over his head." You expect to hear things about his personality, "He's a bit quirky, and a computer geek." And, perhaps something about his goals, "He wants to start a business making aglets."

A: Who is the god of theistic evolution?
B: Who is the God of Israel?

A: He created the heavens and the Earth extensively utilizing predominantly natural phenomenon over vast, perhaps unimaginable, spans of time and is still creating using these same means.
B:"in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day." (Ex 20:11, by the mouth of God Himself)

A: He subjected all innocent life to billions of years of careless tinkering, causing all manner of genetic diseases and suffering in his death based specie diversification project...and is still doing it!
B: He is "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles" (2 Cor 1:3-4) "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blue Screen of Death (again)

Wow, twice in one week. I'm looking like I'm on a roll! There's nothing like a blue screen of death. Again I was lucky that I had saved everything. Of course, I am in the habit of saving a LOT. I usually save stuff once every minute or two when I am developing websites. This is mainly because I save then view in a different application.

And this time, it was a full BLUE screen of death, none of that pansy pink on it. Hahaha.

I guess you can probably tell my computer's finished rebooting, so I better get back to work!

Blue Screen of Death

I just thought anyone who likes blue screens of death might want to see my recent one. It happened yesterday right before leaving work. Luckily, I had just saved all my files and I did not loose anything but time.

I did find that there was an anomaly this time as one of the monitors showed a pink rectangle. I think it was a rendering issue with the graphics card or the monitor. Either that, or Microsoft has gone slack even in their blue screens of death, but I find that hard to believe. After all, the blue screen of death is really what Microsoft is known for, would they really want to mess up their reputation suchly?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jesus's Parables: Historically Accurate?!?!

There were two men who lived in the same city. One was a kind man, well liked by those who knew him. The other was a known criminal. Though they had never met and were not closely related, they did have the same name and the same surname. Books are likened unto this, as you should not presume upon one by its name.

Jesus spoke a lot in relation to what is recorded in the Gospels; (thankfully, for) everything He spoke was good. After a recent discussion with a friend, I have come to question: are the parables that Jesus spoke historically accurate? This may seem an unusual question for I have never heard anyone question their historical accuracy, for even among Biblical Creationists who view the Bible as accurate to a straight-forward reading (which insists that Jesus in fact did actually speak the words indicated) the stories Jesus spoke were possibly, though indeterminately, entirely fiction.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

International Fitness Champion

Powerserve International
Fitness Championship

May 2008:Mike
Jun 2008:flobi
Jul 2008:flobi(2nd win)
Aug 2009:Jeff
Sep 2008:Mike(2nd win)
Nov 2008:Mark
Dec 2008:Mark(2nd win)
Jan 2009:flobi(3rd win)
Feb 2009:Scott
Mar 2009:nobody
Apr 2009:flobi(4th win)
May 2009:flobi(5th win)

As you can see, I am, once again, Powerserve International Fitness Champion! I wish I had my eyes open in the picture, but anyways. I was thinking that Scott had one more than once when I started putting this list together. (Oh, and the trophy gets passed to the next person each month.)

I will note that the entire "Championship" is based on distance accumulated and uploaded to Nike+. Since May of 2008 when the competition began, I have traversed (walk/run/jog/wander/etc) 192.32 miles. I'm planning on breaking the 200 barrier this month (provided I can find the time between work, work, work, work, family, community and Sabbath rest).

Lost My Psycotic Status

Apparently I've lost my "Most likely to go postal" status at work. Jeff, the boss-guy who originally bestowed this beloved honor on me has stolen it from me and given it to this guy:

Busy busy busyq

I am soooo busy lately. No time to post. No time to think of something to post. If you want to know my status, check facebook. (Edit: apparently no time for spellcheck either.)

Friday, April 24, 2009

South Park Me

I was playing with a South Park character maker, and figured I'd share myself.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picture of Me :)

The newest picture of me. I guess all that exercise really paid off. (Origs: Me, Scott)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cigarettes Suck!

If anything will make someone dislike cigarettes, it's the process of quitting smoking. Granted, I still crave cigarettes...I'm still addicted to them. But I hate them. Obviously, I wish I never started smoking.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Relative Truth

"What is your answer to someone who believes truth to be relative?" (From discussion group on

I hope you don't mind me responding to some of your comments. The thread seems to be progressing very slowly. I obviously couldn't extrapolate on Father Johnny's comments as I wouldn't know where he would go with them, but hopefully my comments will still add something useful. Please don't take this in any offensive way; I fully respect you as a sister I love and though our viewpoints may differ, I am only trying to provide light to the situation and not condemn you in any way.

You made it clear that you believe that truth is relative, however, relative truth is something that cannot be honestly rationalized. That might seem to be a strange statement to make considering that most people who cling to the notion of relative truth consider themselves to be intellectuals, however, it is quite easy to demonstrate.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Where Did Evil Come From?

Below is a post I made in a forum previously. I thought it was pretty good and so I'm pasting it in here too.

There are essentially two types of evil (per the dictionary definition of "evil"), suffering and immorality. Suffering is a consequence of immorality (hence both have ultimately the same source). Immorality is any disobedience to God. All immorality is a decision because we are capable of doing, or not doing, all that God has dictated for us to do and not do. This ability to make moral decisions is, of course, what we call free will. Thus, the ability to choose evil is enabled in every being capable of free will.

The ultimate root of all evil is this: Pride. The first commandment ever broken by any sinner and the only commandment which is necessarily broken every time any commandment is broken is the first. The first commandment is often broken several times just deciding to break another commandment. Pride is the direct violation of the first commandment because if you believe your opinions can be placed above God’s Word, you are holding yourself higher than the Almighty.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

ReCAPTCHA via JavaScript

Aaargh. I'm trying to put a ReCAPTCHA on my forum and it's not cooperating. I'd love to help with the scanning of books and all, but they want to execute javascript on a page that is being generated by javascript. It's all very difficult.