Progamer to Programmer

Sunday, April 16, 2006


While surfing Angel's blog, I came across a treasure trove of exercises, games, and articles with regard to faith and spiritually. I found it interesting because there was effort to provide information and insight in a "neutral" or "objective" manner. They give some criterion, classify your belief's based on those criterion, then leave it to you to decide which side of the criterion's spectrum is "good" or "desirable".

Some of the exercises which I tried:

Activity: Do-It-Yourself Deity lets you select the attributes or traits that are necessary for "God" to be "God". Those traits are then compared with the laws of our universe as we know it, and the contradictions are pointed out. This one is the activity which I liked the least. It's the simplest of all of them, and the results are either basic, or too semantic to be satisfying.

Activity: So You Think You're Logical? places a set of supposedly "tricky" logical questions for you to answer. Yes, I do think I'm logical, and yes, I aced the exam, thank you. =) I'd be surprised if any CS or Philo student didn't.

Activity: Battleground God is a set of questions which attempt to test your logical consistency in your beliefs. I took a direct hit from Question 15. This activity exposed me to the fact that I have developed a "double standard" - one where I am stricter to myself than to others. I'm not sure whether its arrogance or futility that has led me to adapt this standard, but now that I am consciously aware of it, I will need to reevaluate it. I liked this activity the most. The FAQ to this activity is also an entertaining and enlightening afterword.

Activity: Morality Play looks at how consistent you are in applying your moral values, and attempts to segregate the essential factors which would influence your moral decisions. This one simply reaffirms that I consider the difference between acting and failing to act as a large factor in determining the moral rightness of an issue. I do not believe one is morally bound to act unless it is within the bounds of his duty as a responsible citizen/jobholder.


I'm currently enjoying the game O2Jam, which is the online version of Dance Dance Revo/Drummania/DJMax and other musical games. The songs are quite catchy, and its fun to play with some of the players. It makes me miss playing the piano... Ah, if only sheet music were as easy to read as the bars in O2Jam. =)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Lazier Blogging

What's lazier than posting a quiz result?

Posting a link to an event you'd like to blog about, but was blogged first by someone who experienced it with you.

I'd like to say more, but it would break the title of this post. :)