I\’ve done a lot in the last few days, but I still find that I have way more stuff to do. Gotta love working. Let\’s talk about whats been up the last few days.
For a good portion of it, I was in Wilmar for Sonshine, the music festival that I go to every year. Overall, I thought it was pretty good, with the exception of day two. What went wrong with day 2 you ask? Well, it was the closing bands. Normally, the closing bands are really really good at worship music. They get 25,000 people in a feild to watch them (unlike the other bands which normally dont get more than a couple 1000). Everyone will stand and sing their hearts out, and for the most part, everyone is having a good time. The singers normally mention how Jesus affects their life, and overall, they just have a passion for God.
Day 2, was not like that. For the first time at sonshine (and i gone 3 years now) the closing band(s) didn\’t even mention the words \"God\" or \"Jesus\". Moreover, their songs were not very worshippy like. Now, I know Reliant K has never been known for that, and Switchfoot wants to maintain their mainstream image. But come on… Your at a christian music festival and you can\’t even say the word Jesus. Horrible in my mind for a closing band.
Not to mention Reliant K complained like babies through their entire show about how the sound equipment for his monitor wasn\’t working quite right. Reliant K… Learn to have more grace. Newsboys lost their lights on Monday and in my mind, played better. Their only comment about the loss of lights was \"I guess were going to have a candlelight service tonight\". That was awesome. So was Mercy Me. I just dont know. Switchfoot and Reliant K, stop looking inward and reflect on where your success has come from.
Ok, that\’s my speal on that.
The last two days have been spent at MSA. We have a new student server. A new firewall. Some new software on both. It\’s a lot of fun. Now when you come to MSA, you have to log in to use our wi-fi, much like you do at the U of M. We also have 2 layers of firewalls now. And the biggest thing yet: the ARCIMS Server is running on a linux debian box. Pretty cool if you ask me. I think I\’m going to install a map server on JR one of these days. It might be awhile, but I will.
That\’s all I really want to say right now. I think I\’ll try to write more later.