dr. b.

dr. b.

This user hasn't shared any profile information

Posts by dr. b.

Happy Blogiversary to Me


Has it really been 9 years since I started blogging? Well no I guess it’s been longer. I first started blogging when folks were still calling them weblogs and before there was blogging software so it had to be done in HTML. I used blogs and webcams to help try to stave of the dissertation writing crazies and feel like there was some connection between me and the rest of world.

Lord knows why I do it know. I can’t remember to update regularly because I spend so much time on Facebook and Twitter. At some point the blog may just fade away, but for now I am still here and it’s my “blogging anniversary”!

Fallen from Grace: Or; What Video Games Can Teach Us About Religion


So I’ve been playing a lot of tutorials and first levels of games lately…definitely difficult to stop on some of the better games, but if I ever hope to make any progress in the research I am going to have to show a little restraint…right? With today being the last work day before Hell Week (aka New GTA Orientation) starts and I am fighting a cold and I already had one hell of a week I decided to stay home and do some games research today. No really, the research part and not just playing CoD or Alan Wake for 8 hours. Well I ended up working from Barnes & Noble instead so I was limited to handheld games today.

It was a slow start because I had to find new notebooks to replace the one that was “lost” with my iPad case, DSi, and favorite pens. I did manage to also replace the DSi, pens, and migraine meds this week as well. So now I am almost feeling like I can move past it. Having that bag taken was definitely a violation. Now I am definitely more careful. I don’t leave my bag anywhere unattended for any amount of time (not even to get a coffee refill or to run to the bathroom (definitely an inconvenience). Oh well….

After all of the time I spent getting my notes transferred into the proper notebooks I only got around to playing one game this afternoon and that game was Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Now here we have a game that is steeped in Judeo-Christian belief system and not just any JC belief system, but the good old fashioned, pre-Martin Luther indulgence selling, purgatory dwelling, earn your way to heaven with good works (even if done so begrudgingly) Christianity. I won’t tell you too much about it because I don’t want to spoil the game for you :-) I have to say that so far the game play is pretty darn good. More than the simple and repetitive turn based fighting of the previous DQ games that I have played this one feels a bit more adventure game-like. Here is another game that seems to be throwing the old genres out of the window to build something new and more engaging.

Well that’s about it for now. I can’t decide if I’m gonna try to squeeze in a little more DQ for fun before bedtime or if I am going to get back to work and play the tutorial and first level of the copy of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story that came with my new DSi.

New Day, New Blog


After a few problems with my old Drupal blog that was hosted over on digitalparlor.org I decided to go ahead and move my blog over to my domain. I had been dragging my feet, but there’s no better time than the present, right? Once we get the Drupal update situation cleared up I’ll bring all of the old posts, the old Dr. B’s blog, and my old course sites over as static sites. Wish me luck!

So I had to make a huge decision about the blog, so I chose WordPress instead of Drupal because I just wasn’t taking advantage of the functionality for my personal site. I am still using Drupal for courses though. Maybe now I can get some of those posts that have been floating around in my head out there on the interwebs!

dr. b.'s RSS Feed
Go to Top