Tuesday, March 9, 2004

A friend’s response to my question…

The following is a response to my question about seeing "The Passion of the Christ". It comes from a friend and elder with whom I agree on this issue. I offer it up here because it deserves its own post rather than being buried as a comment lower down.

Oh My Friend....

[Editor's Note: Good-natured bantering edited for time...]

BUT SINCE YOU ASKED... Here is my 2.5 cents...

To my knowledge I do NOT take exception to anything in the Westminster Standards saving perhaps a difference on the "practical" application of the Sabbath.

I am in 100% agreement with both the Shorter and Larger Catechisms on and relating to the 2nd Commandment. Having said that, I also saw "TPOTC" and will certainly "buy" it also on DVD when it comes out... I LOVED the movie!


Saturday, March 6, 2004

New Feature!

I'd like to introduce a new feature that I doubt will be highly used, but was fun to set up from a technical perspective.

Birthday Photos of Josh and Beth

Also in the "better late than never" category are some pictures of Josh's 6th birthday party, a trip to the Clubhouse for Kids we made a week later, and Beth's 6th birthday party this morning. Rather than uploading to Ofoto, as we have done in the past, I am trying a new piece of software called Gallery, and I have created an album hosted on my server. You can order prints from any of 4 different printing services. One is in Germany and won't be much use to most viewers. We do, however, have readers in Germany, so I'm leaving it on the list!

If you have problems with Gallery, let me know. Otherwise, enjoy!

Better late than never…

I know, everyone is doing it. I also know I'm several weeks late. However, I wanted to post at least ONE picture of our snow day, since it will be a while before we get another.


Friday, March 5, 2004

Getting closer to having seen EVERYTHING!

When I was in college, I spent countless hours playing a game on my Mac (gasp!) called Spaceward Ho! A simple game of galactic domination, it was one of the first network games available that could be played with other people on our AppleTalk network, thus exponentially increasing the amount of time wasted spent!

Today, roughly ten years later, as I was reading about the Wine project, which aims to provide the ability to run Windows applications on non-Windows OS's, I ran across the website of Spaceward Ho! As I was recalling the funny soundbites and rapt attention with which I was glued to my Mac LCII, I noticed something I could hardly believe. I clicked on the link and, sure enough, Spaceward Ho! is now available for the Palm OS! Once again, I can waste spend countless hours defeating imaginary foes for a galaxy that doesn't exist, only now I can do it on a screen the size a cracker! Suddenly I'm looking forward to the next impossibly long meeting at work....