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Exploding Soup

June 30th, 2007 at 8:45 pm » Comments (0)

Normally, I really like the cans of soup or fruit that come with the pull-tab to open, rather than requiring a can opener. Generally easier to open, and not messy. Plus, you don’t have to find the can opener. However, it’s very bad if a can comes with the tab broken off the top (it […]



Proximity Card Readers, Parent Pager, and AC/DC Power Adapters Adventure

June 29th, 2007 at 3:45 pm » Comments (0)

We use proximity (“prox”) card readers with our Parent Pager Plus system to assign pagers (and optionally assign a prox card to each family) for sign in and emergency contact purposes. When we added a check-in station several months ago, we purchased a used prox card reader but received no power plug for it. So […]



I’m Back! But did you know I was gone?

June 29th, 2007 at 12:23 pm » Comments (0)

I’ve returned from a much-needed two-week vacation! But I decided to test out the recommendation from some security professionals (I can’t find the original posts right now) that suggest that when you leave the office, you don’t tell the general public that fact if at all possible. No out of office email, no giveaway voicemail […]



Thank You

June 21st, 2007 at 10:33 am » Comments (0)

Dear Reader, Thank you for taking the time to read and subscribe to my blog. Without you I would just be talking to myself, and my wife would think I’m crazier than she already does. I love technology and using it to further God’s kingdom, and sharing it with you makes it even better! For […]



KISS: Keep It Short and Sweet

June 17th, 2007 at 2:00 pm » Comments (0)

An excellent warning for me as I try and keep my rambling ways under control, from email to blog posts: “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” —Mark Twain



Nofollow No More

June 15th, 2007 at 12:30 am » Comments (8)

Back in early 2005, Google created rel=”nofollow” as something to help stop comment spam on blogs. I was blogging elsewhere back then, and remember all the excitement. It hasn’t worked. The Akismet plugin for WordPress takes the cake for spam catching as far as I’m concerned, and nofollow hasn’t really lived up to expectations. That’s […]



Good Reads keeps track of your books

June 13th, 2007 at 7:05 am » Comments (0)

Have you ever not wanted to forget about a book you never quite had time to read but want to, so you kept the book out from the library (if your library allows) for more than a year, renewing it over and over again until someone puts it on hold and you have to return […]



OpenDNS Does Free Adult Blocking from St. Bernard!

June 11th, 2007 at 12:00 am » Comments (9)

OpenDNS has listened to their users and released Adult Site Blocking to complement the rest of their DNS arsenal! True, ScrubIT beat them to it, but when you combine the reporting, the ability to sign up for accounts now (I still haven’t been invited to the ScrubIT beta and signed up well over a month […]



User Friendly Bible, says Geeky Church Sign

June 10th, 2007 at 10:14 pm » Comments (0)

I’m trying to keep the non-original-content posts to a minimum but I found Amber Mac’s post and pic of a geeky church sign she saw funny enough to share (thanks to Tech No Babel for the link).



It’s Been Framed!

June 9th, 2007 at 8:42 am » Comments (0)

I didn’t see it until Thursday evening, but on Wednesday our new house was framed! It’s really awesome to see the slab go on the dirt, but it’s just started to feel real now that we can walk around from room to room, even if we can walk through the studs as easily as the […]