Monthly Archives: April 2008

Evangelism Lesson

From my sermon this morning:

Children's Book

Some excerpts from the text:

I’m having fun with my toys
and I don’t want to share them.

It’s hard to share.
Could I do it?
Maybe, if I really tried.

I can share when I want to.
I can do it!
I did it!

Erwin on Risk

I’m reading Chasing Daylight and liked this:

Long before September 11, I made it my personal mission to crusade against a long-standing Christian cliche. … I lament that it has become an accepted part of pop theology that the safest place to be is in the center of the will of God. …

… [T]he center of God’s will is not a safe place, but the most dangerous place in the world. God fears nothing and no one. God moves with intentionality and power. To live outside God’s will puts us in danger, but to live in His will makes us dangerous. … When we begin to seize our divine moments, we do not begin to live risk-free, but instead become free to risk.

This from the last page of chapter 6, “Risk,” on p. 151 of the paperback edition.

command history

All the top programming-blog people are doing this. Why not small-town pastors, too?

  90 cd
  77 l
  57 mv
  42 llr
  29 ll
  25 rm
  18 open
  16 clear
  14 cp
  11 cat

Clearly, the thing I do most is look around: l is an alias for ls, ll for ls -l, and llr for ls -ltr. As a result, I don’t care how bad the finder is, most of the time.

A cool tool? open. I’d like to have something like that on Linux.

cool tool: fluid

Fluid is the heat. It lets you create an application specific web browser. If you want a separate “application” to read email, for your blog, to run the control panel for your web host, etc., you do this and keep Firefox or Safari separate just for browsing.

WordPress Upgraded

Sad that the first post in almost 2 months is to say I just spent an hour backing things up and installing wordpress. The installation was flawless except for some pilot errors on my part. (You’d think I could type the correct values into a wp-config.php file, but apparently not.)