Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A strange thing happened to my limping blog yesterday. According to Google, I had nearly 1,000 page-views in one day. This is strange not only for the huge number of page-views, but for the fact that I have less than three pages left on my blog after expunging thousands of posts (see "Off Air").
Monday, June 17, 2013
The words of Jesus are familiar -- oft-repeated in the King James Version: "O ye of little faith!" I especially like His words in the Literal Version: "Little-Faiths!" (ὀλιγόπιστος). This is arguably the most important "depth issue" in any Church. Is there faith in God -- with regard to everything? And yet faith cannot be generated or imitated or even recognised by those who do not have it. It is the fruit of the Spirit -- therefore it is either there or not.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I used to be well known (perhaps still am) for electronic design. A number of my concepts were developed commercially after I sold the copyrights (which is not the same as patenting something). Here's a concept that I didn't get as far as a copyright, yet I think it still deserves to be developed if it hasn't been already. It was a device which gave the blind an "audio picture" of what was in front of them. But I shelved the idea when I ran into problems with the vertical plane (for instance, "picturing" stairs going down). But looking back, I should have partially developed this one, and let others run with the remaining problems.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
NOTE: For whatever reason, this turned out to be a popular post. I therefore "upgraded" the photo to a more expansive fisheye view.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Linux Fedora (an operating system) was becoming problematic on my old netbook -- simply because it was way outdated. Today I plugged in the latest Puppy Linux (pictured) with what one used to call a dongle. This works very nicely -- and pull out the dongle, and everything is back to Linux Fedora. Not only that, but if one plugs the dongle into another computer, Puppy Linux with (if one desires) all one's files is transferred -- it's like using the same computer. However, the Puppy Linux file system seems a little obscure -- compared with (for example) Linux Ubuntu.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Missions may be harder than one thinks. I keep in touch with several missionary friends. Two of them had to evacuate their daughter to the West this week: "The doctor in the ER suspected some type of virus." What type of virus, no one knows. OBSERVATION: More often than such emergencies, missions just eats away at people's health -- and stamina.