This month I’m trying something new—a book club on Facebook. I miss the book club I was privileged to be part of in Indiana. We would read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. I loved that the first question we were asked was, “What did you like about the… Read More Online Book Club
The new website for Crossroad Baptist Church is now active. Stephen revamped the old website by switching from Joomla to WordPress, which gives us a more informative and attractive online presence. He customized the Ecclesia WordPress theme and updated the church’s information. The site includes photos, tweets, sermons, and a video presentation of the gospel.… Read More CBC Website Gets a New Look
These autumn days are too beautiful to stay indoors. Silas Clark and I have been going for strolls in the park and around our subdivision. Thursday, Baby and I spent the afternoon in our neighborhood park. I took a blanket, and we sat under a mesquite tree. Bitty Boy is walking like crazy now. That… Read More Of Autumn Days and Auntie “Visits”
The news report last night said that today, October 3rd, is supposed to be our last day of triple digit temperatures for the year. Hooray! Maybe now we can enjoy being outside. According to ABC 15 news, “monsoon 2011 will go down in the record books as the hottest ever in the Valley of the… Read More Is It Over?
Skype is wonderful! Tonight we were able to have a video call with my Pop-pop as he sat snugly in his farmhouse in little Preston, MD. It was so great to see him across the miles! The family sat around in the den after watching Jeopardy, and we caught up a little bit on family… Read More Pop-pop’s Peace
Several weeks ago, I got accepted to Google’s new collaborative communication tool, Google Wave. Since then, despite watching the instructional videos and having several friends with accounts, I’ve hardly used it, mostly for want of ideas of useful things to do with it. Apparently this has been a widespread issue, so the Google Wave team… Read More The Founding Fathers are on Google Wave!
At first we felt dazed (mostly from the long hours on the bumpy seat of a moving truck) and overwhelmed at the thought that we were in Phoenix…to stay! We are no longer visitors, but residents. (However, we are still living out of suitcases in someone else’s home, so we still feel like visitors in… Read More Life in the Desert
Oy. Apparently it’s a really bad idea[ZDNet.com] to use GMail (or any other cookie-session based web service, for that matter) on a public or unsecured wi-fi hotspot. For GMail, logging in using https://www.gmail.com/ should head off this particular vulnerability, but unfortunately GMail doesn’t use secure http (i.e. https) by default. A word to the wise:… Read More Unsecured wi-fi + Gmail = Bad News
Right now we’re in the terminal at the Indy airport waiting for our flight. It’s going to be a pretty long day—we don’t arrive in Las Vegas until affter 10 pm EDT and then have a four or five hour drive to our destination. I thought I would share a neat video I found today.… Read More Great commercial
This is really cool. Some German scientists have created a 3D face modeling program that allows them to map any face to a digital model and then manipulate facial expressions and other details. There’s a good bit of technical jargon at the beginning, but later they illustrate by manipulating some actual famous faces.