Thursday, June 26, 2008

Smartsoft for Mac

The following is an excerpt from ETCconnects website. the SmartFade ml is a very good light mixer console and the software that allows it to run on a Mac has been released in beta version with a full functional version coming.



A beta version of SmartSoft, offline operation-only, will be available for Macintosh a short time following the release of SmartSoft v1.0 for PC. The full version of SmartSoft for Macintosh will be available after the release of the PC version of SmartSoft for all SmartFade consoles, later this year.




Tuesday, June 17, 2008

cool look alike program

There is a site called flyakite

Its a program that runs on xp and makes xp look like a mac. Too bad it can't make it as dependable as a Mac.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

sky angel information

Got the following from Sky Angel in an E-mail, 48 hour playback feature is just totally cool, read ON...

Now that your summer schedule is filling up with barbecues, baseball games and pool parties, Sky Angel IPTV is here to make sure you don't miss a single program on your favorite faith-based channels!

The 48-hour playback feature lets you go back in time up to 48 hours in the past to watch any program you missed on the faith-based channels. No need to leave the picnic early or wade through the program listings on your DVR; these programs are instantly available for you to view at your convenience!

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Friday, June 13, 2008


Ok. How cool is this? This device lets you record directly to your IPod. Dang!




Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

read with your spouse



I started probally three years ago or maybe four, reading two to three chapters from the Bible out loud with Katy just before we called it a night. Every night whether we were wiped from a busy day, or getting to bed late from a late day, we made sure we read at least one chapter. Occasionally when I would get from my second job quite late, we would miss the reading time together, and it has become such a valued part of ending our day together that we do miss the time together when we cant read. We started with one of my older translations and read that cover to cover and then purchased a NLV, Message and now we are on the NIV couples bible. Each we start at Genesis and work our way through to Revelations. It is a good way to end your day. We tried reading the KJV, but could not because the old english venacular was just too much. we are just about through the fourth version and may just buy the latest edition of the message and start in that soon. But which ever version we are in it is good to snuggle up with Kat and the word and let God tuck us in at night.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

useless information...or is it?

Information from an SAP presentation

It is highly likely that today’s learners…
… never owned a record or record player
… always had a microwave in their kitchen
… played digital multiplayer video games their entire life
… don’t know what a Telex is
… used the Internet since they started school
… spend 20% more time on-line daily than their peers who are not in college
… had an email address before their own personal phone
… download more software then they buy in a retail store (excluding video games)
And likely that they…
… have watched MTV for more than 6 hours a week…
… and TV for more than 25hr/week, or over 20,000 hr in their lifetime
… have spent less than 5,000 hr reading…
… but over 10,000 hr playing video games
… have never seen a Bank Counter
… have a 6-8 minute attention span, 14-16 min less than their parents
Their lives revolve around
Action NOW
Answer NOW
Get solution NOW
In others words….
Generation NOW
What does it all mean?
The world around us and the way we do business…
are changing FAST
Organizations need to adapt to Customers that…
… have higher expectations
… have more differentiated needs
… have no patience and require instant action
… expect Products & Services NOW
… are technology savvy...
… and expect organizations to be as well
… use any technology channel to interact with their ecosystem…
… while expecting the same level of service
… are less concerned about Privacy…
… they freely share personal information on social networking sites

three minuite song

Great song

My dad



This fathers day, I am thinking about my dad. Dad was an encourager, a helper, a good worker. He did the work of three men at his job and never complained about it. I lost my dad in November 2003 from complications that accumulated from diabetis, kidney failure and congestive heart failure. It was a Sunday, He was in the hospital from a drop in his blood pressure that we found out later that day was internal bleeding. They had given him blood the night before so in the morning and early afternoon he was doing pretty good and I took the kids to see him, little did I know that he would die in just a matter of hours. In fact we had just got home from the hosptital from visiting him when we got the urgent call to return, and we were with him when He died. I really miss him. I lost a good friend and mentor and Pastor of my church short of a year later, and though I miss them both terribly, I would not even consider wishing them back here even for a moment. They are with Jesus now, in their new bodies, in the presence of God, where there is fullness of joy, no sorrow, no pain, and I know that when my turn comes, whether naturally or supernaturally with Christ eminant return, We shall see each other again. Until then, I strive to walk in his footsteps, encouraging others ans being a faithful friend just as my dad was and my pastor was as well. I have been blessed to have two very good examples of Christ on earth.

A lesson from Moses that we as leaders can learn



Exodus 17:10-13 (The Message)

10-13 Joshua did what Moses ordered in order to fight Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses' hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun went down. Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle.


This is a good lesson for leaders, Don't go it alone, your arms will get tired. By looking at this lesson from Moses, we see that a great leader has at least two others leading with him.

My prayer is not to be a great leader like Moses, but to be a faithful friend like Hur. He doesn't get mentioned much in the scripture, but His encouragement and help for Moses was greatly needed and I am sure appreciated.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Doin' Time: Joseph

Scott had a great talk today about the ASSumptions that we make in life when we are going trough a tough time or trial. We ASSume God is mad at us, or we did something that God is punishing us for. We got to weigh our thoughts against what the Bible says. God loves us, If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Listen to the talk, Mike will have it posted soon, so go to The Orchards website HERE and click on podcast and look for Today's date (06/01/2008, or 05/31/2008). You will be glad you did. One of my assumptions that I am working on is this almost paralysing fear of standing before God and He tells me to depart from Him for He never knew me. This scares the crap out of me. I know what the scriptures say, I have the way to be saves posted as my banner on the top of this very blog. But Satan hits me with that fear every time I do wrong, think wrong or just because he knows that it will get to me. But I have to weigh it against the scriptures and remind myself that I know whom I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I've committed unto Him against that day.