Tuesday, February 24, 2009




I have to admit it, I love taking pictures. I love looking at pictures that I took or that others have taken of friends family and aquaintenances.

I am a sentamentalist and pictures is just another way of expressing oneself poetically. It likes being artisitc but with a camera.

I still use 35mm, and the reason that I do is that digital camera that take good high resolution pictures are still not affordable for me yet.

But I do have a good work around for that. I develop tha film and have it put on a cd at the place I have it developed at. This place is good and

I get high resolution pictures on CD that I then upload into my computer. I have blogged some of these pictures. I should blog more.

Anyway, I just love to look at Gods creation as captured on film which is not as good as being there but still good enough to give you a sense of being there,

or with whoever and whatever was in the photo.

There are many times that I will look through my pictures and laugh out loud at some of the goofy things or people I took pictures of, Its great. It’s a good

way as well to releave stress and keep your memory alive my exercizing your brain, and besides if you don't go overboard with it, photography is a cool hobby to have.

(besides being a computer geek that is).


This picture though was taken with my mac.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two Brazilian men...

Got the following via e-mail…


A blonde is watching the news with her husband when the newscaster says "Two Brazilian men die in a skydiving accident." The blonde starts crying to her husband, sobbing "That's horrible!!! So many men dying that way!"  Confused, he says, "Yes dear, it is sad, but they were skydiving, and there is always that risk involved."After a few minutes, the blonde, still sobbing, says, "How many is a Brazilian?"


Friday, February 13, 2009

abap training

Sometimes you just have to take training into your own hands. When I first became a programmer, we were and currently are using Cobol, in fact two flavors of Cobol at that. So I went and bought me a book and learned structured programming on my own. transferring many of the structuring ideas into some of the programs I was writing. I have been at it now almost 5 years.

The flavor of program language is changing again and again I find myself lacking in the training department so I have got me another book. ABAP objects. The book comes with 2 cd's as well and 530 pages of useful information on learning to program using ABAP and ABAP objects. I just hope that the ABAP workbench will install on my laptop (MAC osx tiger), If not I will have to install boot camp which means shelling out another $100 bucks to get a full version of windows XP 2nd edition. either way is fine. I have a work bench installed on my vista system, it’s the trial version for learning with that you can download from SDN. It is a 3gb download so be prepared for it to take what seems like forever. The problem with my vista machine is 1. it’s a vista machine (no further explanation needed), 2. it is in the family room where all the noise resides. For some reason sponge bob doesn't spark creativity in me, I more want to just run screaming out of the room.

So I really need to get this installed on my macbook so that I can go anywhere where it is quiet and work on learning. I have written my first training exercise that they have given at work and it went pretty good with the exception of my inner join was referencing a child table first instead of a parent table. I am getting a grasp on the one to many concept where your main referencing table should be the one in one to many and the child tables in the joins should be the line item references that are joined by primary keys in the program. It should go alright now. Rewrote the code and tested it and with the exception of one of the child tables being incomplete (it’s a discovery test system sandbox), so I had to de-link one of the primary reference keys to get the program working again. I kept a copy of the correctly written code for later use in the event that they get the table fixed on the sandbox. So this weekend, I am planning on diving right into geekdom and get a jump start on learning. wish me luck, and may the Schwartz be with you. (as said by yogurt in space balls)




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

is it really about the attendance?!?

Got into a discussion with a Baptist friend about innovation in the church, drawing in the lost with technology, upbeat music. Their theology doesn't agree with pulling in the lost that way.

He said what good is it to bring them in if they eventually move on and go somewhere else?

My thought on that is this… So what. We exist to plant seeds in the hearts and live of those needing Christ. If after we plant the seeds they decide to move on to another church and get that seed cultivated there, who's business is that but Gods. It is God who does the work anyway, we are just told to plant the seed and if possible cultivate it. God will bring about the increase in their life. We can't save anyone. It is not our job. It is God's job to take the message and convict unbelieving people of their error. When we start thinking that it is our job to convict people, we become judge mental and ineffective in drawing people to Christ, matter of fact like putting two negative sides of a magnet together, we usually end up repelling people away from Christ that way. We have to approach reaching people the same way Christ reached people. Take your theological bull and set it aside. Christ reached people through relationships. He befriended the friendless, helped the hopeless, was kind to the wretched, The Holy Spirit that was in him convicted people more than anything he said. He forgave them, ate with them, and took the load of baloney they were carrying from them and set them free. Free from religion, free to follow Christ. free from guilt and shame. If Christ has forgiven someone, who do I think I am if I condemn them? They shall know that they are my followers by their LOVE. God is LOVE, LOVE comes from God. so let's just stop. stop being pious about how church services should look, for if we really think about it, even your church service the way it is would be considered heresy 100 years ago-get over it.




"The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo

"The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo


Wow, aint that the truth.




I do google, rather I do igoogle.
igoogle.com is a customizable homepage that you can put widgets on. one widget i have is called...love quote of the day. this was todays quote.