Archive for : January, 2012

Weekly links for 1/30

Just a couple links for this week.

  • Domain Shuffler It pulls from expired domain names and gives you a random one, then lets you shuffle through the list.
  • Thsrs The Shorter thesaurus, put in a long word and get shorter synonyms.

I found that second link completely by accident while surfing pinboard.

Church was interesting.

The church we went to today was an extremely small church, like maybe 40-50 people, 60 at the most. What’s weird about that is small churches usually don’t start out in big buildings, but that’s what this one was. Of course their service is way different than ours, and that’s fine. Their service is 2 hours long, and ours is an hour and a half. Having got there at 10, the service starting at 10:30, and lasting until almost 1 made for a very long day at church! You’d think if it was a 2 hour service, it might be more like the church I normally go to, (it’s a Foursquare church,) where we do lots and lots of worship and sometimes the pastor goes overtime, (usually that doesn’t have anything to do with him, but sometimes it does,) and everyone pretty much has lots of fun! It wasn’t like that though, the service was very structured, and the pastor read from the King James version of the bible, (no, not the NKJV!) He’d read and talk, read and talk, and we did get through Ezekiel 16, which if anyone is interested to know, has 63 verses! It was an interesting service, but both my friend and I decided we like our church better, although it was fun to try something new for a change. My friend wants to go to the biggest church here next week, just to see what it’s like. I’ve been there a couple times, and liked it.

A couple things.

I was actually going to make a list out of this post, but I don’t think I have enough things to make a list out of. I just realized this morning that Blogger implemented comment replies ! This is good, although I’m not sure if I’ve gotten them to work that well yet. I’m actually glad Blogger has decided to update the comment system, because that’s something that other platforms have done for well… like years now. I still think I might test other stand-alone comment services, just to see what they’re like. As long as my friend doesn’t call and bail on me, (and I don’t think she’s going to because it’s almost 9:30 PM here,) I think we’re going to try going to her friend’s church again. The service at that church starts at 10, instead of 11, and they only have one service.

Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun blog hop.

1. Nothing is better than. A cup of hot tea in the morning.
2. I put sugar in my tea but never put it in coffee.
3. Those email forwards that are always addressed to 500000 people make me want to delete them and report the person as spam.
4. My favorite time of day is when I first get up, as long as I don’t get up after 8 AM, then I’m just hurrying to catch up with everything.
Via Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun Blog Hop.
Uh, I didn’t realize I was supposed to post the list of links here, so here are all the participatns.

Thursday 2 questions.

1) Which gadget or function on a blog do you use most? I mostly use the follow function, or the RSS feed.
2) In particular, do you like the search function gadget on a blog or use it at all? I only really use the search function if I’m looking for a spacific post someone wrote. Usually I don’t, unless I’m looking for something I wrote to link to, or something like that.
Via Self Sagacity.

Bleh, tonight I was eating soup and went to carry the bowl back into the kitchen. I guess my hand was a bit wet or something, because the bowl slipped out of my hand and broke on the kitchen floor. I’m glad it only broke in like 4 places, I’m pretty sure I got all the soup off the floor, however, I’m not sure about any extraneous peaces of glass hanging around, I know I was able to find the big peaces.

I was supposed to have a meeting tomorrow.

I was supposed to have a meeting with my commission counselor tomorrow, but she called and canceled today. She said one of her relatives is having a baby, (I don’t remember who because I was half asleep when she called.) She said she’d reschedule the meeting for the middle of next month. I’ve had a headache all day, so that’s why I was half asleep when she called. I was going to do a question for tonight, but I couldn’t find one, so I decided I just needed to hurry up and post this! So, I guess I won’t be doing anything tomorrow.

Uh, did he really just say that?

Yes, yes he did. Toward the beginning of the State of the Union Address came this. “It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be
pirated.” That line snuck right in there between talking about chinese tires and trade cases. Here’s the full exerpt, “I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for American products.  And I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules.  We’ve
brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration – and it’s made a difference.  Over a thousand Americans are working
today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires.  But we need to do more.  It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be
pirated.  It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized. OK, so we talk about piracy and while I was still thinking uh… did he really just say that? He segwayed so fast it probably would have made my head spin if I was there! Full text is here.
Then again, we really don’t know what he was talking about because he didn’t elaborate, was he talking about SOPA/PIPA, megaupload, or maybe both? I do know one thing, his speechwriters have definitely mastered the art of the get in, then get out 3.5 seconds later type of segway. I’m not saying piracy is a good thing, but random website seizures, DNS redirects, search engine delisting, asking payment providers to pull what they did to wikileaks and cut off services to sites that may or may not host some sort of infringing content, (even one infringing file, picture, video, etc,) is a bad thing.

Skipping weekly links.

I didn’t really prepare for weekly links this week, and I already posted links on Thursday. I went to healing rooms today, and the director said as soon as she gets the letter from my Pastor, she wants to release me from training to actually start praying in the rooms. I was actually going to post one link, but of course I can’t find the exact article I read. So I’ll just post this one, http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/internet-wins-sopa-and-pipa-both-shelved.ars Well, for now anyway. I like what someone said on Reddit something like, “we’re sure a dead person isn’t going to come back, but dead legislation can be reintroduced at every session.”

Strange question.

Can you crack walnuts?  Do they disintegrate or stay in chunks? I can crack wallnuts, but I haven’t done it in a while. I can’t crack them with my bear hands of course, I have to use a nutcracker. I don’t think I’ve ever had them disintegrate.
Via That’s my answer
I didn’t really do much today, but I did get to church. We’re having healing rooms tomorrow morning, then after that, we’re going to a local pizza place. We were supposed to go to a different restaurant to have lunch last week, but we’re kind of a big group so we need extra space. Healing rooms was canceled last week because we had snow here, and the restaurant was already booked for tomorrow.

The one where I realize I hadn’t posted yet.

I was watching 48 hours, and I was thinking about how after this I was going to go to bed. It was then I realized, oh crap, I haven’t posted yet! This is the reason I’m posting at 11 at night. Oh well, it still counts right? OK, I think it’s time to hit publish and go to bed, I’ll be going to second service tomorrow morning.