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Changes to the Daily KJV Bible Study by Email Feature

I’ve been publishing a daily Bible study reading following a plan to read through the King James Bible every calendar for the last several years.  All of that time, I’ve used an email distribution list service called Topica to send the daily email messages.  A month ago, Topica announced that they were shutting down their […]

Skype Doesn’t Want to Take My Money

I’m posting this here to capture the details to pass onto Skype. I tried to buy Skype credit today so I can call land line phones from my iPad.  The process of placing an order is straightforward enough, though Skype doesn’t let you use coupon codes to add to your own account, so I’m buying […]

Bad Links

Somewhere along the line, many of the internal links on the annual Bible reading plan and 30-day New Testament Bible reading plan websites here were changed and broken.  They were changed from absolute to relative references and the middle part of the path – to the specific weblog – was dropped.  I don’t know how […]

Bad Design – Or Part of Why I’ll Never Buy Another Chrysler Vehicle

I had mentioned sometime back my decision (at the time) to not buy a Chrysler vehicle when we last bought a new car.  Nothing has happened in the last three and a half years has changed my mind.  Our Town and Country van continues to have occasional problems, with hints of second-time failures, where something that […]

Firsts

MakeUseOf has today a list of firsts on the Internet.  Including the first… website image posted to the Internet email message YouTube video Tweet Wikipedia article item sold on Amazon item sold on eBay An interesting walk in Internet history.  Go and read.

Neighborhood Rummage Sale

The sub-division where we live is having its annual neighborhood rummage sale on May 4-5.  My wife has set up a web page with information about the sale, here.  She has a map set up with all of the participating families.  And there will be a list of the bigger items for sale available a […]

Excel SUMIFs Formula Problems

I’m trying to set up an Excel spreadsheet with a data set that includes a number with a date/time then to sum the numbers between dates and times I specify.  As an example, this simple table lists home sale prices by the date on which the sale occurred.   In this example, the data table […]

Halftime in America? – Time to Change

Even though the Packers lost earlier in the playoffs (sigh), I still watched the Super Bowl with my son Sunday. It usually is a good football game and I like watching the ads. No surprise there, eh? The game was very good – quite a back and forth battle with coaching strategy, adjustments due to […]

The Obama Economic Record

The Conservative Manifesto (update: looks like the Republican Policy Committee published the data first – use that version, it has links to the data sources) published this telling graphic about how things have changed in the United States since President Obama started his term three years ago.  His record has been abysmal, the graphic just begins […]

Red Rain

My daughter published her first book, Red Rain, today.  It is available now as a Kindle book and on SmashWords.  A paperback version is due soon, after she receives and reviews a second proof copy. Here is how she describes the book: Government regulations said they had no choice. 17-year-old Philadelphia must stay on Earth […]