We're starting a website for the International
Bible Givers at
www.IGiveBibles.org. The site has a little information about
this group, how you can share in their ministry, and links to
useful Bible stuff on the web. The logo and images could use a little
spiffing up, to be sure.
Needing to make a few odd patch cords, I had problems
getting the wires to seat well in the plastic RJ-45 plug (similar
to a telephone plug). My solution is to wipe the wires (but
not the outside jacket) with "wire pulling
Ideal. I'm using "Yellow 77" because that's
what's available here; an Ideal rep suggested their clear
Aqua-Gel II, which will be less messy. The Ideal rep expected no
adverse effects on the electrical connection; after several years I've not
noticed any either.
The wireless bridge between the two buildings worked
well. We contracted with AEI (Apollo Enterprises) of Saint Paul
to install the roof-top antennas. The APs (Access
Points) had a web interface to examine and
configure the units; one of the units failed in September 2002,
so we replaced both with new units from Zcomax, the supplier of our original
Here's wiring information for
serial and parallel loopbacks (or wrap plugs) for several
different diagnostic programs. See these charts and e-mail additions to me.
I've started posting some of
my favorite recipes for cooking, mostly so I don't lose
FARE For All is a non-profit, self-supporting program
designed to reward community volunteers with a free membership in
something like a food buying club. For $15.00 to $20.00 (plus up to $1.00
for trucking and local expenses) you can purchase a food package
filled with fresh produce and frozen meats worth $30.00 at
retail. Here's some details
about dates, costs, packages, etc. There's no income
requirements, this is not a "food shelf," this
is not a government commodity program. You are paying the
full cost of the food, discounted thanks to wise shopping by FFA
and the labor of many volunteers.
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center ( www.nonprofitrisk.org
) offers publications to encourage sound management decisions to
avoid situations which could damage a nonprofit organizations
mission or lead to a costly insurance claim or lawsuit.
Jon & I have been enjoying Robot Wars from the BBC.
Weather Bug from
AWS School Weathernet, is a neat application which
"lives" in your toolbar and provides quick local live
weather in many communities. It will notify you immediately if
weather advisories come in effect for your area.
http://www.cooltext.com/ allows you to enter data in a web
form to generate JPG images of text. Save the image from your
browser for use on a web page or other publication.
Jansen Steffan was Paul's producer on his CD, recording
in his Twin Cities studio.
Of course, not all music I enjoy was recorded this decade (or the
previous, or previous to that...).
Larry Norman has been
re-mixing stuff from the 70s, releasing most stuff on new CDs,
including a lot of previously unreleased tracks.
Jean O'Donoghue retired from the bookseller business several years ago. Her store was sold to new owners who took on the old name, J & J O'Donoghue Books, and refocused attention on rare and collectible books. Sadly, after over 30 years in Anoka, this bookstore is closing its doors forever. I'm happy for Jean, that she can retire close to her daughter and enjoy being a grandmother; I wish the store was still here.
remaindered books from
Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller for many years, and they now
are on the web. I've noticed that there are many books listed
on their web site which are not in the printed catalog, and other
books in the catalog which are not on the web site.