Today, I went searching for a site online that had free paper airplane patterns. I cam across several, but the one that proved most interesting to me was BestPaperAirplane.com. If you want the listing site I found, it is here.
I wanted to post this to correct one thing I had said in a previous post. One of the things I do at church is teach a teen small-group study on Sunday nights. We got to talking about movies, culture, and the decisions that people make about what to see, etc…. One of the teens said that Dr. Dobson of Focus on the Family had a movie review site. I had never heard of it before, so I went out and searched their site. Sure enough, I did find their movie reviews. It is called Plugged In.
Last night, we had dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse. They have the best hamburgers! I don’t know what they do to them, but the beef has a great flavor. Since the movie we wanted to see wasn’t playing anymore, we decided to come back to our place and hang out.
Our men’s Bible study met at 8am Saturday. The Saturday group is doing a study on communication called Love Talk by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. The goal of the study is to help us learn how to communicate with our wife better. This communication will help our marriages grow stronger and allow us to be more effective for God.
Our church–Highland Baptist Church— is prepping to do a 40 Days of Purpose campaign. I’m excited about it! We are going to have small groups meeting around the city. I’m even thinking about doing one at work. I need to talk to my boss, but I think we can meet one day a week at lunchtime for six weeks. I think it will be particularly effective esecially considering the outsourcing (well, potential outsourcing) announcement.
[Update 2011-01-09 22:22:06] Edited the book link to the kindle version
Comments are now working!
Be forwarned, I will read the comments and delete those that contain profanity, etc… (remember, this is a Christian site). Also, I have not implemented the rel="nofollow" tag. If I start seeing link spam, I'll put it in.
[Update 10 March 2007] I'm migrating posts from my old blog to maxsons.org. This doesn't apply here.
Well, Friday is finally here. Today at work was fairly uneventful. There weren't many people in the office at all. You would have thought the place was deserted. I spent most of the day working on the AssetCenter upgrade we have going on. Not to go into too much detail, but we are trying to "migrate" as little as possible. We will use Connect-It for most of the work.
Have I mentioned that I happen to be a Conservative? Well, I am, and I am proud of it. Because of this, I get terribly aggravated at "traditional" news. If I watch the news, I only watch Fox News. When I read the news online, I typically limit reading to WorldNetDaily.
There is one thing that is bumming out my Friday. My college roommate and his wife were supposed to go out with me and my wife to see Flight of the Phoenix (I thought the original was a very interesting movie.). Monday, it was playing at the local cheap theater. Anyway, I go to look online today, and the movie isn't playing. ARG! I guess I'll have to wait for it to come out on video. Oh well, I was worried they would butcher it anyway–why do you think I was going to the cheap theater.
I'm debating about going to a professional resume writer to have my resume redone. Since the outsourcing announcement, people have had their resumes at work, and I'm beginning to think that I'm selling myself short with mine. If you want to see mine, it's right here (You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view it. If you don't already have it, you can download it directly from Adobe here. I don't know if it is worth the money or not; however, I have a co-worker who has used one. I really like the way her resume looks. Right now, my big debate is how to go about this job search, and where I think God is leading.
Ok, I admit it. I am not an expert on English. Sometimes, I misue commas. Sometimes, I even spell words wrong. However, it seems like your average person no longer cares about writing correctly. I get e-mails at work with many misspellings, improper punctuation, and–yes–even incorrect word use (your for you’re, there for their, etc…). These people are making basic mistakes that they should have learned about in the 5th and 6th grade. I came across this site today that talks about gramatical rules. If you notice, it is a .uk domain, so the content is not geared for American English; however, I read it and think that most of the rules are the same. They do use some different terminology (full stop for period) and they have several words spelled the “British” way. Enjoy!
[Update 2012-12-26 15:04:18] The “this” site mentioned is now a dead link. It went to http://www.bim.napier.ac.uk/~hazel/gen_ho/rules_conv.htm
Ok, here's the deal right now with comments. I have them working, sort of. That means that everything is set up, but they don't work quite yet. I'm waiting on my hosting provider to set some permissions on a directory for me. Once that is done, comments should be up and running.
As if you can't tell, I'm using the pollxn discussion engine to do comments. The code didn't do everything I wanted, so I modified it. Just like the blosxom code I'm using, I'll post it in the store for download.
[Update 10 March 2007] I'm reposting from my old blog to Maxsons.org. While I'm working on comments for maxsons.org, this doesn't apply here.
Well, I finally have Blosxom set up and configured. It took some work because it is written in Perl and meant to run under Apache. My hosting plan at Halfprice Hosting runs IIS on windows. It seems that IIS has some problems with the PATH_INFO variable.
Initially, I tried to get Halfprice to change their server configuration. I didn't give them much time because I decided it was easier to edit the code. I only had to change one line. When I get time, I will put my updated code in my store for download.
I only really have one more thing to do, and I'll be pretty happy with the layout of this blog, and that is to add a calendar plugin to the right-hand side of the screen showing dates I have made blog entries. That way, as things scroll off the bottom, you can still get to them. Since I'm talking about it, why don't you send me an e-mail and let me know what you think. My contact information can be found here.
I don't really know what I'm going to talk about in this blog. Proboably anything that interestes me at the time. I set it up more just because I was interested in seeing if I could set one up. The challenge now is to keep it up to date so people want to read it. I'll probably blog a bit about religion, computers, politics, anything I can think of. Just to let you know ahead of time, I probably won't post more than once a day (hopefully I can keep that up!). If you have anything in particular you want me to talk about, just send me an e-mail. My contact information is here.
I started Christian Computer Solutions in 1999 (I think. Man does time fly!) to provide computer consulting services to churches, christian organizations, etc…. Since then, it has allowed me to be involved in some interesting things. If you are curious what I have done, just take a look at my projects.
My real employer NiSource recently announced that they were looking to outsource all of Corporate Services. Basically, that includes everything not core to the company (HR, IT, Accounting, etc….). They made the announcement on the most recent Wall Street earnings call. A link to the call can be found here on the Yahoo! finance site.
So, while I'm not out of a job yet, I soon may be. If you, your church, or other Christian organization needs any kind of IT assistance, feel free to contact me. Again–I know, it is getting old typing it too–my contact information can be found here. If you want to have a peek at my resume, go ahead. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view it. If you don't already have it, you can download it directly from Adobe here