Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year !!

Well another year has come and just about gone so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New year. As I look back over my blog I see some good things that happened in my life along with some sad moments. I didn't really see anything bad that happened. Thanks to God for that.

Some of the highlights over the past year.

In March, had a nice day out with the family and then the weekend after that, my parents watched the boys while Misty and I went to the Smokies for an anniversary weekend. Log Cabin Pancake House and Wonder Works was two of the highlights of the trip. It's always good to get away and we are working on our trip for 2008 already. :)

In April, learned one of the pains of owning a house. During the first part of spring, got out the water hose and forgot to disconnect it during a cold snap and had a busted water pipe :)

Got to take Colby to another Lexington Legends baseball game along with a donuts with dad day at preschool.

In June, went on a huge family vacation with my family to Myrtle Beach. It was a great trip and even managed to squeeze in a date night with Misty to Margaritaville. Hey, it was five o'clock somewhere :)

July started the big changes for our family. After lots of searching and interviewing, I was offered a job back in Richmond for the city as a deskside support person. I get to do a lot more than that though. I have brought a new mail server online which replaced our iMail server. We went with Zimbra, an open source package that was just purchased by Yahoo earlier this year. We are looking to replace our Exchange server in the long run with it.

In August, Colby started Kindergarten. He is growing so fast and is so smart. He get assigned homework which challenges him more so his teacher keeps him on his toes.

Also got to take a mini vacation to the Smokies with entire family again.

The sad part of the year was back in February when a friend of mine since first grade passed away. Went down for the visitation and funeral. Met some friends that I hadn't seen since probably high school. Sad times for all of us. It was a rough couple of days.

Anyway, here's to 2008. Happy New Year everyone.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Just waiting on some bread to finish baking for tomorrow morning so I thought I would take a second and wish everyone a Merry Christmas :)


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vote for which book I read next

Thanks to some early Christmas money, I was able to buy some books I have been wanting to read. I couldn't find The Blogging Church or In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day at the book store I was at but I did purchase five books. Now which one do I read first. Well, I think I will leave that up to you. I have been debating on it for the last couple of days so I thought I would just put up a poll. So, come on over to the blog and vote. It's over in the right hand site. :)


Monday, December 17, 2007

Jon Weece for Kentucky’s most intriguing newsmaker

The local newspaper has a poll going for Kentucky’s most intriguing newsmaker of the year. Our Senior Pastor is in the running after the Comair 5191 memorial service earlier this year. Jon's part of the service was special in that he didn't say a word but used posterboard and put simple words or phrases to covey his thoughts. If you feel inclined, please vote for him :)

Vote here


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Happy Birthday C64

For the record, I have never had a Commodore 64, but I can't deny the impact this pc had on the teche generation. I grew up in a Radio Shack environment so I always had a TRS-80 computer in one version or another for most of my childhood. From a Color Computer to a Model 3/4 to some of the first PC based laptops Tandy put out.

I took several computer classes while in school learning basic programing well before I finished high school. In fact, I wrote a mailing label program for my parents business in basic. For the most part that program was easy except for the what seemed like a million read/data lines of code to get the UPS zones correct for the shipping to places we didn't ship to a lot.

Having those computers in front of me since I was about 8 years old for sure made a big impact in my career despite the fact I tried to run away from it while in college. I started college wanting to be a pharmacist and ended up with a journalism degree. After working for the paper in Richmond, I seen how computers were my future. I just couldn't stay away and was always drawn to supporting them.

So, Happy Birthday Commodore 64.


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Birthday boys

Originally uploaded by dljordaneku.

The twins are now three. Well almost. Monday is their birthday but we have been celebrating all weekend. Chuck E. Cheese last night and a family birthday tonight. Their uncle will be over on Sunday and Monday is Build a Bear workshop night. They have been waiting to go there since summer. The biggest highlight of the night is when they opened their guitars and Gabe finally getting bubblegum. We told them they couldn't have any until they turned three. So everyone of course got them bubble gum and my parents got them a bubble gum bank.

Having twins over the last three years has been a challenge but it's been worth it. The boys are so different it's not even funny. They each have their own personally and we love them for it. When we found out we were having twins, we didn't know what to think but we made it so far. There were nights that first year that we didn't know how were going to make it. Gabe especially we so difficult at nights. He grew so much and ate so much that it must have been painful for him at times. We kept them on the same feeding schedule and sometimes at night we hated waking him up to eat. We got plenty of late night television. You know, those record sets for music that no body wants and tv shows that you had forgotten you had watched when you were a kid.

Anyway, now it's time for Christmas. I guess I will start on the outside lights this week and maybe even put the tree up tomorrow. We will see.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Good night

Good night tonight. The boys got to stay up a bit late and watch Shriek the Halls and The Grinch. Tonight was probably the first night where they sit up and watched some of the Christmas shows. It was fun to just sit and watch them as they watched every bit. Well, except for Zach falling asleep on the recliner :)
Anyway, this should be a good Christmas for us. Can't wait.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Don't eat to much turkey :)


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Testing photo to blog

Seeing if I can send photo to blog by email from my blackberry

Post by email

Testing to sewe if I can post by email from my Blackberry. Hope this works.


House cleaning :)

Ok Ok Ok. Time to clean out the cobwebs and crickets again. I have got to get back into the grove. But so much going on. :) Anyway, more coming later :)


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday night or Sunday morning brain dump

Ok. No time for a long post so here goes a couple of quick thoughts.

1. My Colonels may be on to something this year. Hope so anyway. Looked good today and the mess ups went our way.

2. Getting ready to bring a new mail server online this week at work. We went with Zimbra which was just purchased by Yahoo. Looks promissing. Has what we are looking for and we are going to run it on a VMServer box.

3. My buddy Liam and his wife got word this week that their adoption may have hit a huge snag. So drop a quick prayer for them.

4. Going to take the boys to one of the local pumpkin patches after church. They could be making several trips this fall.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Life group and answered prayers

Just wanted to pass this along. Just another good reason to be in a life group. Over the last year or so, my life group has a couple of major prayers answered. Two new jobs, one guy going to be a dad via adoption after finding out they couldn't any other way, good medical test results and one guy adjusting to his new life after a divorce. Just another way of seeing God's amazing power and love for us :)


Saturday, September 08, 2007

VMServer and email

Ok, in looking over some spare equipment and hardware at work, I have put together a pretty good server box that I am have put VMServer on and now want to look at moving part of our email over to. Most of the people who get email only get a basic email account while a select few get an Exchange account. For those who get basic email, we are using iMail but we may consider moving them over to something else.

Anybody have any ideas on a good open source email package that runs good on vmserver? The server has a Pent. 4 3ghz processer with a 1.25 GB of memory which we wil upgrade later. It has a 300GB SATA drive pluse we can add more later so we are in pretty good shape hardware wise. Now we just need to look for a good email package.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Do you need a free NAS box?

My new job is keeping me busy enough that it's hard to find time to add anything to my blog but I ran across this the other day and had to share it. We were looking to add some file share space on our network for us to use but didn't want to spend a lot of money. We have a lot of rack mounted server boxes around so I put one together and our IT Director handed me a cd to try. It was from and it's a live cd that you boot to and have a floppy disk in the drive. When it boots up, you can use DHCP to get an IP address on the network or asssign it one but you can then go to it using a web browser and set up the box.

Basically after setting it up, you have a free nas box on the network. I was able to add close to 200 GB of storage for us to use. As you make changes, it writes the configuration information to the floppy disk. You can also download the file in case the floppy goes bad. Quick and easy and for sure the right price. :)


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

quick hits

I've been to busy for a full post so I will post a couple of quick thoughts.

1. The new job is going great. It's keeping me busy for sure.

2. Colby starts kindergarten tomorrow. I could have sworn he was just born yesterday.

3. Went on a mini vacation last weekend. Since dad had broke his foot before the last one, mom and dad wanted to go on another one.

4. Posting from my Blackberry :). Just another thing I get to learn.

I will try and post a full post later.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Boys night out

Well, Misty needed to get some stuff done around the house and to date, I haven't taken the boys out just for a couple of hours by myself yet so I guess tonight was the night.

So, off the four of us went to dinner at Sonny's BBQ and then to feed the fish and ducks at a local shopping center. It was a great night out for us. Having twins brings all kinds of craziness. Having twins is not just twice the work of having one.

I guess I have just been leery of taking all three out be myself, but it had to be done :) It was easier than I thought so it may become a weekly event. At least according to Misty anyway :O 



Friday, July 20, 2007

Yet another social network for me

Well, I have been playing with Facebook some lately. A friend of mine invited me a while back so I went ahead and signed up and added some friends. I have ran across some friends of mine and it's fun sometimes to see who I can run across out there. I am already on Linkedin and Myspace so we will see what Facebook has.

From what I can tell, you can't add java code to your profile so stuff like my Flickr badge and my Goodreads stuff won't work. I did find a Flickr replacement but it's not as good as the java badge.

Here are links to my profiles.

Facebook profile.

Linkedin profile

Myspace profile

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Going home! Well, sorta of

It's been a long process but after a couple of years of pushing out resumes and over a dozen interviews, I am headed back to work in the city of Richmond. In fact, I will be working for the city. I start with the IT department of the City of Richmond on July 30.

It is sorta of a homecoming to me. I moved to Richmond in 1991 to go to school and didn't leave until 2005. I met my wife there and we lived there when our sons were born. We still have friends there and I still do some work for Eastern Kentucky University during football season.

We miss Richmond and we look to move back someday. Maybe sooner than later but we will have to wait and see. This is also will be a growing experience for me. I can use my current skill set real quick and be able to learn a lot more in the process. I will miss my current job but it was only a contractor position so the benefits were not the greatest. The people I work with are great but sometimes the needs of the family have to be met and this is a huge step in the right direction.  I can't wait.

I'm going home :)



Monday, July 09, 2007

It's someone else's grief now

When I first moved out of the dorms at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky and got my own place with my own phone number, the city was really starting to grow and I was surprised to hear that I would be one of the first in the city with the newest phone prefix. I won't go into detail on the prefix nor the number but let's just say that the last four numbers were familiar to a lot of people wanting other phone numbers.

I would get several hang ups on my answer machine when I was not at home and would get several "I'm sorry. I have the wrong number" when I was at home.

Well, I have since dropped land line phones and have moved so that number is no longer associated to me. After reading a column about a phone number, the writer talked about reverse phone numbers so I thought I would look up my old phone number and see if it has been reassigned and low and behold, it has. I thought about calling it and telling them I am sorry and I hope they are not getting to many wrong numbers. Oh well, not my problem anymore.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

It's five o'clock somewhere

Originally uploaded by dljordaneku.

Went to Margaritaville last night for a date night. It was fun. The boys stayed with my parents last night in the room while we went out.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vacation update

Originally uploaded by dljordaneku.

Ok, I got a little red during our first day on the beach. Oh well. I guess I just need to learn how to get some sun at home next time. But we are not planning a lot of time at the beach. I know weird, but the little guys can't handle to much and Gabe doesn't like it that much anyhow. Today was pretty much rain so we didn't get out to much. We took the boys to the aquarium which they loved until they started getting tired.

I don't have one good photo of the five of us yet so I will have to work on that tomorrow.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bad air compressors, family vacations and letting the cat ouf of the bag

Weird title huh. Well that describes the last 24 hours around here. We are getting ready to head out for a family vacation today and yesterday we find out that the air compressor in the van has died so we are going to rent a van to take and worry about fixing ours when we get back. It was a crazy day yesterday trying to find what we wanted to rent as we thought about getting something big enough that my parents could ride in also. We had one all ready to go but when I went to look at it, there was like no room for our stuff. So scratch that. Anyway, we are back to taking a total of three vehicles but are good to go.
This morning for breakfast, I needed to go get some milk so when I get back and we are eating, Zach says, "Daddy, I just finished your card and I colored in it" :) Misty just lowers her head and starts laughing. Just way to funny. Anyway, I am taking the laptop so I may post from our vacation. If not, Have a good week. :)


Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger removed from baseball game

Is this where the law can't keep up with advances in technology? A sports writer was ejected from a NCAA baseball game in Louisville for blogging about the game. Now the NCAA has laws in place to keep the rights of the game in check. For example during the NCAA basketball tournament, when games are in progress, no television studio is allowed to have a camera up and running inside the arena. Keep in mind in the baseball game instance that the game was held on state grounds. As the article here says, First Amendment anyone? You can read the New York Times article about it also.


Monday, June 11, 2007 conference

The third annual conference is coming up in July, this time it's being held just out side of Washington DC. There will be classes from After Effect to Photoshop to Gimp Shop and how to start a media ministry in your church. There will also be some live video mixing and camera classes and for Pro members, you can watch the general sessions free online.

This year we are also adding a virtual version where you can watch the general sessions along with the breakout sessions online also. One general session in each time slot will be live and all others will be online shortly after the class is finished.

For more details and to sign up go here.


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Dystonia awareness week

A good friend of mine suffers from a disease called Dystonia. It's a basically unknown disease and in fact sometimes ER doctors have either never heard of it or forgot from medical school. This upcoming week is Dystonia awareness week.

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. The neurological mechanism that makes muscles relax when they are not in use does not function properly. Opposing muscles often contract simultaneously as if they are “competing” for control of a body part. The involuntary muscle contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements as well as awkward, irregular postures.

Tim is the President and founder of, an online Church media forum for church techies to come and share ideas and learn from each other. Please take a minute to pray for Tim and others who suffer from Dystonia.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Busy week

It always comes in cycles for us. We will go a couple of weeks with not much going on and then a week or two where we wonder where the time went. The last couple of weeks have been crazy but have been good. Beside T-Ball and Church, I took Colby to another Lexington Legends game and then their Mother Day out program had a "Donuts with Dad" event for Father's Day. I know a bit early but the program is finished for this term today and the summer term is not as big so the teacher wanted to do it before this term ended.

I have also been working on redesigning my website with Joomla. It's a pretty impressive package and I am trying to find the right design for it. I need to learn more about CSS so I can really get it looking the way I want. I am just not happy with it currently and can't find the right template I want to use.

A buddy of mine and myself are going to try to find a couple of companies that want us to design a website for them and see what we can do with Joomly. Anyway, that's what's going on. Sorry for the lack of posting but been busy. More later.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Google Calendar to Outlook

I like to use Outlook to sync to my phone for contacts but for some reason prefer to use Google Calendar for my calendar. In the past I have used some freeware to connect my Google Calendar to Outlook but it doesn't work very well with Outlook 2007.

I don't know if it's a big seceret with Microsoft or not but they do list a way with Outlook 2007 to add your Google calendar with Outlook. It won't put it in your main calendar but you can add an internet calendar to pull in your Google events.

From the Microsoft site:

Subscribe to your Google Calendar

You can subscribe to your calendar posted on Google Calendar. An Internet Calendar Subscription keeps your Outlook copy of your Google Calendar updated. Outlook periodically checks the Google Calendar for updates, and if any are found, they are downloaded to the calendar copy in Outlook.

1. Log on to your Google Calendar account.
2. In the left column, under Calendars, click the arrow button next to the calendar that you want to add to Outlook as an Internet Calendar Subscription.
3. Select Calendar settings.
4. Under Private Address, click ICAL.
5. Select the Internet Web address that appears, and then press CTRL+C to copy the selected text to the Windows clipboard.

Note Do not click the link. If you click the link, the calendar will be opened in Outlook as a Calendar Snapshot which is not updated.
6. In Outlook, on the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
7. On the Internet Calendars tab, click New.
8. Paste the Internet Web address you copied in step 5, by pressing CTRL+V.
9. Click Add.
10. In the Folder Name box, type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in Outlook, and then click OK.

Note To make changes to your Google calendar, you must use Google Calendar. Changes makde in Outlook are not sent to your Google Calendar.

Friday, May 04, 2007

How big is your God?

You have to listen to our message from last week and then go ask yourself, just how big is your God?

Listen Here


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Good bye UWR.

When I finally settled on a college to graduate from, and I jumped around a bit at first, I settled on Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. One of the requirements when I got there was the University Writing Requirement (UWR). Basically it was an essay you had to write on a certain subject to test your writing skill and supposedly, if you didn’t pass the test, you didn’t graduate.

Well over time, the university has determined that the requirement is not doing what it should be doing and has been eliminated. One thing about EKU is that it is known as a suitcase college. Students come into town on Sunday evening, go to their classes during the week and head home on Friday afternoon. Maybe during football season do the students hang around but other than that, the campus is almost a ghost town on the weekends. I was no exception so hanging around was not something I wanted to do. The test was always given on a Saturday morning so I had to stick around or at least come back to campus over a weekend.

When I looked at the date I had to take my test I noticed there was a Queensryche concert the night before so a friend of mine and I decided to go to the concert. We went and crashed in my dorm room that night and I got up the next morning and went and wrote this stinking essay. It was an easy essay but it took time out of my weekend. Not fun.

And now, they are eliminating it. I guess the university had good intentions when they started it, but I think they could have exempted some students. You know like English majors and journalism majors, which what I was. If you can’t write how can you pass those two anyway? But I guess my opinion didn’t matter anyway.

Good bye UWR. I can’t say that I will miss you.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Who did you pray for this weekend?

Our pastor took a small break at the beginning of the service this weekend and ask us to take a minute and pray for the tragedy at Virginia Tech. they listed the names of those who lost their lives and ask us to pick one name and pray for that person and their family. I selected Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 22, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, first-year graduate student in environmental engineering.

I doubt if the family will ever read this but I just wanted them to know someone prayed for them this weekend.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Is Church IT Roundtable disconnected?

I was hoping this week to see some post from Jason, Ed or Tony on the Church IT Roundtable down in Texas but nobody seems to be posting on it. I was wondering if their network was down and if I needed to come down and fix it? ;)


Skype and your sound system

There was a thread last month at dealing with a church wanting to make a phone call and allow the church to hear the conversation. The user ended up using Skype to make the call. All he had to do was to patch the pc into the sound board. Many of us do that already. Just take the audio out of the pc and into the sound board, but with Skype you can also also take an aux out of the sound board and go into the mic jack on the pc. You will need to do some major adjusting to the gains and levels but that's no big issue.

With that and for churches doing Imag, will it be possible to find a way to run your video feed into Skype and use that instead of a webcam? For the received video, you can just drag the box over to your extended desktop and put that image up on your projector screens, but is there a way to feed video into the pc and Skype? Something to think about.

What other opportunities are there for Skype in the chruch world?


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Water pipes and email subscriptions

Ok so what happens when you have a couple of weeks of 80 degree weather when spring starts? You start doing stuff outside the house, you know, planting flowers and such. And to water them what do you do? You drag the water hose out to water them. Then what should you do if you have a record cold spell? Disconnect the hose. What didn't we do. You got it, disconnect the hose. Now we have a small leak. Part of the floor in the house is wet. It only leaks when the faucet is on so that is good. Have to look into it some more to see where exactly the leak is at. I can see it leaking up under the crawl space. But fun stuff. :(

Also, I hadn't posted this in a long time but thought I would do it again for any new readers. At least I hope I have a few new ones :) You can subscribe by either clicking any of the icons on the right side of the blog using your favorite reader of you can enter your email address in the form here and receive it by email. Have a great week. Time to start drying out the house

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Sunday, April 08, 2007


Hope everyone had a Great Easter. I just finished five services and Misty worked the three this morning so we are beat. Zach and Gabe are napping and Colby has been watching tv. I don't know a count yet, but pretty much every service had a nearly full house including the last two this morning were packed. Overflow seating was brought in. Anyway, time to get some rest before heading over to Misty's aunt and uncle's house for dinner and egg hunting. Just about to cold to be hunting eggs but the boys are waiting :)


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friends and funeral homes :(

I just got back from the funeral home. A friend of mine since like the first grade passed away earlier this week. I found out this morning that the visitation was today and the funeral is tomorrow. Ran into several friends there tonight and it's ashame that we only meet in times like this. You always hear sayings like that from your parents when you grew up but now I am hearing myself say it. It's good that I ran into some of them when I got there. It helped some. I'm ok but tomorrow may be a bit rough. A little prayer would be helpful. Thanks.


Service Interaction

Ran across this today and in fact this is the second church I heard about in the blogosphere (don't know if I spelled that right) doing something like this. Basically you have your members in the service text message you during the service. In the first post I read and I will have to go back and find it but basically they request that members text their prayer and praise request to a number and they put them up in real time on the screens.

In this one the pastor had the members text message him questions and he answered them in the service or he is going to answer them over the next week on his blog and in the next service.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to ... well me :)

Yes it's my birthday today. The boys called me as I was driving into work this morning to wish me a Happy Birthday. They were asleep when I left so Misty let them call me. Nothing like hearing your children wishing you a Happy Birthday :) She told me she took them shopping yesterday for me and they picked out the presents. She told me that Zach wanted to buy me paper cups :)

We will have cake and ice cream later this evening. Don't know about dinner yet. Maybe just something at home, we will see. I will try and post either tonight or tomorrow what I ended up with :)


Friday, March 16, 2007

Skypecast of your service?

I had some time to kill while I was watching five kids :O Misty was helping her aunt with a cooking party so I was checking email and such and logged into Skype. I had seen their skypecast on the client but never looked into it so I clicked the link and off I went. One thing I ran across I thought was neat is a church over in England is Skypecasting their services. Landsdowne Baptist Church is the church. I don't see anything on their website about it so I don't know how much they are promoting it, but yet another way of a church finding new ways of getting God's word out to the world.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Anniversary weekend

Well, I wish I had taken my laptop with me, to some extent anyway, this weekend so I could have blogged about our anniversary weekend getaway to the Smokies. Ok, so I really didn't wish that, but I would like to have found someway to blog about it. Somebody want to give me a Treo? :)

We dropped the boys off at my parents house on Friday morning and took off for the weekend. Wednesday will be our 9th anniversary and it's been the greatest nine years of my life :) We had dinner at Calhoun's, a local place known for their ribs, and at the Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday in Gatlinburg. Of course a trip to the Smokies is not complete for me without a stop to the Log Cabin Pancake House in Pigeon Forge. They have probably the best breakfast in the world there. Anytime we go down there, we have breakfast there one morning no matter if the hotel provides it or not. We also visited Wonder Works, an amusement park for the mind as they put it. They have over 100 interactive exhibits for you that range from trying to strike out Barry Bonds to landing the Space Shuttle. I wanted to try to flight the fighter jet, but it was running Microsoft Flight Simulator and it had blue screened, but that's another post. Pictures to follow :)

It was fun just to have time with Misty. With three boys, our time together gets real limited sometimes and we work on making time for each other when we can be it just dinner out or getting away for a night or two. We feel it's an important part of our marriage and feel that it's also important for the boys. It makes us stronger as a couple which means it helps us being parents also. I will have pictures up later.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Family Day

Well, what started out as a quick trip to Barnes and Noble ended up as a family day out. Keep in mind that they are across town and in reality they are across the next town. I was wanting to look for some books to learn some stuff for work and thought I would try the library first but no luck. By this time it was lunch time and a stop for some pizza and then to Barnes and Boble. After a while there with still no luck on the books we decided to head back home but the boys all fell asleep in the van.

The boys never nap good after they fall asleep in the van first so I dropped Misty off at Once Upon a Child to look for some summer clothes for the boys while I stayed in the van with them. Still asleep after she was finished, I stopped by CompUSA to look some. By this time, it was to late to go home if we were goign to go to church tonight so we went to get some ice cream and then to church.

One more stop after church, WalMart and finally home. We left home around 9 or so in the morning and got back around 8. It was a good day out. It was the first weekend in church where Misty and I could worship togheter since the first of January. I have had to fill in some in production for all of February so it was good for us.

Next weekend though, dropping the boys off at the grandparents while we go to the Smokies for a aniversay weekend getaway.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Day Light savings time

Are you ready for the change? I know we are making sure at work that we are prepared for the DST change this year. In case you have been hiding under a rock, the date for daylight savings changes this year. Instead of the first Saturday in April, the time will spring forward during the second Saturday in March, a full three weeks earlier and will end a week later in November.

Things from calendering and scheduling has the possibility of messing up to any time sensitive documents having the wrong time stamp attached to them.

I am beginning to wonder if the extra daylight is worth it.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Where did they go?

I read where Google Reader is going to start reporting all subscribers to feedburner and decided to do a quick check with Feedburner on my subscribers. My number on feedburner went from 15 to 6. It seems that all of my subscribers who use Bloglines have disappeared. Oh well. Maybe they will all come back later.


Monday, February 12, 2007

What a kick in the... well anyway

I keep my keys wallet and such in a basket in a drawer downstairs. For the last couple of days when I get my stuff there has been something in my way and I just keep moving and it keeps falling back down where it keeps me from closing the drawer all the way.

Last night, I was looking for the USB cable for our new digital camera. I hunted high and low for it and finally I found it. Yea, it was what was in my way. Arggh :)


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I tried. Really I did

Ok. I was having an issue or two with Firefox. Nothing major, but enough for me to upgrade IE to 7 and give it a shot. After a week or so, I am back to Firefox. Just to many things I like about Firefox that I have gotten used to that I just couldn't switch. I know Firefox is gaining market share, but how much of it is people like it better or that after using Firefox for a while, you can't get switched back easily?

I about never got my favorites moved back over to IE from Firefox. Moving to Firefox is easy. Just let it import and you are all done. Going back to IE, not so easy. I wonder if Microsoft made it easier to switch back, how many would do so? Just a thought.

A lot of my issues with IE could be fixed with some plugins, but how much time do I really want to spend moving back to IE. None now. Maybe I will try again later, but for now, I will stick with Firefox.


Monday, February 05, 2007

Great testimony

Congratulations to the Colts on their Super Bowl victory over the Bears. It was great to hear Colts Coach Tony Dungy proclaim Christ as the reason for their team's victories this season during his interviews on national tv. Great testimony coach.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Great quote

I heard this on tv tonight.

"Maybe my cell phone company should quit worrying about putting movies on my phone and work on letting me make phone calls"

Couldn't agree more.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Willow Podcast Part 2

Well early last year I posted about running across an xml file on Willow Creek's website for a podcast. Well a friend of mine told me he found their podcast on iTunes the other day. I search Willow Creek's website and found the link again and put it into Juice and got several files listed. I thought great. I loaded one into my mp3 player and listened to it on the way home from Barbourville on Sunday.

It was a message from Mike Breaux and it was a very good message. So good in fact that I wanted to listen to the rest of the series. I mean he mentioned in the sermon that it was the last in the series so it had to be a series. So, I looked at the rest of the files in the podcast and none of them seemed to connect to it. So, I started searching for the sermon on the website and finally ran across a newsletter that mentioned the series starting. Back in July. Man, that is just so not funny. So, I guess now I will have to debate on if I want to purchase the rest of the series or not. Bummer as I can't see how I can just download the mp3 version.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Husband tip

Just a quick tip to you husbands out there. If you are driving a truck where the gas needle doesn't work and you think you need gas on a night where your wife is hosting a cookware party. STOP AND GET GAS!!! It's not pretty. In the words of Forest Gump. That's all I have to say about that.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Leak testimony

Just finished watching the BCS title game between Ohio State and Florida and Fox was interviewing Florida Quarterback Chris Leak. Leak had taken off his jersey shoulder pads and written on his t-shirt was "I can do all thing through Christ"

I don't know much about Leak but an awesome way of showing your faith knowing the number of people watching at that moment.


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Customer release?

I was talking with someone at work and she was talking to me about some computer problems she was having at home. She said that she wanted to call me or someone else I used to work with about coming over and fixing it. Her husband said no since they had their finance information on there and he didn't want anybody they knew to be able to have access to it.

I guess I can see his point so that brings up a question. Do you have some kind of release or confidentially statement you sign with your customers?


ps btw, a local big name computer shop only wiped the drive clean and started over. They lost their information.

Monday, January 01, 2007

2007 test

Just posted a Happy New 2007 and 2006 review and I have no idea where it went. :( Blogger for Word needs to get fixed in the worst way

UPDATE: It looks like my post appears in the feeds so I apologize in advance if you get this twice.

Happy New Year :) Hope your 2007 is a great one.

Misty and I stayed up and watched the ball drop. Colby stayed up also and we played Yahtzee twice. Colby beat us both times. Prety lucky for a four year old. Not only did he beat us, the first game his total was just a 100 points less than mine and Misty's total. Gee Wiz. Anyway, we was more than happy to play again today :)

A couple of thing for 2007 for me, get back to losing weight and getting off the ground. I need to come up with ways of getting my name out there so I can get some clients.

Anyway 2006 was a good year. Colby turned 4 and the twins turned 2. The twins are professional two-year-olds by the way. Especially Gabe:) I took Colby to his first baseball game. Celebrated my 8th year of being married to Misty. Changed jobs at work which gave me some "mangement" duties. Met a couple of fellow bloggers, Jim Walton and Tony Dye.

Not all was good though. The team I was on at work at the start of the year lost our team lead after a handgun accident. That was a hard week for us and we still miss Mitch. My best friend's dad passed away after battling an illness for a while.

Well, here's to a great 2007 and plenty of Bowl Games this week :)