Archive for August, 2005


Two things

First, this weeks podcast will be delayed as I figure out what’s up w/ my Sony DA-2 media converter. I use it to get audio into my iBook to record the show. For some reason it’s not showing up either through the recording software or Final Cut, since I upgraded to Panther. Short of calling the comment line again, I have no way to get the audio from my mixer and into the iBook.

Next, I talked about building a cheap pop-filter to avoid plosive sounds in a previous podcast. This site has directions on how to do it, too. So since I try not to reinvent the wheel, go there for pictures. Mine looks just like that, but w/ a coathanger to hold it in place.

Paul

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There used to be a commercial on with the jingle “What would you do for a Klondike(tm) bar?” The frozen desserts these commercials touted were pretty good. The problem is that the people on the commercials (as in many commercials) would go out of their way to make fools of themselves for ice cream and chocolate.

As I write this I’ve gone out of my way for something more important to me than dessert. I have a full-time job which pays the bills. I serve for nothing at Churchmedia.net. I do this blog and podcast for no money (okay, the ads did bring in 70 cents last month). What really gets me going, though, is giving my time at my church (usually in the 20-30 hour range).

This afternoon I got a call from my wife. She’d been invited on our leadership retreat at the last minute. This meant I had to rush home to help her pack and help our daughter get ready to go to Grandma & Grandpa’s house (some 3.5 hours away). They were going to meet me part way so that helped. I drove about 3 1/4 hours round trip so that my daughter could be safe as I go to work for a 1/2 day tomorrow. Then I’ll go on the same retreat. Having arived tomorrow night, I’ll turn around and come back to help lead a meeting for guys in recovery. Then I’ll make the same trip again. “Why?”, you might ask.

It’s simple. At my church lives are being changed. Alcoholics are sobering up; drug addicts are laying down their needles. Marriages on the edge of divorce are being renewed. People without purpose are finding meaning. In short, people are becoming who they’re meant to be. Do you know what it’s like to be a part of something that helps people in very real, very lasting ways? Do you know what it’s like to know that waking up three hours early on your day off helps change eternity? It’s unreal. You want to be a part of something like this. Deep down, you know you want to make a mark. I don’t know why, but I get to.

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. Nothing, nothing is like being a part of a life changing. People, real people are different–better. What would you do to be a part of something like that? I’ll tell you my answer. ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE WORLD, even acting a little silly, driving “unnecessary” miles.

Paul

There used to be a commercial on with the jingle “What would you do for a Klondike(tm) bar?” The frozen desserts these commercials touted were pretty good. The problem is that the people on the commercials (as in many commercials) would go out of their way to make fools of themselves for ice cream and chocolate.

As I write this I’ve gone out of my way for something more important to me than dessert. I have a full-time job which pays the bills. I serve for nothing at Churchmedia.net. I do this blog and podcast for no money (okay, the ads did bring in 70 cents last month). What really gets me going, though, is giving my time at my church (usually in the 20-30 hour range).

This afternoon I got a call from my wife. She’d been invited on our leadership retreat at the last minute. This meant I had to rush home to help her pack and help our daughter get ready to go to Grandma & Grandpa’s house (some 3.5 hours away). They were going to meet me part way so that helped. I drove about 3 1/4 hours round trip so that my daughter could be safe as I go to work for a 1/2 day tomorrow. Then I’ll go on the same retreat. Having arived tomorrow night, I’ll turn around and come back to help lead a meeting for guys in recovery. Then I’ll make the same trip again. “Why?”, you might ask.

It’s simple. At my church lives are being changed. Alcoholics are sobering up; drug addicts are laying down their needles. Marriages on the edge of divorce are being renewed. People without purpose are finding meaning. In short, people are becoming who they’re meant to be. Do you know what it’s like to be a part of something that helps people in very real, very lasting ways? Do you know what it’s like to know that waking up three hours early on your day off helps change eternity? It’s unreal. You want to be a part of something like this. Deep down, you know you want to make a mark. I don’t know why, but I get to.

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. Nothing, nothing is like being a part of a life changing. People, real people are different–better. What would you do to be a part of something like that? I’ll tell you my answer. ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE WORLD, even acting a little silly, driving “unnecessary” miles.

Paul

This is the picture of the cables before I managed them.

Here the cables are after I managed them, but befor I cut the wire ties. Sorry, the pix aren’t better, but this week’s episode was totally mobile.

Paul

How does the site look to you?

I’ve just upgraded from OS X.2 to X.3 (thanks Phil). The site looked fine in my old version of Safari, but it’s formatting is off in the new one as well as Firefox and IE for Mac. Any PC people have feedback? I might need a new template. I’ll check on my Red Hat box soon.

Paul

Just after I hear about the existance of a new kind of spam, I get some. You see if you’re a blogger like I am, you want people to leave comments. I purposely limited this to registered users of Blogger. That doesn’t seem to have totally stopped it. I received a comment a couple of weeks ago from a someone who said something like, “Hi, I love your blog, visit my porn site.” I deleted it, thinking it was a rare thing. Today, I wake to find four more: two about a certain class of drugs, one on a type of purse, and another on a satellite tv service. I might have to use a different service after all.

Paul

Just after I hear about the existance of a new kind of spam, I get some. You see if you’re a blogger like I am, you want people to leave comments. I purposely limited this to registered users of Blogger. That doesn’t seem to have totally stopped it. I received a comment a couple of weeks ago from a someone who said something like, “Hi, I love your blog, visit my porn site.” I deleted it, thinking it was a rare thing. Today, I wake to find four more: two about a certain class of drugs, one on a type of purse, and another on a satellite tv service. I might have to use a different service after all.

Paul

This is a mini-episode recorded to the voice mail number (206) 350- “T, No B”. Click the title, here, or subscribe to the feed at http://trinitydigitalmedia.com/tnb.xml to download. I’ll get the pix up as soon as possible, for some reason they haven’t come through my email (from my cell phone), yet.

Paul

Tech, No Babel is on the front page of iPassages.com. Welcome to everyone who got here from there.

Paul

Tech, No Babel is on the front page of iPassages.com. Welcome to everyone who got here from there.

Paul