Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Church on Wednesday

So I went to the Holy Eucharist service at my church, Trinity Episcopal, in Portland today. It's not well attended in the middle of the week so they hold it in the chapel off the sanctuary.

It's really nice. Kinda tight but it's a whole service with three readings and a sermon. The sermon is interactive. I don't know if it's supposed to be but with that few people in that intimate a room it becomes a discussion rather than a lecture.

Course I'm always hurting for cash. So I'm always praying for more for me or least enough. I get home and there is a letter saying that one of my debts has been waived. It's not exactly a check but I'll take it.

I went to talk to the Preacher, Larry Weeks, about some stuff the other day. I mentioned that my daughter was going to start the violin and asked if he had any thoughts about someone who had an instrument we could borrow. He said he would look into it. Couple days later another friend of ours comes up with a viola for her. OK it's not a violin but we're pretty pleased and the school has someone to play viola.

One of the readings today talked about faith and that with faith the size of a mustard seed one could command a tree to fly into the ocean and it would obey. Course you want to be careful about asking for things like that cause sometimes that means that the tree isn't the only thing that flys into the sea, see recent conditions in Florida, but I digress. Point is have a little faith and things will turn out alright.

Friday, September 10, 2004

OK so heard a really powerful show from American Radio Works today. It was about the 9/11/2001 attacks and the hearings this past spring. Listen to it on the net well there is a link to it there. Turns out that Public Radio really is worth listening to and supporting.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

just added comments let's see if it worked
OK so XP sp2 downloaded the other day. No problems here. It recognized my current firewall, ZoneAlarm, and disabled the windows firewall. It did do some funky stuff with Norton but that was just to say that my av program wasn't working when it clearly is.

I absolutely love the popup blocker in IE that came with it.

I run a pretty stock system with no real twist and turns so your results may differ but SP 2 is working for me.

Of course the pop up blocker just blocked the spell check on this post which made me jump through a few hoops to turn that off. I a tad disappointed in that because I thought that it would work with popups caused by clicking on stuff. Hmm perhaps I spoke to soon.

Still it's not giving me loads of trouble and I know where the switch is to turn the pop up blocker on and off, tools>Popup blocker>Turn on/off, so that's not so bad.