I should thank The Internet for keeping me up-to-date on the goings on over in Iran over the past few days. The mainstream media have good company when it comes to being silent on the matter, though. Still, I’ll hand it to CNN, who had the story covered… via user-submitted content. The agency itself was much more concerned with reporting that hundreds of thousands of people were whining about their televisions failing to perform in the new digital age. Please pray for the Iranians. Events such as this serve to reveal beyond question the world’s need of a Savior, of our constant need for the Gospel.
For all you Web-heads (bloggers, not Spiderman fans… Well, them too!), Thesis 1.5.1 was released a few days ago featuring a number of improvements, new features, and performance enhancements. Most importantly, v1.5.1 allows Thesis to play nicely with WordPress 2.7–2.8, two major versions of WordPress awesomeness with which you can use Thesis.
On that subject, Chris & I have all sorts of great ideas for the future of Thesis. Don’t you worry ’bout that well drying up anytime soon. :D
A friend of mine (hi, Glen) recommended A. W. Bullinger’s study Bible to me; well, I didn’t get the Bible, but I did order two of Bullinger’s books. Currently, I’m reading The Witness of the Stars, which I’m finding fascinating. Bullinger traces the earliest history of zodiacal observation and relates it the the witness of the Scriptures, which more than once speak of the testimony of the stars. My opinion thus far? Bullinger was either a certified genius or an authentic wacko.
And if you got that reference, then I’ve no doubt that you, like me, are eagerly awaiting this!
Finally took the time to watch the Google Wave preview in its entirety. Set aside an hour & twenty to immerse yourself in the future of online communication. Google has taken the best parts of e‑mail, message boards, blogging, collaborative document creation, wikis, instant messaging, and even PowWow (the best chat program I have ever used, and it’s been unavailable for years) to an extent. Are you prepared to ride the Wave?
Dad’s blog is taking off nicely, which is awesome. His most recent post, Science and Religion, is interesting. I like the part about science being unable to prove that the universe didn’t actually begin just a few hours ago. I’d like to add that it takes a lot of faith to believe that the universe is billions upon billions of years old when it could just as well be 6,000–10,000 years old, created with the appearance of age. Granted, it takes faith to believe that as well.
In the time it took me to write the above paragraph, a new entry popped up on Dad’s site. Amazing. I should point out it’s spelled “Walmart.” No hyphen, just one capital. ;)
The local city park has announced that beginning very soon, they will be providing free wi-fi access. I know I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but the service is being provided by these guys. It’s been a while since coming across a site that broken. Can anyone else get any content to pull up? Still, perhaps this will be the incentive I need to hit the park more often. Now all I need is a
Frisbee flying disk.
If you’ve not seen Up yet, I highly suggest it. Adults may even enjoy it more than younger children do. Pixar touched on a number of “grown-up” themes with this film, including death. Kids may not get it — and perhaps that’s a good thing — but you will. It may be wise to take a few tissues along.
So what’s been on your mind and radar this past week?