I have had writer’s block for the past couple of days, and I do apologize for that to anyone who looks for updates here at Kingdom Geek.
- Things have been pretty busy, though, for which I’m thankful. Notably, I’ve been spending a lot of my free time — when I’m not watching The X‑Files — providing support at the DIY Themes support forums. What began as simply helping out the community so that I could better learn the theme I’m using here has turned out to be (potentially) fairly lucrative. More on that later, and no I’m not referring to the referral program — I suck at affiliate marketing anyway. Suffice it to say, if the current plans pan out, my monthly income could be increasing by 50%, which if you knew the numbers is quite a meager amount anyway, but it is an answer to a prayer and a concern of mine and it could not have come at a better time.
- Aside from that, I’ve been toying around with building a theology wiki from scratch — for like the umpteenth time. Currently it resides in an undisclosed location and will not be made public until I have enough content there to give visitors an idea of the direction the site will be moving in. The ultimate, pie-in-the-sky goal is to create a solid online Bible commentary, a place where people can get answers to questions like “Why did Balaam’s ass talk?” or “Who is the Antichrist, and do I need to be worried about microchips in my credit cards?” Oh sure, there are resources out there — the Wikipedia comes to mind. And there are certainly other theology wikis. Still, I want to see where this project goes. At the moment, there is one true article, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out — notwithstanding self-criticism.
- Oh, and I don’t know if I can blame Colin for this or not, but lately I’ve been wanting to switch to a Mac system. I really can’t explain it, especially given that Windows works decent enough. Some of the time. Bleh. Oh, and a random bit of trivia: If you go to the Apple store and customize a Mac Pro, you can quite easily push it’s price above the $25,000 mark. Now I know what kind of computer Bill Gates uses at home when nobody’s looking.
- And speaking of Colin, if you are on Facebook, you should check out the PackRat application. It’s an amazingly addictive little card game. I still play it every now and again and there is always more to accomplish on there. Disclaimer: Don’t blame me if you start playing PackRat and real life passes you by.
- For the past couple of nights and tonight I’ve been working overnights with a couple of friends to get the sporting goods department ready for the fall season. Throwing your sleep / activity pattern really takes its toll. I’m exhausted. Either way, it’s a lot of fun, and it’s nice being in the store without customers and during the time that they play in-store music. We miss that so much during the day.
- I’d be remiss if I didn’t include something about what I’m listening to currently, and right now I’m digging Chris Thile’s How to Grow a Woman from the Ground. Good stuff, especially “Wayside (Back in Time).”
- My phone had something spilled on it, effectively putting it out of commission. (No, it honestly was not my fault!) Destroyed gadgets lead to new gadgets, and I’ll now be carrying around a shiny, new enV2. I haven’t actually seen it yet, though; Alicia picked it up while she was in Indy today, so I may not see until tomorrow when I get off work. Danged anticipation. Ah well. :-)
- I’m using Popularity Contest here now which keeps track of the popularity of each post based upon comments, TrackBacks, PingBacks, and various types of page views (direct, in a feed, on the index page, and so on). A list of the most popular posts is in the sidebar now, and at the end of each post the post’s popularity is shown as a percentage of the most popular post. (A post which shows “Popularity: 33%” is 33% as popular as the most popular post. I hope that makes sense (and is accurate)! If you’re new here, check out the list in the sidebar to see what’s hot!
- Lastly, I’m seeing The Dark Knight again with my wife and some friends on Thursday. If you haven’t seen it, it’s an amazing movie. There’s been a lot of philosophy/theology buzz throughout the blogosophere — at least my region of it — regarding the movie, so I’m going to try to watch the movie with a more attuned eye this time around.