Whether I will watch any football today or not is in question. What is not in question is whether or not I will be installing Accordance on my iOS devices. This is, hands down, the best Bible software in the word, and I have been using it now for over ten years. If you're in the market for good Bible software, or are looking for worthwhile apps to fill your new Christmas gift with, look no further. This software is scalable, and is prime for every student of the Bible, whether you're doing graduate work in Greek and Hebrew, or you just want to study the Bible for yourself.
Wordle could possibly be the most fun (and dare I say potentially useful) internet tool I have found in recent days. It "turns any block of text into a word cloud -- like a tag cloud but prettier" (via TED). I thought the best way to test things out would be to take some random Dwight facts from Dunderpedia and let the wordle machine do its mojo...below is the fruit of my experiment.
"Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections.
And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake."
Last Thursday, my hard drive died. Not crashed. Died. Forever. Dead. Gone.
I had backups in several places but hadn't backed up my Entourage user data in a long time. And, the backup I made of my Entourage user data in November-- for whatever reason refuses to work. So, unless someone can help me resurrect this backup I have from November, I have lost every email I wrote and received since July. If that makes you shudder, imagine how it makes me feel...
If you're waiting on email responses from me, please resend your email. And, if you emailed me for the first time in the past few weeks (on any account) and haven't heard a response from me, please resend your email.
Consider this a friendly reminder to back up everything you have right this minute.
And, because I need the laugh, I thought I would conclude by sharing Michael Scott's terrifying experience with technology...I've actually never felt more like him than I do right now.
As I threw my keyboard in the trash this afternoon, I thought I should pull it out and give it one more try. I'm typing on it right now. And, the fifteen minutes of testing I have subjected it to have been flawless. Hilarious! I'll let you know if it goes on the fritz again...but I think Jason jinxed me by suggesting this was God's way of providing a new bluetooth keyboard.
I've had a few people tell me that they were waiting on the results of my keyboard bath before they made the plunge for themselves. So, here you go...
The keyboard looks FANTASTIC! More white even than I expected.
The keys feel nice and tactile — not brand new, but much more responsive than they did before I washed it.
I let it dry for a full seven days.
There's only one problem...
MY KEYBOARD NO LONGER WORKS!
That's not entirely fair or correct. The washed keyboard works. It works like an eight year old kid running on zero sleep, without their medications, and hopped up on sugar and red bull...which is to say, not so well. The command key now does any number of things without any discernible pattern. Some keys don't work at all, others work sporadically, and others work perfectly.
Lots of others have tried this successfully, so don't let my failure discourage you. You never live until you try, but in the future I'll stick to my geeky alcohol swabs and bottled air. And I'll be heading to my box of old computer junk to dig out an old keyboard!
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