Sunday, April 15, 2012

Moved My Blog To Google+

I have been using Google Plus for a while now and finally got around to letting any of you know that have left this blog in your feeds.  If you want to keep up with me, you can do so there.  It would be nice to interact with you all again.

If you don't have Google+, no worries, you can still view the majority of my content as I make about 99 percent of it publicly available.  However, I would encourage you to give it a go.  I migrated over from Facebook and have not looked back.

Here is a link to my profile.

Of course, I will leave the blog up for as long as Blogger/Google allows for it to be up as there are some resources here I would prefer to leave up in case anyone happens to stumble upon the blog (which happens more often than not as I am still getting hundreds of hits a month with it being inactive).

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Church Website: Cornerstone Community Church

This was our old site design:

This is our new site design:

A volunteer team consisting of 4 guys from my church have been working in our spare time on a new website for our church, after over a year of after hours work here and there we have finally made it public. The new site has many new features: Video, an improved search feature, a calendar of events, updated resources and categories among other things.

The old website was done strictly using PHP. The new site we chose to utlize Joomla! based off the database integration, the use of modules, and the ease of updating via the front and back end admin areas. If your church's web presence utilizes a database for sharing sermons and the like, Joomla! may be an option you want to look at when it comes time to update your site. Joomla! is open source as well.

If you want to view the site you can do so here: Cornerstone Community Church website.

For comparison purposes, you can view the old site here: Old Cornerstone Community Church website.

If you happen across any errors, please do let me know. Thanks.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Riley's Corner - Favorite Candy Bars

This week's entry for Riley's Corner is sweeeeet!
All you have to do is name your three favorite candy bars of all time.

Friday, December 9, 2011

WebOS Lives!

For months now there have been rumors that WebOS may be tossed to the way side like it's host tablet the HP Touchpad. However, that rumor has been laid to rest and it appears as if the best possible scenario, given the situation, has happened: HP has decided to open-source WebOS and make it available to developers to invest back in the project. This is good news indeed for the WebOS community.

Here is an excerpt from their blog:
Well, you’ve been waiting for the big webOS announcement, and today we’ve made it. This morning, HP announced that webOS will be going open source with the resources of HP behind it. The Developer Relations team is very excited by this announcement and what it means for the future of webOS, and for you, our developer community.

With this announcement, Meg Whitman has reiterated HP’s commitment to webOS as a cloud-connected, scalable platform, while opening up new possibilities for platform expansion and improvement. She has also committed HP to a course of continued improvement to webOS, which means we’re in it for the long haul. Finally, we are committed to good, transparent and inclusive governance to avoid fragmentation of the platform.

You can read more here.

As an aside, I would have never given webOS a chance had it not have been for the firesale that afforded me the opportunity to test out my first tablet. I believe WebOS has many a good qualities, namely multitasking, cards, notifications, the homebrew community... Android and iOS could learn a few things from their neglected sibling.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Riley's Corner

This week's question on Riley's Corner is a doozy. The question is: if the Motion Picture Association of America had to choose one movie to keep in existence, and the other is lost forever, which one will you choose? Dumb and Dumber or Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


A dozen minor children and the responsibility that comes with having children lies elsewhere?

One sad thing about this is that the children love their mother and are now separated from the only person they have known as their mother. Regardless of her state or the way she has raised them, she is still their mother and they will still love her and be hurt by this ongoing process.

I pray that God would give these children hope and a better future regardless of their past and the circus that surrounds them. Perhaps this will give the mother an opportunity to make some changes in her life that will help to reform her mindset on entitlement.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sprint'ed to Virgin Mobile Update

Today it was announced that Virgin Mobile (who I chose for my mobile carrier- see here. ) will start throttling data. Seeing how Virgin Mobile is owned by Sprint the irony is, well, ironic when one takes this announcement in light of Sprint's current add campaign. Will Boost Mobile (also owned by Sprint) be subject to the same fate?