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Lorin Olsen has been shared in 41 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Becky Collins18,073Most engaging android smartphone & tablet users Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-25 09:06:20493002
Lo Sauer563One of the finest Android users in this circle with great personalities  in it. I added my favorites, and  the circle includes many shared by +Tony Simons . Count me in :) #Android #mobile #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-07 18:39:32499218
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Tony Simons35,934Time to blow up a few inboxesIt's Friday, so I figured I'd kick off another one of my famous Android circle shares. Here are 500 of the most engaging Android smartphone and tablet users on +Google+.If you are a new user, this is your one-stop shop for all things Android. Please feel free to add these fine folks, as they will surely make your experience here 10x better than it already was.If you were notified, you're in -- you know what to do!Keep calm and mash those +1 button and reshare buttons!Happy Friday, kiddos! Don't do anything I wouldn't do (without posting pics).2013-06-21 18:10:2950010159153
Tony Simons35,543The Mother of All Android CirclesIn an attempt to clean up my circles, I've combined all of my nearest and dearest Android "Circlees" into one mega circle.Here the are; all 500 of them!Add these fine folks, and make sure to say hello! They will certainly brighten up your stream!If you were notified, that means you're in. Would you be so kind as to +1 and reshare this thread? Let's get the ball rolling on Circle #2!2013-05-25 19:59:1250010791200
CircleCount52,441The people who have voted on our first pollCheck out the people who have voted on our first poll on CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/1).Why are these people interesting? Because they are active! ;)We had a very good discussion with +Richard Hoefer and +Bearman Cartoons here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/AMbHGT3Qu1m and one idea was to feature a special group of people and not only the most followed or most engaging ones.I think this circle is not really what +Richard Hoefer meant, but it goes hopefully in the right direction ;)We like such unusual shared circles, since these people didn't act because we have offered to share them in a circle afterwards. They just did/voted/reviewed! ;)A year ago we have already shared a circle like this with the people who have written a review for our Chrome Extension:https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/6WCpwBTQxKj2013-04-19 10:25:26165772972
Cliff Wade8,116This is my Android #2 circle. Again, most of these folks should be quite active. I recommend you circle everyone in this circle and the one I shared previously. Again, this is per a request by +Jesse Wojdylo And if you wish to be added to an Android circle, please comment and let me know.2012-11-19 22:06:24277312
Bike Commuter Cabal357Hey gang, the +Bike Commuter Cabal has more than doubled in size since the Trend the Bike Commuter Cabal event, time to get to know our new kits, I have requests from +Chris Davies and a couple of others to share the circle so here you go, these are your bike commuters and fanboys.For those that do not know who we are, the Bike Commuter Cabal is a loose international confederation of utility cyclists, people who ride their bikes to work, to the store, for getting around, or even just wish you could.Circle us up and join the society.2012-11-03 01:34:44347419
Tony Simons13,680Oh you thought I was done, huh?Think again!Here's round 3 of my MUST ADD Android pages and profiles!If you were notified, that means you're included. You don't have to reshare this post, but it would be great if you did.If you're not in this circle, don't fret. I'll be sharing the rest of them throughout the day/night today. If I have you circled already, odds are you're already in one of them. (I keep 'em to 100 people max to avoid having daily add limit issues)If I don't already have you circled, and you'd like to be included, all you have to do is reshare this post publicly. The more exposure the better, right?Thanks to all for making these awesome#CircleShares possible. Without you, I'd probably still be stuck on Twittter. Thank you for that.2012-10-07 23:03:039811820
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:1650110220
Tony Simons12,692And then there's part 3 of my Android circles...Don't forget to add these fine folks!2012-08-30 06:40:241008114
Cliff Wade7,170This is my Android circle #2 for #FollowFriday . Everyone needs to follow these folks because they are awesome and of course because they are Android folks! :) 2012-08-24 15:02:58246424
Randy Culler3,593This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-10 13:25:23139404
Randy Culler3,511This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-03 19:29:01138001
Randy Culler3,055This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount  2012-07-26 17:02:48134414
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-GhostsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as *75 Non-Idiots*2012-07-25 01:41:037532632
Chris Cota0Thanks +Tony Simons Fellow Android fanatics! #snowballcircleIt has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:22:33102201
Tony Simons11,717Fellow Android fanatics!It has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:15:36100221326
Randy Culler2,573This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-07-12 11:02:34127011
Richard Frost6,866Babylon 5 Fans CircleIts been awhile since I shared my Babylon 5 Fans Circle.. over 240 members strong now..  enjoy.. If you want to be in it just message me If you were added and want to be removed - I apologise and I will remove you from the circle.Enjoy   #babylon5   #babylon5fans  2012-07-04 18:15:522442319
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012
Randy Culler2,204This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles2012-06-21 11:00:06126512
Randy Culler2,170This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-16 12:54:28116412
J J Esquire1,890I haven't shared this circle in a while...It's full of #babylon5 fans and includes +Patricia Tallman (verified). If you aren't a part of this circle, and you would like to be, please let me know and I will add you. 2012-06-06 22:36:26176903
Randy Culler2,107This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-06-01 10:35:221091035
Randy Culler1,951This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #kindlefire2012-05-12 12:26:03102503
Richard Law2,521This circle was originally shared by +Jack C Crawford as his Great Interacters circle. He was right; it's one of my favorite circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-04-29 14:19:54183313
Randy Culler1,833This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-26 10:43:0399001
Randy Culler1,612This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-13 10:59:2696800
Randy Culler1,320This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare2012-03-30 10:58:5283502
Randy Culler1,152This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-03-15 17:01:00741001
Randy Culler902This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included.+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Google+2012-02-04 14:02:4462301
Randy Culler843This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-27 12:07:2552011
Richard Frost5,923Its that time again where I share my curated Babylon 5 Fans circle..to the world to find more fans.. if you are a fan and you are not in this circle please add a comment to the post to request to be added.#b5fancircle2012-01-21 21:42:491562514
Randy Culler790This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-15 14:05:1946000
Marius Voila183+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493797563
Robert Scoble141,470This is another of my circles. This one is of programmers/developers and highly technical folks. I usually call this my "geek" circle. Unfortunately this one usually has 900+ in it, but using this new "share circles" feature I can only share 250. How it picks the 250 no one knows, but anyway this will be a fun starting place. I guess sometime soon I'll split up my circles into batches of 250 and share the whole thing.Hope you enjoy these.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 09:59:4925010583120
Robert Scoble141,470Here's 250 tech executives and entrepreneurs. Sorry, I can't share my entire circle with you. My circle has 534 members in it, so you aren't seeing half a circle. Hope you enjoy these circles.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:34:582509769129

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2014-10-22 00:41:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

#MyPickSix  

Inspired by +Susi Stimpson and +Ben Folsom, its time to roll out the favorite movies list.  This time, the challenge is to pick only six. But since it is my game, I'm choosing ten titles - cuz six is just "too damn few" for anyone who loves movies.  

2001: A Space Oddysey
Alien
Blade Runner
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Field of Dreams
Office Space
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Stand and Deliver
Zombieland

I had to omit Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as classic sci-fi like Silent Running.  I also left off all of my favorite anime (including Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro).  Darn, this is really hard.

[Note: If I have to drop four from this list, they would be 2001, Close Encounters, Spaceballs, and Stand and Deliver.]

Most reshares: 5

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2014-10-09 15:06:31 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Each of us stand on the cusp of eternity

We just received news that one of our fellow associates has died.  While I only know this person casually (and you might even say superficially), many of my team members knew this person as a long-term co-worker and friend.  And the loss stunned every one.  

So while I grapple with the tragedy of death, this song began to coalesce into my consciousness.  God did not intend for us to die.  His intent was that we spend all of eternity in His presence.  

And eternity can start today, if you decide to willingly dwell in His presence.

Jesus, in times of transition, I am so glad that I can be confident about my destiny.  May the reality of Your presence inspire me to meet the needs of those people that I encounter.

Most plusones: 27

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2014-10-09 15:06:31 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Each of us stand on the cusp of eternity

We just received news that one of our fellow associates has died.  While I only know this person casually (and you might even say superficially), many of my team members knew this person as a long-term co-worker and friend.  And the loss stunned every one.  

So while I grapple with the tragedy of death, this song began to coalesce into my consciousness.  God did not intend for us to die.  His intent was that we spend all of eternity in His presence.  

And eternity can start today, if you decide to willingly dwell in His presence.

Jesus, in times of transition, I am so glad that I can be confident about my destiny.  May the reality of Your presence inspire me to meet the needs of those people that I encounter.

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2014-10-28 23:23:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Yes, I do remember.

Hello.....___Yes, I do remember.

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2014-10-28 17:21:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

These men have a message that they want you to hear.

Social media allows individuals to gain access to others without first going through the power brokers and the existing elites.  So one group of men is using direct access to state their case for real reform - both personal and political.  

___These men have a message that they want you to hear.

Social media allows individuals to gain access to others without first going through the power brokers and the existing elites.  So one group of men is using direct access to state their case for real reform - both personal and political.  

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2014-10-28 14:15:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Good moves.  But we need moar!

Specifically, we need WiFi Calling and VOLTE to be available on AOSP-based phones.   

Good moves.  But we need moar!

Specifically, we need WiFi Calling and VOLTE to be available on AOSP-based phones.   ___

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2014-10-28 12:17:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Carrier disdain is universal.

We just switched to T-Mobile.  And if you want to know the truth, I'm not very happy.  Why?  That's simple.  T-Mobile coverage is beyond poor.  Indeed, it's non-existent where I am staying.  The only saving grace is WiFi/VOLTE calling.  Without these inventions, I can't use my phone for normal telephone calls.

Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  To use these services, you have to be on the ROM that T-Mobile supports - or a derivative thereof.  

Up until now, that hasn't been too much of a problem.  I am running a ROM based upon the T-Mobile firmware.  But I really want to run CyanogenMod.  Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn't release their WiFi/VOLTE calling to the community.  Therefore, I can't switch to an AOSP-based ROM.  

Rats!  There will be no Baton for me until Baton is un-bundled fromCyanogenMod or ... more »

Carrier disdain is universal.

We just switched to T-Mobile.  And if you want to know the truth, I'm not very happy.  Why?  That's simple.  T-Mobile coverage is beyond poor.  Indeed, it's non-existent where I am staying.  The only saving grace is WiFi/VOLTE calling.  Without these inventions, I can't use my phone for normal telephone calls.

Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  To use these services, you have to be on the ROM that T-Mobile supports - or a derivative thereof.  

Up until now, that hasn't been too much of a problem.  I am running a ROM based upon the T-Mobile firmware.  But I really want to run CyanogenMod.  Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn't release their WiFi/VOLTE calling to the community.  Therefore, I can't switch to an AOSP-based ROM.  

Rats!  There will be no Baton for me until Baton is un-bundled from CyanogenMod or until T-Mobile releases their calling technology.  Tech is great.  But I hate it when I find myself crossing a bridge too far.___

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2014-10-28 00:00:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Amen!

___Amen!

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2014-10-27 19:48:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If true, this is great casting.  But I want to see the names on the writing team - as this property could go terribly wrong.

___If true, this is great casting.  But I want to see the names on the writing team - as this property could go terribly wrong.

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2014-10-27 17:17:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” - Carole Hinders

The United States federal government, that's who.  

They did it to Ms. Hinders.  And they did it to me.

They seized almost $10K from me.  And they've held it for almost a year.  And they have been pursuing collection actions for over two years.  Why?  I don't know for sure.  They say it is because I didn't pay taxes on a stock sale.  True - cuz it was a $30K loss.  And I didn't provide the right documentation with the original tax submission.  

Of course, those facts (including proof of the losses) weren't acceptable to the IRS until they had harrassed me for over two years.  And each time, I submitted the same info (in a different format, per IRS requests) only to be told that I was going to have my salary garnished. There was no he... more »

“Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” - Carole Hinders

The United States federal government, that's who.  

They did it to Ms. Hinders.  And they did it to me.

They seized almost $10K from me.  And they've held it for almost a year.  And they have been pursuing collection actions for over two years.  Why?  I don't know for sure.  They say it is because I didn't pay taxes on a stock sale.  True - cuz it was a $30K loss.  And I didn't provide the right documentation with the original tax submission.  

Of course, those facts (including proof of the losses) weren't acceptable to the IRS until they had harrassed me for over two years.  And each time, I submitted the same info (in a different format, per IRS requests) only to be told that I was going to have my salary garnished.  There was no hearing.  There was no trial.  The only action was seizure w/o due process.  I call that theft.  So do the federal statutes.  But with the IRS, you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent.  

In my case, I have finally done so.  And the IRS has pledged to send me the seized moneys (from federal and state refunds) - in a few weeks.  Right now, I'm starting to believe that the IRS seizes money only to secure access to interest on those monies.   Let's hope that putting the screws to law abiding citizens is not the modus operandi for the US Department of the Treasury.  ___

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2014-10-26 16:51:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The blues really rock

The blues really rock___

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2014-10-26 16:13:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sweet Home Chicago

I tried to introduce my eldest daughter and her husband to The Blues Brothers.  They weren't very receptive to the movie - which has absolutely everything that a good movie should have.  And I guess they aren't fans of the blues.  I guess good taste can't be inherited.

But you can certainly enjoy it when you hear it.  So here is some great music to kick off your week.  

Sweet Home Chicago

I tried to introduce my eldest daughter and her husband to The Blues Brothers.  They weren't very receptive to the movie - which has absolutely everything that a good movie should have.  And I guess they aren't fans of the blues.  I guess good taste can't be inherited.

But you can certainly enjoy it when you hear it.  So here is some great music to kick off your week.  ___

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2014-10-25 23:03:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Interesting, but did it move anything forward?

I liked today's episode of Doctor Who.  I loved having the kids on the TARDIS.  And I loved the growth of Clara's romantic relationship.  But I still don't know what to make of Clara's relationship with the Doctor.  I'm still clinging onto the feeling that Clara will lead the Doctor to his people.  And I do believe that Clara will be revealed as a child of the TARDIS (with Nana being Amy).  And since there are only a few eps left, we'll all find out, soon enough.

Interesting, but did it move anything forward?

I liked today's episode of Doctor Who.  I loved having the kids on the TARDIS.  And I loved the growth of Clara's romantic relationship.  But I still don't know what to make of Clara's relationship with the Doctor.  I'm still clinging onto the feeling that Clara will lead the Doctor to his people.  And I do believe that Clara will be revealed as a child of the TARDIS (with Nana being Amy).  And since there are only a few eps left, we'll all find out, soon enough.___

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2014-10-23 18:36:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Now that we've all seen it, what do you think?

Now that we've all seen it, what do you think?___

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2014-10-23 17:21:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I delight myself in You!

I delight myself in You!___

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2014-10-23 17:18:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I don't need my name in lights.
I'm famous in my Father's eyes.
Make no mistake.  He knows my name.

I don't need my name in lights.
I'm famous in my Father's eyes.
Make no mistake.  He knows my name.___

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2014-10-23 17:11:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Greater is the one living inside of me...

Greater is the one living inside of me...___

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2014-10-23 14:23:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gun control activists in the US (including MSNBC) are using yesterday's tragedy as a means of forwarding their agenda.

But it's too bad that truth has to get in their way.  Canadian gun control is currently even more restrictive than any of the policy suggestions being considered in the US.  

Gun control didn't prevent the use of a gun by a criminal/terrorist.  Period.  All it does is register law abiding citizens with the government.   

Canada's gun laws are at least as restrictive as most who desire more gun control in the US would like to see.___Gun control activists in the US (including MSNBC) are using yesterday's tragedy as a means of forwarding their agenda.

But it's too bad that truth has to get in their way.  Canadian gun control is currently even more restrictive than any of the policy suggestions being considered in the US.  

Gun control didn't prevent the use of a gun by a criminal/terrorist.  Period.  All it does is register law abiding citizens with the government.   

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2014-10-23 13:54:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It is a sad and rainy day in the Midwest...

- Rain will prevent grass cutting today.
- I still can't find my access card for the office.
- I've been rebuilding / recreating all of the metadata for my Plex server.  And it's still not done yet!
- The IRS has yet to process my 2011 amended return.  They must think that this is a game or something.  I guess they need my money more than I do.  How else could they afford to keep paying Lois Lerner?
- +Derek Ross (and others) have still left me hanging (for an Inbox invite).


But there are some good things.

- God is good.  And His love endures forever.
- We are counting days until the house closes.
- Cindy will be here shortly.  I'm counting the days for this - even more than for the house closing.
- I already have the APK for Inbox.  I just need the invite.  Google? Derek? Scobleizer?

I though +Derek Ross was a friend.....
Until I did not get an #invite  .....
#SadDoctorSadPanda  ___It is a sad and rainy day in the Midwest...

- Rain will prevent grass cutting today.
- I still can't find my access card for the office.
- I've been rebuilding / recreating all of the metadata for my Plex server.  And it's still not done yet!
- The IRS has yet to process my 2011 amended return.  They must think that this is a game or something.  I guess they need my money more than I do.  How else could they afford to keep paying Lois Lerner?
- +Derek Ross (and others) have still left me hanging (for an Inbox invite).


But there are some good things.

- God is good.  And His love endures forever.
- We are counting days until the house closes.
- Cindy will be here shortly.  I'm counting the days for this - even more than for the house closing.
- I already have the APK for Inbox.  I just need the invite.  Google? Derek? Scobleizer?

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2014-10-22 18:44:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.

- First, there was Lotus Agenda.  I loved it.  I needed it.  
- Next, came Lotus Notes.  I loved it.  I needed it.  It did everything that Lotus Agenda did - and so much more.
- Next, came the switch to Microsoft Outlook.  OK, it didn't do everything that Notes did.  
- Next, came Microsoft Groove.  Does anybody besides me remember Groove?  Yup, they bought Groove Networks and their CEO (Ray Ozzie).  Ray came from Lotus.  And he became CTO of Microsoft - never to be heard from again.  
- During these times, Google played with cool social media technology.  Google Wave was a cool project.  It was later killed.  Give Google credit.  They eventually do kill their failures - but it does take time.
- Next came Google Buzz.  It was the next big thing - to be replaced by G+.

Throughoutthis evolution, G... more »

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.

- First, there was Lotus Agenda.  I loved it.  I needed it.  
- Next, came Lotus Notes.  I loved it.  I needed it.  It did everything that Lotus Agenda did - and so much more.
- Next, came the switch to Microsoft Outlook.  OK, it didn't do everything that Notes did.  
- Next, came Microsoft Groove.  Does anybody besides me remember Groove?  Yup, they bought Groove Networks and their CEO (Ray Ozzie).  Ray came from Lotus.  And he became CTO of Microsoft - never to be heard from again.  
- During these times, Google played with cool social media technology.  Google Wave was a cool project.  It was later killed.  Give Google credit.  They eventually do kill their failures - but it does take time.
- Next came Google Buzz.  It was the next big thing - to be replaced by G+.

Throughout this evolution, GMail has grown.  But it is still just an email back-end infrastructure.  

So now comes GMail Inbox.  I hope it survives the re-imagining of the network interaction paradigm.  I do want to see the product.  I do want to use the product.  But like products from Lotus, IBM, and Microsoft, I won't hold my breath indefinitely.    

But if this one is true to its promise, then it may do to email what Lotus Agenda did for email in its day: drive formatted and un-formatted text into a real database where it can be indexed and related to any number of different objects and object types. ___

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2014-10-22 18:28:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Invite to Google Wave, please?

What do you mean?  Google Wave is dead?  When did that happen?

Let's try this again...

Invite to GMail Inbox, please?  Now that looks so much better.  

#Inbox  ___Invite to Google Wave, please?

What do you mean?  Google Wave is dead?  When did that happen?

Let's try this again...

Invite to GMail Inbox, please?  Now that looks so much better.  

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2014-10-22 00:41:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

#MyPickSix  

Inspired by +Susi Stimpson and +Ben Folsom, its time to roll out the favorite movies list.  This time, the challenge is to pick only six. But since it is my game, I'm choosing ten titles - cuz six is just "too damn few" for anyone who loves movies.  

2001: A Space Oddysey
Alien
Blade Runner
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Field of Dreams
Office Space
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Stand and Deliver
Zombieland

I had to omit Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as classic sci-fi like Silent Running.  I also left off all of my favorite anime (including Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro).  Darn, this is really hard.

[Note: If I have to drop four from this list, they would be 2001, Close Encounters, Spaceballs, and Stand and Deliver.]

#MyPickSix  

Inspired by +Susi Stimpson and +Ben Folsom, its time to roll out the favorite movies list.  This time, the challenge is to pick only six. But since it is my game, I'm choosing ten titles - cuz six is just "too damn few" for anyone who loves movies.  

2001: A Space Oddysey
Alien
Blade Runner
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Field of Dreams
Office Space
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Stand and Deliver
Zombieland

I had to omit Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as classic sci-fi like Silent Running.  I also left off all of my favorite anime (including Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro).  Darn, this is really hard.

[Note: If I have to drop four from this list, they would be 2001, Close Encounters, Spaceballs, and Stand and Deliver.]___

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2014-10-20 20:49:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oh My Goodness.  Too much win for any single video!

#FRN   is howling at +Remy Munasifi  'Shake it Off: Obama Version) at +Reason   

Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy)___Oh My Goodness.  Too much win for any single video!

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2014-10-20 20:31:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What was Moffat trying to say?

Yes, it was tremendously cute.  To include a reference to a nearly mythical 2-D animation sanctuary was superb.  But Moffat never goes big without a reason.  Was he trying to make a reference to The Princess and the Frog movie (which contained a trolley with that number)?  Was he making a reference to Disney with a When You Wish Upon a Star kind of reference that will be resolved in the season finale?  Or was it a reference to Clara as Mickey - in The Sorcerer's Apprentice?  

No matter what it was, I hope that it will be something altogether special.  Let's just theorize a bit...   Let's say that Clara's grandmum really was Amy Pond.  And if that is the case, then Clara really could be River's child - or River's niece.  Could Clara be a Time Lord?  And might she be somehow responsible for their eventual return? Hmmm.  Th... more »

What was Moffat trying to say?

Yes, it was tremendously cute.  To include a reference to a nearly mythical 2-D animation sanctuary was superb.  But Moffat never goes big without a reason.  Was he trying to make a reference to The Princess and the Frog movie (which contained a trolley with that number)?  Was he making a reference to Disney with a When You Wish Upon a Star kind of reference that will be resolved in the season finale?  Or was it a reference to Clara as Mickey - in The Sorcerer's Apprentice?  

No matter what it was, I hope that it will be something altogether special.  Let's just theorize a bit...   Let's say that Clara's grandmum really was Amy Pond.  And if that is the case, then Clara really could be River's child - or River's niece.  Could Clara be a Time Lord?  And might she be somehow responsible for their eventual return?  Hmmm.  That might make her departure a little more palatable.

#DoctorWho #A113 #Disney___

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2014-10-20 20:09:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who went all 'Pixar' in its latest episode

Flatline was a great episode of Doctor Who.  The dynamic duo met a new (and eventually villanous) species.  And there was a teeny, tiny TARDIS.  Without too many spoilers, you really have to love the way that the Doctor moved the TARDIS off of the train tracks.  And for those who didn't notice it, the train he avoided was numbered A113.  

Doctor Who went all 'Pixar' in its latest episode

Flatline was a great episode of Doctor Who.  The dynamic duo met a new (and eventually villanous) species.  And there was a teeny, tiny TARDIS.  Without too many spoilers, you really have to love the way that the Doctor moved the TARDIS off of the train tracks.  And for those who didn't notice it, the train he avoided was numbered A113.  ___

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2014-10-20 15:07:48 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

<zombieassaultvehicle>

Bike Powered by a Chainsaw
http://makezine.com/2012/03/07/russian-cyclo-innovation/

Russia :) Got to love it___<zombieassaultvehicle>

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2014-10-18 23:47:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is g2g good to go or not?

After doing the dishes (and before watching Doctor Who), I decided to look up a few more Plex channels.  In the past week, I've found good channels for Goggle Music and for Spotify.  But I just ran across a channel for g2g.fm.  

If you've used g2g.fm, then this is not new stuff for you.  But for new cord-cutters, g2g.fm may be a revelation.  It may also be quite a violation of DMCA.  This site provides streaming content across the web.  The content includes running TV shows and movies.  And you can access this content via a browser, Roku or even Plex.  

I don't know if this site is legal.  If it is, then it is a great site.  However, given the recent court rulings on Aereo, I am a little concerned.  But until I find out for sure, I am going to catch up on a few programs that I could get from other online sources  Inmy case, I&#... more »

Is g2g good to go or not?

After doing the dishes (and before watching Doctor Who), I decided to look up a few more Plex channels.  In the past week, I've found good channels for Goggle Music and for Spotify.  But I just ran across a channel for g2g.fm.  

If you've used g2g.fm, then this is not new stuff for you.  But for new cord-cutters, g2g.fm may be a revelation.  It may also be quite a violation of DMCA.  This site provides streaming content across the web.  The content includes running TV shows and movies.  And you can access this content via a browser, Roku or even Plex.  

I don't know if this site is legal.  If it is, then it is a great site.  However, given the recent court rulings on Aereo, I am a little concerned.  But until I find out for sure, I am going to catch up on a few programs that I could get from other online sources  In my case, I'm watching new episodes of Agents of Shield and Arrow.  ___

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2014-10-16 17:25:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I must have missed something in my high school civics class.

Isn't the National Guard managed by the governors of the states?  Since when can the U.S. President order Guardsmen to overseas service in support of a foreign government?

I must have missed something in my high school civics class.

Isn't the National Guard managed by the governors of the states?  Since when can the U.S. President order Guardsmen to overseas service in support of a foreign government?___

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2014-10-15 19:43:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What's the best present? Imminent AOSP code drop.

New Nexus gear and Android goes Lollipop!
http://geekbeat.tv/Nexus2014___What's the best present? Imminent AOSP code drop.

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2014-10-15 16:25:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Lollipops, and licorice, and lemon drops

Is today the day?

Lollipops, and licorice, and lemon drops

Is today the day?___

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2014-10-15 14:54:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Rejoice.  Our time in the wilderness is coming to a close.

There are many interpretations of the Feast of Tabernacles.  Many people teach that it is a foretaste of the Millennial reign of Christ the King.  And this may very well be the case.  

But whenever I think of Sukkot, I remember the dwelling places of the Israelites as they journeyed from bondage to their eventual Promised Land.  So on this last day of the annual feast, I am reminded that we live between the bondage of sin in this world and the intrinsic freedom from sin that we will all have when our true king (Yeshua HaMashiach) returns.  

On this Hoshana Raba, let us all be reminded that the 'tabernacles' were the place where mankind hung out between their sin and their salvation.  And the tabernacle of meeting was where God Himself could be found.  

But today, God can be found in newtabernac... more »

The words of Jesus on the last day of Sukkot: “On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37-38).

Happy Sukkot...___Rejoice.  Our time in the wilderness is coming to a close.

There are many interpretations of the Feast of Tabernacles.  Many people teach that it is a foretaste of the Millennial reign of Christ the King.  And this may very well be the case.  

But whenever I think of Sukkot, I remember the dwelling places of the Israelites as they journeyed from bondage to their eventual Promised Land.  So on this last day of the annual feast, I am reminded that we live between the bondage of sin in this world and the intrinsic freedom from sin that we will all have when our true king (Yeshua HaMashiach) returns.  

On this Hoshana Raba, let us all be reminded that the 'tabernacles' were the place where mankind hung out between their sin and their salvation.  And the tabernacle of meeting was where God Himself could be found.  

But today, God can be found in new tabernacles: He lives in our hearts.  When Christ ascended and when the Holy Spirit came upon all believers, the equation fundamentally changed.  Today, God dwells within us - not just among us.  And as we remember this feast, let us remember that one day soon, we shall see Him face-to-face.  

Y'hi ratzon mil'fanekha Adonai Eloheinu vei'lohei avoteinu
May it be Your will, Lord, our God and God of our ancestors

k'sheim shekiyam'ti v'yashav'ti basukah zu
that just as I have stood up and dwelled in this sukkah

kein ez'keh l'shanah haba'ah leisheiv b'sukat oro shel Liv'yatan.
so may I merit next year to dwell in the sukkah of the hide of the Leviathan.

l'shanah haba'ah birushalayim
Next year in Jerusalem!

2014-10-15 14:33:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Oil fuels the current economy. Maybe some folks DON'T want alternatives to succeed.

If you want to understand the current energy economy, read the attached article concerning the impact of oil price fluctuations on the revenue (and stability) of the Saudi government.  

Then ask your self why we haven't made substantial progress towards fusion power.  Yes, there are technical barriers.  But I suspect that like the super-colliding superconductor project (that was scrapped), the development of alternatives is driven by funding and politics at the highest levels.  [Note: To be assured of purchased influence, just look at the list of Clinton (or Bush) donors.]

Will we ever reach energy independence?  Not if we don't get there first. 
 

Oil fuels the current economy. Maybe some folks DON'T want alternatives to succeed.

If you want to understand the current energy economy, read the attached article concerning the impact of oil price fluctuations on the revenue (and stability) of the Saudi government.  

Then ask your self why we haven't made substantial progress towards fusion power.  Yes, there are technical barriers.  But I suspect that like the super-colliding superconductor project (that was scrapped), the development of alternatives is driven by funding and politics at the highest levels.  [Note: To be assured of purchased influence, just look at the list of Clinton (or Bush) donors.]

Will we ever reach energy independence?  Not if we don't get there first. 
 ___

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2014-10-14 18:58:16 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The gospel is offensive.

I've seen that phrase a lot in the past few days.  But what does it mean?  According to Jesus, the gospel will shatter families, friendships and almost every tradition.  But why is that the case?  

Is the gospel offensive in that its proper presentation is confrontational? That is partially the case.  Good should always strive to overcome evil.  But our Lord tells us to overcome evil with good.  Based upon my reading of the Scriptures, we are to let the gospel offend while we remain inoffensive.

But what does that mean?

Jesus told it like it was.  He never candy-coated things.  But with the sole exceptions of confronting Satan and confronting the money changers, Jesus was the humblest and most inoffensive person in all of history.

So why is the gospel offensive.  

Here is Lorin's view on the subject.  The gospelsays that ... more »

___The gospel is offensive.

I've seen that phrase a lot in the past few days.  But what does it mean?  According to Jesus, the gospel will shatter families, friendships and almost every tradition.  But why is that the case?  

Is the gospel offensive in that its proper presentation is confrontational? That is partially the case.  Good should always strive to overcome evil.  But our Lord tells us to overcome evil with good.  Based upon my reading of the Scriptures, we are to let the gospel offend while we remain inoffensive.

But what does that mean?

Jesus told it like it was.  He never candy-coated things.  But with the sole exceptions of confronting Satan and confronting the money changers, Jesus was the humblest and most inoffensive person in all of history.

So why is the gospel offensive.  

Here is Lorin's view on the subject.  The gospel says that God will forgive any and all offenses that we commit.  And to those people that are convinced that they must be someone else's moral compass, Jesus' forgiveness was a challenge to what they wanted.  

Too many people seek to condemn and judge.  But God seeks to redeem and elevate.  The gospel is not about telling people how they are wrong.  That much is obvious.  And according to Paul, that is the purpose of the law.  The gospel is about the unflagging offer of forgiveness despite our wrongs - not because of our hard-fought attempts to be righteous.  We cannot be righteous.  There is no one that is righteous - no, not one.

Why is the gospel offensive?  It offends those who want to claim the role of eternal judge for themselves.  God is in the business of saving His creation.  That's why He came to the earth; He is in the redemption business.

No, I am not advocating cheap grace.  But a gospel without grace that requires our perfection is not a gospel at all.  It is what Paul accused the Judaizers of doing for all Gentile believers; it is judgement without grace.  It is the gospel stripped of its redemptive power.  

For a deeper look at the subject, read Paul's epistles.  And you might also check out the following link as it is thought provoking: http://benbartosik.com/2014/03/21/whats-so-offensive-about-the-gospel/.

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2014-10-14 15:30:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

...the offensive redemption of the cross...

...the offensive redemption of the cross...___

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2014-10-14 14:42:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's time to take off...and fly to where your dreams can be realized.

It's time to take off...and fly to where your dreams can be realized.___

2014-10-14 13:32:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Who knows if Mitt Romney is going to run again.  But he certainly can tell a good joke.

Here it is:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn't have his ID. And the teller said you've got to prove who you are.

He said, "How should I do that?" She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn't have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn't have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, "Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?" And [Obama] said, "I don'tha... more »

Who knows if Mitt Romney is going to run again.  But he certainly can tell a good joke.

Here it is:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn't have his ID. And the teller said you've got to prove who you are.

He said, "How should I do that?" She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn't have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn't have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, "Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?" And [Obama] said, "I don't have a clue."

And she said, "Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills."___

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2014-10-14 12:22:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Jesus, we hunger and thirst for You, Lord

As we remember Your sacrifice
We see the wounds from Your hands and pierced side
Extravagant love! Oh how great the price
Now our lives are Yours

Jesus, we hunger and thirst for You, Lord

As we remember Your sacrifice
We see the wounds from Your hands and pierced side
Extravagant love! Oh how great the price
Now our lives are Yours___

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2014-10-13 00:26:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For those who think that cycling innovations are a thing of the past, think again.  Here's a simple idea that is altogether remarkable.  

The Torch helmet is one brilliant idea: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1utbq___For those who think that cycling innovations are a thing of the past, think again.  Here's a simple idea that is altogether remarkable.  

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2014-10-12 22:23:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'll start here and make my way to World War Z

On this Sunday afternoon, it's time to thoughtfully consider the science behind the viral hysteria that's building.

OK.  So that is hyperbole.  Maybe I'll just watch some fun sci-fi / horror films.  I'll start with Outbreak.  I'll move on to The Andromeda Strain.  I'll then watch The Omega Man (and not I Am Legend).  And I'll end the marathon with J. Michael Straczynski's recent zombie fest, World War Z.  

It should be a fun afternoon.  

I'll start here and make my way to World War Z

On this Sunday afternoon, it's time to thoughtfully consider the science behind the viral hysteria that's building.

OK.  So that is hyperbole.  Maybe I'll just watch some fun sci-fi / horror films.  I'll start with Outbreak.  I'll move on to The Andromeda Strain.  I'll then watch The Omega Man (and not I Am Legend).  And I'll end the marathon with J. Michael Straczynski's recent zombie fest, World War Z.  

It should be a fun afternoon.  ___

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2014-10-12 22:08:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

 *When its dreary outside, it's techie inside.*

It's a grey day in the KC area.  Good things are definitely afoot.  My house is sold.  The Royals are still playing. And the rainy weather is giving me a chance to do some laundry - and some technology.  

Most of you know that I really like the Plex Media Server for my streaming needs.  The current server (a typical desktop) can serve any of the three-hundred plus movies that I've assembled.  Or it can play on of the two dozen television series that we've collected over the years.  

And now it is also a focal point for streaming music.  Over the past five years, I've taken all of the music I've assembled and put it out on Goggle Music.  Now, it can be streamed through the same interface as my other media.

How did I do that?  Well, it's rather simple.  J. W. Dempsey has puttogether a ... more »

 *When its dreary outside, it's techie inside.*

It's a grey day in the KC area.  Good things are definitely afoot.  My house is sold.  The Royals are still playing. And the rainy weather is giving me a chance to do some laundry - and some technology.  

Most of you know that I really like the Plex Media Server for my streaming needs.  The current server (a typical desktop) can serve any of the three-hundred plus movies that I've assembled.  Or it can play on of the two dozen television series that we've collected over the years.  

And now it is also a focal point for streaming music.  Over the past five years, I've taken all of the music I've assembled and put it out on Goggle Music.  Now, it can be streamed through the same interface as my other media.

How did I do that?  Well, it's rather simple.  J. W. Dempsey has put together a nifty little Plex channel for Google Music (https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/topic/110896-rel-google-music-channel/).  While it is still a work in progress, it is nonetheless very functional.  And it puts more of my content through a single application.  And that is a good thing.

So while I'm posting this, I'm listening to Rich Mullins.  On a dreary day, hearing a prophet praising our Lord is the very thing I need to lift my spirits.  ___

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2014-10-10 19:56:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

FTW!

#bicyclepeople  ___FTW!

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2014-10-10 19:05:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

That didn't take long!

The house had been on the market for four days.  And as of this morning, it's now off the market.  The house is now under contract to sell by November 11th.  Our fingers are crossed and our prayers are ascending to heaven concerning the buyer and their ability to purchase the house.  W00t!

The Kansas house is on the narket. Please pray for an excited and enthusiastic buyer.___That didn't take long!

The house had been on the market for four days.  And as of this morning, it's now off the market.  The house is now under contract to sell by November 11th.  Our fingers are crossed and our prayers are ascending to heaven concerning the buyer and their ability to purchase the house.  W00t!

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2014-10-09 15:06:31 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Each of us stand on the cusp of eternity

We just received news that one of our fellow associates has died.  While I only know this person casually (and you might even say superficially), many of my team members knew this person as a long-term co-worker and friend.  And the loss stunned every one.  

So while I grapple with the tragedy of death, this song began to coalesce into my consciousness.  God did not intend for us to die.  His intent was that we spend all of eternity in His presence.  

And eternity can start today, if you decide to willingly dwell in His presence.

Jesus, in times of transition, I am so glad that I can be confident about my destiny.  May the reality of Your presence inspire me to meet the needs of those people that I encounter.

Each of us stand on the cusp of eternity

We just received news that one of our fellow associates has died.  While I only know this person casually (and you might even say superficially), many of my team members knew this person as a long-term co-worker and friend.  And the loss stunned every one.  

So while I grapple with the tragedy of death, this song began to coalesce into my consciousness.  God did not intend for us to die.  His intent was that we spend all of eternity in His presence.  

And eternity can start today, if you decide to willingly dwell in His presence.

Jesus, in times of transition, I am so glad that I can be confident about my destiny.  May the reality of Your presence inspire me to meet the needs of those people that I encounter.___

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2014-10-08 17:16:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

... and there shall be famines, and pestilences ...
(Matthew 24:7)

In the Scriptures, it is clear that all of the things that happen in the end times are the same things that have happened throughout time.  I am sure that the Europeans affected by the Bubonic plague felt that the world was coming to an end.  So it is no surprise that so many of us may feel the same way.  

But according to Scriptures, the things that will happen at the end of time aren't new things.  The only difference is that they will occur more frequently - like birth pains.  

Today looks a lot like the end times: 

- There is poverty.

- There are wars.

- There is disease.

Are these things happening more frequently?  I believe that they are.  But could they occur with even greater frequency?  I believe that they could.  
To me, ... more »

... and there shall be famines, and pestilences ...
(Matthew 24:7)

In the Scriptures, it is clear that all of the things that happen in the end times are the same things that have happened throughout time.  I am sure that the Europeans affected by the Bubonic plague felt that the world was coming to an end.  So it is no surprise that so many of us may feel the same way.  

But according to Scriptures, the things that will happen at the end of time aren't new things.  The only difference is that they will occur more frequently - like birth pains.  

Today looks a lot like the end times: 

- There is poverty.

- There are wars.

- There is disease.

Are these things happening more frequently?  I believe that they are.  But could they occur with even greater frequency?  I believe that they could.  

To me, the situation is clear: each day we live, we are a day closer to the end of time than we were yesterday.  But no one knows how many days each of us have until the end of our own lives.  So the most urgent question is still the same: are you doing the best that you can do with the time that you have today?  If not, then change today so that you are headed towards the goals (and mission) of your life.    ___

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2014-10-08 14:23:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

W00t!  These new drivers will bring the Galaxy Nexus back to life.  I wish they had been available just a month ago as I might have deferred my purchase of the Galaxy S5.  

Latest XDA News! Galaxy Nexus Gets New Life with Updated GPU Drivers http://ow.ly/2OL6u1___W00t!  These new drivers will bring the Galaxy Nexus back to life.  I wish they had been available just a month ago as I might have deferred my purchase of the Galaxy S5.  

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2014-10-06 15:14:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anyone else think that the timing of this ruling is odd?

Why now?  Yes, the Court has to respond to all petitions.  And they needed to respond at some point.  But four weeks out from the pivotal point in a hotly contested political season.  They could have made this call within days/weeks of seeing the petition.  This required no hearings and no time to write opinions.  Why four weeks out from an election?

So here is my question: will this make any difference in energizing either base?

I really hate the ruling by the Supreme Court.  But it is the right ruling.

Why would you say that, Lorin?  

That's easy to answer.  

I think that gay marriage is improper.  I believe that homosexual sex is a sin.  And I believe that God's plan for marriage was expressed in the first verses of the Book of Genesis.

However, there is nothing in our Constitution that gives the federal government any authority over marriage.  The feds don't license officiants.  They don't certify ceremonies as legitimate.  In short, I defy anyone to find a positive authority granted to the feds that allows them to regulate marriage.  And without such an enumerated power, this one is not a federal issue.  Period!

#10thAmendmentRules___Does anyone else think that the timing of this ruling is odd?

Why now?  Yes, the Court has to respond to all petitions.  And they needed to respond at some point.  But four weeks out from the pivotal point in a hotly contested political season.  They could have made this call within days/weeks of seeing the petition.  This required no hearings and no time to write opinions.  Why four weeks out from an election?

So here is my question: will this make any difference in energizing either base?

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2014-10-03 17:27:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Rap star Akon takes precautions when crowd-surfing in Goma, Congo.  

Should everyone else follow his example?  How worried are you about this viral outbreak?

Rap star Akon takes precautions when crowd-surfing in Goma, Congo.  

Should everyone else follow his example?  How worried are you about this viral outbreak?___

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2014-10-02 20:52:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It is filoviridae.  But is it Ebola?

For the last couple of weeks, the press has been heralding this latest viral outbreak as Ebola.  But are they right?  _Ebola_ is extraordinarily deadly.  And yet, people are surviving it - if they receive proper treatment.  Based upon what I'm reading, this virus may be more like Marburg and less like Ebola.  

Either way, the government isn't doing much if this really is Ebola.  

It is filoviridae.  But is it Ebola?

For the last couple of weeks, the press has been heralding this latest viral outbreak as Ebola.  But are they right?  _Ebola_ is extraordinarily deadly.  And yet, people are surviving it - if they receive proper treatment.  Based upon what I'm reading, this virus may be more like Marburg and less like Ebola.  

Either way, the government isn't doing much if this really is Ebola.  ___

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2014-10-02 16:14:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Way too much WIN!

___Way too much WIN!

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2014-10-01 14:35:10 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

F-T-W-!

ZOMBIELAND 2 Is Finally Moving Forward
http://geektyrant.com/news/zombieland-2-is-finally-moving-forward___F-T-W-!

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2014-09-30 14:37:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"The light is dead.  Long live the light.*

After four years with the Cygolite MityCross, the current light is now dead.  So it may be time to switch to current generation LED lighting.  I've used an external battery system for seven or eight years.  But USB charging may meet my current needs.   More importantly, I really need a light with some water resistance.  So IP67 matters - at least for my application.

My current thoughts are to pick up a Light & Motion Urban 800FC.  But I'm not sure.  I will be using it both in the city and in the country.  So I need a good all-around light.  Do any of you have experience with the L&M Urban series?  If so, do you recommend it?  If not, what is your suggestion for a good all-around bicycle headlight? 

"The light is dead.  Long live the light.*

After four years with the Cygolite MityCross, the current light is now dead.  So it may be time to switch to current generation LED lighting.  I've used an external battery system for seven or eight years.  But USB charging may meet my current needs.   More importantly, I really need a light with some water resistance.  So IP67 matters - at least for my application.

My current thoughts are to pick up a Light & Motion Urban 800FC.  But I'm not sure.  I will be using it both in the city and in the country.  So I need a good all-around light.  Do any of you have experience with the L&M Urban series?  If so, do you recommend it?  If not, what is your suggestion for a good all-around bicycle headlight? ___

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2014-09-30 12:45:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Bike/bus combo mode enabled

Today marked the first commute by Longview Lake. Highlights: quiet (and dark) country roads, a few four-lane roads, a bike lane in Grandview, and a lot of darkness. Missouri really needs to light their streets!

Bike/bus combo mode enabled

Today marked the first commute by Longview Lake. Highlights: quiet (and dark) country roads, a few four-lane roads, a bike lane in Grandview, and a lot of darkness. Missouri really needs to light their streets!___

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2014-09-29 14:17:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I guess my Missouri commute will be around Longview lake.

The route is set.  And my first maiden ride through the Missouri countryside will be tomorrow morning.  Let's hope that I will be visible enough on these roads.  

I guess my Missouri commute will be around Longview lake.

The route is set.  And my first maiden ride through the Missouri countryside will be tomorrow morning.  Let's hope that I will be visible enough on these roads.  ___

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