As most of you already know, I have been working on my MDiv degree, attending seminary at the University of Dubuque. It has been both challenging and rewarding. I have also been preaching at the Presbyterian Church in Harbor Beach about once per month. This month the lot fell to me to give the Sermon on Easter Sunday. I wrote it on the Empty Tomb. It is crammed with theology, which is pretty typical of me. We had higher than normal attendance, which is always nice. Please let me know what you think.
This is about my 10th Sermon
I decided to start seminary early this year. I felt my call on on the 13th of April. (More on that some other time.) In any case, I have been attending the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary since this summer. They have a very good distance learning program. I had never done distance learning before and am interested to find that it seems even more rigorous than I remember residential classes being oh so many years ago.
In the first semester I have already written some eight papers over 2000 words in length. This has rekindled a website I began way back in 1999. I have started to return to work on Bible Study Info. It all started with a few bible studies I wrote back in the ’90s. Today I added to my list of book reviews. Putting up an extensive review of Witvliet’s The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship.
The site needs some significant updating and I will be working on that in my minimal spare time in the coming months.
Yes, I have been at it again. Over the past two years, in the little spare time alloted me, I wrote a fictional work. I keep telling everyone it is autobiographical, and it is, except the part where my space ship gets hit by space debris and I crash land on a terraformed planet called “Fimus”. Oh, and the part where I battle sharks on the high seas and have to construct a dugout from a giant spruce with only stone age tools at hand. And there are a lot more exceptions, making this book quite exceptional. Hope you will take a gander at my personal website and check out Time Out of Mind.
Then click the radio circle for “open links from other programs in the current window”.
Unfortunately, near as I can tell Chrome has no controls for this. Although there may be some apps that can be added that will help control tab and window openings, or a more recent version or update may have corrected this problem. Google Chrome simply defaults to opening a new tab or window every time a link is called from an outside program. In my investigations there were many
complaints to Google about this behavior.
I have been working for the last month and a half on my new website www.dizink.com. It is all about sending messages in disappearing ink. In any case, I created a new favicon for it. When I went to the browser, it did not show up. This is, of course, because the browser caches the favicon. There are many suggestions on how to force the browser to see the new favicon. Everything from refresh, f5, to reboot. I found that none of these had any effect. However, there is a simple solution you can add to the webpage that will actuall force ALL browsers to see the new favicon.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”http://www.yoursite.com/favicon.ico?v=2” />
You need the v=2 on this or some semblance of it. Anyway, it is a useful little trick.
<form name=”dothing” action=”../cgi/doit.php” method=”post”>
<table border=”0″ cellpadding=”10″ align=”center” id=”get_message” onmouseover=’return maxLength(document.dothing.dmessage,”150″);’><tr><td>
<strong>Message – 150 characters or less:</strong></td><td><textarea id=”dmessage” name=”message” rows=”4″ cols=”40″ maxlength=”150″ onchange=’return maxLength(this,”150″);’ onKeyUp=’return maxLength(this,”150″);’ onblur=’return maxLength(this,”150″);’onmouseup=’return maxLength(this,”150″);’></textarea><br /><span id=”char_num”>150 characters allowed.</span></td></tr><tr><td>
<strong>Click to Send:</strong></td><td><p align=”center”><input type=”submit” name=”odsubmit” value=”Submit” /></p></td></tr>
var $string_length = field.value.length;
var $length_over = $string_length – maxChars;
if($length_over >= 0)
field.value = field.value.substring(0, $string_length – $length_over);
document.getElementById(‘char_num’).innerHTML = field.value.length;
Pretty simple for several hours of research and a bit of hack, but there it is.
var $window_width = document.body.offsetWidth;
window.alert(“The width of this window is: ” + $window_width);
Of course, you probably will not want to be telling visitors this info in an alert box. But this gives you the basic command to do what needs to be done.