Postcards from the Highways

We’re often asked by our American friends how life is different in Canada — and almost as frequently asked by our Canadian friends how life is different in the States. The truth is, aside from health care and politics, there’s not much difference at all — at least in our daily lives. There are a…

Happy Birthday, buddy!

Although I’ve managed to find WiFi almost everywhere we’ve been, my Craptop has not been behaving, so getting online hasn’t been a frequent occurrence. The iPhone manages to keep me from withdrawal symptoms, though, and things are usually pretty quiet around the Internets this time of year. I had to come out of my blogcation…

Question From A Reader: Mirroring an iTunes Library

Shawn writes… …i’m looking all over these internets, and I have a feeling you can point me in the right direction. Short short version: how can I mirror/sync the itunes database file (just the database, not the song files themselves) between two macs on the same home network, so that any changes made on one…

Working from home

So for the last couple days, they’ve been warning about the “severe weather” that was coming. Churches shut down, people (us included) scrambled to the malls to do their shopping, and we all prepared for the worst. We rented some more episodes of 24, and even bought a snow shovel. Earlier in the week, we…

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who was a part of Benjamin’s birthday party tonite — and especially to the Matula’s for throwing it. It was wonderful to see you all! We’ve missed everyone, and it was great to have friends surrounding our little guy with love for his birthday.

World Missions

Something that I’ve noted of late, in most of the churches we’ve seen over the past few years, is a reduced focus on global missions. Our current church is something of an exception, but in general I think its fair to say that missionaries over-seas get a lot less air time than they used to….

Morgan Stanley issues full US recession alert

Think of Nicole and I like the canaries that miners used to bring into mines. When the canaries started to have problems, the miners knew something was wrong. We feel the hurt of the US economy’s problems first through our exchange on the dollar, but that doesn’t mean everyone else won’t be feeling it soon…

13434 Lines of Code

I’ve been a little stressed lately. I get home from work late and my back is like steel coils wrapped up in knots. I haven’t been terribly social. And I’m not good for much more than coding and sleeping… Two brand new displays, designed and engineered from scratch. 13434 lines of code. Two grid developers…