What is "The Cloud"?

It seems to be one of those buzz words that everyone uses, and no one can define. In fact, you couldn’t pick a more amorphous descriptor for a technology if you tried! Clouds by their definition are hazy, ever shifting things! But despite the buzz and the confusion, the Cloud is real, and it represents…

Seminary Paper 2: Homosexuality and the Bible

As a preface to this post, please read this one, to understand the position I’m writing from. I put off posting this paper because I know how contentious it is (and even painful for some.) Its a complicated topic, that has not been represented well by the Christian community. Some might be surprised to learn…

Seminary Paper 3: Creation

As a preface to this post, please read this one, to understand the position I’m writing from… Our TA who marked my paper (and gave me an 88%!) said I did a good job researching other people’s opinions, but wasn’t clear enough on what I thought. I actually think I barely scratched the surface of…

Seminary Paper 1: Hell and Universalism

As a preface to this post, please read this one, to understand the position I’m writing from… I haven’t read Rob Bell’s book yet, but I’m interested to do so soon. This paper was written as part of my own exploration of what the Bible had to say on the fun topic of eternal damnation….

I think we're alone now

Another reason for pushing our blog a little further into obscurity is that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. Occasionally I rant with fervor, and those rantings should not be associated with my “work life” identity as a representative of a large software company. For instance, while my job title indicates…

To the Cloud!

As you may have observed, things have changed around jonandnic.com… Last week, I ran a routine update on our hosted WordPress.com installation, and it crashed. I had to download an FTP client and go in and re-upload some files manually to fix it myself. And just the bizarreness of that process — one that used…

Grounded!

I just got done two intense, fantastic weeks of travel: A week in San Francisco, California where a partner succesfully announced a new product that I invested in through work. It was exciting to see it unveiled and see all their hard work pay off. I was especially honored to receive an honorary “orange engineers…