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Accidental Publication

13 October 2010 Uncategorized

Howdy all — Yesterday, I accidentally published (rather than saved as draft) a post about non-literal interpretations of Genesis. That post was not meant to appear on the site, yet. It still needs some scholarly love. Thanks for reading!

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"Forgetful Heart" First Live Performance

2 July 2009 Uncategorized

Wow. This performance is positively heart-wrenching. I find it very interesting that bobdylan.com posted this unofficial audience recording.

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Antediluvian Dylan Rocks On…But Toward What?

29 April 2009 Uncategorized

The release of a new Dylan album is always met with excitement here in my house. I have been a rather obsessive fan of the Bard from Hibbing since eighth grade when I discovered “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” The way the young, croaky yet clear-throated Dylan sang those repetitive phrases (“it’s a hard, it’s […]

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My Maps + My Tracks = Nifty

21 April 2009 Uncategorized

Some of you may be aware of the fact that I am one of those crazy people who dresses in spandex and rides a bike down busy thoroughfares. While my main goal has always been to tick off motorists, I have discovered that there is also a healthful benefit to be gleaned from this insane […]

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Withering Fig is Back?

28 February 2009 Uncategorized

After an extremely long lay off, I have begun to post again on Withering Fig. This was my first blog endeavor. In some ways it still captures my attention. Because Scripture study is a part of my daily life, I’m hoping to use this as the jumping point for the “new” Fig. Previously, I had […]

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OmniOutliner — My Usage

19 January 2009 Uncategorized

Most who know me and know Macs, know that I love software put out by the “OmniGroup”:http://www.omnigroup.com/. Their applications are smart, sophisticated, totally Mac-ified, user-friendly, and a host of other descriptive but over-used adjectives as well. Specifically, “OmniOutliner”:http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnioutliner/ and “OmniGraffle”:http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnigraffle/ are pretty much daily applications for me. In fact, OmniOutliner almost never closes. This article […]

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Ma.gnolia: Recently Ma.rk'd

4 January 2009 Uncategorized

I spend time surfing the web everyday. I admit it. I am not ashamed. Here are the pages I marked recently on Ma.gnolia: Issues when working with AJAX | Mercurytide “This technical paper covers the main stumbling-blocks you’re likely to come across with AJAX: instantiating the necessary Javascript object, building the request, and using the […]

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ThursNight: January Update

1 January 2009 Uncategorized

Back in October, I wrote a series of posts about my experience at the Austin Film Festival. The Festival was fantastic because it really kick-started the creative process for me. I spent several weeks in a good mode. However, all good things come to an end. The holidays began, and I was derailed. The creative […]

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Week One: Java Training

29 December 2008 Uncategorized

As I noted in a previous post, I have decided to start working on my Java skills. To this end, I have started working through an MIT OpenCourse to try and pick up some skills. The course (6.092: Introduction to Software Engineering in Java from January 2008) was designed as a four-week intro to the […]

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Interview #1: Software Developer (Java)

27 December 2008 Uncategorized

A little history: I received the news that I was being laid-off on December 16. It was lovely. I had driven my wife to a doctor’s appointment. We had expected her doctor to say that she was going to need surgery to cure her “minor digestive abnormalities.” Lucky for us, the doc decided not to […]

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