Through my share of good times and a lot more than my share of challenges, I've learned that life is hard, but God is good — so I've always tried to put my faith into action and keep my sense of humor. This Web site has been my labor of love since 1997 — I sincerely hope that it blesses and empowers you.
If you were a U.S. counterfeiter, you’d probably want to counterfeit the $100 bill.
Because if you printed a smaller denomination bill, it would probably be easier to pass — because hardly anyone would take the time to scrutinize it — but you’d have to print (and pass) a lot more of them in order to make a lot of money.
On the other hand, if you printed a larger denomination bill, you could make a lot of money very quickly, but your counterfeit bills would be much harder to pass, because they’d be scrutinized very carefully by banks and merchants.
That’s why [more...]
She works at McDonald’s.
But, that day, she had an unpleasant surprise:
She to hitch a ride to work….
… because someone had stolen her car.
Later that same day, she had another surprise…
… a pleasant one:
The car thief [more...]
If you’ve uploaded videos to the Web in the past several years, you’ve probably saved them in the H.264 video format — even though Google’s competing VP8 video format was reportedly better.
The good news is that H.265 is about to replace H.264 — offering even higher quality and/or lower storage requirements.
So how does H.265 compare to VP8?
It doesn’t really matter, because VP9 is about to replace VP8.
There are valid reasons why you may want to choose [more...]
My regular readers know that my wife and I have been married for 38 years.
And that people typically guess that I’m 15-25 years younger than I actually am — probably because I still have the same baby face that I’ve always had.
My regular readers also know that my wife and I don’t have any children — by choice — because I didn’t want to take any chance of passing on my family’s multigenerational legacy of domestic violence.
As a result of not having kids, my wife and I don’t have any middle-aged children coming around, to [more...]
Have you ever heard of an artist named Juan Francisco Casas?
His works feature interesting looking people, often in very provocative poses.
For example, take a look at these photos, and see if you can tell what they all have in common. WARNING: A few of the images are NSFW.
Did you figure it out?
You’re correct — and you have a very sharp eye (or maybe even two) — if you noticed that [more...]
My regular readers know that, on my home office computers, I’ve been using Linux full-time instead of Windows, ever since July of 2006.
Over the years, I explained why, several different times.
Those of us who use Linux know that it runs significantly faster than Windows — and the difference is depressing whenever we’re forced to use Windows at work, or to troubleshoot a friend’s computer for them.
And those who run the world’s Web sites prefer Linux over Windows by a huge, huge percentage.
But, despite all the evidence, [more...]
This afternoon, I hosted the second weekly open mike event at a Christian coffeehouse.
This week, we tripled last week’s attendance: Last week, two people came; this week, six people came.
I figure if we keep tripling our attendance every week, then next week, we’ll have 18 people; the week after that, we’ll have 54 people, then 162, then 486 — Larry better start looking for a bigger location for his coffeehouse!
Actually, as I explained after last Saturday’s event, he and I aren’t worried at all about attendance. We both feel that, [more...]
Can you tell me how to get to Chickpea Street?
Nope — kids will think it’s bathroom humor.
Can you tell me how to get to Sorghum Street?
You’re kidding, right?
Can you tell me how to get to Buckwheat Street?
Negative racial connotations.
Can you tell me how to [more...]