Monthly Archives: February 2008

Elegant Search Shortcut

Do you have certain sites you search routinely? For me, it’s php.net, mysql.com, and Vanderbilt (as well as the usual suspects like Wikipedia and Google Images). If you’re using Firefox or Opera, here’s an easy way to speed that up. When you’re on a website you search frequently, right click in the search box, give … Continue reading Elegant Search Shortcut


Perfectionism, Begone

I started this blog for a rather peculiar set of reasons. They aren’t worth belaboring, except to mention the sense of adventure it gives me. The reality of blogging seems to me quite different from most people’s preconceptions, including my own. It’s hard to explain, but somehow it makes me feel more alive. It reminds … Continue reading Perfectionism, Begone


Mission Haiku

Following in the footsteps of Kevin Clarke’s blog, here is this blog’s mission haiku. Words twine in hypertext, Peeking through cascading code. SELECT * joy LIMIT null;


Church Communications 101

“The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.” — George Bernard Shaw This morning my church sponsored a most helpful “Getting the Word Out” workshop for church leaders (board members, committee chairs, staff, etc.). Based on introductory comments, here is a “Cheat Sheet” of things to consider when you want … Continue reading Church Communications 101


Five Reasons To Switch To Gmail

I’ve been using Comcast for my primary email account for about eight years, but a month ago I finally decided to switch to Gmail. The last straw was when poetry written by dear friend was blocked. Of course that wasn’t the only reason. They’d been mounting My reasons were: Better spam filtering. Gmail puts what … Continue reading Five Reasons To Switch To Gmail