Archive for the 'technology' Category


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

The latest Microsoft Windows update number!  I’ve been using automatic updating of Windows.  I’ve also been using Zone Alarm for a firewall.  Both of our computers blocked internet access after they were “automatically updated”.  An article on fixing the problem is available from Zone Alarm.  They even sent out emails to alert us to the problem.

Only problem?  Couldn’t get on the internet to check my email (thankfully I have other computers I can use)!

What, just playing around?

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

For the last few days I’ve spent time learning a WordPress. Not only for this blog, but also for a church website that I’ve been working on.

So, today, I invite you to visit the Kindersley Alliance church website found at This is just a skeleton (a start). Be sure to give comments so the site can be improved.

Any time you put something new out there, you risk your neck. Well, I know you won’t chop it off! But if you want to get close with a sharp blade, I won’t complain. We want to have a site that is attractive, and gives some basic information.


Playing with WordPress

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I’ve tried out a few more “tweaks” to the blog site.  They seem to be working.

Of course, I was up shortly after 5:00 thinking about what could be done.  Another confirmation of why I’m not a computer techie!!

Time on my hands

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Just noticed that the clock was set wrong in WordPress.  You have to set Daylight Savings Time manually!

No, I don’t often blog at 3:00 in the morning!  Hopefully this has been corrected and you will actually be able to believe the time that a blog was posted.

Oh for the days of the sundial!!


Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

This afternoon I headed to a suggested blog. The blog had a review of a book I have read. The review had been suggested by an email.

A lot of good insight on this blog. So I took a look at some of the other entries. Again, a site to consider.

Interestingly, there have been no comments on this blog. I’ve wondered how we rate blogs. I’m inclined to say that the more comments, the better the blog.

In this case, the content seems good. But perhaps the reading of this blog is what I see with my blog. I have a few faithful readers who comment by other means (phone, email, visits). I have not designed my blog to address a national or international issue. Rather, it is here to keep people updated on my life. Every once in a while I hit on a “hot button” issue and a few more people drop by to visit the site. After that spike, the usage returns to normal. Who knows, after I get WordPress up and running, maybe a few more will drop in for a while. But if my dad reads this, or my siblings, or some close friends, I’m glad.

Feel free to comment (might even boost my exposure — if not my self-esteem!!).