Daily Roundup for July 27, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 27, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 26, 2017:

 

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Technology:

Miscellaneous:

 

Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 25, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

What makes a porno movie a “porno” and what makes Game of Thrones a record-shattering, Emmy-winning icon of popular culture? They both have plots. They both have lots of sex. I suppose the difference is Game of Thrones has more plot to it than it does sex, so it’s considered a drama and not a porno, whereas a porno has more sex than plot. And I suppose one would say the purpose of Game of Thrones is art, while the purpose of a porno is sex. Though that’s a very subjective statement that many in the porn industry would refute, at the end of the day, both purposes are money, but that’s another story.

Technology:

 

Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 24, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • For you Samsung users: one of the nice apps that I have discovered is Samsung Sidesync.  This app, combined with the PC or MAC version will allow you to access your phone right from your laptop or desktop. It is a simple setup, but if you need help there is a video you can watch.  You can drag and drop files from PC to your device (and vice-versa).  You can also send text messages directy from your laptop or desktop as well.  In short, whatever you can do with your phone you can also do on the PC or MAC as it is connected to your phone. The app:  Android
  • A REMINDER about MileIQ, an app I use every day to track my miles used for ministerial purposes. It works automatically. No need to write down miles (or remember to do so). You can use it for all business travel and classify each drive accordingly. Get it for Android or iOS.
  • When I was in seminary it seemed that the idea of a standing desk was a big deal.  This article by CNET tells you about five things to consider before making that move. 
  • Now you can use a wallet to charge your phone. I doubt that this will catch on. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Jordan Spieth wins the British open — he is my favorite professional golfer, not only for the way he plays the game but also because of his character on and off the course. 

 

Daily Roundup for July 17, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 17, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 17, 2017:

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Technology:

  • Many iPhone users enjoy the freedom of Facetime. However, due to the nature of that app, it will only work for iPhone users. Google Duo is different. It works “cross platform.”  That is, an Android user can video chat with an iPhone user. I have used Google Duo, and it works very well. If you get it and you are currently in my contacts list, it will automatically add you to my Duo list. Available on both platforms.  Android | iOS
  • Speaking of Google Duo, this article from Android Headlines states that it has surpassed 100 million downloads.
  • In the interest of fair play, here is an article detailing one user’s breakup with Android. My own experience is nothing like described in the article, and it makes me wonder what people are doing with their devices, but I leave it here for your enjoyment. 
  • If you are a WhatsApp user, you will want to read this article.

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Daily Roundup for July 7, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 7, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 7, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

The 2017 Summer Pastors’ Institute will focus on the preaching of God’s Word. Designed as an interactive workshop, Let Your Progress be Evident to All will include examination of the sermons of ten effective preachers throughout church history. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. will lead the class, and the template for discussion will be selections out of R.L. Dabney’s Evangelical Eloquence.

Technology:

Miscellaneous:

  • I love the game of chess and have watched Garry Kasparov play many matches.  I only wished I lived closer to St. Louis to watch in person. By the way, I play many correspondence games on chess.com.  My username is mdivman if you want to look me up, friend me, and play live or correspondence games. Chess.com is free, but there are premium options as well. They hold many live and correspondence tournaments as well. Great place to play!
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