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Commodore Retrospective Exhibit at VCF East

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:10:35 +0000

VCF East had the ultimate Commodore showcase, the Commodore Retrospective Exhibit. Here’s the video, which serves as a quick survey of the history of Commodore machines, starting with typewriters. That Commodore 65 prototype that the guy grabbed for $40 could sell for thousands on eBay.



eWallet, Data Lock-in, and Liberation. Or, how I exported my eWallet data for Enpass.

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:41:34 +0000

Vendor lock-in is a barrier to entry, not an incentive to stick around. 15 years ago or so, I started using a program called eWallet to store sensitive data like passwords, financial account info, and pretty much anything I need to keep around but wouldn’t want someone else to see, locked with a master password. Over … Continue reading eWallet, Data Lock-in, and Liberation. Or, how I exported my eWallet data for Enpass.



SwordSearcher 8 released.

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:36:23 +0000

Happy to announce the release of SwordSearcher 8. My two favorite features from this release: The KJV-TSK for integrated cross-references right in the text of the King James Bible. This is one of those seems-obvious-now-that-it’s-in-there kind of things.  It is also one of those can’t-do-without-it-now-that-I-have-it kind of things. Complete, comprehensive support for Windows 10 scaling … Continue reading SwordSearcher 8 released.



If guns are the problem…

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 23:35:54 +0000

Since our president has wasted no time in politicizing the deaths earlier this week in California, calling for more limits on our liberties and demanding that people become more defenseless in the face of these aggressors, I thought I would see if this righteous indignation over “gun violence” was indeed just a consistent caring for … Continue reading If guns are the problem…



I’m Color Blind. It’s no cure, but Enchroma glasses do work!

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:26:50 +0000

I hated learning colors when I was a kid. Green traffic lights look white. I’ve painted the sky purple more than once in art class. I’m a moderate deutan — meaning I have a form of red-green color perception deficiency. You can see what it looks like here. Enchroma sells glasses that are supposed to … Continue reading I’m Color Blind. It’s no cure, but Enchroma glasses do work!



SwordSearcher 7.2

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:37:10 +0000

I’m pleased to announce the release of the latest version of SwordSearcher. This new version includes several new additions to the Deluxe study library, significant speed improvements, commentary “expand to chapter” view, and lots of other useful enhancements. All the details are here. This is actually the 20th anniversary edition of SwordSearcher, counting from the … Continue reading SwordSearcher 7.2



Desolate Distance (1900×1200)

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:14:39 +0000

Made with Apophysis 7x and Photoshop.



Hydron Prime (1900×1200)

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:13:25 +0000

Made using Apophysis 7x and Photoshop.



Triple-monitor wallpaper pack 1 (5760×1200)

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:34:56 +0000

Modern versions of Windows (and probably other OSes too) let you span your desktop wallpaper across all monitors. I use a three-monitor setup with 16×10 monitors and had a hard time finding wallpapers that I liked that were optimal for this configuration. So, using Apophysis 7x and Photoshop, I whipped up a bunch suited to … Continue reading Triple-monitor wallpaper pack 1 (5760×1200)



Making better custom Bible reading plans in software

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:06:46 +0000

With SwordSearcher 7.1, one of the primary features of Daily Bible and Prayer has been re-designed extensively and incorporated into SwordSearcher. First, a quick review: Daily Bible and Prayer (DBAP) is a freeware Windows program with three functions: Prayer tracking Daily devotional And most importantly: Bible reading plans. SwordSearcher is quite different in scope, being … Continue reading Making better custom Bible reading plans in software