Between Facebook and running back and forth to You Tube who has time to blog old school?  Then there’s Twitter and Spotify.

And don’t get me started on my off line world!

(OMG OMG OMG Jesus have mercy!)

A couple of health crisis’s to resolve and a ton of work related issues and I’ve decided to return back here.

Besides, my You Tube videos suck rotten apples and get no views.  ;-(

Oh well, like the saying goes if at first you don’t succeed, go back

to Word Press! 🙂

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Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.

And churches aren’t supposed to be meeting places for the holier than most crowd either.

It just seems that way sometimes.

Jesus said it’s the sick that need a doctor, not those who think they are well,or at least are trying to act like they’re well.

That being said in reality a church should really be a spiritual hospital with Dr. Jesus as the Great Physician.  Allot of churches are finally getting that. Thank God mine is one them.

We recognize that there are allot of hurting people out there who if they have to pretend everything’s perfect in their life they’re going to explode.

At Grace Fellowship in the Albany NY area we just started a whole bunch of workshops on a whole slew of issues. Everything from dealing with various addictions, to caring for elderly parents, to Understanding Depression.

The latter was the one that caught my eye.

Most of the time I talk about spiritual issues over at “Lucky Loser” but this needed to be said here.

If your house of worship isn’t a place where there’s a safe place to let your guard down you need to find a place where you can.

Imagine a hospital in the natural  where you had to act like you were well most of the time.

That would suck rotten eggs wouldn’t it?

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My Alpha Adventure

December 15, 2009

Semantic Web for Dummies?
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Here’s a tip for getting more traffic to your blog along with everything else you’re doing.  In addition to posting good stuff, keeping it real, keeping it interesting, leaving good comments all over the place and using specific and accurate tags you can add, Alpha Inventions.

One day I was checking my blog stats when I noticed I was getting traffic from a site called Alpha Inventions.  It turns out someone named Cheru Jackson goes through and takes a snapshot of people’s new blog and posts them on his site.

AI will scroll a bunch of blogs by in a cycle.  If people see something interesting they can click on it.  For a small fee you can get a zillion views or submit it yourself like I do.

The challenge is to submit your site at a time when many are viewing but few  are submitting.  If lots of others are submitting too you can get bumped off real quick.  However if you time it right like I’ve done a few times it’s possible to get over a hundred hits in just 15 minutes or less.

Pretty soon the only thing you’ll to do to get more traffic is to coninue to post good stuff like you’re doing already.  😉

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Re: Music Posts

December 13, 2009

For the record just to make it official this will be my last music post on the soapbox.

(Cue: Sighing crowd)


But it’s all right. I’ve had so much fun finding all sorts of eclectic material that it was time to do a blog just dedicated to music.

That’s where you’ll find everything from Polysics to Elvis over at “The Tune Box.”

A Bridge to Somewhere

October 28, 2009

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From Capital News Nine in Albany

New York Governor Paterson has declared a state of emergency in the hopes of speeding up repairs and getting more money to the people in the North Country who are affected by the closure of the Champlain Bridge.  Many people say the closure has forced them to add hours to their commutes as there isn’t a bridge for miles that links the two states. But the DOT said it’s better to be safe than sorry.

This bridge that connects Crown Point New York and and Chimney Point, Vermont, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  Experts say there are over one hundred bridges across New York State in serious need of repair.  Also from CN9 in Albany

Here’s a thought.  There’s all this unused stimulus out there that’s supposedly just sitting around somewhere.  Now they have a chance to put some money toward something needful.

Chances are other states may be in the same shape.  Forget about those proverbial bridges to nowhere.  It’s time to fix all the bridges that really do go somewhere.

(Unless of course they want to use lottery money for it instead) 😉

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And Now Some Good News

September 12, 2009

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It seemed too good to be true. A brand new industrial park, anchored by Advanced Micro Devices, where an old government site stood that could bring in hundreds of jobs. Perhaps down in Texas or California, but not north of Albany, in Upstate New York.

To make matters worse the more money the government sunk into the project the worse things looked for the park’s one and only tenant.

As far as I was concerned this was going to be a zillion dollar ghost town monument to government waste along the shore of Saratoga Lake in Malta New York.  They could name it after Chuck Schumer and former State Senator Joe Bruno.

But Praise God this is turning out to be a good thing.

MALTA — GlobalFoundries Inc. is poised to become one of the largest computer chip foundries in the world after its investors from Abu Dhabi pledged $1.8 billion to acquire Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. in Singapore.


By securing additional customers for GlobalFoundries, industry analysts say, it also further solidifies the business rationale behind the Sunnyvale, Calif., company’s construction of a $4.2 billion computer chip factory, known as Fab 2, at Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta.

In fact, this is an excellent omen for further expansion of Fab 2,” said Theo Valich, editor-in-chief of Bright Side of News, an online publication that follows the semiconductor industry.

The deal for Chartered is an amazing turn of events for Global Foundries, which had only one customer — parent company Advanced Micro Devices Inc. — back in July when it broke ground on Fab 2, which is expected to be completed by 2012.

Since then, the company has added Swiss chip company STMicroelectronics N.V. as its first new customer and is now becoming affiliated with Chartered in a deal disclosed on Sunday. Customer acquisitions are key for foundries like Chartered and GlobalFoundries, which manufacture computer chips for other companies.

At last some good economic news even here in the rust belt.

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Recently up here in the Albany NY area they broke up a child pornography ring.  There were a number of arrests made with more coming.  Way to go FBI!

It reminded me of an internet article that was so disturbing I couldn’t even finish reading it. Let alone save the link to it. It’s taken me this long just to be able to write about it and not get sick.

Seems there are these dirt bags over in Eastern Europe and Russia who found a way around existing child pornography laws. These “Newstar” sites claim they promote the models of the future and are not pornography.

But according to the article judging by the outfits they are wearing and the way these children are forced to pose (I’m going to be sick) it’s clear what’s really going on. Never mind the way these sites are being promoted.

If Comcast, Time Warner and other internet providers really care about endangered children around the world then they’ll block all these “No nude” child modeling sites, along with all the other sites they’re supposedly blocking now.

(Of course I wonder what they’re really blocking if these scum are still in business in Albany)

Some may scream censorship at this point, and they have a right to say that. But they’d better watch out for the angry mob of dads and moms coming after them with pitchforks, baseball bats and shot guns.

(Forget the forks and bats!  Bring on the firearms!)

Meanwhile we all need to remember to keep on praying for at risk children all around the world.  They are the real victims of pornography.

And as difficult as it may be, we should be praying for the ones who got arrested.  After all a penitentiary is supposed to be a place where you come to repentance.

If not there’s always tying a millstone around their necks.