Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Lion and the Donkey


The Bible reading for today included a passage in 1 Kings 13 about a Prophet who was killed for his disobedience.  Earlier in the chapter that same prophet was used in a fairly dramatic way to deliver a prophetic message to Jeroboam regarding the consequences of his disobedience, but then on the way home from delivering that message the prophet became the recipient of a prophetic message regarding the consequences of his own disobedience.  The prophet ends up getting killed by a lion, but the lion acts strangely after the man dies - it does not eat the body or attack the donkey, and the donkey doesn't run away.  It seems like it is a sign that the attack was ordained, not a normal attack by a lion who was looking for food.  I think the point of the story is that God does not treat one person's disobedience any differently than another's - and that no one can escape God's prophecy.

Today at Work

Today I learned once again that restarting Exchange services is always one of the first things to try when email isn't working (only if is completely down though).

Today in the Reading / Video Tutorials

Not going to happen.  I've wasted too much time doing other stuff.


I took a photo at the zoo a few days ago and Google automagically created this for me:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Goals (Revised)

Here's an updated, more refined and specific list of my Goals:
  1. Listen or read the Bible every day using the M’Cheyne One-Year Reading Plan
  2. 15 minutes dedicated to prayer (no driving at the same time)
  3. Read a chapter in CompTIA Network+ All-In-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition (Exam N10-006 by  Mike Meyers every day
  4. Take the Network+ certification before the end of the year
  5. Blog every day, and include something I learned from work, from the reading, and from the Bible
  6. Memorize Romans 8 and 9, and be able to recite them both before the end of the year (using
  7. Love note to my wife every day
  8. Weekly family devotions
  9. Violin once a week (Thursdays?)
  10. Come up with a reasonable tenth goal so I can have a nice, round number.  Oh wait, I just did! 
That last goal got me thinking, and I've spent several hours now trying to come up with some Javascript code that will demonstrate it's futility.  This is all I have, and there has to be something wrong with it but I don't know what or where:

var goals = 9;
function maketenthGoal(goals) {
if (goals < 10) {
goals = 10;
return goals;
function testAccomplished(goals) {
if (goals == 10) {
goalsleft = 9;
if (goalsleft != 10) {
accomplished = false;
return accomplished;
document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = testAccomplished(goals);
if (accomplished == false) {
function maketenthGoal(goals);

Anyway, I have no particular physical/dietary goals right now, I think those 10 9 are enough.