Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Sunday, January 22, 2006
BBC News - The Open News Archive BBC news has a really cool new feature on their web site. You can download and view around 80 news clips from major events over the last 50 years. Everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the September 11th attacks. Its a pretty impressive one stop shop of major events in the worlds history through video. When you have a few minutes check it out.
I was surfing the net and came across this really cool website. It's called AirTroductions. Its not just a catchy name. This website creates a online community for travelers. Specifically it gives you an opportunity to be introduced ahead of time to folks you might be flying with. Check out this website if you'd like to make sure you don't have to sit next to a freak on your next flight.
AirTroductions - There's Something in the Air
Friday, January 20, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Gina and I spent the afternoon after MGM Studios. We saw The Little Mermaid show and saw a movie about Walt Disney. Then we had lunch at The Brown Derby. At least I think that's what it was called. Our waitress Patti was very sweet. She said we looked like newlyweds so we got free champagne. It was very fun! Check out this random monkey I found.
Last night was the opening worship celebration entitled Faith Meets Me. We were introduced to 6 young people representing the three different denominations. They shared with us where faith has met them in their lives. Here are a few photos from the Celebration. We even had a visit from Mickey Mouse and all of his friends. It was quite a night.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Tomorrow is the big day I travel to Disney World for Faith in 3D. I'm looking forward to it. I'll be exhibiting for PPC a few hours a day. Its mostly a little vacation for me. I guess I'll be providing moral support for Gina. It should be a lot of fun. As soon as I get home I have to start packing. I hate packing. I always end up forgetting something. I know, I should make a list but I hate making lists. I'm sure I'll do fine. I'll be posting pictures from time to time. I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Should google be allowed to make all of the worlds books available online at no cost to them? It's a very interesting question. I just got off the phone with a sales rep from google books. They are actively pursuing publishing companies like Presbyterian Publishing Corporation to get us on board. Its a very flashy presentation and it makes total sense. This program does really nothing more than organize information that's already available. In some ways it's more controlled than some of the information that you can currently find through google or yahoo. I remember a few years ago I was able to find the whole Good Will Hunting (Good Will Hunting (Miramax Collector's Series)) manuscript on yahoo.com. I was able to download it and print out certain scenes that I was looking for. Did Yahoo pay for that screenplay? Of course not, one of their crawlers grabbed it off some other site. Google's plan is to put all of the worlds information in one searchable place. It gives people like you and me the opportunity to read some random pages and then choose to purchase if we would like from the publisher or another approved vendor. They are not interested in being in the retail business at this time. Just information gathering and sharing. It feels legal. What do you think?
Sunday, January 08, 2006
I found this really cool website today. Its kind of like Microsoft Word but fully online. You have the ability to create word documents and collaborate online with others. I could see this working great for long distance committees and groups like that. Check it out at http://www.writely.com/
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
This past Sunday The Courier-Journal did a feature article on a series of Books that my new company publishes. The series is called "The Gospel According to". I would say its out most popular series of books. The latest one to come out in the series is The Gospel According to Oprah. Its a really nice article. Check it out when you have a chance. Link to Article
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Last night Gina, Ben and myself went to Jillians for their New Years party. We saw Evil Engine #9, Saving Jane and The Muckrakers. We didn't get there until 10:30 so we missed most of Evil Engine #9's show. What we did see was exhausting. Their style was just not my thing. Loud and annoying. Anyhow Saving Jane was pretty cool. I liked their sound and energy. A very fun show. The final act was The Muckrakers. They were really the only reason why we went. Gina and I really wanted to introduce her brother to them. It wasn't their best performance ever. It was actually pretty disappointing. The plan was that they were to start playing right after New Years. They were having sound problems so there was a delay. It was kind of awkward. People started leaving and they lost that natural New Years energy. Once they did start playing it was kind of a downer. They played all of their slower paced songs. Anyhow we ended up leaving as well after about 7 or 8 songs. We ended up having some regrets on our choice for new years.