In spite of the fact(s) that today and always I guess firearms, hunting and fishing are and always have been my primary hobbies.
I have to admit I am a bit of a geek when it comes to electronics and computers..
Bought my first computer in early 1980’s. A Commodore 64..Thought it was pretty neat!!
Plus when I worked in the printing industry so long ago I became the go to guy when we first brought IBM desktops in and the resident expert with Lotus 123. Remember that one?
I have built a number of computers and for a while had a side business working on computers, repairing, installing software etc..
I also have a couple of Linux boxes with Mint and Ubuntu installed.
I like Linux because it works and updates are free…I am not a Windows fan, although I have one with Windows 7 on it..My Most Dearest has Windows 10 on her computer and ….. it….. SUCKS!!
Always somewhat keeping my eyes open when new products come online and every now and then think about doing another build.
And now I find this interesting..
Source: This tiny Compute Stick turns any TV or monitor into a full-blown PC – BGR
Talking to God all night
For reading & meditation: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation ‘” (v.17)
We ended yesterday by saying that because Paul had died to all self-interest, he was not at the mercy of ambiguity and uncertainty. Sure of God, he was sure of the future. You see, if you don’t surrender to God, don’t think you don’t surrender. Everybody surrenders to something. If you don’t surrender to God, then you will surrender to something else – your moods, your circumstances, your fears, your self-centred concerns. And if you do, you will end up becoming downcast and disillusioned. A doctor tells of being called to see a patient, the head of a large company, who was having increasing attacks of asthma. The doctor could find no physical basis for the asthma, and so he asked the man: “Is there anything troubling you?” The patient replied: “No, doctor, I’m a member of a church, in fact an official in the church – nothing is troubling me.” The next day the patient again sent for the doctor and said to him: “Yesterday I told you nothing was troubling me, but I’ve been talking to God all night. I looked at the ceiling and saw the words: ‘Seek first the kingdom of God.’ Doctor, I’ve been seeking my own kingdom. I’ve been a completely self-centred man. But last night something happened to me. I’m seeking first the kingdom of God.” The doctor said: “I went away with tears streaming down my cheeks. I had seen the birth of a soul.” Surrender means not just the birth of a soul, but the birth of everything – new relationships, new perspectives on life, new power to face whatever comes, and a new sense of certainty and belonging – a new everything.
O Father, it is obvious that unless my confidence is placed in the Ultimate, then I will not be able to cope with the immediate. Help me to be a fully surrendered person. For surrendered to You, I need surrender to nothing else. Amen.
For further study:
1. What was Christ’s example?
2. How can we imitate Him?