Deliver Me!

2001 a space odyssey hello daveI have been living in technology hell for over a week now.


My email became completely unreliable. I was only getting about 5% of the emails I normally get. Apple support was unsure what the issue(s) was/were. I was convinced it was a server-side issue. They were not.

Emails were not arriving or would arrive and disappear–most emails were … Continue reading

Uniquely Positioned to Shed Some Light

Trump and BibleIntroduction

In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement … Continue reading

Should He Apologize?

Senator David Perdue
Senator David Perdue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference this week, Georgia Senator David Perdue, (R), said we need to pray for our President. He then stated that we need to specifically pray a certain way. Well, in his own words:

I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even

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Apple: Making Some Serious Mis-steps [Updated]

Monopoly ManCorporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different.

Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line … Continue reading

Some Election-Time Serenity

Steve and Tim enroute to WinnipegA week ago, I jokingly posted this photo of Steve and me as we traveled to Winnipeg for a yet-to-be disclosed reason. I joked that, since Trump appears to be the presumptive Republican party presidential nominee, we were avoiding the mad rush to Canada.

But, have you noticed, I’ve stopped posting much about politics these days? I’ve all but … Continue reading

I Ain’t That Dumb

Comcast appears desperate to know who my new internet service provider is. I blogged about their weird phone call in which they all but demanded I tell them. I had to tell them that information was none of their business. It felt so good!

Now, Comcast is sending me emails.1 But, their last email was the most clever and … Continue reading

Comcast: “Sir, you don’t have a choice.” WRONG!

Gigabit InstallShortly after moving to Atlanta, I learned that Atlanta is a “test market”1 and therefore our Comcast internet had a 300GB monthly cap. Additional fees applied for overages. I called their corporate office2.

I told their agent that I flat out refused to have a 300GB data use limit, that no one told us of … Continue reading

By Comparison: SFS/ASO

I suppose we become spoiled bit by bit, without really being aware of the process. When we repeatedly experience something marvelous, and are even acutely aware of how extraordinary the experiences are, we still seem somewhat unaware that our expectations for this new, higher level of perfection are also growing. I recently had this expectation of excellence clearly defined for … Continue reading

Atlanta Driving Is Out of Control

Texting and DrivingI’ve mentioned before that when I lived in Atlanta 8 years ago, I drove like the proverbial bat: insanely fast. However, I never tailgated, weaved in and out of traffic, nor did I text or email while driving. I may have squeezed through a light or a few.

Driving in Atlanta today is like driving in a third world country, … Continue reading

Apple Should Be Embarrassed!

Pages iconAfter years and years of neglect, Apple released an update to its iWork programs. Each program is now sold individually. Pages version 5, the Apple word-processing and desktop publishing application, was born. The program is now on version 5.6.1.

Typical of Apple’s feature regression, Pages 5.6.1, even today, lacks fundamental features one would expect from a desktop publishing app.

Even … Continue reading