Category Archives: Technobabble

Nonprofit Organization Web Sites

I still remember when I first found out about the World-Wide Web and HTML-based web browsers. I had know about the Internet, text-based email, ftp, and Usenet, but this was a new thing, still highly experimental. By that time, the … Continue reading

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Email Postcards and our Web Contact Form

Your normal email is less public than this web posting, but not by as much as you probably think. I’ll not get into how easy it is to intercept unencrypted email, except to say that it is very easy to … Continue reading

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Bible translation software development

When people ask what I do, I usually say something like “I develop software to help Bible translators.” That is probably about the shortest accurate answer to that question that I can muster, at least for my “main” job. I … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Linux… sort of

I admit it. I’m a Microsoft Windows addict. It started a long time ago when I switched from CP/M to MS-DOS. Then Microsoft Windows 1.0 came out, and I tried it… and even ran some programs under it. When Windows … Continue reading

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Sharpening the axe and laying the foundation

The last few months have been challenging to me, in terms of fighting frustration. My computer work has been like trying to run with lead weights on my feet. In a swamp. Things are looking up, though. A new computer … Continue reading

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My Toshiba computer got altitude sickness and trashed Microsoft Windows.

Seriously. I live and work at 8,400 feet above sea level. The view is great, here, but the air is kind of thin. The lower air density means that the same volume of air is capable of removing less heat … Continue reading

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Computer Glitch! Whodunnit?

As I wrote before, my experience with my Toshiba Satellite P35 has not been a pleasant one. It has spent more time away from me and in the possession of repair personnel than any other computer I have owned. After … Continue reading

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Newsletters, eMail, and spam war crossfire

I like email. It is much faster, much cheaper, and more environmentally friendly than paper mail. Email follows me when I travel, without having to give people a new address. Email is useful for personal communications, newsletters, discussion lists, and … Continue reading

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Resurrection of a Toshiba computer

Just in case you read my last posting about our Toshiba notebook computer and were curious about the outcome… I had to send it to the Toshiba repair depot. I got it back a little over a week later, and … Continue reading

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Toshiba Computer Woes

I was very happy when I was given money to buy a new notebook computer for my Bible translation support work, over a year ago. I carefully researched options, and it came down to two choices: a Toshiba Satellite P35 … Continue reading

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