Saturday, September 30, 2006

A Canadian Wedding eh?

Two RCMP and a Bride

Friday, September 29, 2006

Cafe, Live Music, and WiFi

Things that make McNally Robinson stand out from other bookstores.

Sawyer Project - is the jazz duo, most enjoyable guitar and percussion.

- Peace

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Indirection of Thom Yorke

I always have to be aware when it comes to writing and when it comes to music, you don’t just come and say, ‘I want to put this in the song.’ It naturally evolves, and it’s naturally a part of what’s going on. … Anger is an energy source for me, especially lyrically when I’m presented with something I consider utter madness. … My writing is a constant response to doublethink.

Thom Yorke, Dancing In the Dark.

- Peace

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wheat, Woman

Wheat Woman

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Aim of the Person of Faith (Peterson)

The aim of the person of faith is not to be as comfortable as possible but to live as deeply and thouroghly as possible - to deal with the reality of life, create beauty, discover truth, act out of love.
Eugene H. Peterson, Run With the Horses, Letter to the Exiles.

I wish got more of the perspective on faith from the Christian sub culutre. For instance how we see our gathering times, do we see them as spiritual pick me ups, all postitve and glowing. Or do we see them as times that will comfort, confront , love , scare and dumbfound us with the great and terible beauty that is creation and the Creator?

- Peace

JavaScript is the New Metal

I'm at NFJS Calgary this weekend. Was talking with a local consultant about some of the Java Frameworks that allow you to code in Java and generate JavaScript. The Google Web Toolkit or DWR being examples. During this conversation he said.
Of course you can get down to the metal and write JavaScript by hand if you have to.
I had to laugh, we're so abstracted that JavaScript, running in an unknown browser on an unknown operating system on arbitrary hardware is the new bare metal. I won't name my friend to protect the guilty. He claims I'm quoting him out of context, but it was a moment that crystallized where we're at.

- Peace

Friday, September 22, 2006

If a squash can make you smile

Looks like NBC is squashing references to God for the TV episodes of Veggie Tales. Phil Vischer (what a fine musician) apparently has comments on his blog but I haven't found it yet.

Reminds me of the "Touched By an Angel" censorship e-mail... only that one was apparently a hoax.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Who Reads What Update

OK fore those who care WRW has been down for a week, got interupted making some changes and I only have the one version at the moment. I know very amaturish. The new version should render much faster, making it almost useable in IE. so please give it a spin.

- Peace

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Breakfast Round Up

Had a great time with Rudy and Steve. Here's a random recap of some of the topics of conversation. Rudy, Steve; feel free to add more in the comments.
Rudy as instigator
Web design, or lack there of at IdeaJoy.
Rachel of Cred8Design
Agile Software Development
Ruby on Rails
taking risks
abundance thinking vs zero sum game thinking
taking the out the thorn in the Lion's paw
short feedback loops
the spiritual connection between Blacks and Hispanics
Rex Murphy, cause he was there.
RCMP, yes they're still mounted police when in cruisers and how few of them there are in Banff
incarnational blogging vs focused blogging
John Perkins
Bibles that Rudy's been involved with
the time gap between the resurrection and Peter's restoration
The rejection of Christ, or why Christ rejected a few people vs why we do
Urbana 93
Cold Canadians and Starbucks Coffee
Peterson, doubt and the Great Commission
My Loving each other as the way to save the world rant
Politely Disconected
Jordon Cooper
A Heretic's Guide to Eternity by Spencer Burke
Making Students cry
Error Messages
Celebrity Breakfasts
Leighton Tebay
book reviews
Scott McNight and Jesus Creed
blog comments
The history of South Meadows
criticism learning from it and ignoring it
special effects in Jesus movies
Growing up Baptist
PBS cartoons on the American Revolution
Rob Bell
meet ups
weather and acclimatization
LA Public Transit
Cell Phone Cameras
Oddly we didn't talk about Peter Case, P.O.D. or U2.

Thanks guys, it was great.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Memories of Summer

Black Eyed Susans, Ten Cents
It was only a couple of weeks a go, but it feels longer than that.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Rudy Carrasco Celebrity Breakfast

Ok so the adventure to hunt down Rudy in Banff has been called off and
Rudy's coming to us on Wed. We're meeting at the Compass dinning room
in the Calgary Airport Delta at 8:30 am. If you're interested in joining
us please drop me an email.

- Peace

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Friday, September 15, 2006

Meet up with Rudy Carrasco, Banff

Hey Rudy Carrasco of Urban On Ramps is coming to Banff, and I'm headed up to meet with him Tuesday night, from 9 till 11. Yeah I know it's late but Rudy's a fascinating guy who works in LA. Read his bio.

If you're interested in tagging along I have space in the Element for 3 more, or you could drive up and meet us. Drop me a line and we'll arrange details.

BTW I'm in Regina till Sunday night, so don't be offended if my response times are bit longer than normal.

- Peace

Updated: Banff is out, breakfast is in.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


from Sunday's Flickr Meet.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

2600 km, 12 days behind

I passed the 2600 km mark for biking in 2006 this morning. That puts me 12 days behind the plan.

- Peace

Monday, September 11, 2006

Not Our Plans

Jeremiah 29:4-14 (The Message)

4This is the Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel's God, to
all the exiles I've taken from Jerusalem to Babylon:

5"Build houses and make yourselves at home. "Put in gardens and eat what grows in that country. 6"Marry and have children. Encourage yourchildren to marry and have children so that you'll thrive in that country and not waste away. 7"Make yourselves at home there and work for the country's welfare. "Pray for Babylon's well-being. If things go well for Babylon, things will go well for you." 8-9Yes. Believe it or not, this is the Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel's God: "Don't let all those so-called preachers and know-it-alls who are all over the place there take you in with their lies. Don't pay any attention to the fantasies they keep coming up with to please you. They're a bunch of liars preaching liesÂ?and claiming I sent them! I never sent them, believe me." God's Decree! 10-11This is God's Word on the subject: "As soon as Babylon's seventy years are up and not a day before, I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. 12"When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. 13-14"When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you" God's Decree! I'll bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.
I don't know why I hadn't really noticed it before. This passage is famous for the lines about how God has plans to prosper us. It's good news indeed. But it's not the news the people in the story were longing for. They wanted to go home. They didn't want to stay and settle down. You'd think it was obvious, but I missed it.

- Peace

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Daisies Stones

Daisies Stones

Friday, September 08, 2006

Got to Love Fire Fox

So I tested Who Reads What with IE today, and it's slow... It's alsmost instant in Fire Fox.

- Peace

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

An answer to an old question?

Years ago, Dave mentioned no Calvinist had ever given him a satisfactory answer to his question of how predestination squares with God's desire for all to be saved (1Tim 2:3-4). Does the following article count as a good answer? (I don't accept the TULIP doctrines)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Return of Who Reads What

Who Reads What is back. It now tries to read all sites within two clicks of the Resonate Blogs page. I know it's not getting everyone, as blogs listed here at IdeaJoy don't appear in the list. It's a work in progress.

- Peace

Google Juice for Memory Express

I have no idea why one of the most popular computer stores in Calgary is so hard to find via google. So here's some google juice for

- Peace

Friday, September 01, 2006

Good Man - King Straggler

Check out Good Man, now playing on King Straggler's my space page. As heard on the 23rd Paste Sampler.

- Peace