Hulk Smash – A Javascript Minifier in Perl

Hulk Smash – A Javascript Minifier in Perl

You'd like to have the fastest website out there, but you also want the coolest interactions and functions that come with pages and pages of javascript or jQuery code. That is going to be a problem. One thing that slows your site down, is asking the server to retrieve multiple other files. With each file, there is time required to negotiate the connection, request the file, and then receive it. If you were to pile all of that code into one small file, you could cut your site load time. We all know…Read more
Easter Play 2012

Easter Play 2012

The death and resurrection of Jesus is a miracle that we at the Vineyard celebrate all year long. Easter, however, is a special occasion to really praise Him for what he's done and share it with others on an even greater level. God has blessed us with some amazing ways to share the story of Jesus' sacrifice to others, and this year is no exception. This year was in the form of a play titled simply, Easter Play 2012. Written by Brandon Freeman, the play takes a little different look at the impact…Read more
Starting Your Own Site Using The Free WordPress.com

Starting Your Own Site Using The Free WordPress.com

When something is free, there are usually trade-offs. With Wordpress.com, you can do some amazing things, but you will still be a little limited. The big one is that you won't have an entirely custom URL. When you sign up for Wordpress.com you'll get to choose your blog name but your URL will be "yourblog.wordpress.com". The other issue is one of advertisements. Wordpress.com will insert ads into your content occasionally for guests who aren't logged in to your site. Even with these detractors, Wordpress.com is an enormously useful platform for those on the smallest of…Read more
Top 3 Reasons You Should Have Your Own Website

Top 3 Reasons You Should Have Your Own Website

1. A Place To Share Google+ continues to gain users and popularity. I believe much of its popularity is due to the ability to share longer posts and larger pictures. As a big fan of Google+, I use it to share quite a bit, but even Google's social platform has it's drawbacks. Linking to your content in Google+ is certainly less than intuitive so far for one thing. Of course there's also Facebook. What if you wanted to share some photos using Facebook and your family is opposed to Facebook's use of their…Read more
Antennae Technology Breakthrough – Spray It On

Antennae Technology Breakthrough – Spray It On

Google recently launched a new website very similar to Ted.com called WeSolveForX.com. The idea is to bring together people from all over the world and share their innovations and ideas for making the world a better place. You'll find an amazing mix of passion and brilliance with just a little crazy when you browse through the various videos there. One video that caught my attention is this talk by Anthony Sutera on a product he claims to have developed that, when sprayed onto the surface of something, acts as a very strong antennae.…Read more
Coolest Knife Set Ever

Coolest Knife Set Ever

Deglon Meeting Knife Set, Stainless Steel Knives and Block, Set of 4 I stumbled across this knife set on Amazon.com and had to share. If it weren't a little out of my price range I would be all over this one. Since my birthday and Christmas is almost a year out now, there's plenty of time to save up for those of you who would like to get this for me as a present. This set looks amazing. Set of 4 knives and block; contemporary and innovative design Made of high quality stainless…Read more
The Sunday Drive Church

The Sunday Drive Church

Ryan Stevenson has hit the road, rocking and praising all over the place. He also took his sound engineer, Chris Marsden, with him. So once again, I filled in as temporary sound man for The Drive. With Ryan gone, they also needed some fill in musicians and Chris and Charity Majors stepped in and did an amazing job leading the church in worship.Read more
Vineyard Valentines Dance

Vineyard Valentines Dance

As with a few years in the past, the Vineyard Marriage Ministry threw a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing this year for Valentines Day. I had the opportunity to help set up and ensure the technology was there to help once again. I was missing my wife as she had previous plans for the evening, but I still had a really nice time and loved the opportunity to honor the Robinsons for 67 years of marriage. If you get a chance to join their party next year, I would highly recommend it.Read more
Awana Grand Prix – 2012

Awana Grand Prix – 2012

The great race. What comes to mind? The race Paul was talking about when he said "let us run with patience the race set before us"? Or do you think politics? Well I'm not talking politics. I'm talking about the most important race of our young lives. The Grand Prix. The Pinewood Derby to our Boyscout compatriots. It happened this morning for the Boise Vineyard Awana kids and it was a blast. My kids are 4 and 3 and weren't nearly as excited about racing as they were about playing with the cars…Read more