Monthly Archives: May 2005

Pocket Quicken for Palm – A Favorite Program

I find that I use this little Palm program much more than I thought I would. After 3 years I can’t imagine not having it on my PDA and now it has been improved — the Desktop is not required for significant functionality. If you use Quicken, this upgrade is going to worth it.

Pocket Quicken for Palm OS


Star Wars: Episode III — It works!

Finally saw the movie! Yes! It works just great … answers the questions, cleans up the plot and explains how Anakin becomes an evil Sith Lord with a bit of a twist. Easily one of the best of the six films (Empire Strikes Back being the other). Great scenes, special effects, a sense of story that means something … though the cheesy dialogue between Padme and Anakin remain. Worth seeing more than once!

Star Wars: Episode III Episode III


The Amazing Race

I admit it! I’ve gotten hooked on the Amazing Race – easily the best “reality” show on television. I avoided it for a long time until my wife kept telling me about how much she enjoyed it and entertaining the different couples and situations could be. Add in a bit of luck, mix in skill, and then some quirky personalities, along with great locations and it is a great hit. I found this site when trying to figure out how much the “also-rans” got. I still don’t know, but this is a great site for explaining most of the rules.

The Amazing Race: Information From Answers.com


Logos Bible Software

Logos Bible Software is phenomenal! With the release of Personal Book Builder it is even better. It is now possible to take sermons, Bible Studies, church manuals, etc. and produce them in Logos format. This allows for linking your work with any other book in the program. I can see some very productive uses. For example, I have sermons that I wrote/preached years ago and may forget that I’ve actually dealt with a topic in them. With Logos I should be able to search for those uses and be able to more effectively communicate to my audience.

Logos Bible Software
Logos Personal Book Builder


A Helpful Source for Movie Information

I’m always looking for good information about movies … not so much what the critics think, but what kinds of elements I might encounter in viewing. ScreenIt.com is very helpful internet site in making those decisions. Using a helpful grid the reviewers catalogue everything from sex & nudity to the type of music used. Not a Christian site perse (at least that I can determine), but it is helpful to Christians as they try to make wise decisions about entertainment. Free access if you are willing to deal with advertising. A nominal subscription eliminates the ads.

SCREEN IT! ENTERTAINMENT REVIEWS FOR PARENTS


A Great Place for Researching Books

I love books and spend way too much on them. I’m always looking for better ways to research books. I love finding the best prices on books too. The clerk at the local used bookstore told me about this site for comparing book prices on the web — including new and used sites. A very helpful place with tons of links to information and prices on just about any book published.

Bublos.com, for Books: Compare Book Prices at Bublos and Buy Books Cheaper


Great Search Site

I love Amazon’s A9 search tool. Powered by Google, they have really figured out a way display the results in a far more helpful manner. And it is very customizable with single click buttons to display information the way you want it.

A9.com Home Page