I just wanted to share my experience with jQuery, and also give you a little sneak peek into the new Joomla extensions that I am working on. I am working on a new extension, and I hope to have it out by the end of the month. Well, anyways, as you know, Joomla 1.5 supports Mootools 1.1 out-of-the-box, and I tried to implement the Fx.Slide feature. To my dismay, it didn’t work. It just made the layer invisible and then visible again, and on top of that it had some quirks when the layers are cascaded within each other. I did a little research about it, but then I didn’t find much. However, I think maybe I need to download some kind of Mootools plugin, Mootools More, I think, to get it to work. When I tried to look for that download at the Mootools website, I couldn’t find it. I just got fed up. Then, I went to check out jQuery! Read More
I haven’t been really blogging in a while. I think I have been caught between two opinions as of late.There has been a lot on my mind, especially when it comes to politics, and social science. However, I digress… mainly because I don’t want to share everything that is in my mind to share. I have been thinking about the idea of privacy, and the right to privacy, and how that impacts the web. One of the issues on my mind is that whatever I blog on will be available as public knowledge, and may be used in the future to judge who I am, especially since there is a growing trend to jump to conclusions based on non-contextual rhetoric, and twisting the semantics of an individuals statements. Anyways, I am sure I will find some sort of common ground soon, so that I can blog happily and freely again. Read More
Well, it is 11pm, and I really MUST go to sleep in a few minutes. However, I want to share my recent interests with everyone. I really like CodeIgniter! It’s a PHP Framework. And for those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a system of reusable, often object-oriented, PHP components that provide a streamlined way to rapidly develop PHP web applications without the developer having to ‘re-invent the wheel’ and write all the code from scratch. It is just plain awesome! Read More
Another month has passed, and I am yet to put a decent post. Man, I feel partly ashamed. But, the truth is that sometimes, I think of things I want to blog, and I question whether I should blog about it or not. For example, many things have come into my mind about politics, and religion, and I want to put in my two cents, but I end up holding it all back. I think that it reveals a little too much, but at the same time, I do want to blog my thoughts. Anyways… I’m still pondering how I should express my thoughts. However, apart from my indecision when it comes to blogging for the past month, I have been pretty busy on some projects on my MacBook Pro. I have been learning Objective-C and writing quite a bit of code. I really has been a lot of fun. Most of my evenings for the past month has been spent doing that.
Ok, I am guilty. I did it again. I haven’g done any posts this month. It is the last day of the month and I think this is my first post. I am quite ashamed actually. However, many things have happened this month. Hmmm… where should I start…. Read More
This is my first post for June 2010. I can’t believe it. I am really not accustomed to having a blog. A lot of this happened this month. However, I won’t write on everything. There are quite a number of ideas floating around in my head, and also quite a number of topics that I have been thinking about. My primary thought recently has been on political systems and how susceptible ‘Joe/Jane Public’ is to the words and ideas expressed by politicians. For me, I have never been trusting of the words of politicians. I have lived long enough to realize that someone can tell you anything, and make it seem convincing. Someone can take little bits of truth from different domains and from different aspects of a situation, mix it with their own thoughts and agenda and get you to believe what they need for you to believe. Oftentimes, politicians will use some form of anecdotal evidence to express their viewpoint, so that it relates to the personal beliefs or personal concerns of a populace. As a result, people tend to believe what is being said, because it relates to their situation. This response by the majority of persons in the listening public is referred to as subjective validation
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My wife was sharing a scripture with me that has been on her mind for the last couple of days. So, I was thinking about it, and I want to share my thoughts on the scripture verse that she share with me. She shared the following verse with me:
32 Remember Lot’s wife.
(Luke 17:32 KJV)
It made me go back to the actual verses in Genesis. The story of Lot and his situation is covered in Genesis 11-14 & 19. However, I only want to focus on the scene where they were told to leave Sodom, and head for the hills! Read More
Good Night everyone… well, it’s night in Antigua, where I am living at the moment. I should be going back to work tomorrow. As to why I wasn’t at work today, well… today is Easter Monday, and in Antigua, Good Friday (last week Friday) and Easter Monday are both public holidays. The only addition to that was that I was sick all last week. I got a sick leave from the doctor that permitted me to be away from work. It has been pretty rough, being sick since last week. I only started to feel better by about Friday or so. Although, on Friday, I still had some nasal congestion, and a slight sore throat. Read More
The children of God are supposed to be peacemakers (Matt. 5:9). What does that mean? I have learned that obtaining peace requires determination, humility, resolve, truth, love, and a will to do what is right, even if it requires sacrifice.
Sacrifice is something that many of us do not fully understand in this day and age. Everyone wants ‘this’; Everyone feels ‘that’. Who will bare the burden? The freedoms that we enjoy in any country today resulted from the sacrifice of others, yet we use our freedom to oppress. We see it as a ticket to satisfy our self, regardless of others.
Yet, what is freedom? I believe that freedom is the right to be unrestricted in one’s ability to live and love. A free person is not only free to live, but has a responsibility that others are free to live as well. One cannot demand to be free at the expense of others. Violating the freedom of others is not a benefit of being free yourself. Rather, being free demands that you ensure the freedom of others. This is fairness and equity. Freedom is protected by justice. Justice upholds peace. Peace requires sacrifice. Sacrifice ensures freedom.
Fatherhood… I never truly understood what it means to be a child until I became a father. I never truly understood how my father used to look at me with a smile until I looked at my daughter with a smile. My daughter and I went on a walk today around the neighborhood. It was just great, really! Watching my daughter helped me to realize what fatherhood really is… it is seeing the things that your children can’t see and guiding them safely and lovingly through life. How did I come to that conclusion?