June 14, 2016

For the Families and Friends of Those Gunned Down in Orlando

By Tim | June 14, 2016 | Tags: Northern America |

We seldom agree, but we Americans always care for one another. Here’s a beautiful song for you titled “Memories” from Elvis Presley:

Heartfelt condolences for you all in this time of deepest grief.

June 2, 2016

Blue Angels Pilot Killed in Crash

By Tim | June 2, 2016 | Tags: Northern America |

WKRN had excellent coverage today about the crash. I am disappointed however that the Media felt it necessary to release the pilot’s name before the next-of-kin notification process was completed.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the pilot’s family and friends. God bless you sir as you soar away on Angels wings.

Update 6/3/16: The Navy has identified the pilot as “Capt. Jeff Kuss, 32, of Durango, Co.” More details including a bio can be found at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=95051

November 28, 2015

Does Donald Trump Make Sense For America?

By Tim | November 28, 2015 | Tags: , Northern America |

Barring a catastrophe, it looks like Donald Trump will most probably be the Republican nominee for President of the United States.

Can he make America great again or at least get the country functional enough to provide a future for its children?

The far Left and Right

Donald Trump won’t make the far Left happy nor will he make the far Right happy, but he does seem to have enough in him for both camps and people in the middle to be contented.

Getting things done

Donald Trump has the confidence, know how, networks, influence, and money to get things done. Entrenched Republicans and Democrats will not be happy, but they’ll work with him. Oh yeah, they’ll work with him.

Can Trump actually do it?

America’s career politicians have done nothing but destroy a great country. Perhaps it’s time to give someone like Trump a chance to succeed where others have failed.

Your thoughts?

October 21, 2015

US Military Fighter Jet Down in UK

By Tim | October 21, 2015 | Tags: , Europe |

Update 10/21/15 12:59 EST USAFE reports the pilot of the aircraft was killed. The F-18 was one of six transiting from Bahrain to Miramar. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the pilot’s family and friends.

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A US military fighter jet is down in the UK. Preliminary reports say it is a USMC F-18.

No press releases from RAF Lakenheath at this time.

More at Eastern Daily Press.

June 22, 2015

The Saints of Charleston

By Tim | June 22, 2015 | Tags: Faith, Northern America |

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” ~ Tertullian

Facing the end of their lives, some people wonder if they have made a difference, wonder if they even matter.

When I learned of the heinous crime committed in Charleston, I tried to pray, but the usual words just seemed to ring hollow. The proper words just weren’t there. People were hurting, grieving, angry about what had just happened. What should I say? What should I ask for? I found myself praying that God would somehow glorify His name through a seemingly senseless tragedy, crime.

Across our country, instead of seeing more hate and violence, something incredible seems to be happening. Love, forgiveness, a coming together in heartbreak and healing, trying to make sense of everything.

People are defying the cry of “Fool!” as they fulfill Jesus’ commands in Matthew chapter 5. Joy is filling the spirits of the broken-hearted.

In Isaiah 54:17, the LORD says “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me.”

Susie Jackson; Sharonda Coleman-Singleton; DePayne Doctor, Ethel Lance, Daniel Simmons Sr., Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, and Tywanza Sanders can stand in glory today and boldly say praise God, our lives mattered.

God save America.

June 4, 2015

Minecraft 0.11.0 MCPE for iOS Crashes On Old Worlds

By Tim | June 4, 2015 | Tags: Gaming |

Update: Mojang has released version 0.11.1 and that appears to have fixed all the problems I was experiencing. Woo Hoo! Thank you Mojang.

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Minecraft 0.11.0 MCPE for iOS is crashing when trying to play worlds created on a previous version.

Does anyone know of a fix that doesn’t require deleting and reinstalling the app?

You can create a new world and go from there, but I’d prefer not to lose the old worlds.

New worlds created on 0.11.0 are incredible! Thank you Mojang for bringing all the goodies to iOS.

June 2, 2015

Republic Wireless Bringing The People What They Want

By Tim | June 2, 2015 | Tags: Business, Northern America |

Republic Wireless is bringing the people what they want.

What exactly do the people want? How about no contracts? Affordable plans that don’t break the bank? Affordable plans? Yes! Republic Wireless has four plans starting at $5 a month. That isn’t a typo; they really have a $5 plan which is wifi only with unlimited talk/text/data. I’m trying the $10 plan which gives you unlimited talk/text over cell, and unlimited data over wifi.

The plan I’m on doesn’t give me data over cell, but with so many wifi hotspots, I’m really not missing it. Switching to Republic Wireless is saving me lots of money and the network itself has been great for me.

You want an affordable plan? Republic Wireless has a plan for you.

I compromised nothing by switching; I gained. And I’m happy.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for writing this post. It reflects my personal experience with the company.

Join Stampy as He Ventures forth in LEGO Worlds

By Tim | June 2, 2015 | Tags: Gaming |

Stampy ventures forth today in his first “Let’s Play” episode of LEGO Worlds – Cake Castle:

Stampy is such a great guy; he just makes everything fun. The first episode looks really fantastic and I do hope he does more. If you like it too, let him know on Facebook.

May 1, 2015

Will Manny Pacquiao Pull-off a “Duran” on Floyd Mayweather?

By Tim | May 1, 2015 | Tags: Sports |

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to square off in Las Vegas Saturday night and echos of Roberto Duran’s 1980 upset victory over Sugar Ray are ringing.

The odds are stacked against Manny going into Saturdays fight and I can’t help but hear Pat Benatar singing “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.”

Honestly, I believe it’s going to be Mayweather all the way, but there’s something, just something like a splinter in my mind that won’t stop bugging me…

Good luck guys, and like UFC’s John McCarthy always says, “Let’s get it on!”

February 25, 2015

Microsoft’s OneDrive Appears to be Down

By Tim | February 25, 2015 | Tags: Tech |

Microsoft’s OneDrive service appears to be down. Does anyone have confirmation?

A quick ping showed a 100% packet loss.

At 14:05 EST the service is up again. No idea what just happened.