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Motivational mumbu jumbo

Actually this is really good… at about 8:56 There is mention of the need for a “Transcendent Cause”. This is getting to be a recurring thought and idea on my radar the last 12 months.

I’ve been talking with the two guys in my Pre-Calc class this past year about why we do and why, and the need for a transcendent cause. I wrote about it in January and it still lingers. One of the ideas I’ve been having is that with out a cause that gets beyond the here and now we are dissatisfied with whatever it is we do.

If you haven’t watched the youtube video I linked to above, go do it now. Then come back.

Doesn’t he do a good job of explaining the success of open source? And when he says we do better when we have a transcendent cause I almost jumped up and got charismatic.

But I am suspicious that his transcendent doesn’t reach beyond the ether. I would extend his ideas a little bit further. One needs worth and value, but not gotten by humans. Having purpose is much needed, but that purpose must have a Deity at the end. Our transcendent cause must reach outside of the earth’s gravity field, beyond our physical world and into the spiritual world, where Christ sits at God’s right hand interceding for us.

Technology humor

I?m doing some reading about open source and getting a linux server running with two open source projects; SchoolTool and UniTime, and I came across this joke. Enjoy.

As much as I love the Y2K compliant Office App…
0) Geeks will argue which pen and which paper is the best.
1) The Gentoo crowd will make their own paper from pulp.
2) Where’s the ^H on Pen?
3) There are some serious latency issues
4) Sometimes the output is so horrible that others can’t read the file.
5) Sometimes the output is so horrible that I can’t read my own file.
6) You can backspace on a word processor. You can shake an etch-a-sketch. If you mess up on paper, you need new hardware.

Micheal Card Concert

This weekend my wife and I attended a Micheal Card concert at LBC. I really enjoyed it. It was a free concert that I had gotten tickets for several weeks ago. I had found it about 8 months ago. I knew that she liked Card and wanted to take her sometime.

He started out saying that he was going to use every trick and tactic he could to convince everyone in attendance to start reading their Bible through. He wants everyone to start in Genesis and read through the whole Bible. He wasn’t promoting in a year or some other scheduled plan that tends to get you down when you get out of sync. Just commit to reading it.

I came away from the concert with several thoughts. Continue reading Micheal Card Concert