Blessed are you, Lord, our God, king of the universe
who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season (Amen)
Life is a gift. You appeared. You had nothing to do with it whatsoever. You had nothing to do with the color of your eyes, the color of your hair, the color of your skin, or how tall you were going to be. You stand with this gift of yourself. What are you going to do with it? God gave you self, gave you life, and gave you the world to live in. What are you going to do with that gift? --Millard Fuller - Founder Habitat for Humanity International
May your new year be as sweet as apples dipped in honey!
The Last Word about Tim Tripcony
Tue, May 27th 2014 4:30p Devin Olson My friend Nathan has posted about Tim's life and the devastation of his loss. I can add nothing more. http://nathantfreeman.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/thelastword/ [read] Keywords:
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 6:10a Devin Olson Bruce Elgort has stepped down as chairman of OpenNTF
I have known Bruce for many years. I could go on about how I met him and how we became close, but that not something I'm willing to share. He is a good and kindly man, he is a caring an loving individual, and he is a friend.
Bruce has worked his ass off over the years as a major contributor to our little yellow community. He has been a huge disruptive change agent and has helped shaped the way I look at the world.
For all you ha [read] Keywords: agent
Disk Inventory X
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 5:30p Devin Olson Ok, here is a real quick review
I have been using Disk Inventory X for about 6 months now, and I couldn't imagine not having it in my tool kit.
If you are a Mac user and do anything more complicated or technical than surf facebook, then you should go get this tool.
I don't always recommend a product, but when I do you should pay attention
Hope this helps!
-Devin [read] Keywords: facebook
Returning to the Real World
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 12:00p Devin Olson I've been pretty heads down over the last few months leading up to Lotusphere IBM Connect 2013. Nothing to apologize for, I've just been focused on other things.
I will leave it to others to provide detailed post-conference analysis. Let me just say that it was, through no fault of IBM, one of the worst weeks of my life. It was also one of the better weeks of my life. We lost a friend, but also made some new ones. I drew much closer to many existing friends as well.
Gents (and Ladies), I w [read] Keywords: ibm
Birth of the Marine Corps
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 4:10p Devin Olson JOURNAL OF THE CONTINENTIAL CONGRESS
(Philadelphia) Friday, November 10, 1775
Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to [read] Keywords: office
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 11:00a Devin Olson Many home-brewers, believing that spent grains are worthless, will throw them out when finished brewing.
This belief is far from the truth.
Image Credit: Tyler Howarth 2009
Spent grain is an excellent source of nutrition.
They are packed with proteins, vitamins, fiber, and flavor.
When mashing and lautering, the grains are steeped in water heated to somewhere between 150 and 170 degrees.
This process draws the sugars, colors, and flavors from the grains in [read] Keywords: google
Expanding a Names List
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 11:40a Devin Olson Here is an old helper function I've had laying about in my toolkit for a while. It gets the unique members of a list of names or groups. Anyway, here is the code:
' * function expandNamesList
' * @author: Devin S. Olson
' * @licence: WTFPL Version 2
Gets the unique members for a list of names and groups.
Conditionally recurses to get all individual members of all sub-groups.
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