So I bit the bullet and finally shut down my windows 2008 beta server that has been running since the beta was released. Running about 6 websites from my home DSL using various hacks and dasBlog, I was very happy with dasBlog being a nerdy Microsoft boy. However times have changed since my first post seven something years ago! (where my pal enjay got me to do this)
What a time it has been, well here I am after upgrading my family's blogs and things seem to be stable on the GoDaddy servers, I purchased out 4 years in advance and got coupon codes from here and there and paid 150 bucks. not bad considering 4 years of that big old server running in the basement costs about that much minus the headache of patching!
As the winds of change blow my child into screaming at 1AM after I finished feeding him and changing a diaper. I ring in a new era for kellykeeton.com one where stable hosting and 5 9's are achievable. Where I can have things like wordpress and phpBB up and running with nothing but a click of a mouse! its been a good seven years blog, lets hope in another seven your still making advancements in stories and technology advancements.
Hrm I seem to have missed the month of July. Other then learning to be a dad a husband,employee and me all at the same time July wasn't anything crazy. Haven't had a lotof time for extra projects. I did get my advanced open water scuba certification finishedwith a awesome instructor.I also hope I just fixed a issue with dasBlog crashing a lot. I think it was due toallowing OpenID comments but I never configured it. when I looked at the web serverlogs OpenID had a trace file of 400MB so I assume something wasn't working correctly!Otherwise I will report in when I have more time on some other projects I just finished.Like some serious iPad app reviews. my new toy.
With summer comes lots of work and slacking off, blogs get slow. Recently I have beenworking on a portable APRS beacon as well as getting the truck working good. Mightstart a new project of a go-kart.
Yard work and keeping things clean are the main tasks other then working a LOT
Recently had my brothers wedding which was fun, havent seen any photos from it yet.
Fernando's Batch Party was also just this last week we shot a lot of stuff.
yes I know, I am currently working on a few draft items of the projects I have beenworking on, I will get them on line in the next day or so. So keep your RSS feed handy!Life has just been busy and with nothing rather noteworthy from a technical standpoint.I have however been goofing off with some projects here and there I will post up about.For the normal fun life in the keeton house I assume most of you know of katieblog which has most of the activities with photos we are normally up to.
new house first Christmas lights, I am the only one in the hood.. sad. but happy for my house.
Today some “pastor” posted to katie’s facebook page
Why would you want to approve Ref. 71? Do you really want to have your childrentaught that homosexuality and same-sex relationships are morally equivalent to heterosexualityand heterosexual marriage? Please, NO. Vote REJECT R-71
After yelling WHAT! This was our reply…. (wish I could handdeliver it to the guy)
Three Issues. 1) FACT We are not here to judge others so it is not my place to judgehomosexuality any more then theft, adultury, or racisim.
2) This Ref. has nothing to do with the defintion of marrage. It has to do with therights of differently minded people in the nation where we are all free and equal.(ignoring issue of hetrosexual domestic partners are also affected)
3) This Ref. has nothing to do with the teaching my children get. I as a parent amresponsible for teaching my child right, wrong, god, sin, grace, and compassion mostof all the love God has for everyone.
I don't see how voting no will show anyone with sin the grace and compassion of followersof God, we are not here to change others we are here to show others the light, itis not our job to condem them. Shame on anyone who says they are a Christan and thencondems the law of the land to further banish sinners into exile. You argue confusionis the point of satan to blind us, I argue satan is blinding you from grace to others.
Galatians 5:14-15 NIV "If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watchout or you will be destroyed by each other. The entire law is summed up in a singlecommand: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Followup (here are the comments continued…)
I agree with you, but I hardly think Homosexuality is analogous to "theft, adulteryand racism..." Those are all wrong, immoral and ignorant acts that rip at the heartof communities and families...I wouldn't say that homosexuality does that...
…, point taken - but to be clear the issue is Ref.71 and Religion used as abattle ground for Ref.71 corrupting society and "christian beliefs" the 'debate' isnot inductive of personal or religious stance on homosexuality however that is whatpeople are spinning it as.
In Issue 1 that you pointed out. The bible defines a sin as a binary measure, meaning1=sin and 0=no sin,we as humans (biblical again) are all 1 or sinners, so all sinsin the eye of god are equal. So to help reference this debate and the reason the argumentwas used in the "fact" statement.
In the argument taken in context for the debate of a rebuttal to 'Dan's' statementI feel that we can have a analogous comparison.
To your point about homosexuality in relation to the other sins on a more 'human orearthly' debate (aside from the religious debate of homosexuality which I am not addressing.)I agree, the issues were just strong points chosen to show that small or large a sin(in religion) is all equal. *
Another good example would have been Alcoholism which fits nicely into your exampleas well as mine. All beans to count however the statement was being very general anddirected at Dan's point specifically to help others make a choice.
Which in the end, is all that is there, your choice.
Hope that clears up the issue #1 in the debate?
*Mind you this is all our(Kelly and Katie) interpretation of Gods word AKA the bible,we are followers of God's Word and as you can tell feel passionately about it. I totallyunderstand if out there you don't think like we do, or agree with the statements wehave or will make. We can still hang out be friends and live in the country wherewe all have the opportunity to do so! (that last paragraph isn't directed at anyone,just a statement for the reader)
Kelly, wonderfully explained. I suppose I just tookumbrage to the notion that homosexuality is a sin, but after reading your post, itoccurred to me that as an atheist, I suppose I don't really believe in "sin." Or,more accurately, the idea of "sinning" is entirely subjective to me. As I live withoutgod, everything I do is then a sin, right? But... as you pointed out, this is adebate about Ref71, and I see now the utility of framing the debate in the contextthat Katie did above, which is ultimately to say, hey, no judge.
I have put the former goat cam back online this time on Squirrels. The SquirrelWebCam proudly serving up furry critters all day.
OH fall, How I don't ever like you again. As a new homeowner I get the joys of cleaninggutters, trying to stop mountains of leaves from entering the attic. Finding wet roofingmaterial that shouldn't be wet. Forgetting that the chimney to the gas appliancesis hot when things burn. Cleaning off latex glove from said chimney.
Blowing leaves off your roof into others yards. Finding that squirrels went to townon your feeder and ate 2lbs of food in 3 days. Cleaning up squirrel seed mess.
Looking at the ugly tree that made all the mess and waiting till the next sunny dayto CUT IT DOWN. Priceless.
I was going to be pissed if I spent 20 bucks on Squirrel food and accessories anddidnt see one soon. When they say these critters are trusting they arnt kidding. Itonly took about 40 seeds before this guy wont even stop munching if I open the window,he just sits there and eats seeds. Its been about 10 min of solid seed eating so far.I will soon have my fat squirrel.