Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Lister: ideas.

I've been trying to keep an ideas journal lately. I had a goal to write 10 ideas per day, but I had a hard time getting to 10. This is a list that I wrote today.
  1. I've finally decided on simplrerssreader.com. I really like the interface!
  2. I've been dreaming a lot more recently. Not sure why this is, but the past couple nights I've had dreams. It's very rare for me to dream. I usually do it about once every 2-3 months.
  3. This makes me want to start a dream journal, which is very easy to do in Penzu!
  4. As much as I don't like writing in rich text, I do love Penzu!
  5. I want to migrate my blogs somewhere, but I'm really not sure where yet. I'm testing different services, which seems to be the theme around here lately!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grocery shopping and pre-flight!

Melissa and I went grocery shopping today. I didn't want to do it on Friday, because I'll be watching the inaugural parade. I can't believe there are only 2 days left! I'm still cleaning out my email in preparation for the big resurrection! The thing is, the pressure is on to get it done now, because well... it happens Friday.
Earlier today, I got involved in this Reddit thread, and had fun scaring pharisees! Tomorrow, I intend to clean out emails from morning to evening, and try to decide between 2 RSS readers!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Blog tweaking, and counting down the days!

I did some blog tweaking over the weekend. I've changed the template, and added Disqus and Linkwithin.
I've started cleaning out my email, in preparation for the flipping the big change switch on Friday! I can't believe there's only 4 days left! I got all my sent items cleaned out today, tomorrow I'll start with trash and spam. Spam will be the quickest, as there's only 159 messages in that folder. While I was cleaning out sent items, I ended up keeping 160 support exchanges that I'll forward over. As a general rule, I keep support exchanges.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The final countdown has arrived!

Until January 20th, that is! yay for the final countdown. It isn't the inauguration I'm so excited about, although I'm interested to see what Trump says in his speech. No, it's the impending Lavabit resurrection! Lol, I told Melissa when we were on the way to lunch this afternoon, that I just couldn't wait anymore! Heh, I can, I just don't want to wait anymore. Anyway, it's now time for me to go to bed so I can get up early. Maybe I'll do a Periscope stream tomorrow! Lol yeah, I've been testing Periscope and actually got it to work.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Why I changed my Blogger display name.

About a week and a half ago, I changed my Gab username from webgurl, (the username I use online,) to @hope Why did I do this? Well the username noelle was taken, and that's my legal given name. I decided to use Hope, because if I were to change my name, if I could actually get away with that, it's what I'd change it to. I then decided I should try to start using that online. I still use my first name with the username, if there's a place for it. For now, I've changed the display name to be more in line with my current online identity. However, I intend to register a new domain as soon as this one's ready for renewal, and that will be in May.

Haircut pics!

I was going to post these a couple days ago, but just didn't get around to it. I got a new haircut on Friday, and I had Melissa take pictures. I'm going to try to upload them here, but if I can't, I'll link to them on Imgur, where I uploaded them to post to Gab.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I had a clog.

Oh yeah I did. My toylet was clogged earlier today. I didn't have a plunger, so I had to call Century21, and they called a plumber. Yeah, a plumber, just to fix a clog! The toylet was acting up all day yesterday, but I thought it was just the pipes being slow. We're experiencing some snowy weather here, so I thought the pipes may have backed up. It didn't overrun though, so I didn't think anything of it.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The resurrection is at hand, or the long wait is over!

Yesterday, I fell asleep, and just as it happened on 4/16/2014, I woke up to my search going absolutely crazy! It was going crazy because of this Reddit thread, which linked to this site, currently, that's a countdown page. In 19 days, it won't be. The thread was about Lavabit coming back! Yeah, it's going to happen in 19 days! I've known for about 8-9 months now that this day was close, I just didn't know exactly when. I don't think anyone did really. I've been waiting to post something for nearly 4 years now. It's the verses in John 11 concerning the resurrection of Lazarus.
11 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” 4 When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. 7 Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.10 But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” 12 Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” 13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” 16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” 17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away. 19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” 28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, “The Teacher has come and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him. 31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.” 32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” 37 And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?” 38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
43 and 44 are the key verses. I've had this ready and waiting for nearly 4 years now, and there wasn't a day I believed it wouldn't happen. I got impatient that it was taking so long, but I believed what was said in Triangulation 125, back in October of 2013. Perhaps because when I say something I usually always follow through with it, that I believed the same thing would be done in this case.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Highlights of 2016.

Yeah, it's the obligatory yearly highlights post! The posts I listed here are all memorable in some way. It doesn't mean that they're extremely well-written or anything like that. Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Things I learned while participating in CCC.

This was my 3rd time watching CCC live. It has become a post-Christmas tradition at this point! Here are a few things I learned:
  1. I like getting up early, but I'm not a huge fan of getting up at 2:15 in the morning! I do it anyway though, because there are lectures that start at 2:30, and I like to be there for them.
  2. Coffee is always good!
  3. Every year, there's at least one lecture that reminds me, exactly why I do this whole CCC thing. This year, there were a couple.
  4. Lightning talks are fun things, but I can always catch up on those later. In other words, if there are lectures going on at the time that I want to see, I should see them!
  5. It's extremely important for me to link to lectures as they're released. If I don't end up doing this, I probably won't get down to posting very many.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My list of 2017 goals.

  1. Get a haircut.
  2. Do some form of excersise every weekday. Even if I can't get on the elliptical for some reason, situps, pushups, jumping jacks, and yoga poses will work fine for this.
  3. Work myself up to spending 20 minutes outside at least 3-4 times weekly. Conditions: It can't be over 90, and under 50. I may be able to adapt to those things when trying them in short periods, but in order to stay for 15-20 minutes, about 60-75 is optimal.
  4. Develop a spirit-filled morning routine that includes prayer, bible reading, and journaling.
  5. Do something new every month.
  6. Go back to Vegas with my family.
  7. Make the recipe for snack mix I came up with.
  8. Participate in 12 month-long challenges in 2017.
  9. Participate in Operation Christmas child through my church.
  10. Put up the Christmas tree, (didn't quite have time to do it in 2016.
  11. Try to come up with at least 2 more recipes, (but it's OK if it's only one,) or if they don't work out.
  12. Read 10 books.
  13. Decide what I'm doing with my blogs. Right now, the linkblog is on Blot, and the personal blog is on Blogger. I'd like to try 10Centuries, but not sure if I want to do another blog migration so soon.
  14. Decide what I'm doing with my online identities and domains. This will probably involve privatizing Twitter, and a new domain for the linkblog.
  15. Find a password manager.
  16. for heaven's sake, start podcasting again!
  17. Try the different combinations of adblockers and privacy extensions, and see which ones work best for me.
  18. Switch away from Gmail and get rid of the address I've had for 10 years.
  19. Look into starting an online business.
  20. Apply for a credit card with rewards, (not a loyalty card.)
  21. Make an advanced directive.
  22. Make a will.
  23. Order checks.
  24. Start a savings account, and save between $50 -$100 every month.
  25. Switch banks, preferably to an online bank.
  26. Keep up with my bible journal, (the one that I started in December 2016.)
  27. Rewrite my eulogy, (I first wrote it on June 17th, 2008.)
  28. Start a "my day in six words" journal, with the aim of keeping it for 6 months.) The months don't have to be consecutive.)
  29. Make a list of 10 ideas every day.
  30. Do 25-50 acts of kindness.
  31. Write 2 letters to myself. One for when I turn 35, and one for when I turn40.
  32. Write my Newyears letter. This is a letter I write to myself every year recapping the previous year, and laying out very broad hopes and prayers for the next one.
  33. Anser my end-of-the-year reflection questions. I posted them right here.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Things I got for Christmas.

Going to backdate this one to yesterday.
  • a new purse! I needed a new one because my old one is broken.
  • A power pack to charge my phone. I lost my old one in the move somewhere.
  • a Sugarwish!!! Melissa gave me a Sugarwish!!!
  • Comfortable workout pants that I'm wearing right now.
  • A talking indoor/outdoor thermometer, which is very cool!
  • A picture of my Grandma, her boyfriend, and their dog. From my Grandma obviously.
  • $100 from Grandma, that I need to stash in the bank!
  • A sign that says something like, "God only gives you what you can handle." I wanted to hang it above my desk, as a reminder while I'm reading legal documents!
  • My stocking was stuff twice! Once from mom and once from Grandma.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This has to be a quickish post.

Because I'm acclimating to CET time, and I start that process tonight. Lol, I really don't want to end up with CET lag next week and fall asleep when well... I should be awake watching lectures. Besides preparing for 4 days of living in half CET half pacific twilight zone, here are my plans for the next 2-3 days.
  1. Tomorrow night, I'll go to my parent's house to exchange gifts with my grandma, sister, and the stepchildren.
  2. On Christmas eve, I'll be going over to my parent's house, probably sometime later.
  3. We'll go to church, and then I'll stay the night. I'm going to have fun explaining to my mom why I need to get to bed by 8:30!
  4. The next day, mom, dad, and I will open presents/stockings.
  5. Mom will cook Christmas dinner on Christmas day, she couldn't decide if she wanted to do this Christmas day or Christmas eve this year.
  6. I'm hoping I'll get home at a nice early-ish time.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Epic nuts.com list, otherwise known as CCC survival pack!

Lol, because I wanted to order so I could get the free secret tin they were offering if you're subscribed to their newsletter. I needed to order before Christmas so I could get that. I decided to do it today, because I wanted it to get here in time for 33C3. In other words, I'm going to have coffee, chocolate, and stream a whole bunch of lectures very early in the morning! OK, so here's the list:
  • Nuts.com Holiday Tin
  • 2 Teriyaki Beef Jerky.
  • 2 Death By Jerky.
  • 2 BBQ Beef Jerky .
  • 2 Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky.
  • 2 Western Style Beef Jerky.
  • 2 Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips.
  • 1 Milk Chocolate-Covered Cashews.
  • 1 Peanut Butter Covered Pretzels.
  • 1 Pez Refill Packs.
  • 1 Strawberry Pop Rocks.
  • 1 Watermelon Pop Rocks.
  • 1 Red Rock Candy Sticks (Unwrapped)
  • 1 Pink Rock Candy Sticks (Unwrapped).
  • 1 Light Blue Rock Candy (Unwrapped).
  • 1 Necco Wafers.
  • 1 Peanut Butter Malted Milk Balls.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stuff and things.

It's obvious that I haven't succeeded with 30 days of lists. December was probably not the best month for this! Since I enjoy it though, I'll keep going until the end of the month. Here's a list of things that have happened over the past couple days.
  1. I was able to extract the Pharisee of Pakistan from my life! I didn't want to do anymore video calls, especially last night when I had a headache, bbut he kept pushing, and that made me extremely suspicious!
  2. I started and finished planning CCC lectures in 24 hours! This usually takes me a couple days.
  3. Apparently, my sister's gift has finally been delivered! I wasn't sure when it was going to get here. We have to exchange gifts with my grandma, and my sister on Friday.
  4. Not that I want to do that though. I'd rather open all the gifts at once Christmas morning. My Grandma has stocking stuff for me, and I'm sure she's going to love my mother telling her to leave it, because I'm absolutely not doing stockings until Christmas morning!
  5. So this raises the question, if we're going to do separate things from now on, why did I buy for my sister's not yet step children?