Thursday, May 31, 2007

Watch Jobs and Gates Rare Joint Appearance

Jobs and Gates Rare Joint Appearance

From Reuters

It turns out that Steve Jobs has a soft spot in his heart for PC guys.

"PC guy is great, he's got a big heart," the chief of Apple Inc. said on Wednesday, referring to popular television ads in which a hip young man personifies a Macintosh computer and a Windows PC is played by an awkward middle-aged man.

"The art of those commercials is not to be mean, but it's actually for the guys to like each other," Jobs said.

93 days

That's right...only 93 days until Sooner football!

Tim Hughes - Holding Nothing Back

Two-time Dove Award winner Tim Hughes doesn’t simply write worship songs—he writes a worshipful life. In Holding Nothing Back, Tim’s 3rd release, he desires to do just that. Tim reflects, “Worship is about surrender, holding nothing back and giving all of ourselves to the One who gave His everything for us.” 40 million people sing Tim’s anthem “Here I Am To Worship” every week, currently the #1 CCLI song. His songs are in high demand from worship leaders and artists. With Holding Nothing Back, Tim is poised to bring his voice, his own recordings to radio and consumers around the world.

In this album, there are a few tunes I like and think could work in our services at Keystone.

On Easter, we sang the song Happy Day. The lyrics are upfront and powerful and the music is high energy and easy to sing. Lyrics - V. The greatest day in history, Death is beaten, You have rescued me, Sing it out Jesus is alive, The empty cross, The empty grave, Life eternal You have won the day, Shout it out Jesus is alive, He's alive C. Oh happy day, happy day, You washed my sin away, Oh happy day, happy day, I'll never be the same, Forever I am changed

I also like the following tunes...The Highest and Greatest, Everything, Take The World and God of Justice. Listen below.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Google Voice Local Search

I saw this on Google Labs

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.
  • Using this service, you can:
    search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.Just say "text message".

And it's free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business.

Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.
Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.

He Will Guide You...He Promises

Today, if you are contemplating a minor decision or a major decision or even something between those two extremes...take heart and rest in the below truth...

Psalm 32:8
The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. NLT

Official iPhone release date?

In a letter discovered by LoopRumors, Apple writes to the FCC on October 12th asking for documents regarding the iPhone's schematic design, block diagram, theory of operation, and antenna information to remain confidential and kept from public disclosure indefinitely.

They state that "...the public disclosure of the above mentioned documents might be harmful to [Apple] and would give a competitor an unfair advantage in the market."

Although Apple already disclosed the 'theory of operation' during Steve Jobs' keynote, they ask the FCC to insure that business sensitive information remains confidential until June 15, 2007," a specific date not previously mentioned by Apple. Jobs cited FCC approval as the reason for delay in the launch of the iPhone.

June 15th is the final day of the WWDC.

In related news, Apple removed the colored shuffles from the main image on its homepage and replaced it with the previous image promoting the iPhone.

From Loop Rumors

iTunes Plus

Today Apple launched iTunes Plus, a premium service that offers music tracks free of copy protection. The iTunes Plus service debuts, as expected, featuring EMI Group's digital catalog of recordings.

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Google Adds 'Street View' to Maps

I saw this on PC World:
Google began offering street-level views in its maps Tuesday. A button with the label "Street View" now appears next to the "satellite" and "hybrid" buttons above map images for a select number of cities. Choose an address, click the "Street View" button and you'll see a 360-degree ground level view of that place on the map. Click on the arrow graphics overlaid on the street image and you can advance forward down the street into new 360-degree views. I typed in PC World's street address, clicked Street View, and the following view of the intersection of 2nd and Bryant in San Francisco came up:

I clicked on the arrows, moving east on Bryant Street. After about six blocks I ran into Red's Java House, which sits on the wharf at the end of Bryant.

The images that make up Google's Street View feature are taken by a small army of drivers with expensive, multiple lens cameras mounted to the tops of their cars. Streets for which Street View images are available show up with blue outlines on Google Maps. Google says Street View is available for major roads in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver. More cities will follow shortly, Google says. (PC World)


A Christian Looks at Depression

Today, I started a mini vacation and was driving from Keller, Tx to Tulsa, OK to see my parents.

I listened to a very powerful and honest look at depression. I had heard about this message from some friends.

Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church and Song of Solomon conference leader, spoke about his personal experience with depression. It was from a chapel service held at Dallas Theological seminary on 27 March of this year. After listening to it, I wanted to share it with you and ecnourage you to share it with your co-workers, pastor, church staff and friends. It is, without a doubt, the most powerful message on the subject of depression I have ever heard - but don't take my word for it, watch or listen to it for yourself.

Watch the Video
Download the Audio

My big takeaway was this...You can get burned out doing what you love to do.

If you are a workaholic or love what you do and do it all of the time with no breaks, please take the time to listen to this.

Microsoft Surface

Let me say this, I am a huge Apple fan but this BLOWS my mind...
The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft ’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technolog

Ten Most Powerful Movie Franchises in History

I found this on

What is an Epic Movie Franchise, you may ask? Well, it starts by having at least two movies in a series and can range anywhere from 2-3 films (a la Mission Impossible) to countless installments and re-hashings (a la James Bond). The even harder question: how do you say what is the most powerful movie franchise in history?


What I'm Listening To...

Here is an iMix (from iTunes) I will continually update with what I am listening to.

RSS FEED for the iMix

Monday, May 28, 2007

All of the Above

So why the title, “All of the Above?” This blog is about everything…music, life, faith, movies, tv, technology…pretty much everything that interests me.


In an effort to become more oragnized, I am trying a new online “To-Do-List” called Vitalist. I have used it all this week and I must say it is amazing. It has helped me to get a ton done. If you are having troubles forgetting tasks or keeping things prioritized, you gotta check this out.

Razor-thin TV screen you can wear as a T-shirt

This is absolutely unbelievable. I saw this on

In the race for ever thinner displays for TVs, cell phones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all - a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-colour video.Read more

See the video.

Why Charlie Died and More

Lost Redux: Damon Lindelof Breaks “Radio Silence” to Reveal Why Charlie Died and More
So…whoa. Now you’ve seen it. (And if you haven’t, you shouldn’t be reading this!) Lost’s mind-blowing season ender in which the rattlesnake popped out of the mailbox, the series turned upside-freaking-down and the producers sent us into a whole new off-the-island era.

Will CBS Rebuild Jericho?

Nielsen can measure butts in seats, but it sure can’t measure hearts and minds. In further proof (as if we needed more) that the numbers don’t tell the whole story about the popularity of a show, Jericho fans are making like the characters on the show and refusing to go down without a fight.
Taking a cue from Roswell’s bottles of Tabasco, Arrested Development’s bananas and Jake Green’s “Nuts!” battle cry in the finale, Jericho fans are inundating CBS with nuts—eight tons of nuts so far! (in business—but presumably not online—since 1929) has been the semi-official hub of this effort, so if you would like to toss a few Brazil nuts in the general direction of the Eye network (is it just me or did that sound dirty?), check out the Jericho support page—and while you’re there, don’t miss the awesome YouTube video of a Nuts! delivery.
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I Am Back

Well after a long time away from blogging...I have decided to jump back in.