Friday, July 24, 2009

Nerd, Geek, or Dork which are you?

Found this today:

After reading it I decided I really wasn't a Geek, just a Nerd. So I have changed the title of my blog! :)


Monday, July 13, 2009

(X)HTML indenter

I have been working on developing a style (or theme) for phpBB and was encountering XHTML files that had no line breaks and indenting, so I did some searches and found: HTML Tidy Online (, you paste your unformatted code in the box, set the options (you don't have to change anything) and hit the green Tidy button in the bottom right. It gives you a page with warnings and errors about your XHTML, indicting weather or not it's valid code, you click the View Tidied HTML button in the top right and it gives you a page showing the tidied XHTML, select it all (ctrl+a), then copy and paste it over you old code!

Hope this helps someone out there!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What are we To Hope for?

This is article two in a series of articles on Hope from which I hope I will get around to Faith and Love. If you haven't read the first part of this please go and do so now. In the first part we discussed what the definition of Hope was. Now we shall look at what we as Christians are to be hoping for. Lets start with Romans 5:2 [KJV NKJV NASB NLT] (With this reference as with others I have linked the reference it's self to an online copy of the verse on, the reference links to the NIV, the abbreviation's link to there respective versions) Any way the verse in the NIV goes as follows:

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Did you catch that? we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. That's the first thing we are to hope in, the Glory of God. Next lets look at Psalms 119:74 [KJV NKJV NASB NLT]

74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.

The psalmist puts his hope in God's Word. Now we know from John 1:1 [KJV NKJV NASB NLT] that The Word is God, so when he says that he has put his Hope in God's Word, he has really but his hope in God. Next lets look at Titus 2:13 [KJV NKJV NASB NLT]

13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

So, The Hope is also The "Blessed Hope", now what is this Blessed Hope hoping for? "the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,". Now what happens at "the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,"? Romans 8:23-24a [KJV NKJV NASB NLT] tells us:

23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved.

Did you catch that? We will be adopted as sons and our bodies will be redeemed. For in this hope we were saved! We are saved by hoping in what God is going to do. (There by believing that Christ died and made us holy so that we can be adopted as sons.)

So to summarize, we are to Hope for:

· The Glory of God

· God's Word

· The glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

· For our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

As a final note about Hope: Isaiah 40:31 [KJV NKJV NASB NLT]:

31 but those who hope in the LORD

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. And may The Grace of The Lord Jesus Christ be with your Spirit.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Decleration of Independance

I Honner of Independance Day or the 4th of July I decided to post the Decloration of independance, I beleive it serves as a excellent reminder of why The United States of America were founded. So with out further ado:
Declaration of Independence
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.