Long time no see

Wow.  How long has it been?  Too long. I look back on the posts on this blog and realize that I have not posted a single article since October 2010.  Back then my goal was to post at least one article per month.  I did pretty well up to October 2010, then nothing.  It was […]

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Building an Online Chat Application – ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, and AJAX

For this month’s IndyNDA ASP.NET SIG, I showcased an example web app that shows off the AJAX power of jQuery and the AJAX-response goodness built into ASP.NET MVC. The basic premise is that we want to have a website that has a live chat on the homepage.  Users can log in and then post new […]

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Logos 4 Mac

One of the great bonuses of attending the BibleTech 2010 conference in San Fransisco last March was being able to talk to and get to know many of the developers behind the Logos software.  Logos creates one of the most sophisticated (and awesome) Bible study and research software on the market. Back in March, many […]

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Random Research Friday – Modern Day Gunsmiths

For this Random Research Friday, I wanted to investigate gunsmithing.  For those who might not know, gunsmithing is the profession of restoring, designing, and repairing firearms.  Just as a car mechanic has to knowledgeable about different automobiles, it takes a lot of knowledge to become a good gunsmith.  Firearms are probably one of the longest […]

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IndyNDA Wrap-up for August 2010 – OData

This month at IndyNDA we heard from Dan Rigsby (@DanRigsby) regarding OData.  OData is a web protocol that allows for the querying of data as a service.  OData is built upon REST principle of web services.  REST is a move away from the complicated SOAP protocols that were popular in the 1990’s.  Unfortunately SOAP is […]

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Thinking about Bibles

I have continued to think about what I would want in a Bible. I continued to think about Bible design after my Random Research Friday a couple of weeks ago where I researched a new note-taking type Bible.

I have continued to develop the idea. I recently compiled a list of qualities (both design and production) I would like to see in this Bible.

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Big Christian Words

I was reading through the preface of my ESV Bible and read the following passage… The ESV also carries forward classic translation principles in its literary style. Accordingly it retains theological terminology – words such as grace, faith, justification, sanctification, redemption, regeneration, reconciliation, propitiation – because of their central importance for Christian doctrine and also […]

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Dig Deeper Book Review

Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach is a very engaging book that sets out with the goal of giving Bible readers tools (mostly literary tools) to better study and understand the Bible.  I really enjoyed this book, but to really understand it you have to read it through a couple of times.  Also, […]

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Random Research Friday: Custom Study Bible

Random Research Friday is taking a day of the week to explore a concept, product, idea, or anything that peaks my interest. My goal is to chose a topic I do not have vast experience in and just to learn more.

For the inaugural Random Research Friday, I thought I would explore a topic that I have been thing about for a while. The concept for a custom study Bible came from my own exploration of how I study. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am an avid note taker. But also I enjoy having multiple resources at my disposal at the time that I am studying.

For the inaugural Random Research Friday, I thought I would explore a topic that I have been thing about for a while. The concept for a custom study Bible came from my own exploration of how I study. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am an avid note taker. But also I enjoy having multiple resources at my disposal at the time that I am studying.

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Quick Website Prototyping

At this last IndyNDA’s ASP.NET special interest group, we discussed a way to quickly prototype a website. This is one step past creating a quick sketch of a website on paper. This will let you layout and give basic style to a website design. We will utilize openly available web tools to help us. I assume you have some basic web design skills with both HTML and CSS.

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