May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Friday, March 2, 2007


My Bible Keeps Crashing!

For class, I got myself a copy of the NRSV bible to load onto my Palm Tungsten E, so that instead of carrying around another 5 pound b00k, I can just keep it right with me in my pocket along with my day planner, my notes, poems, lyrics, to-do list, etc.

That's all well and good, but the bible software* that I loaded sometimes causes my PDA to freeze up, so I need to do a warm reset by pushing a little paper-clip-like thing into the hole in the back. It means that when the professor asks for a volunteer to read some chapter and verse, I will only do it if the entire reading shows up on my screen. Just now, it's crashed twice, trying to look up Mark 13:31 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." No brother, but they will be subject to crashing occasionally in the 21st century.

OK, back to the concordance in my NIV hard-copy to look for more references to 'heaven.'

lyrics: In heaven, everything is fine. In heaven, everything is fine. In heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things, and I've got mine. - David Lynch's Lady-in-the-Radiator, and the Pixies

colors: black and white and read all over.

mood: pressed for time.

chant/prayer/mantra: from Matt 19:21-23, "Blessed are those who give their money and possessions away to the degree where they have no fear of losing them to those who have less. For then, they will have the kingdom of heaven. Otherwise, it's the whole camel / eye-of-the-needle thingie." **

pax hominibus,

*I should note that the version of Bible With You I'm running is 7.00, while the latest version available is 7.23, but I'd rather put up with the crashing than risk having a very bad time mis-syncing (see the brief note about "annoyed by technology" on the Feb 24 post). Hopefully they've fixed the crash/freeze bug, and also figured out a way to let you at least do a simple Ctrl+F type Find, instead of disabling the function if you haven't purchased Concordance With You separately. (I know, I know.... for now, we all gotta get bread on the table....)

**Of course, there's always the third solution to this problem (removing the $$$ entirely), which I hope/intend to more fully expound upon in the not-too-distant future.

"heaven, it is a place, a place where nothing, nothing ever happens"... loved the Widespread Panic version of that song...
I bet it crashes because the computers are all designed by secular humanists who eat babies for breakfast.
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