It’s festival time here in Austin. I think it started out as a music thing but it has added web and film as part of it’s showcase. The badges for South by, as it’s called by the locals, are pretty expensive. But over 29000 people showed up and paid. Then there are another 1100 or 1200 bands. I went down to the Austin Convention Center to see what was going on at the SxSWi (i for interactive, really just web) There has been quite a buzz about web stuff for the last couple of years because Twitter announced there. It seems there is a big push for startup software companies to show up to tout their wares. However, I think it’s like the music festival. Lots of band show up that most have never heard of and probably never will. Even though all these bands and software companies won’t have much effect on the main stream, it still makes for a great party with a pretty cool vibe. And for those of us lucky enough to get close it can’t be missed.
Archives for March 2010
For about six weeks I have been working on some software that massages a ward list into a google map so our ward can determine and keep track of Fast Offering routes. I finally got the beta version finished and it is ready to go. I handed the map off to Justin Allen to make up the routes.
I am also going to try and help my brother Mike with his ward. He is the Deacons quorum advisor in his ward.
We will see where it goes from here.
Last week in Deacons quorum it was fast Sunday and I taught about feasting on the words of Christ. We challenged all the kids to read at least one verse during the week. Jim Freeze had a cool Idea and brought food to class this week: chicken salad sandwiches, crackers, grapes and bottled water. I thought it was pretty cool and I think the boys will remember that for a life time. Great lesson.
Over the past couple of months I have been focused on getting my PMP(Project Management Professional) certification. I just found out I have been approved and now I have to schedule my testing. I’ve only posted to the blog a couple of times with the Holidays, New Years, and the class. Tomorrow I am joining a BNI(Business Networking International) chapter. also signed up for a Cospace community membership. I need to get back into the blog swing. I thought I would slowly get back into the writing mindset.
Here we go.
On a completely different tangent. Last week our youngest, who occasionally suffers from allergy related asthma, stayed home Thursday and Friday. Amanda took him to the allergy specialist and got a few perscriptions. However the prescriptions didn’t work and then Saturday things got worse. Amanda was at her wits end and was ready to take him to the emergency room because he couldn’t stop coughing. I just decided to give a steady effort at prayer. I realize I’m not perfect and don’t really deserve any devine intervention. However, miracles do happen. It was about 6:30PM and he just went to sleep and slept until next morning at 8. That never happens. I do believe God was looking out for Amanda because she is really struggling. It was also fast Sunday and we fasted for him too. Then Sunday evening he was coughing again and Amanda asked if I would find someone to help give him a blessing. We called the home teacher first but he had gone out of town. So we called another friend from the ward an he came over to help. He has coughed a lot less since then. I am glad I have prayer as an alternative. There are probably many out there that don’t believe in prayer, faith and religion. It’s happened way too many times in my life to just be coincidence. If you are reading this and skeptical. Just try out a little faith and prayer, even if only hope that it will help and see what happens.