Sunday, March 25, 2012

Today's Spiritual Message: Mormonism 101 from a modern Apostle of Jesus Christ

A brief introduction to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from one of its modern-day apostles, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

Please see for more.

Cross-posted on my Goolge+ account:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Today's Spiritual Message: Come Listen to Living Prophets

In the book of John, Philip informs his friend Nathanael he's found the Messiah.  Nathanael responds, "Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see"  John 1:45-46.

In our times, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaim the Savior has established His Church on the earth, again, with prophets at its head.  Some might respond similarly to Nathanael, "Prophets in our day?"  Like Philip of old, we invite you, "Come and see."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Is there a "line-item" +1?

Cross-posted from my Google+ account:

A number of US presidents have requested "line-item" veto powers, enabling them to approve most of bill, while rejecting any specific portions they dislike.

In judicial opinions involving multiple judges, they have the option to agree completely, disagree completely, agree in part, agree with the reasoning yet reach a different conclusion, agree with the conclusion for a different reason, and more.

What about the ability to +1 a specific word, sentence, paragraph, etc. only?

I guess the ! mark is what would happen if I tried to +1 only a specific portion of something . . .

I often would like to +1 certain parts of a post, web page, and so forth, yet would prefer to avoid giving a +1 for all of it.

How many non-legal people out there (I'm in law school) would like to see this same functionality, or does everyone recommend I keep my legal ramblings to myself? (See! Maybe you'd like to +1 only the last clause of the preceding sentence and reject the rest!!)

P.S. I guess the +1 image from above is now actually this:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Today's Spiritual Message: Jesus Christ Is the Way

I hope you enjoy this message about a woman who felt like her life was irretrievably lost, until she began to feel and apply the healing and enabling power of the atonement of Jesus Christ.

Also, for those who want to understand what members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints think about "grace," I strongly suggest watching this message ("devotional"), given by Brad Wilcox, called "His Grace Is Sufficient."  I just watched it for the first time, this afternoon, and I really loved it.

The essential takeaway is Christ paid all of our debt to justice and his conditions of repentance are given to help change us to become like Him, rather than to repay Him for our sins (which would be impossible).
Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.  Moroni 10:32 (emphasis added).

Friday, March 9, 2012

How to Fix Your Cr-48's Dead Battery

I've been meaning to post this one for a while . . .  Sorry.

For a long time, my Cr-48 refused to carry a battery charge.  :(  Thankfully, however, my wife also had a Cr-48 and condescended to letting me use it (thanks, Honey, I love you!).

On the other hand, I did want a fix and, last month, I found one, thanks to Dinu and the chromebook ninjas:

1. Plug the power adapter into a live outlet.
2. In one second intervals, connect and disconnect the power adapter to the Chrome Notebook (1 seconds plugged in, 1 seconds unplugged, 1 seconds plugged in, etc).
3. Do this about 12 to 24 times.
4. An orange light should appear near where the power adapter connects to the notebook.
5. Once the orange light appears, allow the system to fully charge for 2 to 3 days.
(Note) You may be required to plug and unplug several times before the orange light will come on. 
. . . Also, Chromebook’s community manager +Melissa Daniels suggested the replacement power adapter that will work with your Cr48. Here is the amazon link.
chromebook  Chromebook Not Charging? Try This Tip From Chromebook Ninjas
Solution and image thanks to

Well, folks, I tried this, and it worked!  Also, it worked much faster than charging for 2-3 days.  In fact, I believe it charged up fine, the first time around.

And there was much rejoicing.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Today's Spiritual Message: Looking through Windows

I love this story about judging and imagine we could all learn a lesson from it.

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Matthew 7:1-2