Archive for February, 2007

Humanism & Evolution

February 16, 2007

Science Against Evolution examines sociology this month.

The Humanist Manifesto was published in 1933. Since that time, rather than wage open war against believers, humanists chose to sabotage traditional religions secretly. They did this by saying that there was no real conflict between science and religion. One deals with the physical realm, and the other deals with the spiritual realm. There can be no conflict because there is no overlap. It sounded logical, so most people believed it. Only a few people recognized that if the theory of evolution is true, then man’s sin did not cause death, so death could not atone for sin. The few who recognized that there really is a conflict between the theory of evolution and traditional American beliefs were disregarded as religious fanatics.

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Firebug web development

February 16, 2007

An interesting tool for web developers. It looks very useful at first glance.

Mapping *special* keys in KDE

February 15, 2007

For my purposes I used a utility “xev” run from a command shell. Then whatever happens to that window is echoed to the console… So, if you press a key in the window the console reports what key was pressed. In some cases a single physical keypress can resolve to multiple chars, I have a key that sends ctrl/alt/e which I have mapped to kspread.

Then, you can create a file called  .Xmodmap under ~ containing stuff like:

keycode 234 = F13

Where 234 is the value presented by whatever you saw associated with the key press, and F13 is the key you want it mapped to.

Then in KDE you do “xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap” and use control center keyboard shortcuts to map F13 to whatever you want….

Finally you create a script in ~/.kde/Autostart to run the xmodmap command on kde startup:

xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

Windows Internet Connection Sharing

February 14, 2007

What looks to be a good article on setting up a shared internet connection between an internet connected PC and a wireless satellite.

On the PracticallyNetworked website.

Considering baptism?

February 11, 2007

Some scriptures to look at:

Warlords 2 under Linux with QEMU

February 10, 2007

Here’s how I got the old DOS game, Warlords 2 to run under linux.

I create an image in raw format so that I can use mtools to copy files to the image
$ qemu-img create -f raw c.img 1G
Insert a dos system disk into drive A
Boot the dos system disk in qemu
$ qemu -fda /dev/fd0 -hda c.img -boot a
Run fdisk from the dos system disk and create a partition on drive C
Boot the system disk in qemu again
$ qemu -fda /dev/fd0 -hda c.img -boot a
format drive C: from the system disk and make it bootable
a:\>format c:
a:\>sys c:
copy useful files from the system disk to the image
a:\>copy *.* c:
Modify c:\config.sys and c:\autoexec.bat as appropriate
Trial boot qemu from the image
$ qemu -hda c.img -fda /dev/fd0 -m 16
Create an mtools config file pointing to our image
# joe /etc/mtools.conf
drive h: file=”/var/local/img/c.img” partition=1
# mtoolstest

drive H:
#fn=2 mode=0 defined in /etc/mtools.conf
file=”/var/local/img/c.img” fat_bits=0
tracks=0 heads=0 sectors=0 hidden=0

Copy the Warlords 2 game files from the installed game to the image
$ cd /mnt/dos/WARLORD2
$ mcd h:
$ mcd WARLORD2
$ mcopy -s * h:

Broadband speed test

February 10, 2007

A nifty broadband download/upload speed test courtesy of the New Zealand consumer institute.

Check your speed here.

Requires a flash plugin.

Scripture, on the deity of Christ

February 7, 2007

A collection of 100 or so scriptures from a discussion back in 2001. Now back on the web.

A new SuperTux?

February 7, 2007

Apparently a new version of supertux has been released. You can find it here.

Because of the angels…

February 6, 2007

Our pastor did a pretty good job of 1 Cor 11:2-16 on Sunday. A very difficult passage in verse 10, but his handling of the whole was good. In my opinion he should have brought in Eph 5:24 when discussing “how wives should relate to christian headship in marriage”. It is true that the bible does not relate in fine how it is that wives are to practically submit to their husbands, but this passage does give a general hint. Something always gets left out when preaching of course, but I felt that when he did bring forth Eph 5:25, the preceding verse which is the other side of the marital coin would have been appropriate.

P.S. Unfortunately Wally completely sidestepped “because of the angels” in this message.