Month: November 2010

A little excitement among the mundane!

I have been back at work as a Greyhound driver. The last few days have been insane (although things are slowing down after the Thanksgiving Day rush). I got to bed yesterday morning around 5 AM after a round trip to Abilene Texas. Around 11 Am I was awakened to an unusual noise (I though the whacked out kitty cat Maverick was into something, almost sounded like something was bouncing down the stairs). The neighbor's pipes had apparently clogged up, and what I heard was the city blowing out the sewage pipes, which also blew our sewage back up through the toilets, bath tub and shower! Talk about a RUDE awakening! I am convinced we need to have our tree in the front yard removed due to it's root system. Please pray for wisdom, not sure it had anything to do with the problems yesterday, but it could cause major problems down the road if we don't deal with it now! Everything else has been the daily mundane tasks that come with the online services we provide, renewing domains, checking hosting servers, updating the web portals etc.  I was contacted by another church that was abandoning a rescued domain – reassigned it to a good home. Helped return 2 more domains to their owners over the last week. Looks like I will be heading out to Tulsa in a couple...

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A letter from a prisoner in Pennsylvania

I know that without Jesus, we are nothing and can do nothing. And if Jesus would not have sacrificed His life and shed His innocent blood, our sins would not be forgiven, as we would be under law, not grace. That was a great thing God did for us, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, and whoever shall believe on him shall not perish but have everlasting life, Amen! This study has been a big inspiration to me, Thank You! and God...

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Still fighting malware one user at a time!

I spent most of the afternoon yesterday working on the computer of one of our church members. She said her computer was real slow and causing unexpected responses when she tried to do things like reading email. I had some unused memory chips, and upgraded her computer's RAM from 256 MB to 512 MB. Spybot also found 28 entries (19 marked Trojan) that were contributing to slowing down her computer and causing the unexpected responses. She also had a monthly subscription to WebRoot, which I replaced with the free Comodo Internet Security products (links to these and many other products are on our website here at cyber-missions.com. You should have a good anti-virus, firewall and malware/spyware software package running on your computer. We have links to good, free, software packages under the "Recommended Products"  links...

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Busy Day!

I received an email that Evangelist Russell Kidman wanted to move his last website over to our Website Baker Templates. I set up (evangelistrussellkidman.com) on the templates – it is rfeady for him to update. We are now hosting all three of his websites. I spent this morning on the phone with Brother Lewis Smith of Calvary Baptist Church in Sterling Kansas. This is a rescued domain, that they took back almost a year ago (calvarybaptistofsterling.com). Pastors have changed and brother Lewis wants to update the web page (which had been neglected for a while). I walked him through the templates and he will be updating the website as time permits. I received a call from a gentleman that set up a new website for Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Pickens, South Carolina. I had rescued their website (mtsinaibaptistchurchpickens.com) several years ago. The domain he has now is not appearing in Google, a previous website pointing to the rescued website is number one, and the rescued website is number two. I gave the user (Mike) a demo on the templates and told him I would set up the templates on the rescued website (in progress as I am typing this) so he could try it out. He liked what he saw, we may walk through a full tutorial tomorrow if he has time. As I get ready to go back...

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Liberty Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

A Ministry of Vision Baptist Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan I continued working with Dr. Russell Kidman on setting up his Bible College website. This website is also set up on the Website Baker templates. He had some problems sleeping last night and got a large portion of the website (correspondencebiblecollege4u.org) online today. Dr Kidman told me that he was impressed with the ease of being able to implement his ideas so easily (even though the one shortcoming was the inability to easily modify the headers that are hard coded in the templates). He felt the ease of use more than compensated for the shortcomings. We are looking at setting up Moodle to put the courses online for the college. In talking with Dr Kidman, I discovered that their home church (Vision Baptist Church in Rochester Hills Michigan) had no website, but had an expired domain. I rescued their domain (visionbaptistchurchmi.com). I have the church set up on the WB templates also, and will finish the installation tomorrow. We will also be looking at moving another website of theirs to the...

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