Daily Archives: March 26, 2008


Moving Logos Files to PDAs Revisited

I think I finally found a way to convert Libronix file to a PDA readable format… I need to experiment a bit more, but if you have a fast enough PC, and the latest SnagIt, you can do a Text Capture of a Scrolling Window… Once in a text file, it is trivial to move it to a PDA and use it…

I already knew about Faststone Capture which will capture scrolling windows as picture files or PDFs, but it seems some of the newer commercial screen capture utilities will save it as a text file… (If my tests with SnagIt fail, there are some others I will try…)

If someone else wants to test their setups and post their results in the comments, I’ll try to put everything into a document as some point on what works and what doesn’t…

FYI, if someone does get this to work, do NOT distribute the files you create from copyrighted material… They are only licensed for your personal use…

God Bless,
John


Goodbye Google Adsense

I’ve had enough of Google adsense. I’ve struggled with having it on the site anyway – the only reason I started with it was to try and pay my hosting fees (it hasn’t done much of that either.)
I started with restricting it to only users who weren’t logged in, and realized after someone sent me a complaint about one of the adds that I was never seeing them and turned them on across the board so I could monitor them. I started seeing lots of adds that made me nervous. Some of them pointed to outright heretical sights, others to completely irrelevant sites.
I journeyed into the configuration pages at adsense and typed in a bunch of keywords that I wanted to avoid, but that’s not entirely effective. This morning I was directed to reread a post on Leviticus concerning the differences in birth purification between boys and girls. Google adsense complied with links to porn. That’s it!

I sincerely and humbly apologize to my readers for allowing the devil into the den. It’s gone. While I was only eight cents from actually getting a payment, what concerns me the most however is the very real possibility that someone clicked on those links, unfortunately I had tracking of those clicks turned off. All I can do is to present you all with an earnest exhortation:

My friends please avert your eyes from such things. Job 31:1 has been an excellent guide for me, “I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a [young woman]?”
1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.”
1 Timothy 6:11 “But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.”

Perhaps I’ll include a few other links for you to peruse: