Thursday, July 9, 2015

Men, Women, and Priesthood Authority

I was studying the story of Abraham today, in conjunction with the great seminary manual, and came across this message from Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. He taught that both men and women exercise priesthood authority when they perform their assigned duties:

“Priesthood keys direct women as well as men, and priesthood ordinances and priesthood authority pertain to women as well as men. …

“We are not accustomed to speaking of women having the authority of the priesthood in their Church callings, but what other authority can it be? When a woman—young or old—is set apart to preach the gospel as a full-time missionary, she is given priesthood authority to perform a priesthood function. The same is true when a woman is set apart to function as an officer or teacher in a Church organization under the direction of one who holds the keys of the priesthood. Whoever functions in an office or calling received from one who holds priesthood keys exercises priesthood authority in performing her or his assigned duties.

“Whoever exercises priesthood authority should forget about their rights and concentrate on their responsibilities” (“The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2014, 49, 51).
I am grateful for such clarity and insight. The Priesthood is the power of God. When under assignment, from God's appointed leaders, we are given the authority to act in his name to fulfill our assignment.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is restored. It is back on the Earth. Come learn more!

Monday, July 6, 2015

What should I be doing now. I mean, right now.

So, I've been reading about Abraham of old. You know, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. That Abraham. The one who was given promises of seed as innumerable as the sands of the sea. Yeah. That guy.

Well, reading a little in the seminary manual for old testament, I came across this quote from Elder Bednar.

"Truly, great responsibility rests upon the seed of Abraham in these latter days. ... We are here upon the earth at this time to magnify the priesthood and to preach the gospel. That is who we are, and that is why we are here" -- Becoming a Missionary, Ensign or Liahona, Nov 2005.
It makes you take a step back and think, doesn't it. 

 Elder Bendar also said
"You may enjoy music, athletics, or be mechanically inclined, and someday you may work in a trade or a profession or in the arts. As important as such activities and occupations can be, they do not define who we are. First and foremost, we are spiritual beings. We are sons and [daughters] of God and the seed of Abraham." -- Becoming a Missionary, Ensign or Liahona, Nov 2005.
So, we go to school to develop talents and skills so we can be gainfully employed (get a job) We go to our job for a significant portion of our life. We stress, we worry, we work hard, we do our best to learn. But at the end of the day (or was it the beginning), we are "first and foremost, spiritual beings. Children of our Father in Heaven. So, if you knew that was true, what should you be doing today? If you did not know it to be true, what should you be doing today?

 From another perspective.

What if the whole country were sick with a fatal disease and everyone would soon die without a particular medicine.  Your family alone both had the medicine, and had enough of it to cure everyone who was sick. 
  • What would you want your family to do with the medicine?
  • What might you say to a family member who felt too busy or nervous to help distribute the medicine?

There is a darkness on the Earth, simply because people do not know where to find the true gospel of Jesus Christ. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have the medicine, we are the seed of Abraham, we have the responsibility to minister to and bless the families of the earth with the blessings of the gospel.

Oh, and what are those blessings? Bless thee above measure, Receive land as an everlasting possession, innumerable posterity. Yeah, cool huh! (more on this later)


Monday, December 22, 2014

HG Convert using Tortise HG

Create a file that contains the folders you want to withhold from the new repository

e.g. skipfiles

hg convert --filemap skipfiles "source folder" "dest folder"

Where skipfiles contains a directory of folders or files to not include in mercurial.  This will create a new repository out of the old one and have no trace of those original folders in the new repository. Useful for making your repository smaller, if it gets too big.

Also, when using non code assets like images and other binary files. Try using BiTorrentSync This seems to be quite fast.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Love this view

Found this on pinterest, but couldn't add a pin, so I'm putting it here so that it can be pinned, I do not own copyright, someone else does, It is beautiful.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shark infested waters...again


You'd think I'd learn to stop messing with computers. So a few days ago our router went out, so none of our laptops could access the internet. We ordered a new one. I got one that was wireless-N but also supports open firmware (tomato). Today, I got the router and set out to get it running. For a moment, I had the wired connection working. Tried a few different things, then I updated the firmware...Got dd-wrt working, then updated to tomato 1.28. Then nothing. It was as if the router was on but not alive, all the lights were steady green, just no internet connection.

While testing I realized my Ethernet port went bad and just stopped working? Seriously? I've been building computers for a dozen years and never seen one of those go bad. I tried everything including alternate computers, cables, direct plug to router. And well, it was just bad. Sigh, anyway...

I basically had no computers working and multiple failed components.

Then I said a prayer (best way to get out of shark infested water)

I then read that tomato does not default to DHCP. A static ip address and gateway fixed that problem. I logged on finally (to tomato 1.28) and I got wireless working. Then, I had to replace the new Ethernet port (I got wireless).

Nothing like a little help from above to exit shark infested waters.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lately, I haven't been able to open the records because something wasn't right with java.

To fix, I had to set the file extension .aspx to use java webstart.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Ride

Got a new Ride today.
2007 Shelby Mustang GT.
This thing hungers to tear up the road
You can feel the engine saying, "Please, let me go. Let me show you what I can do!"

Anna made me say the following against my will.
"Okay, so the car really isn't my own. My boss had access to it and let me take it home and drive it for a few days."
If I had $20,000 extra and I didn't know what to do with it, this would be tempting.