Either this evening or tomorrow morning I will be heading out to Simpson Park Camp for camp meeting. My family has been going there many, many years. My grandpa and grandma first went together back in the 40′s. I’ve been there every year of my life. The year wouldn’t seem complete without going to camp.
Archive for July, 2004
When I got home this summer from school I un-joined my computer from the school’s windows domain. I was annoyed when I tried to set user level permissions on a folder and only got a check box to set whether I wanted to share the folder. Well, I finally figured out how to set user level permissions on a folder without joining a Windows Domain. If your eyes haven’t glazed over by now, this maybe useful to you .
Go to Control Panel -> Admin. Tools -> Local Security Settings
Under Local Policies -> Security Options look for the entry ‘Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts’ Double click that and change the value to Classic.
Now, when you right click on a folder, the nice, useful ‘Sharing’ and ‘Security’ tabs back on folder properties.
If you are using a laptop or a LCD flat panel monitor with Windows XP you can improve the look of text. Windows XP has a font-smoothing feature called ClearType. To turn it on:
Go to the Control Panel -> Display Properties -> Appearance -> Effects.
Make sure ‘Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts:’ is check and choose ClearType from the drop down menu. (If you are on an old fashion beast of a CRT monitor, choose ‘Standard’).
There is also a program ClearTweak that is useful in tweaking ClearType.
*Shameless plug for flat panel monitors* Flat panel monitors are one of the greatest enhancements to the modern computer since sliced bread. They are much easier on the eyes and look much nicer with nice font smoothing features such as ClearType. *End Shameless plug*
Join me next time for more exciting Windows XP tips and tweaks.
Well, I found out yesterday that our church has been assigned a new pastor (not a intern pastor). This is a very good thing. Next, I found out who the new pasotr is, Rev. Don Gotham, and we know him from camp. My mom has been friends with him for many many years. He was the Dean of Staff for the youth camp and my mom was (and still is) the registar. I’m very excited that Don is going to be the new pastor.
Last week, I wrote a email to my senator urging her to vote for the Federal Marriage Amendment. (I tried to email my other senator but his email box was full.) I received a response from her. Manly, she said that the issue of marriage should be dealt with at the state level. I checked the Senate’s website for the voting record and both of the Michigan Senates vote nay on the Amendment. I’m disappointed, but I’m looking forward to voting in the November election.
One interesting thing I noticed, was the list of Senators that didn’t vote. Yep, there are two names there: Kerry and Edwards. I would think that voting on a Constitutional Amendment would be an important enough thing for Kerry and Edwards to take a break from their all to important campaigning and go to their job (they are Senators you know, not just candidates). It seems like this shows a good deal of irresponsibility on their part. Do you really want them running the country? They can’t even go to their current job in the government.
For those you that don’t know, or don’t read Ashley’s blog, my grandpa, Rev. Harley Siders passed way last Saturday from a heart attack. He had been in poor health for a few years. He was 80 years old.
This week has been pretty busy. We were in Owosso Monday-Wednesday for the view and funeral. The funeral went very well. It was sad, but a joyous-because-he’s-home-sad. There were between 100-150 people. During the service, there was a time of sharing and remembering. It was good to hear the stories people shared.
He was the first one of my family that went to Taylor (’52). After Taylor, he went to Asbury Seminary. Then he was a United Methodist pastor in Kansas and Michigan (St. Clair Shores, Owosso, Narden Park and Holly).
My grandma took him to camp meeting where he first answered the call to become a pastor. My family still goes out to camp year during the first full week in August. I’ve been there every year of my life.
It’s been a long week but given the circumstances it has gone as well as it could have.
Thank you all who have been praying for me and my family.