20 January 2006

Here's where I am now

A few regulars have noticed and commented on the state of torpor at my blog here at week's end. I am not without excuse, but it's a long story.

Here's a quick update that will have to suffice for the moment: I'm away this weekend at a leadership retreat in beautiful Oxnard, California. When I get back, I'm going to announce some significant changes with the blog. Stay tuned.

PS: The link above is a Google Earth placemark that will give you a breathtaking view from a satellite of Oxnard's industrial district. It's safe to open or run. I promise.


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21 comments:

Stephen A Morse said...

Is that an outhouse door with the pyro logo on it? Boy, if that is any indication of the upcoming changes I am not sure i want to read about it!

Kim said...

Oh come on, now this just isn't fair! You really like to keep people hanging, don't you? If you had emoticons, I'd leave you a smiley.

Anne H. said...

The "safe and easy to run" satellite picture of Oxnard is gibberish on a Mac. Other Mac users probably already knew that, anyway.

Darel said...

Makes it pretty safe, then, I guess. It doesn't do anything on my Linux box, either.

Sharon said...

WhatTheHeck is a .KMZ file? My PC can't open it 'cause it doesn't recognize the file type. :-(

Oh, well, I already know how beautiful Oxnard is. Have a wonderful rest, Phil, and we look forward to your return!

Phil Johnson said...

Sharon: Download Google Earth, which is the coolest program I have ever had on my computer--even cooler than iTunes. (And like iTunes, it's free.) Don't install and run it until you have lots of time to waste. It's very addicting.

Steve said...

Phil on Google Earth: "Don't install and run it until you have lots of time to waste. It's very addicting."

No kidding. My teen sons have frittered away many hours playing with this program. I have purposely abstained, figuring it's the only way I can stay on track with my intensely busy schedule.

Am very curious about your plans for change. Will Spurgeon still has the honor of starting our week on an inspiring/enlightening note? And I do miss those Monday Menageries. You write superbly in that genre. Given how busy you are, maybe you can make that the Monthly Menagerie?

BugBlaster said...

Yeah right, if that's an industrial district then I'm a distinguised apologist. Oxnard looks very pretty. Have fun and learn lots!

Yes, Google Earth is extremely addictive; I had to ban myself from touching it for a couple months. I freaked out one of my board members during a demo by zooming in on his kitchen window from thousands of miles up.

Yet another reason to use a real computer instead of a Mac.

Jim Crigler said...

BugBlaster wrote: Yet another reason to use a real computer instead of a Mac.

I thought Google Earth was a Windows program. If it runs on Unix, I may have to give it a try.

Darel said...

*high fives Jim*


(I suppose you already know this, but I just noticed your blogname's initials... so now you can be in a Mel Gibson movie, right?)

Miss Courtship said...

Actually, Google earth is now available for Macs.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/google-earth-in-mac-world-pc-too.html

I would agree that Macs are not real computers =)

Sharon said...

Sorry, dxinoneman2, this is not the blog for advertising. Please take your spam elsewhere.

Anne H. said...

I am very thankful for my Mac because it provides the means to be able to read excellent, thought-provoking internet content, like this blog.

Doug said...

Hey Phil, here's a blog idea. How about posting more stuff about smeradactyls and less about controversial things like cessationism/continuationism.

Jonathan Hunt said...

You take all the time you need, Phil.

Anyone would think this was a pay-service, the pressure folks put on you to produce posts.

Don't forget, this is your blog, your rules!

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ScottyB said...

uh oh we're in trouble

thats the Gracelife retreat isn't it?

BugBlaster said...

I like Macs too Anne, just teasing. I used to have one. They can't be beat for some stuff.

Randy said...

Ok, ok, ok, I've now been on Google Earth for 3 hours straight. Now I'll never get anything done!

marc said...

I have it on good authority that Phil is looking for less conteporary church contentiousness and more ancient apostolic authenticity on his blog... the change he will make is that all posts and comments will now be in Aramaic.

DJP said...

marc, you may be onto something. Except the early church had no pc's -- so there will be papyrus.

Lots and lots of papyrus!

Joe said...

I actually had to take Google Earth off of my computer because I couldn't control myself. Spent to much time on Google Earth, too.