I’m thankful for all that God has done.

I'm so thankful this year. God has supplied my needs. I've been healthy and have finally reduced my debt down to one bill. No more credit card bills. Yeah! I received a promotion at work and I find work enjoyable. My two boys are doing well and growing way too fast.

May the Lord bless and keep this season.

Thoughts on marriage

Beside the rather nebulous feeling of love, which from talking to long time married couples is not always there. I believe that singles should think of marriage because that's how God designed us.

Gen. 2:18 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

From the commentary:

2:18 A helper indicates that Adam's strength for all he was called to be and do was inadequeate in itself. Comparable to him denotes complementarity. The needed help is for daily work, procreation, and mutual support through companionship.

Gen. 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

From the commentary:

2:24 Leave connotes a priority change on the part of the husband. Be joined has the idea of both passion and permanence. One flesh carries a number of implications, including sexual union, child conception, spiritual and emotional intimacy, and showing each other the same respect shown other close kin, such as one's parents and simblings. This is enhanced in the NT where it is clear that Christian mates are also each other's brother and sister.

From my thoughts:

It's interesting to me that after five days of creation "God saw that it was good" Gen. 1:21b, but after creating man "It is not good that man should be alone". It's interesting that after creating man He said that is was "not good", but after creating woman as man's partner the Word says "Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good." Gen 1:31a

It was good before man was made, not good after man was made and very good after woman was made. I don't think that we were made to be single, but that we are made for companionship.

Eccl. 4:9-12

Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls.
For he has no one to help him up.
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

IE 5, 5.5, and 6 on the same PC.

While developing a project I needed to test using different versions of IE. It was difficult finding computers with older versions of IE on them to use for testing. I went to friends and a few old boxes but I was never able to test with IE 5.01. After reading an article at Chicago Web Design, I found a way to install different versions of IE on the same PC and run them concurrently. Here's a screen shot of IE 5, 5.5, and 6 running concurrently on one PC. You can tell that it is running each idividual version of IE because there are specific CSS bugs that only each version of the browser will render.

This seems like it would be a great tool for a developer to validate that a Web project works with specific versions of IE. Ryan Parman has created downloadable files with just the files needed to create multiple versions of IE. Just download the zip files. This site also has some very good information on the process. I created a directory called "ieold" and extracted the zip files into it. The zip files created an IE501SP2_NT and an IE555SP2_NT directory. Just run IEXPLORE.EXE in each directory and you get the respective versions. There are some caveats, so read the whole article.

It works great! I'm now able to test new code with older versions of IE on one PC. If you're brave, it looks like you can even run IE 3.0 and 4.01.

First test entry

Well here is my first entry. I really don't have anything to talk about, I just needed an entry to help me design this site.

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