Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reformation Day parties in Colorado

Reading through the Denver papers and websites, one notices a plethora of Halloween parties.

But no Reformation Day celebrations can be found.

If some locals wish to find more reasons to embrace Christianity, feel free to attend of these three Reformation events. They will welcome you and answer any questions you have.

1. "An Evening with T. David Gordon," Friday, 7pm, (Coram Deo Reformation Church)

2.  Colorado Springs Reformation Day Conference, map here. Friday, 6-8pm, Sat. 1:30-8pm.

3. Reformation Day Party, Friday, 6:30-9pm, bring the kids, (Westminster Reformed Presbyterian, here).

I will be speaking at the Springs Conference, Saturday afternoon.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Manipulation of Gold Markets

Back in the early 2000s several groups caught some of the financial institutions attempting to set gold prices.

These institutions included Barrick Gold and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Don't think they won't try again.

Reforming Politics

The cry of "reform" is an old cry...(continued here).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Colorado Blue Book Alternative

Full text and non-technical explanation of the upcoming Amendments, here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

She Called Me "Dadda"

Supposedly, a young child's first words are "dadda" or "momma"--or so I've heard.

That certainly has not been the case for my sixteen-month old daughter.

The first word she learned to understand consistently--and appropriately--was "no".  She's not allowed to crawl here, she can't touch that and she must wait for dinner.

Quickly following "no"' was "please". In this case, she learned the word as sign-language--as well as "milk" and "all done". She was taught "lets pray" as well, clasping her little fingers together before meal time.

Here first verbal word was "baby". She sees a Gerber baby on the bottle and say "baby". She sees a child and says "baby".  There is also "dog" (or "oof, oof") and there is the ever present 'hi'.

Surely after such an extensive vocabulary the words 'mom' or 'dad' should quickly follow.

Not so.

She soon learned "water" ("wa"). And like most toddlers she enjoys a good walk ("wok").

She then picked up "puffs" and "clock" and "hat". But no "dadda".

A few weeks ago she identified the container of baby oil as "o-oi-l".  And just the other day she finally put a word to the helium-filled, string-tied rubber toys she is fond of as "ba".

In fact, she even knows the name of a favorite doll, Sally as "Sal"--endearment for a doll but no "dadda"!

How did this vocabulary list grow these many months? Through the hard and diligent work of "dadda" and "momma"!  We'd point at an object and state the name. And we did that as consistently as possible.

Repetition is the mother of learning after all. Yet still no "dadda".

Until today. She walked (or rather stumbled) around the room as usual but suddenly pointed at me and said "Dadda"! In shock, I stared at her while my wife pointed at me and asked, "Whose that"?

Renee raised her arm with certainty, pointed at me and opened her mouth: "Dadda".

I stared in wonder. And I smiled. She called me "Dadda".

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hacking Internet Voting

"Within 36 hours of the system going live, our team had found and exploited a vulnerability that gave us almost total control of the server software, including the ability to change votes and reveal voters’ secret ballots. In this post, I’ll describe what we did, how we did it, and what it means for Internet voting."

(continued here)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Clear the Colorado Bench

Colorado has one of the most liberal supreme courts in America.

And three of the members are up for election.

Find out more here.