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Showing posts from December, 2008

An Extra Second Before New Year

Do you know we will have an extra second inserted on Dec 31? Make sure you adjust your clock accordingly, or you'll be celebrating New Year 1 second too early. I am not kidding! Timekeepers at the Royal Observatory of Greenwich will be adding a "leap second" of time to the clock on Wednesday, a method used sporadically over the past 30 years to offset the fractional slowing of the Earth's rotation. The extra second will be squeezed in on Dec. 31 after 6:59:59 p.m. and before 7 p.m. ET. Combined with the extra day on Feb. 29, the extra second will make 2008 the longest year since 1992.

Merry Christmas!

May the reason for this season be with you throughout the year! 'Twas The Night Before Christmas A Christmas Poem by Pastor Jim Kamerer 'Twas the night before Christmas and as I looked round my tent, I couldn't believe all the money I'd spent For trains and dolls, for trinkets and toys Some for the girls and some for the boys. I looked round once more to be sure things were right; The kids were all in bed for the night. I set up the track for the train I bought Ted, The train went round twice and the battery went dead. I put on my cap, my gloves, and my coat; I went to Ames and over to Zayre. You guess it my friend, no batteries there! As I left the store a thought came to me, I had one in the remote of the color TV. Well, I placed that remote in my wife's favorite chair I was ready for Christmas with hours to spare. When out came my wife and punched that remote And then said to me, "The TV's broke!" So on with the coat, the gloves, and the cap Out in

Oh What Fun...

The forecast for upcoming weekend is looking wonderful... 2-4 cm of snow with a low of -7C and a high of -3C, plus 10 kph wind. It will be breezy for sure.. just in time for the Indonesian Society Christmas. Oh what fun!

List of Books My Family Wants to Read

Indonesians are not known for their love of books. But luckily for us, our mother is a bookworm and our father is a student-at-heart-for-life. So their children inherit a love for books. The following is a list of books my brother wants to read: Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 Sinner And my sister's book list: Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy Guides for the Journey: John Macmurray, Bernard Lonergan, and James Fowler From angku Fendy's: Lighting for Photography: Techni