Another Beautiful Sunset

November 4, 2013

Taken near my house today. Simple beautiful.

Goodbye to the Beard

November 2, 2013

It’s time to say goodbye to the beard.


I saw this on the Evernote blog and it looks great. I use my iPad for taking notes during meetings, but the typical stylus with the large tip is hard to write with. This stylus has a much smaller tip. It also uses bluetooth so that note taking apps will allow you to rest your hand on the screen. I have been using Notability for note taking, but I need to check out Penultimate again. With its new updates and integration with evernote, I may need to change. This stylus is a little expensive at $74.95, but if you take a lot of notes, it may be worth it.

from the evernote blog:

It all comes down to the tip. If you’ve ever used a stylus, you know that at best it’s like writing with a fat crayon. The Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus is different. It’s an active, Bluetooth 4.0 stylus with a 1.9mm point, which is about as thin as a rollerball. For the first time, you’ll not only see your handwriting as you intended it, you’ll feel like you’re writing in your favorite notebook.

The Jot Script uses advanced technology to generate a capacitive experience from its fine tip. This means that it’ll work with any iPad or iPhone app, even if the app doesn’t know about the stylus or maintain a Bluetooth connection. Apps that know how to integrate with the Jot Script SDK, like Penultimate, will provide a significantly enhanced experience. Other Evernote and third-party apps will be adding native support soon.

Kindle Matchbook

October 29, 2013 — Leave a comment

Amazon launched their new Kindle Matchbook service today. I’ve already picked up a couple of kindle books. Check it out, you can find some great deals on books you have previously purchased in hardback or paperback.



Woke up to a little snow on the ground. Such a beautiful morning!

For the last several years I have used Photoshop Elements on my mac. It’s a good alternative to the full-fledged Photoshop, at a fraction of the cost. Photoshop Elements can usually be purchased for less than $100. I’ve recommended it to a number of people, but it’s now been replaced as my main image editor.


If you use a mac computer, you really need to check out Pixelmator. For only $29.99 from the Mac App Store, it is in incredible bargain (I picked it up on a half-price sale for $14.99 last year). It has a beautiful user interface, and the feature list keeps growing. With the latest Pixelmator 3.0 fx update, the software has really surpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements, at one third of the cost.

I use Pixelmator for photo editing, for logos and web graphics, and for sermon series graphics. With layers, layer styles, shapes, and advanced text editing, Pixelmator is a versatile program. It even has a full-fledged Vector mode called Vectormator. The best way to find out how it works is to watch the video overview below.


Free eBooks Each Week

October 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

Each week, the Christian book publisher David C. Cook makes available at least one of their eBooks for free. So if you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader, this is a great opportunity to pick up some great free books. You can go to and signup for the weekly email reminder. They also share the weekly deals on their Facebook page.

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