Thursday trivia #16

Sadly, I missed last week– I just had too much going on.

  • I love Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Every time I hear him speak, or read one of his addresses, I learn something from it. Today’s example: a talk from last year entitled "Remember Lot’s Wife". Money quote:

    So, as a new year starts and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead, we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives. So a more theological way to talk about Lot’s wife is to say that she did not have faith. She doubted the Lord’s ability to give her something better than she already had. Apparently she thought—fatally, as it turned out—that nothing that lay ahead could possibly be as good as those moments she was leaving behind.

  • I now have a new project for whatever spare time I can piece together: iPad home automation.
  • I don’t have an iPhone 4 yet. I know, I know… quelle surprise, right? I had one preordered for last week but I was in CPR class with Dave and Tom all day and didn’t make it over to the Apple store. I’m still considering whether I’d be better off with a Droid X or a Windows phone 7 device.
  • CNN claims that almost all of the workers who cleaned up the Exxon Valdez spill are dead. Yikes.
  • I’m really glad that someone has documented exactly which Exchange ActiveSync settings the iPhone actually honors.
  • Even though my friend Paul was one of its key developers, I still have no urge to play FrontierVille, and you can quote me on that.
  • Your motivation for the week: this and this.
  • Hey, Delta’s on Twitter.
  • Happy Canada Day!
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