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Friday, August 10 2001

Vacation procedures

This being the last entry from me before my scheduled departure on Sunday on my vacation trip to the UK and Ireland, I'll here describe what I hope will happen with this daily service during the trip.

I'm hoping that, for the first time from abroad, I'll be able to continue these Jonal entries on a daily basis. If I can't do it daily, I'll try to do it as often as possible. Though I plan to carry my laptop computer with me on this trip, I expect that there will be some days when I'll be unable to get to an Internet connection. Laptops have a power supply that supposedly works using Europe's 220-volt electricity the same as it does with North America's 110-volt electricity, and I have already acquired a plug adaptor for the unusual outlet plugs the 220 power uses. Also, I've bought a power "inverter" that turns the 12-volt electricity produced by a car's system into 110-volt electricity, so I can work in the car we plan to rent for most of our traveling (my laptop's battery being kaput and very expensive to replace, if even still available for a three-year-old model).

I won't be able to connect to the Internet using my MSN account, however, as MSN is available only in the United States. My fallback is the use of Internet cafes and hostel PC per-hour rentals that would allow me to connect to the Internet on their PCs. At the very least, that kind of connection would let me email the text, if not the web page, via Hotmail or Yahoo mail, both of which I have. I'm hoping to create formatted, web-style daily email pages on my laptop, save them on floppies, which I'll then email to you on the list as well as transfer to the Nanty Glo Home Page server, which is located in Southern California.

One difference is that I'm not even going to try to time the mailings to reach you first thing in the morning, as these normally do. The time zone for both of the islands we're planning to visit is eight hours ahead of ours in California, five hours ahead of North America's Eastern time zone. I'm going to consider it a bonus to send at any time of the day I can, and not worry about timing my sends to be delivered at a particular time on the receiving end.

I'm looking forward to this new experience, and my son, Mike, has bought a digital still camera for the trip, so we'll plan to send some of his camera's output, too. Some days we may send just a photo or a couple of them without text, on the basis that "a picture is worth 1,000 words." The real acid test will be coordinating David Caldwell's entries for Saturday and Sunday; he also sends straight text, which I then format and send out in postcard form.

Webmaster Jon Kennedy

Through a child's eyes

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!" As she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again. As she ran, she once again began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But please don't shove me, either!"

Sent by Joe Pelayo

Thought of the day

In order to receive direction from God you must be able to receive correction from God.

Sent by Jimbo

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