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Dress Down Friday | Books for Mac, Dashboard Plugin, iPod Hymnbook and Einstein

The majority of entries for today’s DDF are technologically related so get ready to download, upload and…check out stuff.

  • Ben recently pointed out the MyDashboard plugin for WordPress. I highly recommend it.
  • Speaking of great WordPress Plugins here’s one for upgrading your WordPress install with one simple click.
  • Check out Vienna, an opensource RSS reader for Mac, it has recently been updated and it’s looking good.
  • Probably the best find of the past week is the program Books. It is a free program for cataloguing your books and works very similar to the $40 delicious Library [Thanks Seth].
  • Even though I wrote about my favorite browser I’ve got to say that Firefox’s Campus Edition, released just in time for the school year sports an incredible plugin called Zotero. If you’re a student doing a lot of research you NEED to check out Zotero, it may be the program that gets me using FF.
  • Coffee by the Books, Fuller Seminary’s coffee shop, has launched their own blog, complete with pictures and music schedules for their Friday night music series.
  • Jarrod’s has a great post on Gandhi and mission and it’s a great read.
  • You should look into getting your own Hymn book filled with all your favorite rock tunes [Thanks Adam].
  • And just for some fun check out these quotes from Einstein.
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Featured Quaker

Kevin Roberts, creator and editor of Conservativefriend.org, has posted an article I wrote for the site titled “Convergent Friendship and Playing With the ‘Other’ Kids” it reflects upon my experience in Ohio as well as some thoughts on Quakers and ecumenicism. If you get a chance jump over and have a look.

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Christian Books on Being a Father and Family

We went straight over to Vroman’s Bookstore the moment we found out Emily was pregnant to find books to read about what all this means. Seeing as how this is baby Wemily #1 we really have no clue what we’re doing, and I guess that’s part of the excitement as well as the anxiety. We’ve been reading as much as we can and will continue to long after the baby is born but for now here are a few books I’ve got in my stack. All but one is from a Christian perspective (the Expectant Father one isn’t) and actually a number of them are fairly heavy in their theological approach. I haven’t finished all these yet, but look forward to polishing them off by Christmas.

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flickr: Don’t Cross Beams With Vimto

go vimto-pops!

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Why Apple’s Safari Is Still a Smart Option

I like to find out what browsers people like to use and why they like them so I thought I’d take a moment to make a case for why I think using Safari is still a smart option and not just for the Mac fan boys/girls. I also offer some tips you may not be aware of. (Parts of this was first posted on Paul’s blog a few days ago).

I am currently using Safari Beta 3 and I like the way it’s working. Obviously a lot of which browser you use comes down to preference and what job you have to get done. For me I do a lot of research, reading and blogging on the web, and Safari works great for both of these. While I know Firefox has a million times more developers and plugins I wanted to point out some of the invaluable options Safari has and ones I’ve come to depend on.

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Dress Down Friday | Spigit, Homemaking in Seminary, iPhone Saves a Life and Andrew Bird

Here is this week’s list of interesting discoveries from around the web.

Religous Society of Friends

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Yes it’s true…I (may) need help

84%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Mingle2Dating Site

I think the test is stacked (or could it just be denial?).

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Bodies of Water in Paste Issue #35

  • Our musician friends from Highland Park, Bodies of Water, are in the “4 Artists to Watch” section of the most recent addition of Paste Magazine. They also have their song, “Our Friends Appear Like The Dawn” on the CD sampler if you can get your hands on a copy of the Mag or the CD you’re in for a treat. They also made a top 7 list.
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Living Out the Scripture: The Lord’s Prayer

Awhile back Ferdando Gros wrote a short post naming some of his favorite passages of Scripture, it’s based on a meme Andy Goodliff started back in July. Those tagged are asked to: “Post that verse or story of scripture which is important to you, which you find yourself re-visiting time after time.”

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Headphones Rehearsal Video

YouTube – Headphones Rehearsal Video