2007 Mazda3 Costs

2007 Mazda3 Costs Update: July 11, 2010. Added Honda-CRV and added data for year 2009/2010. 2007 Mazda3 36 month costs (May 23, 2007 to May 30, 2010)1 (bought new) Year 07/08 08/09 09/10 Mean Total Fuel2 $1,973 1,087 815 1,292 3,875 Insurance3 1,670 847 644 1,054 3,161 Depreciation4 275 970 1,625 957 2,870 Service 379 1,347 … Read more

We Bought a House

You may be wondering why I haven’t posted in awhile. Well, Kris and I bought a house! Front YardBackyardIt needed still needs a lot of work. So far J&K Drywall fixed a lot of the drywall, hammered up the entryway, repainted the interior, and suggested some additions to the back. Dad, Kris and I laid tile (it’s still … Read more

Taxonomy at Home

After reading the chapter on taxonomy governance in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Ben Curry and Bill English, I started thinking about my own personal taxonomy. Taxonomy is a division into groups or categories.  A good example is a Library’s Dewey Decimal Classification. Tagging has become a popular means of classification in blogging and … Read more

How to Backup SQL Server 2005 Databases

Backup Requirement Daily full backup, transaction log backups every 15 minutes. Files are backed up to the local filesystem. Remote backup server copies changes from the server every 15 minutes. Although not an efficient use of space, it is useful to backup to the local hard drive in case a point in time restore is … Read more

Push email.

What’s the big deal about push email? RIM’s Blackberry and BES server, Apple’s iPhone and MobileMe service, Microsoft’s ActiveSync with Exchange all offer Push Email. That is, your phone instantly gets a notifcation of new email. I don’t get it. I don’t want my phone to tell me when I have new email. I disable … Read more

Submission to Authority

Submission to Authority Barrack Obama just won the election. You and I know some of the reactions we’ll hear from Christians—and they won’t all be Christian (I know this from the Clinton years). So let me take this as an opportunity to remind you (and myself) that all authority comes from God. This is clearly … Read more

Money Advice

My church is going through one of Dave Ramsey’s finance programs to help people get out of debt and better manage their finances. Naturally attendees must pay a fee to get in. So here’s some free advice from me: Make more than you spend. Have a budget, or a reverse budget. Make sure your saving, … Read more

ESV – Less restrictive than NASB

Being an NASB fan (but still using KJV on my computers and mobile devices because of the copyright issues) I’m excited to see that the ESV’s copyright is much less restrictive. I use an iPhone, Blackberry, Windows, OSX, and Linux so it’s just not practical to purchase the NASB for each and every operating system. … Read more