Category Archives for Coding

Verse of the Day – Part 3: MailChimp templates

Beside getting OAuth 2 setup for Google Apps, the hardest part of this was to come up with a simple way to create and send MailChimp campaigns with a similar layout and look, but with some custom content. My choices … Continue reading

10. August 2015 by ChrisJ
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Verse of the Day, Part 2: using Google Spreadsheet

Last time, I described what I thought needed to happen in order to send out a verse of the day message via SMS and email. This makes use of Google Drive, ESV Bible, Twillio, and MailChimp APIs and interfaces. The … Continue reading

12. March 2015 by ChrisJ
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Verse of the Day, Part 1: Making use of Google Apps, Twilio, MailChimp, and ESV Bible WS

Our Church does a 40 Day Event during this time of year that includes, among other things, being able to signup to get an relevant Bible verse and message via SMS and/or email. This year, I decided it was time … Continue reading

03. March 2015 by ChrisJ
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timekpr Grows Up ( or “Why I Love Open Source” )

Back in February, I had the need to limit the amount of time my kids spent on a shared Ubuntu box. I cobbled together a simple script that would give a warning then shutdown the user session. It worked for … Continue reading

28. September 2008 by Chris
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12 Step Program for Ubuntu Update-Manager Addicts

Hi, my name is Chris. I am Ubuntu update-manager addict. I began innocently enough, sometime back in Febuary, I ran ‘update-manager -d‘ to get a peek at Unbuntu Hardy Heron. Since that time I have been unable to resist the … Continue reading

19. April 2008 by Chris
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How to Limit Daily Desktop Usage in Ubuntu

I have been looking for a way to limit the amount of time my kids spend on the computer. After toying with a couple of different things like timeoutd and pam_time, I decided to hack together something to meet my … Continue reading

03. February 2008 by Chris
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6 Tools for Keeping Kids Safe with Open Source

My family uses open source software almost exclusively. Everyone from the toddlers to the teen to the Mrs. have what they need to play games, chat with friends, manager emails, surf the web, keep busy schedules straight, do homeschooling, and … Continue reading

31. January 2008 by Chris
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Microsoft likes software pirates – when they count

Microsoft doesn’t really hate software pirates… when they might count toward market share for their latest Internet Explorer release. In the face of slipping numbers, Microsoft has reversed thier earlier requirement that users have a legal copy of Microsoft Windows … Continue reading

12. October 2007 by Chris
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OpenWorship project

After searching for a suitable worship slide system for our church, I decided to write my own using the S5 presentation software and Ruby on Rails. Check it out at the OpenWorship project site. It’s still early, but I can … Continue reading

16. December 2006 by Chris
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The Expanding Web

I’ve realized I’ve gotten into a bit of a rut when it comes to web surfing lately. Continue reading

16. October 2005 by Chris
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