In this episode, I talk about the holiday that falls on today and why I don’t celebrate it.
I can (and should) still write, despite the fact that I thought I was waiting for the 5.0 version of eFiction to be released. I could work on my fiction, which I haven’t written in a long time. Until now, I really didn’t have a source to post it to (and won’t still for a while), as I hadn’t found a fiction script that was for fiction and not fan fiction, and I didn’t want to restrict my writing by posting it to a site where the rules dictated what I could and could not write.
I have solved both problems though! I should be able to combine the archive with the main site at Unlimited Fan Fiction thanks to a fan fiction (and fiction) mod for Simple Machines Forum that I found. I’m planning on getting the pro version of it for US$50 because it has more features. No character support, but tags will work just as well and let the mod work for my future fiction site Unlimited Fiction (unlimitedfiction.com), who’s domain I just registered today. This will allow me to get back to writing fiction and fan fiction soon enough, though I’m planning on waiting until I can afford a separate VPS for Unlimited Fiction before I launch it.
It’ll be a while until I can afford the mod though, as I am having Telus Optik TV installed tomorrow, which will raise that bill from about eighty dollars a month to around a hundred and fifty dollars each month. I should be able to afford it, as I am planning to put at least $50 onto the bill on the first paycheck of each month, and pay it off with the second one. Though I have to admit, it will be easier come January after I’m done paying off my loan and I can combine my four bank accounts into just two (from 2 each of checking and savings to just 1 of each), though I’m planning on using the money I put on my loan to pay off my credit card debt. The extra paycheck in January helps a lot too (especially since no rent money comes out of it), even if due to January 1st being a holiday, I get paid on December 31st.
I should get going and finish my brunch, as I work at 2 PM today (a five hour shift), so take care until the next time!
Changes are coming, and some of them are going to be online, and some are offline. Some will take place in few days, others a few weeks, and others months or years. I’ll reveal in this post the closer coming changes, and let my readers guess at the farther off changes that are coming.
One of the most visible changes will be at Unlimited Fan Fiction, where I announced yesterday in a news post that WordPress will not be powering the main site after eFiction 5.0 comes out. Instead eFiction will be powering the main site, with SMF powering the forums, with separate logins for each part of the site, though they will be themed similarly. Also my company will be donating 5% of it’s sales towards the maintenance and hosting of the site as was posted on a news post at Leet Link yesterday.
I won’t resume my writing until that happens, as it will make transferring my stories easier (fewer chapters/stories to move). When I do, I will be resuming work on the fifth chapter of “Training the Guardian” so that I can post it. I will then be working on the next chapter of “Time’s Changes” as I want to get that story completed. (I also need to buy myself a new TV as my old one isn’t working any more. )
Next Sunday, daylight savings time ends for where I live (and generally across North America for those who observe it), so I’m looking forward to the extra hour of sleep that night. I’m also planning to study the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-4) line by line, so that I can learn as much as I can about what God wants us to know about it. I will be creating a series of sermons/articles on it and posting them to The Christian Network after I run them by my church’s minister for his comments and feedback.
Speaking of The Christian Network, I am soon hoping to purchase a plugin for it that will allow members to submit events to the community calendar there. I’m also eventually going to move the site to it’s own VPS to allow better speed and reliability for the site, as well as eventually letting the charity I’m working to set up for it pay for it’s own hosting (and website work) in the future. I’m also planning on getting a custom theme developed for it that will integrate the custom post types into the theme smoothly.
I should get going now, as I work from 2 til 7 today, so take care until the next time I post!
Restaurant Reviewed: Smitty’s Restaurant
Restaurant Type: Family-Style
Food Ordered: Breakfast Special (Sunrise Omlet with Shredded Hashbrowns and Toast), Bagel with Cream Cheese, Large Orange Juice, and Hot Chocolate
Price (including GST): $20.55
My Review: The service was fast for the type of restaurant (I’d estimate I got my food in about 5-10 minutes, as I didn’t have my cellphone or a watch on me today.), the food was worth the price, the restaurant was very clean, and the people who served me were very polite. I truly enjoyed today’s visit to this restaurant, and would recommend it to anyone who needs a bite to eat and wants some great food and is willing to wait a few minutes.
I’ll post just a quick note here, as I don’t have much time before I need to get ready and go to work today. I’ll just say that I believe that I can get Leet Link running as a marketplace in about a month or two, and that it will be using WooCommerce and a plugin/theme combo I found to power it. This will allow the sale of not just digital items, but physical items as well. Payments will be accepted via Paypal, BitPay, and CoinPayments at first, but I will be adding Payza and probably Skrill (formerly MoneyBookers) down the road. Payouts will be via Paypal or Skrill for merchants.
Got to run, so take care for now!
I have many reasons why I cannot and will not believe in evolution. I thought I should share these reasons here today with my readers, and then you can judge for yourself whether or not evolution is worth believing.
The very first reason that I cannot and will not believe in evolution is that it removes God from the whole picture. No God, and no true right and wrong. No true right and wrong, and no original sin (or any sin for that matter). No sin (original or not) and no need for a Saviour, because there’s no afterlife to go to because there is no heaven and hell without God. No need for a Saviour means Jesus’s death on the cross was meaningless, and He wasn’t who He said He was. It also means our lives have no greater purpose, because we have no reason to live a life full of the right choices for someone greater than us (other than the laws of our country).
The second reason is tied closely to the first one. I cannot and will not believe in evolution because it is a scientific (and false) hypothesis that attempts to remove God from the equation of life. It will always be a hypothesis, because you cannot observe it first hand (unlike with scientific facts) and cannot reproduce it in a lab. Amoebas are a one-celled organism, and scientists have never seen one evolve into a two-cell amoeba (technically it would not be an amoeba any more I believe), instead they always divide into two one-celled amoebas.
The final reason I have is all the scientific evidence out there that shows just how complex our bodies and world really are. Let’s take DNA for an example. There are just four nucleotides out there: guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine. When they are in the correct order, our bodies work just fine. When they are in the wrong order, disease happens, or the body doesn’t even live if the error is bad enough. We still don’t know how to read the DNA, and from what I have seen and read, it’s very complex. The very theory that somehow these four could come together (and they are pretty complex) at the same time in the same area and be encased before they were destroyed is quite laughable to me! The odds are highly against it, especially in the conditions evolutionists imagine the pre-life Earth was in. This is just one area where evolution places all it’s eggs in the basket of risk, and they say that if you add enough time, it’s possible. Like I said, the mere thought of this makes me want to laugh!
I hope this article gave you something to think about, and I hope you stay safe until the next time I post.
I would like to wish all of my readers and members a Happy Thanksgiving today. May you enjoy your time with your families, and remember all the blessings you’ve received this year. I wrote an article for Leet News Network yesterday about what I’m thankful for this year, and I encourage you all to read it. (By the way, I’m still looking for writers, editors, and another administrator for that online newspaper – if you are interested, join that site, and then follow the links in the menu to apply.)
I’ve taken a look at what it takes to create a new charity, and from what I’ve read so far, I cannot do it by myself for The Christian Network. I’d need at least two others to help me (preferably more), as you need at least three directors to be able to apply for charitable status here in Canada (and not just provincially as I want to be able to issue receipts to all Canadians who donate, plus some societies [provincial term] aren’t charitable under the sections that apply of the Income Tax Act) with the Canadian Revenue Agency under the law. I want it to become a charity because it would be easier (and more transparent) to control the site’s finances, and I could put donation buttons on the site where the donor would see that the one accepting the cash was the charity itself, and not myself or Leet Link Enterprises Inc.
I haven’t done any writing or game playing in a while, mostly due to the fact that I enjoy reading fan fiction a lot, and the fact that I have to work lots of hours lately because of the short staffing issue at work. I don’t mind all the hours, as I am getting excellent pay checks, although I’m also not getting any work done on my websites (and forgetting to post here on occasion) is very frustrating to me. On the upside, my net worth is slowly moving towards positive, and that makes me very happy.
I should get going, as I need to take a shower and get dressed before my dad picks me up to go out to my parents place for Thanksgiving, so take care everyone and have a Happy Thanksgiving!