“Who is my neighbor?”

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

– Luke 10:29 (ESV)

Those of us who are deep thinkers (note: that’s not necessarily a good thing) often are guilty of making things too hard.

Who is my neighbor? This one I am to love and sacrifice for?

Yesterday I felt that still, small voice remind me who my neighbor was. And – a rarity – I did something about it. It was a small thing, but I’ve found that the Kingdom of heaven is built out of a billion small things. Me being one of them.

When asking “who is my neighbor?” I’m hoping that I’ll learn not to ponder so deeply, adopting “a chin in a hand and a thoughtful pose” as the Indigo Girls once sang, and instead walk to my front door, take a step out onto the porch, and turn to my right or left.

Alpha release of Bloo!

Well, the deed is finally done. Bloo version 1.0 alpha is now out in the public domain.

Please motor over to the developer’s blog for more information. Sorry about the boring theme over there – I haven’t had time to create any new ones.

And I just found a bug. A spin of the nerd-propeller beanie to the first person who figures it out (note: it’s a bug on the new version of the software. The version you’re looking at is older and without the bug. Go figure).

I’m sleepy . . .

Today’s the day

In theory . . .

I’ve been Mr. Mom the past two days, as Jill is in the northeast seeing her parents off to the Ukraine. I’ve taken advantage of the time at home while the kids are at school to refactor the daylights out of Bloo, and am currently creating all those nice-to-haves (an install program, for instance). I “think” I’m on track for releasing this thing tomorrow. I mean today (it’s past midnight). I’ve put in a lot of work over the past few days, and at times I wondered if I wasn’t being a bit of a perfectionist, but I’m of the opinion that spending minutes fixing problems now while Bloo is swaddled in its cradle will save spending days fixing the problems after it’s become a gangly adolescent (or, even worse, just living with them). Assuming “gangly adolescence” ever happens. And how was that for a strained metaphor?.

In any event, I believe it’s been worth it. And I am relieved to have made some of the fixes I made, because they were buggin . . .

I’m tired. But having fun. How is that possible you say? Well, I’m a nerd. A pocket-protector, taped-glassed, propeller-head nerd. It would be sad, really, if it wasn’t so cool! (yes, that’s how we nerds think. Come join us. You know you want to . . . )

And – I promise – once this is released I will return this blog to its true personality, i.e. my personal devotional space. Mainly because I will also unveil the Bloo Developer’s Blog simultaneously with the release. And these kinds of posts will go there.

My three readers are surely getting tired of my Nerdvana posts. Things are good, just busy. God is good, all the time.

More details coming. Watch me for the changes!