Charles Barkley, Space Jam, programming, and me

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 1:16 am

charles-barkleySpace Jam was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Just to let you know how much I liked it, it’s possible that there was some divine intervention (or maybe just some impossibly unpredictable cosmic coincidence) that allowed me and my wife to watch it together a few years ago. One of [...]

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Hymnboard – an app for church music organizers

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 12:07 am

banner2My most recent project is Hymnboard, an app that makes it much easier to organize music for a church chorister to organize the music they use in their worship services. It may also be of use to families who like to use religious music in their family religious activities. Hymnboard makes it easy to select [...]

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An unexpected, sacred General Conference moment

Posted: October 4, 2014 at 12:43 am

wirthlin-nelsonMormon apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin was delivering a sermon about the commandment to love and serve others when his voice and body shook terribly. Then someone else stepped forward and demonstrated exactly what Elder Wirthlin meant.

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artist1“If we were put here for a higher purpose, waiting to die is not it.”

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When my wife and I got a home inspection on the 90-year-old fixer-upper that we later ended up buying, the home inspector said it looked like the basement probably gets damp from time to time. After all, it is a 90-year-old cement bowl in the ground in a state where it rains, ever, period. A [...]

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mm2This isn’t the tale of a woman who takes on too much. It’s the story of a mother who will stop at nothing to avoid having to meet up with an annoying cousin she doesn’t want to see but who insists on trying to have dinner during a two-hour layover.

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Unread EmailsIf I needed any comfort about this situation, I would find it in this fact: The rate of increase in my unread e-mails has slowed down. From 2011 to 2012, the number of unreads rose More than 1400 percent. The percentage increase has declined every year. Which is more than what we can say for the United States deficit.

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I would rather have news organizations be open and honest about these photos and the potential for bias in them rather than forgo the opportunity to tell this important story in photos.

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Reward rankings, and colleges will seek rankings

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When we create, or value, a rewards system—whether the reward is a college ranking or tenure—we have to consider what we are encouraging others to do. In the case of a college or a professor, I place low value on any reward that would push the institution or the individual to do something other than educate students.

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microsoft-1994Microsoft recently published a copy of its original website from 1994. And it’s a masterpiece of what the internet was (and what Microsoft was) in the mid-90s. I enjoy throwback websites because they remind us of how much the Internet has changed and grown in 20 years. Take a look at Microsoft’s website today and the [...]

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  • About Bryan Gentry

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    I'm a husband and father, web developer and writer, a pun artist and a thinker. I blog about code, technology, fatherhood, faith, family, current events, and whatever else crosses my mind.

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