My Own Personal BlogI have never been quite sure what a blog is. But on this part of the website I would like to share my own personal outlook and opinions on things. I am also going to start an online journal of my life in case anybody ever cares. Some say that you should not mix business with pleasure but I since pay for the site and I do all the coding myself I think that I have the right to do what I want. I make my living selling fence fittings but there are a whole lot of more important things in life.
Science and Christian Belief
Science has become a source of truth for many people. And yet most people, including many scientists and educators, appear to have a basic misunderstanding of what science is. They do not understand what science can do - and what it cannot. And many Christians are led to believe that their faith is not based on evidence. Christians are commanded by God to have an answer for those who ask them why they believe. Christians today need to have a basic understanding of science in order to properly defend their faith.
I have written a paper entitled "Science and Christian Belief". In this paper I point out some of the misconceptions regarding modern science. Much of the paper is devoted to the evidence for, and against, the idea of evolution. I conclude the paper with evidence that supports the Christian faith.Science and Christian Belief
I have written a number of letters covering a wide range of topics. Some have been published in the local paper. Some have been submitted to national magazines such as National Geographic. Others are published only on-line. I have sorted them somewhat into categories. In all cases I make a brief statement as to what the letter is about.Letters
At one time I thought that I had a gift for song writing. That turned out not to be true. But writing songs does allow me to express myself in a way that I otherwise would not. I consider these songs to be a sort of musical journal. For each song I give a brief reason for writing it.Songs
As I have learned things I decided to make some video tutorials that may help other people. I think that video tutorials can be a great way to learn. But they can also be very annoying. I do not like watching a 45 minute tutorial that could have been done in 5. Sometimes I cannot hear, or understand, the person speaking. And, watching the mouse cursor spin circles drives me crazy. So I have decided to try something different. Very short, and very concise, tutorials. No music and no mumbling. Unfortunately also very poor quality. Maybe someday I will redo them. Then again maybe not.Tutorials
I have invented a number of products. For the most part they have received very good reviews. But I have found that for me marketing is much more difficult than inventing. All three of these products were in production for a time. But now all three are extinct. These links are currently here only for historical purposes. I have put a lot of time, and money, into these projects and I do not want to see them just disappear. If by chance you would like to keep one of these projects going please let me know.Aphano Hidden Deck Fasteners
Hidden deck fasteners are a natural for composite decking. There is no need to see screws on your nice, new and expensive composite deck. Aphano hidden fasteners are economical and they are also easy to install.
The VersaPost is a steel post that can be hidden or even made to look like a black iron post. With the VersaPost the entire fence can be easily installed by one person. This makes it perfect for the DIY. Now your beautiful wood privacy fence will last a lifetime.
Roundrail Fence Brackets
For economical and maintenance free perimeter fencing nothing beats the ease of using RoundRail fence brackets. No more rotting posts or broken vinyl rails. The RoundRail fence Bracket fits over an ordinary 2 3/8" fence post. The posts can be driven or set in concrete. Steel perimeter fencing has never been so easy and affordable.
Inventions that exist only in my head.I was always going to try to make make money with these but I have since run out of ambition. But I do think they have value and I would like to see them get produced.
- Electric windows in houmes. If cars have electric windows why not a house? Have the window framed with a worm drive and wire the switch near to the room entrance. You could walk in the room and open or close the window with ease. There would be no need for a lock. In case of a fire simply bust the window and get out.
- Eledtric litter box for cats. Go into any public washroom and you will usually find automatic paper towel dispeners, auto toilets and so on. This would be a frame with a simple hinged top. When the kitty gets close the top swings up. The cat does his duty and leaves. The top closes back down and makes an air tight seal. Could be plug in or battery operated.
- Hole-saw for ice fishing. Watch any ice fisherman drill a hole and you will most likely see what looks like a giant wood boring bit. But you would never do that with wood. You would use a hole-saw. This would be an aluminum tube 6-8" in diameter and about three feet long. It would have a ring of carbide teeth on one end and a drill attachment on the other. Hook the thing up to a cordless drill and bore a hole through the ice. When it gets to the bottom of the ice you will have one cylinder of ice and a very clean whole with no ice chips to scoop out.