Some browsers (I use Brave) allow you to define what you will see when you open up a new tab. If you’d like a new way to put Scripture always before you, do this:
1. In your browser settings, choose to open “home page” whenever a new tab is opened. (In Brave and, probably, other Chromium derivatives, it’s in General Settings.)
2. Set your home page to this link.
Now, whenever you open a new tab, a random verse from the NET Bible will appear.
(This is not a substitute for planned Bible reading, but it’s another fine option for getting the Word of God before your eyes, as per Deut 6.6-9.)
Firefox 4, the latest version of this popular web browser, was released yesterday. In 24 hours, 7.1 million downloads were made. This besides the more then 3 million people who had already downloaded the release candidate, the pre-release, let’s say. Just when I was using Safari more and thinking of making the jump, the new version comes out to keep me in the Firefox camp.
If you use Microsoft something-or-other, you shouldn’t think twice before making the jump, the major reason, among several good ones, being its weak security. Of course, Opera is out there as well, as another good option. I don’t recommend Google Chrome because they track your activity, say the web gurus.
As the sender of the nudges, I often miss answering them, because of time issues, more than anything. One upside is that Fellows and visitors have the full field to play in. I sometimes have an answer in my head, usually, after I ask the nudge, but it often doesn’t make it online.
But let me answer the shoe-in nudge, then the fast-food query. My favorite, as a long-time resident in Brazil, is the flip-flop. This Arkansan grew up nearly barefoot, so the flip-flop is the next best thing to it. Here, houses have tile flooring and are open to the outside, so bare feet would feel the shock of the cold tile and quickly get dirty. Flip-flops can take a bit to get used to, but their major advantage is letting the lower extremities dissipate the heat of the tropical climate. Continue reading