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WITandWISDOM(tm) – December 13, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top . - Unknown

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


Christian theologian Richard John Neuhaus was being driven from an airport to a speaking engagement. During the drive, one of his hosts went on and on about the disintegration of the American social fabric and the disappearance of Christian values and virtues from the culture.

After what was a tedious drive listening to the man talk, Neuhaus finally was able to offer a response: "The times may be bad, but they are the only times we are given. Remember, hope is still a Christian virtue, and despair is a mortal sin."

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.” - Psalm 42:11

By David Jeremiah

Source: Turning Point Daily Devotional

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A Croatian man has returned a library book 40 years after he took it out - and told staff he never had time to read it.

Ante Matic borrowed Rudyard Kipling's book The Light That Failed from Zagreb City Library in 1967.

He only handed it back this week when the library announced an amnesty on overdue borrowed books.

A library spokesman said: "He handed it in and said he'd not even got round to reading it over the last 40 years because he had always been too busy."

The spokesman added that Mr Matic was lucky the library had an amnesty at the time or he would have faced a £730 fine.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com


My four-year-old son, Matthew, and I were discussing my upcoming birthday. I asked him if he was going to sing "Happy Birthday." He said he was and started to sing. "Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear - " He stopped, looked at me and said, "What's your name again, Mom?"

Submitted by Betsy

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Wireless Networking--Without Wi-Fi
By Steve Bass

Want to network your home office or business? Wireless is definitely an option; and if you have the courage, you can crawl under the floor and drag wires from room to room, or pull a cable through the ceiling.

There's a third alternative: Use your electrical wiring. With HomePlug AV, you use power lines to move anything you'd transfer through a regular network--data, movies, TV signals, and so on. Learn more about it at the HomePlug Powerline Alliance site. http://www.homeplug.org/home

The advantage over Ethernet cabling is, of course, that HomePlug AV is easier to install, and at 200 megabits per second is faster than Ethernet's 100 mbps. And with HomePlug AV you avoid Wi-Fi dead zones and range issues.

I tried Actiontec's MegaPlug AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter Kit (about $130). Each device you're planning to network needs an adapter, and you can add up to 16 devices. The kit comes with two MegaPlug Ethernet adapters, two Ethernet cables, and CDs with drivers.

You can add an adapter to any wired or wireless broadband router on a system using Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. (By the way, the HomePlug AV standard has a 128-bit AES security to prevent neighbors from plugging into your bandwidth.)

Overall, I was able to add two MegaPlug adapters to my existing wired network in about 20 minutes and it worked as expected.

If you're not sure about the technology, I have two articles that'll bring you up to speed.

First, try "Powerline Adapters: Home Networking Without Rewiring"

And then follow up with "Home Networking Technologies Vie for Position."

Source: Steve Bass's Tips & Tweaks, http://tinyurl.com/2uroy5

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