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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sunspots 71

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

I am not making this up: The Mars Society is looking for volunteers for a simulated mission to Mars.

FastStone Image Viewer says it is an ad-free, spy-ware free program for home computer users, that will, among other things, re-size, remove red-eye, and access EXIF (camera and date) information. Thanks to Sprittibee for the tip on this. Her tip also has tutorial information on placing a photo in a blog.

A post on the pitfalls of fantastic literature for Christians, discussing Harry Potter and Frank Peretti.

From Katherine, a link to something called a Word Cloud, which will scan a web page and return a graphic, consisting of words used on the page, with more common words larger. You might use this on a tee shirt, for example. There is an option to ignore words such as and and the. I appear to use several words about equally, including book, Christian, diary, God, old, soul, and sunspots.

From Cornell University, "What is a planet?" which discusses the controversy over whether or not Pluto is.

Over at Speculative Faith, Bryan Davis argues that Jesus, Himself, set the example by using fantastic stories.

This week's Christian Carnival is here. (For information on locating these Carnivals, see here.)

When I don't tell where I found an item above, I either found it myself, or was probably pointed to it by the Librarian's Internet Index, SciTech Daily, or Arts and Letters Daily. All of these sources are great.

Thanks for reading! Keep clicking away.

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