Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Opus 2015-411: Spelling Google

Most word processing software has a built in spell check feature.  On basic stuff it does okay but has some serious limitations.  Often I am thrown on my own resources because my spell checker has marked a word and offers no suggestions to make it right.  The problem is that as fast and memory-blessed as the computer is, it is often too stupid to recognize specialized words that never occurred to the programers.  I am still forced to pick up my dead tree and find it myself.  Nothing will replace the ability to logically think through the possibilities and look at the options.

But most places I use my laptop a dictionary is not handy. So I use Google.

Using Google as a spell checker is easier than using a dictionary.  One great feature with the more advanced Google is that it will offer suggestions as you type in the search.

And don’t forget the times you have spelled a word in a way that matches something in the computer’s memory but is not the word you intended.  You are at the mercy of old fashioned proof reading at that point.

Computers are stupid;  Fast, with good memory, but stupid. 

homo unius libri

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