Alleluia…He has risen!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Happy Easter. God bless you and your family.
Sunderland take on mighty Manchester United at the Stadium Of Light in about 8 hours time. I will be working tonight so I will not have access to my computer to watch the game. Instead, I will be watching it from my mobile phone. Sunderland’s manager Martin O’Neill, in my eyes a very respected manager, is going to go all out to avoid relegation. We will be fighting to retain our 15 point lead over Manchester City. It is going to be a tough game tonight but I am sure that we will be victorious!
************ EDITOR’S NOTE **********
It was a pretty scrappy game but I must say that we had a very good defence. Manchester United won the game 1 – 0. By winning, Manchester United were 18 points clear of Manchester City but it only lasted a couple of hours. The lead dropped to 15 points with Manchester City’s win over Newcastle. But back to the Sunderland vs Manchester United match. One unlikely outcome was the sacking of Martin O’Neill. I mean, I know The Black Cats are facing relegation but that is no way to treat a good manager like Martin O’Neill. I think that the sacking was totally uncalled for. But then again, this is only my opinion as I am not the owner of Sunderland AFC.
Glory Glory Manchester United!
Today is Holy Saturday.
Holy Saturday (Latin: Sabbatum Sanctum), sometimes known as Easter Eve or Black Saturday, is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week in which Christians prepare for Easter. It commemorates the day that Jesus Christ’s body laid in the tomb. Holy Saturday is sometimes called Easter Saturday.
This year’s Holy Saturday falls on a very sombre day for me as well. It is the anniversary of the death of my father.
Have a meaningful Holy Week all. God bless you all
This is the day when we as Catholics commemorate the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Have a meaningful Holy Friday and God bless you all.
I took part in a contest and won this. And all I was looking for was the brand of the AC adapter that was shipped with my TP-Link router, which happened to be a Huntkey one as well. So when I went to their website, there was this contest on so I thought to myself, what the hell, let us give it a try. Before you know it, I got an email a few weeks later telling me that I had won 6th prize in that contest. A pleasant surprise this is. Apparently, this car-cigarette lighter socket USB adapter is what I have apparently won. Thank you Huntkey. It is a pleasure and if I may say so, I think that your products are built very well and I will definitely be buying more of them
Back in the day, almost 23 years ago, I was using this in a recording studio. This Sony APR 24 analogue multitrack recorder was the best…great sound, awesome performance and an al-in-all great machine. I remember the capstan looked like it was made of ivory. You can see it here in this photo…and this one looks stained. We used to use Ampex 456 studio mastering tape on this machine and many a mix poured forth from this machine. Absolutely fantastic machine and just the picture of this basking in the dim glow of the studio lights brings back memories of those years working in a recording studio. Yep. We had good stuff!
I was tasked once to replace these speakers that were installed outside a pub because they gave up the ghost. At first, I was pretty impressed by these JBL speakers, the Control Now series. It seems that there are two versions of these speakers – the Control Now and the Control Now AW which is meant for external use. Apparently, the ones that were installed outside the pub were not the all-weather series of these Control Now models because they gave up the ghost and I was called in to replace them with some good all-weather speakers. But I must admit…they are nice speakers and they can be mounted in many different configurations, since they are shaped like quadrants. You can get four of them and make them into a circular array.
Interesting speakers…you have to agree with me on that. Specifications-wise, this what I have on these speakers:
- Maximum recommended amplifier power : 150W
- Power handling: 50W Continuous/300W peak
- Frequency response: 80Hz – 30kHz (–6dB)
- Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
- Crossover point: 2kHz
- Crossover slope: 18dB/Octave (LF Driver);
- 36dB/Octave (HF Driver)
- LF drivers: Dual 4″ (200mm) PolyPlas shielded
- HF driver: 3/4″ (19mm) Titanium laminate, shielded
I like the design of them though. Very innovative!
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation. And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” - Luke 23:39-43
This passage from The Bible never fails to cause tears welling up in my eyes. First of all, a thief…a brigand who was one of those crucified next to Jesus on the cross…the penitent thief named Dismas, who repented and is a saint now. He is the patron saint for:
- condemned prisoners
- death row prisoners
- funeral directors
- Merizo, Guam
- penitent criminals
- prisoners on death row
- reformed thieves
Today is his feast day. Pray for us Saint Dismas
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt (Jn 12:13-15)!”
Today we commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem for the completion of the Paschal Mystery. In the old calendar before Vatican II, the Church celebrated Passion Sunday two Sundays before Easter, and then Palm Sunday was the beginning of Holy Week. The Church has combined the two to reinforce the solemnity of Holy Week.
The Palm Sunday procession is formed of Christians who, in the “fullness of faith,” make their own the gesture of the Jews and endow it with its full significance.
I have been looking for suppliers of this plug and socket combination for some time. I do not know what format they are, or under what classification they come under. They are hardy and strong too but from what I can see, they are made in the United Kingdom (UK) and are pretty hard to find in Singapore…at least for me. I need to get these so if anyone knows the proper name of these plugs, send me an email so that I can order them from a store near Singapore.