To Do: Download Android 4.0 ICS today for Galaxy SII

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Attn: T-Mobile users

Unfortunately:

Most Galaxy S II owners won’t see much visual difference after the update. Based on the experience with Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Note, which was upgraded earlier this year, Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface will cover most of the Ice Cream Sandwich UI improvements. However, the many new Android 4.0 features will be welcome by Samsung Galaxy S II owners: Monthly data usage monitoring, an improved camera interface and widgets that are re-sizable and more interactive, to name a few.

Still, I’m looking forward to the upgrade.

I don’t normally keep Samsung’s Kies app up to date, so I’m going to have to make sure that is running smoothly before I go monkeying with the UI.

For those who have the SGII (or Galaxy Note), will you (have you) get the ICS? Sound off in the comments.

Resurrection Prism

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There are a few events and truths that are so powerful, all of our existence is changed by them. Think what has happened to the world since 4th of July, 1776. Or how things would look so different if D-Day, 1945 in WWII had never happened. But none of these can compare with that first Easter Sunday, the day Jesus defeated death and began to “make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). All of history and reality is re-focused through the prism of the Resurrection.

Comment: Throwing Prophecy Under the Agabus

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Pastor Nathan Busenitz thinks about whether Agabus supports fallible NT prophecy, and I chime in with two further comments:

  1. Acts ought to be read in light of the larger canonical motif started in Luke’s Gospel, which shows Paul walking in the footsteps of Jesus, including Acts 21.
  2. Agabus cannot be consistent with Grudem’s own argument because of his use of the tade legei clause.

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Been There, Done That

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“Marlinspike was equally skeptical about [Mozilla’s] Boot2Gecko, saying that without hardware directly tied to the Boot2Gecko plan, as Apple and Google have tied their mobile operating systems to hardware, Boot2Gecko will be ‘a tough sell.'” source

Huh, if only Mozilla had any experience getting software to be accepted without being tied to hardware. You know, like how IE was (and still is!) tied to Microsoft deals with HP and Dell. If only…

If Committees Told the Truth

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“Hi, we’re here to take your project to places you didn’t imagine. With us on board, your project will now take three times as long. It will cost five times as much. And we will compromise the art and the vision out of it, we will make it reasonable and safe and boring.”

True words from Seth Godin’s blog, and appropriate for church committees too!

Thirsty in the EU

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Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.

He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.