Thursday, December 6, 2012

FW: Today your gift has TRIPLE the impact

Please give if you can!

Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:30:28 -0600

Feeding America
Feeding America Give A Meal Holiday Drive
Aqaula and Family

Dear Michael,

When Aquala lost her job, she went back to school to pursue a career in healthcare. But between school fees, rent and bills, Aquala found herself struggling to find the money to pay for groceries to feed herself and her two children.

You can help make a difference for families like Aquala's who struggle to put food on the table this holiday season. For every $1 you give, Bank of America will match your gift with $2! Together we can make 3 times the difference in the fight against hunger.

"It feels like you had nothing in your stomach, you feel exhausted after a while if you're still hungry," says Aquala's 10-year-old daughter, Destiny. One in six Americans may not know where to find their next meal this holiday season, but you can help.

When you Give a Meal you are doing more than providing food. You are sending joy and hope to hard-working adults, children and seniors struggling with hunger.


Johanna Vetter

Johanna Vetter
Chief Brand and Development Officer
Feeding America


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Good News

My dear family in Christ:

I realize the urge is to curse the electorate and Electoral College, get drunk, and groan about how terrible the next 4 years will be here in the USofA.  Certainly plenty of people are doing all these things, and perhaps a few of them even feel better as a result.  But we must rise above this temptation.

Our kingdom is not of this world, and ultimately neither are we.  Our future is brighter than we can possibly imagine, and our King more glorious than any human ear hath heard or eye hath seen.

Even from an earthly perspective, we still are fortunate to live in the greatest country there is, where the bulk of our Constitutional freedoms are intact, and most will remain so despite the election results.  Let us continue to praise God for all that He has given us, and remember in our hearts and prayers all those Christian brothers and sisters who are not so "lucky" -- yet consider themselves far more blessed than we tend to, despite (and indeed, often because of) their chains.

There are countless Bible verses i could cite in support of this message, but i leave it in your hands to locate them.  I also strongly encourage you to regularly read a devotional, such as Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest" and Charles Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening."  The former (and other, more contemporary daily devotions) can be found free at, just pause your cursor over the word Devotions near the top of the page.

May our Lord continue to richly bless and instruct you all, as He faithfully has me,

michael august schmidt

Anno Domini 2012, November 8

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quick Answer to Dumb Question!

How do i know we're sexually compatible without having premarital sex?
If one of you is male & one female, God made you compatible!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Spybot S+D 2.0.10 RC2 disappoints

I dunno bout you all, but i haven't really cared for any Spybot Search + Destroy release since 1.6.2, i think it was.
Seems like it's been well over a year, and several betas or release candidates, since then.
(Granted, this is only the 3rd i've tried in all this time. . .)

The updating worked fine, as did the immunization, and i'm not one to gripe about a major interface overhaul.
Haven't done a "search and destroy" scan yet, largely because the (new?) rootkit scan was deluged with false positives!
I don't know what else to call a bunch of PICTURES that i myself took and uploaded!!!

The Quick Scan brought up only the folder seen at bottom of this pic, then the Deep Scan brought up all the items seen
in this list and a WHOLE lot more (most of which were also pictures that i myself took an uploaded).
My understanding of rootkits is admittedly very limited. . .but is it even possible to get one into a jpg?!?!

Oh, one other annoyance: Even if you go into Settings and opt NOT to have any parts of the program running at startup
or on schedule, and then manually kill each process in Process Explorer, and FURTHER STILL set each process to
"Manual" in the Microsoft Services Console ("msc" in the Run command window or Search), you may still find the
stupid processes loading themselves!  Turns out the ONLY WAY to keep this from happening (apart from, i'm hoping,
setting each process to "Disabled" in MSC) is from within the program itself (somewhere other than Settings)! 
And of course they don't bother to make it evident on that screen that this is the situation.

Ad-Aware is another formerly-great program, which i haven't used in many years.  I saw recently that they now have
bundled anti-virus in with their anti-malware. . .i don't even want to think about trying that out.
Hard to believe that i spent years running Spybot and Ad-Aware exclusively, neither memory-resident mind you,
just updating and running each of them alternately, every week or two.  Oh, and AVG of course, which WAS mem-res
(always running).

Thank goodness for Avast, and the occasional use of SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes!

Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done...

-Matthew 6:10