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2022 - Updates


13May'22

Upgraded to the KDE version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu.

Lubuntu -- Had been using a lightweight version of Ubuntu, Lubuntu.
  • The more recent versions of Lubuntu failed to allow multiple user logins. I presumed that it was a temporary bug, but it has not been addressed and has become too much of hassle doing work-arounds. Kubuntu allows one to switch users without completely logging off.
  • I had switched to using WebDav Internet file transfers. Under Lubuntu, there were intermitent failures after a dozen or so copies which again became too much of a hassle. The switch the Kubuntu seems to have addressed this issue.

12May'22

Upgraded to the KDE version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu.

Restyaboard -- With the Lubuntu upgrade earlier in the year we were able to update our Scrum management tool, Restyaboard.
  • They added some features but introduced bug that limited its functionality. Again the hassle exceded the benifits so another update, this time it was hoped that the switch to KDE would bring a solution but instead we have gotten another issue with database preventing its use altogether.

2Apr'22

Trying another free newsletter management service, ConvertKit.


7Mar'22

We have been adding relevant verses to the standard side bar location on the About, News & Give pages.


17Feb'22

We have completed the process of joining Interlink Ministries. So, we are moving into the preparation of communicating to others about the work. To this end, we are clarifying our focus. Our vision statement has been updated from:

We (I) do software development to create innovative solutions in support of the needs of those sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, using our God-given propensities and providentially acquired skill-sets. We do this in order to enable others in the body to focus on their vision for biblically-based ministries. Additionally, over the years we have also been teachers for their children. We see these as being our gifts of helps and administration. Hidden arts express God's creativity in us.

to one with the more explicit description of our area of software development:

leaving the over-reach of Big Tech for the independence of Alt Tech

As each part of the body of Christ does its work, we (I) do software development using our God-given propensities and providentially acquired skill-set for the needs of those sharing the Gospel. We do this to enable others in the body to keep their focus on their ministries -- with our focus being on enabling them to leave the over-reach of Big Tech for the independence of Alt Tech. Additionally, over the years we have been teachers for their children. We see these as being our gifts of helps and administration.

26Jan'22

Upgraded software:

  • Lubuntu - The existing installed version of the OS had expired as it was a short term support version vs the long term support version. With our other priorities we had slipped behind. This then required a special method to get back up to date. Only with the new version could other software then be upgraded, too. There were two major OS version upgrades required to get current.
  • RestyaBoard - Upgraded from pre-release v0.6 version to a production ready v1.0 version. This has introduced a bug for some users which is in the process of being addressed.
  • TailWind CSS - This package was not able to use the old OS version which is what triggered the Lubuntu upgrade at this time. Then was able to upgrade from v2.0 to v2.2.19, but this did not get us current. V3.0 has completely new requirements that make simply using a plain old text editor for development no longer an option. Now I need to pick an IDE, Interactive Development Environment, tool to use for editing the source HTML files before taking this step.

Added new mail management system:

  • Wild Apricot


17Jan'22

As a final step in processing into Interlink Ministries as member missionaries we have been added to the Interlink Missionaries page. When we present ourselves to others as being missionaries with Interlink Ministries, they will now be able to verify our status.


4Jan'22

purplepraise.org Domain Name System (DNS) lookup has been failing for a long time. I had made a very poor work-a-round by sending my links for purplepraise.org to purplepraise.julianlocals.com instead. Apparently, when namecheap.com changed their namesever sometime ago from dns1.name-services.com to ns100.hostwhitelabel.com they did not do a sync. The issue has been corrected and I now know how to check on the details for any such issues in the future.


1Jan'22
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