Mass to change

It appears that we are one step closer to the end, since the Roman Catholic church decided to change the mass. From the source: "Roman Catholic priests will soon be telling their flocks during mass that Christ gave his blood for "many", but not everyone".

My interpretation and how I think this relates to the end of times is simply this: Revelations talks about the mark of the beast, and it's generally accepted that people will be willing and even eager to get this mark.

Now keep in mind that the Roman Catholic church is one of the biggest religious movements apart from Islam in the world.

So my guess is that at some stage the story will go like this: "to ensure you are saved, get your mark here" - with a neon arrow indicating the direction to your closest Catholic church :)

Matt 7:15 - Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheeps’ clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.


Jesus for King - Poles

Here is a strory you don't read everyday: it seems " Polish lawmakers want to make Jesus the honorary king of their overwhelmingly Catholic country" [source]

This is so amazing.

Original text:

Warsaw - Some Polish lawmakers want to make Jesus the honorary king of their overwhelmingly Catholic country, Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The idea has gained popularity since being mooted by a member of the ruling Law and Justice party last spring before a visit by Pope Benedict.

Deputy Artur Gorski said some of his colleagues "were praying in the parliamentary chapel for (Jesus's) coronation."

So far, 46 deputies in the 460-seat sejm, or lower house, back the idea, Rzeczpospolita said.

And more would support the move if Poland's clergy gave their blessing.

If the motion becomes law, Jesus would join a Virgin Mary icon that was made honourary queen of Poland in the 17th century after she was believed to have helped turn the tide in a battle with Sweden.


Firefox about:config settings explained

Firefox is such a powerful browser, yet most people are unaware of the multitude of possible tweaks you could do to enhance your working experience using Firefox.

Of course the easiest way to enhance Firefox is by installing some of the very exiting extensions available.

There is one other way to tweak your browser, and that is through the "about:config" page. To access these settings, simply enter "about:config" in your URL address bar and hit enter.


To demonstrate the power of these settings, I will demonstrate a quick hack to make you browser download pages much faster, using a technique called "pipelining" which allows your browser to make multiple connections to the same site to download page content in parallel. I got this tip originally from forevergeek.com

The Tip

Before we start, please note that this tip is aimed toward broadband connections.

  1. Type "about:config" in the address bar and hit enter
  2. Search for: "network.http.pipelining", "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests"
  3. Set "network.http.pipelining" to true by right clicking on the text and click on "toggle"
  4. Also set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to true
  5. Now set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to something like 10, which means that with each page request Firefox will make 10 parallel requests to download the various graphics and other objects
  6. Restart you browser
To find the optimal setting, experiment and increase the number to measure if pages load faster.

Enjoy the tweaking :)



Access bible verses from your browser

I just discovered kio-sword - a kioslave for konqueror, the KDE web browser.

What this means is that you can access Bible versus and commentries by entering a URL like sword:/KJV/John 3:16 in the konqueror web browser, and the verse will be displayed.

Konqueror also support tabbed browsing, as well as screen splitting. These features combined with "kioslave" makes konqueror a powerfull browser for poeple into reseach.

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