Micah's Pathetic New Homepage
I am 33, newly married, a Christian, and a computer geek! What
more do you need to know? My passion is using technology to help
spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, using the Internet, radio, and
anything else God might give us for that purpose! I have been a
misssionary in Ecuador, doing I.T. work for the world's first
missionary radio organization.
Here is my resume just for the record.
(Not looking for a job, but you may be interested in my experience.)
You may wish to go back to The JesusIsLife.net Home Page.
Here are some of my interests:
- Christian apologetics, especially related to science and faith issues
- Computers, especially Free / Open Source Software
- Traveling, especially to places of natural beauty and in Latin America
- Hanging out with friends from church
- Eating pizza, especially Papa John's with pepperoni and saussage
- Bible study, including topics such as prophecy
Some Interesting Photos
Some of these may be large, but have fun! Unless otherwise noted,
all photos that do not include me were taken by me.
- On September 20, 2003, a friend and I attempted to climb Oregon's South Sister. It is the
state's third tallest mountain and the tallest that one can hike up without technical climbing.
We made very high marks but didn't quite make it to the top. It was extremely steep and the
trail consisted of sand and loose rock. Here is a picture of the mountain
from over a mile away. We made it to that big snow patch below the top. This
is the view from where we made it to. We got high enough to look down on Broken Top. I need
to try this again when I'm in better shape and have better shoes.
- Our furrball, who loves to be held (even in weird positions) and sit
on your lap purring
- The total solar eclipse of February 26, 1998
with planets (Mercury is above the sun and to the left, Jupiter is
below the sun), and later during the the diamond
ring effect. Taken from Maracaibo, Venezuela.
- Me and an iguana - Los Llanos,
- Me and a monkey - Amatitlan, Guatemala
- My school group advertising our school by forming
its initials on one of the Mayan temples in Tikal, Guatemala. I am in the middle
of the bottom row of the "E".
- Straddling the equator, just north of Quito, Ecuador
- Riding on the roof of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) train in Ecuador.
#1, #2, #3
- Vendor selling alpaca wool creations - Otavalo, Ecuador
- Inside the Mission Aviation Fellowship hangar in Shell, Ecuador.
It was from here that the famous Jim Elliott, Nate Saint, et al. mission to the Auca Indians
took off from in the 1950s. (Yes, that is a snake around the guy's neck...)
- I collect photos of myself at national park entrence signs. Rocky Mountain
(Colorado), Cotopaxi (Ecuador) [more coming...]
My Favorite Web Sites
- Conquer Club - Play Risk online!
- Electoral Vote - Common sense politics coverage.
Run by a well known computer scientist. He's a Democrat, but the main page is bias-free.
- Linux Weekly News - Great relevant info about Linux and other issues related to free and open source software
- User Friendly - a great online comic strip about a bunch of
geeks who work at an Internet Service Provider
- Firefox - world's best web browser. It is Free / Open Source
(which means no single company can hijack it unlike
another popular web browser), atandards
compliant, and cross platform (you can run it on everything from Windows to Linux). If everyone
used Firefox, the Internet would be a better place.
- OpenOffice.org - a completely Free / Open Source office
suite that can do just about everything MS Office can do, including working with Office files.
- Linux - info about the awesome Free operating system.
I currently use Kubuntu, but previously I used
recommended is Knoppix, which
lets you easily try Linux without installing it or messing with your Windows setup. You just
download the CD image, burn it onto a CD, and boot from the CD. In a minute or two you'll
have a super slick Linux desktop to play with all you want, and it won't touch your hard drive
(unless you tell it to).
- Petra Rocks My World - unofficial site for Petra,
the greatest band ever. Their music is topnotch (at least what they did in the 80s), and
their commitment to ministry through good times and hard times is inspiring.
- Layhands.com - lots of articles about various Christian
topics, including an extensive set of articles on how divine healing worked in the New
Testament, and how we can apply that to today. I disagree with some of his articles but others are great!
- Christian & Missionary Alliance - I feel that
Christians should be striving to unite, and so I usually don't pay much attention to denominations.
However, the church I attended in Oregon, and sent me to Ecuador, is a part of the C&MA and they are doing some great stuff around the world,
so if I have to pick a denomination, this is it.
- CrossDaily Forums - Online Christian community, good place
to talk about almost anything!
- Some of my favorite missions organizations: Youth with a Mission,
HCJB World Radio, Mission Aviation
Fellowship, Wycliffe Bible Translators,
Gospel for Asia
- Slashdot - I don't know why I link to this. If you have any reason
to go there, you already know about it! But it has some interesting tech news and an interesting
conversation or two.