Gabe Anzelini

June 30, 2014 at 10:58pm
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Genesis 1

I have started studying using the inductive study bible. While perusing the cross references for Genesis 1, I read the following:

  1. Do you not know? Have you not heard?Has it not been declared to you from the beginning?Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
  2. It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
    And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
    Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
    And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
    23. He it is who reduces rulers to nothing„
    Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless. 24. Scarcely have they been planted,
    Scarcely have they been sown,
    Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
    But He merely blows on them, and they wither,
    And the storm carries them away like stubble.
  3. “To whom then will you liken Me
    That I would be his equal?” says the Holy One.
  4. Lift up your eyes on highAnd see who has created these stars,The One who leads forth their host by number,He calls them all by name;Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,Not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 40:21-26

I find a lot of comfort in this, especially 23 and 24. Living in a time when rulers and judges make some crazy decisions, it is nice to know that God is in control and, in the end, their decisions will be like rubble.

We don’t have to worry about every little decision they make.

We don’t have to worry about every judge that gets appointed.

Do we do our part in the process? Yes! We should vote and we should engage in conversation.

Should we stress and dispair? Should we get in quarrels at the expense of the gospel? No! What hope1 does it show if we are fearing the “left” or “right” as much as the world?

Our hope is in the Creator of this world! His arm is not short! He is faithful! He promises redemption and vindication! He promises salvation and we can trust Him!


  1. 1 Peter 3:15 

June 26, 2014 at 2:24pm
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@LaunchCenterPro update today

The last couple updates have been fantastic. With my desire to journal more in @dayoneapp and my desire to lose some weight, I’ve taken to logging my food. I had a template like this:

dayone://post?entry={{# Meals

Meal | What
--- | --- | ---
Breakfast | [prompt:beakfast]
Snack | [prompt:snack]
Lunch | [list:lunch|brocoli/brussel sprouts|brocoli/brussel sprouts/pork|other=[[prompt]]]
Snack | [prompt:snack]
Dinner | [prompt:dinner]
Snack | [prompt:snack]
Drinks | [prompt:drinks]}}

I was constantly entering “food/ food/ food”. With the new list-prompt, I was able to change it to:

dayone://post?entry={{# Meals

Meal | What
--- | --- | ---
Breakfast | [prompt-list(/ ):beakfast]
Snack | [prompt-list(/ ):snack]
Lunch | [prompt-list(/ ):lunch]
Snack | [prompt-list(/ ):snack]
Dinner | [prompt-list(/ ):dinner]
Snack | [prompt-list(/ ):snack]
Drinks | [prompt-list(/ ):drinks]}}

get it here

I was able to simplify some other actions with the more predictable encoding engine as well.

I love it when great apps get even better!


June 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
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BlockFacebook (Chrome edition) →

This is just like the Safari extension I posted last week except, duh, it is for Chrome.

June 13, 2014 at 9:03am
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BlockFacebook →

This is my first Safari Extension and it is REALLY basic.

It goes like this.

  • I block Facebook in my hosts file.
  • Facebook like and share panels now look hideous and make pages hard to read
  • This extension injects a user stylesheet that marks those panels as display:none

September 19, 2012 at 1:45pm
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The mobile phone industry has is no shortage of impressive, whizbang features which sound great and make fun ads but which rarely get used by real people in their day-to-day lives.


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Evernote + nvAlt

EN + nvAlt

I love me some evernote. I love how it allows me to keep everything I want to remember whether it be a website, a pdf for an upcoming meeting, or code snippets in one place that is searchable from any of my macs or iOS devices.

I also love plain text and nvAlt and the speed at which it allows for dealing with said plain text.

The problem is that I don’t want to have to think about where I put a piece of information when I need it. I don’t even want to think, plain text, nvAlt, pdf, evernote. I just want to search. This is solvable with Spotlight on the mac but how about iOS?

Like I said I really enjoy the ubiquity of Evernote. I decided it would be nice to have all of my nvAlt notes in Evernote as well so I whipped up the following AppleScript to do just that. Using keyboard maestro, I have it run every hour while I am logged in.

July 31, 2012 at 8:34pm
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The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.

— Proverbs 13:23

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Christian Calling

A friend of mine was relaying a conversation he had with another brother where he asked the question,

As Christians, where do we get our “mandate” to use government to tell people how to live there lives?

This is not an easy question for your typical right-wing christian, who’s honest with himself, to answer. The only mandate we have in scripture towards non-believers is to tell them about Christ1 and government mandates only add offense to the already offensive Gospel. 

Whether or not people’s lives change or not makes no difference. Without Christ we are lost. With Christ we are redeemed, renewed, and a new creation. Once that happens, then He will change our hearts and our actions will follow.

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keyboard maestro + quicktime player = better podcast listening


I find that, for me, most podcast hosts[^merlin] just talk too slow, so I set up a QuickTime Player shortcut in Keyboard Maestro to speed it up.


Something I love about listening to podcasts on iPhone is easily skipping forward or back 30 seconds. Again KM comes to the rescue:

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One Reason I Feel Secure With 1Password

We have been operating under the assumption that these sorts of tools already existed, even if they hadn’t been made publicly available.

Never mind the fact that they often write about their security, the folks at agilebits have actually posted about how John the Ripper is gunning for them. This is huge. Most companies, at best, stay quiet and, at worse, lie about such things.