The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

Fascinating how these researchers have come up with a set of questions that will help any couple (or 2 strangers) to feel closer with each other in about an hour. They call it an “experimentally generated relationship“—wonder how that compares to matchmaking and online relationships..

Set I

  1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
  2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?
  3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
  4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
  5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
  6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?
  7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
  8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
  9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
  11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.
  12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

See the other 2 sets of questions. (download the research paper in PDF format)

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The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

Based upon The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness, A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings.

Set I

  1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
  2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?
  3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
  4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
  5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
  6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?
  7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
  8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
  9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  10. If…

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Watch Videos of Guest Speakers at Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church is the most influential church in the United States, and perhaps the world. When guest speakers from around the country or around the world get an invite to speak on the Saddleback stage, that is a special occasion for the speaker and for the church. If you’re searching for videos of talks and sermons by guest speakers at Saddleback, here’s what I’ve found so far:

Follow Me (Summer 2013)
Greg Laurie, Francis Chan, Choco De Jesus, Russell Moore, Jud Wilhite, Perry Noble, Judah Smith, Mark Driscoll, Doug Fields, Pete Wilson, Matthew Barnett, Steven Furtick, Craig Groeschel, Alan Robertson

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The Best News I’ve Ever Heard (July 2015)
Sergio De La Mora, Samuel Rodriguez, Jason Frenn

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Closer (May-June 2016)
Johnnie Moore, Emerson Eggerichs, Tim Harlow, Les Parrott, Derwin Gray, Lance Witt

difference between real estate developer and realtor

A good friend explained the difference between a realtor and a real estate developer.

Here’s the explanation:

Are you a software analyst or are you a venture capitalist?
Realtor is the guy that sold you one unit in your townhouse
Developer is the guy who develops the whole 75 unit complex and maybe some retail spaces along with it
Realtor = salesperson, they’re commission-based, like a used car salesman
Real estate developer = have the vision, capital, construction team, to build entire projects… not commission-based, owner profit-based

You, get back on Facebook with one click

If you received an email from security@facebookmail.com, it can be hard to tell if it is real or fake, legitimate or suspicious.

While Facebook help does say that they send email notifications from Facebookmail.com, just because an email has that domain in the from address doesn’t necessarily mean it is real. Like on a real envelope, you can put 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, as the From address, bad people do that with emails to impersonate (or spoof, in technical terminology).

One email I had received in several of my inboxes had this content:

Subject: DJ, get back on Facebook with one click

It looks like you’re having trouble logging into Facebook. Just click the button below and we’ll log you in.

This looked suspicious to me, because it made it too easy to click. Someone from Facebook Help Team had also said this kind of an email looked suspicious. But it’s hard to tell definitively if Facebook actually generates an email like this. Here’s a safety tip: never click on a button or link in an email!

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To verify what a real Facebook email looks like, I went to facebook.com in a private new incognito window and clicked on the “Forgot account?” link. I filled in the form with my email address, and then I received an email that looks like this:

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And wouldn’t you know it, the URL for the “let us know” link is https://www.facebook.com/login/recover/disavow_reset_email.php?n=26267&i=www&id=501181234 and the Change Password button link goes to https://www.facebook.com/recover/code?u=501181234&n=26267&exp_locale=en_US&s=23.

Conclusion: it’s hard to tell. But when you’ve initiated the forgot account command to reset your password, and you receive a security email at that time, it’s very likely a legitimate email that you generated.

But if security emails are coming to you at a random time when you know you weren’t trying to access your account, then something suspicious may well be happening. Best response is to not respond and do nothing.

For additional help, here’s official Facebook answers:

Info about the Table Project Church App

The Table Project was a free church-based social network that had a good run from 2011-2016. Their own marketing had this description:

“The Table is a relational, online web application, custom-tailored for the church. Their purpose is to help churches engage their community, empower leaders and move people beyond the pews and into authentic, life-changing friendships.”

In May 2013, Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, acquired The Table (ht: Church Tech Today; Churchmag; CMS; Press Release). At that time, The Table had empowered more than 700 churches “to take community to the next level.” The church had ambitious plans for this church social network, as described here:

“… the leaders at Gateway began researching ways to merge spiritual learning, active pastoring and community with technology—around the same time The Table began working toward church community building. Now, the two are joining forces, each bringing unique strengths, to see the dream for church congregations to make connections and learn more about the Bible through The Table.”

When The Table was hitting its stride and gaining traction, it was serving over 7,000 churches in 62 countries, mobilized over 24,000 volunteers, and tracked over 2.3 million prayers prayed. Influential churches using The Table included Gateway Church (Southlake, Texas), Granger Community Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, and Substance Church.

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By September 2016, this tweet linked to an “Important Table Update” that most likely announced the shutdown of The Table. (Currently, unable to find an archive or cache of that announcement on the internet.)

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In March 2017, Carlos asked a Table team member that replied: “the organization we sold it to shut it down”.

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When Josh asked in July 2017 about what happened to the Table Project, the reply was: “it was sold to Gateway Church a few years back and they have begun to shut down service at this point.”

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That’s all the information that is available on the internet we can find. If you know of other public chatter, please add a comment so we learn more.

How to Print Website Like It Looks on Screen

Printing a web page so it looks like how it appears on a screen doesn’t always work. Well, the printed website looks messed up, garbled and ugly. It shouldn’t be so hard to just print a web page WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get.)

And it doesn’t matter if you’re printing on paper or saving a web page as a PDF file. 2 websites that I had difficulty saving neatly as a PDF were americanmomentum.bank and goldenvalley.blog/welcome-to-our-new-website.

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I’ll explain why later, but here are the solutions I found to save PDF of web pages so it looks right (note: not every item listed here will work for every web page)—

Browser Extensions

Software Clients

Why a Printed Web Page Doesn’t Look Right

Why is this: because web developers now not only have to design their website for different sizes of devices and browsers, but they also may need a separate design for printing, depending on how the stylesheet is designed. Some websites realize that its users would want to print their web pages and  provide a printer-friendly version. But that’s in the minority. The rest of the internet have web pages that may or may not print like it looks on the screen.

This is an on-going discussion that dates back for years. This 2013 discussion thread, WYSIWYG Web Page printing in Mac OS X 10.8, had a comment saying that it’s an industry problem:

This appears to be an industry-wide issue. I only searched for a short time, but there appears to be no solution – with very little acknowledgement that there is  a problem. “Solutions,” as you have seen, tend to be from the coders perspective, talking about the problem from a CSS or HTML  – not plugins for the client side.

At superuser.com, the same question is discussed @ “How to get WYSIWYP (print what you see) in a web browser?” and “Why do my webpages not print what I see in my browser?

That’s why you and I have to go searching for a solution to fix this so we can print a web page or save a PDF version that looks like it does on screen, or at the very least, to be legible and readable.

Why I can’t connect Spotify to speaker

I have the Spotify app open on my iMac desktop and an Amazon Tap speaker on the same wifi network. But why won’t the Spotify auto-detect the speaker? Found the answer at Spotify Support

Connecting to a device using Spotify Connect

If you’re playing to another phone, tablet, or computer, make sure all devices are logged into the same Spotify account.

Bottom line, there are 2 requirements:

  1. You must have a premium account
  2. You have to be logged into the same Spotify account. And, apparently being on the same family account doesn’t count as being on the same Spotify account, so not everybody in my family can control the speaker.

But this doesn’t quite make sense, because my son is able to play to the speaker on Spotify and he’s using a family-connected account. Will have to troubleshoot some more..