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Does InsomniaX work with macOS Mojave? — May 29, 2019

Does InsomniaX work with macOS Mojave?

When transferring large files, there are times when I want to close the lid on my MacBook Pro laptop. It’s running on Mac OSX Mojave 10.14.5 and after several minutes of research, there’s not a built-in function to disable laptop sleep. Apple may have very good reasons for that.

But there are times when we can manage the risk of a closed lid with a running laptop.

Here’s the solution. Install and run the free utility InsomniaX- Keep your Mac awake the easy way. I downloaded it from download.cnet.com/InsomniaX/3000-2094_4-97713.html – but, it’s an older piece of software that was last updated 3 years ago, i.e. 2016.

However, there are 2 caveats:

Installing InsomniaX On OSX 10.12 and afterward

It seems that on systems with gatekeeper active, the kext module is not correctly loaded, if when the option Disable Lid Sleep is pressed the icon doesn’t change you are most likely affected. In that case use the following workaround [ed.note: Spotlight > Terminal]:

  1. Disable Gatekeeper: sudo spctl --master-disable
  2. Launch InsomniaX and enable the option disable lid sleep, fill out the administration password prompt if needed
  3. Rejoice, InsomniaX should be working and the kext should now be trusted by the system
  4. Re-Enable Gatekeeper:
  • Either use: sudo spctl --master-enable
  • Or change the selector in Preferences->Security & Privacy->Generic back to AppStore & Signed Apps (Or even the more strict AppStore Only)

Thank You Andrew James

Thank you Andrew James for creating this very awesome utility!

Asian pastor leading Whites? — May 18, 2019

Asian pastor leading Whites?

In years past, Korean pastors like myself were told that few white people would sit under a non-white pastor. This has largely proven true with only a few exceptions here and there. But a new generation is rising…one that not only is more tolerant of other (non-white) perspectives, but is actually seeking them out so as to enrich their own. What this means for us is that whereas in the past a truly multicultural church was mostly wishful thinking, the possibility of such a thing is much more likely now.

via https://www.facebook.com/Andante/posts/10154349529776763
How to Print from Windows 10 to Airport Extreme USB Printer — May 10, 2019

How to Print from Windows 10 to Airport Extreme USB Printer

Looking for a way to print wirelessly over wifi from a Windows 10 laptop to an Airport Extreme (version 7.7.8) base station with a USB printer connected. The printer is a Canon MX330 series.

I’m able to print from other Mac’s using the wifi network, including an iMac 27″, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro. Haven’t yet figured out how to print from the Windows 10 laptop.

Here’s what answers I’ve found thru web searches and will update this blog post with what works and what doesn’t, after I try them:

Airport Extreme Printing via Windows 8.1 and Windows RT

has detailed instructions [this one uses adding a printer onto a TCP/IP Port]

Windows 10 connecting to apple airport printer

says Apple changed the port they use from 9100 to 9101 [essentially, in Windows, add printer, use port number 9101] and the thread also refers to this 2013 video, Windows Printing For Apple AirPort Extreme without Bonjour Wireless wifi. (and in the video's comment thread, people have said it worked with Windows 8, 10, 7..)

To be continued…

Stay tuned and I’ll update this blog post after I test these solutions and see if any of them work, or if I have to do something different..

Free Resources for Chinese churches, pastors and church leaders — February 2, 2019

Free Resources for Chinese churches, pastors and church leaders

Learn more about the history and learnings from the earlier English ministry pastors and church leaders that were in the ethnic Chinese churches of the United States. EM pastors of Korean American churches and other Asian American ethnicities will find these articles as a reference of research.

The following resources are free downloads at open.djchuang.com

Fellowship of American Chinese Evangelicals (FACE)

FACE published a quarterly newsletter, AboutFACE, from 1979-2003 and entire archive can be downloaded.

Alternatively, this collection of articles was adapted and published as a book in 2009, “Completing the FACE of the Chinese Church in America: the ABC Handbook: Promoting Effective Ministries to American-Born Chinese” by William L. Eng, Joseph C. Wong, Wayland Wong, David K. Woo and Peter Yuen.

Chinese American Christians (CAC) Forum

The CAC Forum was an active discussion forum that ran from 1995 to 2002. The CAC Forum archives provide a historical knowledge base about Chinese/Asian American Christianity.

Venn Diagram: Asian American Identity, Christianity, and Politics — January 19, 2019

Venn Diagram: Asian American Identity, Christianity, and Politics

Venn Diagram is an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Christians organized by the InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Yes, Asian American Christians and politics. Hashtag #aapijesuspolitics. Its 5th time was at Fuller Seminary on Saturday, January 19, 2019; this is excerpted from the Facebook event facebook.com/events/347443382696361 —

Join us for our fifth forum to explore the complexities and gifts of the AAPI Christian experience! Our theme for this forum is “Being Faithful Amidst Polarizing Chaos”. Come find a space to be fully Asian American/Pacific Islander and Christian in our current sociopolitical context.

Featured Faculty Presenters:
SueJeanne Koh, ThD, Theology & Ethics, UC Irvine ASAM/RS
Ji Son, PhD, Cognitive Science, CSULA
Szu Wang, PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Irvine

We are excited to have Rev. Dr. Jeff Liou facilitate the faculty panel and discussion. In addition to a faculty panel, we will gather around practitioners for workshops geared towards practical next steps.

… Hosted by: InterVarsity’s Faculty Ministries Southern California

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