Tangent Time V3: Is Apple throwing the headphone jack into the cold?

Hello, everyone! It is The Myriad here. I hope everyone is having a fantastic day. I have to study for midterms this week, so I am going to keep this short.

So there has been a rumor going around that Apple will not have support for the headphone jack on their next iPhone, the iPhone 7 that is. There is a myriad of articles that speculate whether or not Apple will drop the headphone jack, but nothing is concrete so far.

Now you’re probably wondering: why on earth would accompany drop something as important as the headphone jack?

Well, the 1/4 inch headphone jack has been in use since the 19th century. It was originally used for telephone switchboards and is now mainly used for soundboards and music equipment.$(KGrHqN,!oEFGzWpwW-HBRwjY87Jr!--60_35That’s right, this thing has been in use for over 100 years. It was originally used for telephone switchboards and is now mainly used for soundboards and music equipment.

The smaller 1/8 inch headphone jack appeared in the 1960s which is still very old for something that gets used as much as it does. 4193cuzFGpLThis is what most people use when listening to their iPhone or iPod.

The bottom line is: these things have been around for a long time and we have pretty much maxed out their capabilities in terms of sound quality.

Now you are probably wondering: if the headphone jack is dropped, how am I going to listen to my music?

Well, the lightning port on the iPhone can actually be used for audio. This will, of course, require a special type of headphone, that while already in existence is a little more pricey than a simple earbud.philips-nc1l_t-600x360

However, the sound quality is far superior to that of the headphone jack. Since these kinds of headphones are already in use, Apple will probably make a proprietary earbud that ships with their devices like they have been doing in the past with the standard 1/8 inch jack.

I would like to talk more about this, but so far all of the articles are just speculation. Yes, Apple does appear to have plans to drop support for the headphone jack. Yes, there are headphones that do not use a standard jack. But Apple has not made an official article on whether or not they will drop support for the headphone jack.

Let me know what you guys think in the comments section. I am going to go back to studying now. Oh boy, I really hope I don’t fail:) That is it!

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New Life Clinic

Hello, folks! It is The Myriad here. I hope everyone is having a fantastic day. I’m drowning in school work. Yay! There ya go! Now how about the New Life Clinic?

Well, let’s get one thing straight. I am talking about the New Life Clinic that is located in Wilmington, Ohio. I am aware that there are a few other organizations called New Life or New Life Clinic Lc. But these having nothing in common with the New Life Clinic that is located in Ohio.

Okay, so, the New Life Clinic was founded in Wilmington, Ohio and what they do is pretty amazing, to say the least. They are a crisis pregnancy center that helps young women (as well as couples) find their way if they happen to be facing an unexpected pregnancy. In a culture where it is now custom to simply kill the baby if it was not planned, the New Life Clinic is a breath of fresh air into the starved lungs of those who want more than to take the quick and easy way out of crisis pregnancy.

Their Mission Statement is as follows:

New Life Clinic is a Christ centered ministry committed to upholding the sanctity of human life by ministering to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of those involved in pregnancy related circumstances. The Clinic proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ and promotes Godly standards to the community and those who seek our services.

The New Life Clinic helps women and men all of the time, and they do this for free. They can perform pregnancy testing, peer counseling, and ultrasounds. They offer to train in parenting and they have a resource center available to people if they want to know more about abortion, pregnancy, etc. They even have baby clothes available for anyone who may have a baby who needs them

People can come in anywhere from 10:00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. Monday through Friday and even on every last Saturday of the month from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. They’re location is at 815 S. South St., Wilmington Ohio.

Something that is stressed with the NLC is the nature of confidentiality. The people involved are not there to embarrass, harass, cast judgment upon or seek to dramatically change the hurting who step through their doors. Instead, they are there to provide an example of what you can do when you are facing an unexpected pregnancy as well as an example of the different roads that lead away from abortion  and back to recovery. Everything that a client says is never given out. Personal information, situation difficulties, nothing is ever given out or granted access to regarding who comes in and what they are dealing with.

For some time now, the NLC has been looking to move into a new building. They have held a variety of fundraisers in the form of banquets and card game contests. They even had one where a person was allowed to be in this fake jail cell and people could add money to bail the individual out. As far as I’m aware of they have not reached their goal yet, but they are close I believe. If you would like to donate money, check out their Go-Fund-Me website.

Anyways, you should really look into the New Life Clinic. All of the employees love the Lord and wish to remind those who are going through a crisis pregnancy that they have choices beyond abortion. They seek to further the sanctity of human life and show those who walk through their doors that there is a way out of the situation no matter how dark it may seem. They care for both you and your baby. You won’t find an abortion clinic that does that.

Alright guys, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Be sure to check back this coming Monday for volume 3 of Tangent Time. That is it!

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Tangent Time V2

Hey, guys! It’s The Myriad here! First off I need to apologize for not posting this past weekend. I honestly have been very busy with school and I’m trying to make the main page look a little nicer…which is not going very well, to be honest :). But enough about that! It’s time to go off on a tangent! Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a two-hundred-year-old house?

So back in February of last year, that is 2015, my family and I started work on a house. We had built our first house back in 2007, but since then we had moved out and had been renting a house for about a year. Once we found a house that was in, honestly terrible shape, we began to remodel it. That took about ten months to do…I am not kidding. To give you an idea of what the house looked like, here’s a picture!DSC00076  From here it doesn’t look so bad and the house appears half-decent. But the outside was probably the nicest looking.


 

Here are some more photographs of what it looked like on the inside.


I tried to recreate some of the images with ones of what the house looks like now. I will admit I do know the basics of photography, but I am definitely not very good when I am rushed for time. Anyways, here are some of what the house looks like now:

That is what it looks like now!


I hope you all have enjoyed this look into this house. I don’t know exactly when the house was originally built, but I do know that workers stopped using the massive oak beams right around the start of the 20th century.

Well, I am going to go back to doing homework now. Be sure to let me know with a comment if you like these kinds of posts and want to see more of them. Also, if you have a favorite ministry group that you would like me to take a look at, let me know that as well. That is it!

 

Tangent Time V1

 

Hey, guys, it’s The Myriad here. So a personal update, I am actually in a very special place right now. I cannot say exactly where, but I’m currently looking at a college I’m thinking about attending. It’s going pretty well so far. Where I’m at is bitterly cold. We’re talking like -10 degrees Fahrenheit and below. It is ridiculous!

 

So as you start a new week, I want you to take note of something: Do you know anyone who always seems to be alone?

This may not seem very obvious at first. But there are people everywhere who are alone. All it takes is a look into a café, a local restaurant, library, or even a school to see many people sitting off by themselves alone. Now, of course, just because someone  is sitting alone does not immediately mean that they are “alone”. But if you see that same person day in and day out sitting or standing by themselves, it is quite possible that they are indeed truly alone.

For myself, I’ve discovered that there are quite a few of these “lone wolfs” at my own community college. So I started to reach out and talk to some of these people. As it turns out, most of them are great. Why no one bothers to talk to them is beyond me. For example, I reached out to a girl that I always noticed was off by herself. So, little by little, I started attempting conversation with her. That was about a year ago. Now, while she is not suddenly super social, she seems to be a lot more out of her shell than when I first met her.

The bottom line is: look for these people, and when you meet them, talk to them. You may get turned away, yes. But you might remind someone that there are people out there who care about them. Being alone all of the time can take a nasty toll on a person. So reach out! Encourage! Be friendly and make someone’s day. There are plenty of people out there who need and want you to come along side of them. If you find yourself alone and in the corner, try to reach out to someone who may feel the same. What else could you do?

Before I go I will say this: Yes, I have found myself more than once very alone. I do not have that many true friends. I have a lot of people that I know, but very few friends. But because of this, I understand what it is like to feel alone. I can relate to people who say, “I don’t really have anybody.”

Be alert out there! Keep your eyes open this week for these people. That is it!

Sincerely,

The Myriad

Operation Heal Our Patriots

What’s up, guys! It is The Myriad here. I am having a bit of a rough week, but I hope all of you are doing well. Today we are going to be examining Operation Heal Our Patriots sponsored by Samaritans Purse.

Operation Heal Our Patriots was started up to help wounded soldiers recover after coming back from tours in the Middle East. The goal of the project is to bring together military veterans with families. Though it may seem quite obvious, being in a war can have disastrous effects on the mind and body. It can also take a toll on those who have been left home alone for a long period of time. People can find it very hard to connect again after they have been separated for such an expanse of time. This is what Operation Heal Our Patriots seeks to mend.

The actual retreat takes place in Hardenburg Bay, which is located in the southwestern part of Lake Clark National Park. Samaritan Lodge Alaska (the lodge where the couples stay) is on the shores of one of the deepest lakes in Alaska, Lake Clark. As a result of this, the couples can relax, go fishing, canoeing (or kayaking), hiking, or even boating. But the soul purpose of this trip is to allow war-torn couples to reconnect to God and each other.

The trip itself is bought and paid for by Samaritans Purse and lasts from the first week of June to mid-September. After the trip is concluded, Samaritans Purse keeps track of the families and makes sure that they are in a proper church and are stable in their relationship with each other and the Lord.

Before I wrap up I will say this: I really like what Samaritans Purse is doing. We need more “operations” like this one. There are so many soldiers coming back home with the horrors of war stuck in their minds. They are coming home to find that life has gone on without them. Maybe as a result of the tragedy of war, many have lost their faith in God. More than likely, both of the spouses have grown apart in some way. Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, these men and women can reconnect with the ones they love and learn and grow in the love God has for them.

Hey, guess what?! That concludes this post! What!??? A short post? What is this madness!? Anyways, I hope everyone checks out Operation Heal Our Patriots and Samaritans Purse. There is a myriad of recovery programs out there, but this is one of the few that goes all out and focuses on faith, marriage, and recovery. Check them out! That is it!

Sincerely,

The Myriad

 

Tangent Time: V0

Hello! This is The Myriad here. I wanted to give everyone a personal update of what is going on.


 

Soooo-first off! I am going to be posting this little series called “Tangent Time” every Monday. The series is simply a little break from the regular posting that I do where I review outreach ministries. Now, what I will include in this set is news of upcoming posts you should be on the “lookout” for. I also have some other ideas that are definitely different from what I have been doing. For example, I’m thinking of blogging about struggles that all of us go through and how we can get through them. I know for myself, I have had a “roller coaster” of a ride in the mere eighteen years I have been around. Because of this fact, I want to encourage anyone that has stumbled along the road of life.


 

For today’s Volume 0 of Tangent Time, I’m going to briefly summarize what is going to take place within the next few weeks.

     Number 1: I am looking at buying a domain name for my own site. This will allow me to customize my blog site much more which will make it far nicer to look at and navigate.

     Number 2: As I mentioned in the second paragraph I’m looking into expanding my content so that there is a little something for everyone. This will be a big learning curve, but I’m excited to do it!  

     Number 3: Finally, I want to hear back from you people! I enjoy reading the (few) comments that have been left on my previous posts and I look forward to feedback. Please keep it positive and instructive as I generally do not pay that much attention to comments that are overly negative or offer no help as to what I might change.

     Alright! That is it for Tangent Time V0. Check back around Friday evening for the next ministry outreach post! Have a great day!   


 

iMissionaries

What’s up guys? it is The Myriad here. I hope everyone is having a fantastic day. If you are, great! If you are a little anxious, worried or down, cast those things on the Lord! I know that is what I have to do everyday. Especially right now because college is getting very stressful. So as soon as you are reading this I will be doing school work! Yay…anyway, we are going to be looking at a small organization called iMissionares

 iMissionaries started up in December of 2013 as a rather unique outreach ministry. Unlike the previous “brick and mortar” ministries that have been reviewed, iMissionaries is located exclusively on the internet. What they do is allow users to create advertisements through Facebook’s ad system to promote the Gospel almost anywhere in the world. You create a link that takes whoever clicks on your ad to website where they can download the Good and Evil book for free! A cool side feature is of course seeing how many people click on your ad!

Here’s how it works: First, you need a Facebook account. Second, go to the iMissionaries website and scroll down until you see the Facebook logo with a “button” that reads, “Get Started with Facebook Evangelism,” and click (or tap) the button. Third, once you are in, scroll down the page where you will see four red circles. Each will have different options for ads. You can click on any of these options or continue scrolling until you reach the bottom where it reads, “Create a Facebook Ad,” which you should click. Fourth, you will see a 4-step process to create your ad on Facebook.  Hint: Choose to open the two links listed in a separate tab. Now, there is an instructional video, but it is over two years old and is more than a little outdated. If you want to feel really smart, follow the steps that I just listed. Or if you want to save some time, click this: >>>Create a Facebook Ad<<< (this takes you to step four). Once you have opened up the, “Ads Manager,” and, “iMissionaries Resources,” in separate tabs, click or tap, “Send People to Your Website,” located on the, “Ads Manger,” tab. It will ask you to paste a URL into the box. Then, choose a translation of the Good and Evil book in whatever language is listed and click on the language that is native to the region where you are sending the ad to. Copy the link and paste it into the, “Send People to Your Website,” box. When that is completed, simply follow the instructions Facebook provides. Standard billing does apply, but this is the chance for God to use you to work in someone’s life! Put some thought into where you want this ad to show up.

*Note, Facebook is banned in some countries, so you will not be able to send ads there.*

iMissionaries is a great source for getting the Gospel into the world. It is really cool and the best part is you DO NOT HAVE TO BE A NERD TO DO IT!!!!!! Okay, really the best part is sharing the Gospel in such a unique way. It is not that hard, follow the instructions listed above and you should be fine!

One thing before you leave. There is not very much information on iMissionaries. But the service really is so simple that they would be hard pressed to illegally mess with anything. They are partnered with No Greater Joy ministries, so they possess some credibility. If you are skeptical know this: Any money that you spend to make your ads more popular and gain more traffic, all runs through Facebook and not iMissionaries.

Little tidbit here! I understand that some of you may think that evangelizing people through technology is worldly and therefore should not be used. Or you might ask, “Is it really promoting God? Or is it simply for your own glory?” Just know that if God can use us sinful people to reach a myriad of those who are lost, then He can certainly use technology. Because like it or not, technology is not bad in and of itself. Yes! I know the saying, “Television. Hellevision.” But it’s what is displayed on the device that is good or evil. Technology is just a thing that is subject to the users inner desires. Why not use it for God and His goodness? That is it!

Websites below:

>>>iMissionaries<<<

>>>iMissionaries Youtube Channel<<<

>>>No Greater Joy Ministries<<<

 

Sincerely,

The Myriad