Scrabble Card Box Guide (part 1)

June 30th, 2021
Background This is a 3 part post is about card boxing in the Hoot word study app, and the alternate Hoot for Collins. It expands on Using Hoot Card Boxes, a previous post. While this is an extensive coverage of the subject, getting started is really as… more »

Creating Useful Pattern Searches in Hoot

June 20th, 2021
Hoot has many search options/types including Length, Anagrams, Prefixes, and Contains. With the exception of anagrams and the like, you can use a pattern search to execute those searches. The app help file has some help and the online pattern has an… more »

Hoot Settings

June 17th, 2021
Hoot is an Android app that assists in searching Scrabble word lists, and studying words for competition. Hoot can be simple to use but it also has a lot of features and options. As you navigate the different menus you can check them out. Before you get… more »

Site Maintenance

June 12th, 2021
After a recent update the blog does not properly display the profile picture with each blog post. I've been trouble shooting it for days, with some help from others, with no success. Fortunately the images within each post continue to work okay, you… more »

Hoot and the Android 11 debacle

June 9th, 2021
A couple weeks ago I discovered that Hoot, my word study app, was not working when accessing files in Android external storage. After some quick research I discovered that Android 10 and 11 don't allow access to external storage using the standard File… more »

Church Growth Warnings

April 30th, 2021
This is an old message that I found in my archives, about a church I used to attend. While it isn't appropriate for a present circumstance, I still agree with much of what I've said and believe it could still be a useful post to include here, with names… more »

Eternal Security Run Amuck

March 22nd, 2021
Recently on social media I got into a discussion about salvation and who won't inherit the kingdom of God in light of the passage 1 Cor 6:9-11. Some of the responses I heard reminded me about the danger of denominational doctrines. I'm not saying that doctrines are necessarily wrong, but their application is often a reflection of pharisaic teaching, commonly referred to as tradition. more »