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  2. Work to be done on the website before the official launch and video announcement. I'm finishing up some back-end items, working on the website rules and privacy policy, registering a DMCA safe harbor agent (To protect the website from copyright claims), tweaking the videos section, and have some work to do on the menus among many other things. I want to finish some of the items below before the official launch as well, but I am pretty constrained on time working on the back-end. If anyone would like to help out with planning these features, writing categories, and descriptions, or in any other way, it'd be greatly appreciated. This list is what I've put together so far, I'm probably missing some things, and some of the ideas need further refining. So if you see something that I forgot or something you think should be here, please let me know. I'm open to any suggestions, recommendations, or ideas. The Homepage I have the homepage set to display the most recent topics with new activity. Is there a more functional/better use for the homepage? Research Dashboard I've been thinking of building a "research dashboard" page of sorts. I know we all do quite a bit of research into all kinds of subjects. It would be nice to have a central place to create research projects, store information, links, pictures, pdfs, view and take notes, and even make tools to help the community with researching. I've still in the planning phase of this project, but have started to consider the following; What information do you use when researching a subject? How can this information be saved and then presented in a way that would be useful(topics, posts, database entries, links, notes, file/picture uploads)? What tools would help in general research/study? I'd to know what everyone thinks about this idea, would it be useful and should I build it? If you like the idea, what would you like to see in your research dashboard? Health, Food, Nutrition. I'd love to build a healthy living/eating section if someone wanted to take the lead on designing what that section should look like and how it should be structured. I could put it all together. We'd need to figure out what pages or databases we want, Food, Recipes, Keto Tracker, Home Remedies, Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, etc. We'd need custom fields for the databases. For example, for the Medicinal Plants database, do we need fields for the common name, botanical name, description, medicinal uses, warnings, recommended dose, etc. We can have record feeds from databases and forums as well, so if we had a Healthy Living page, we could have feeds on that page from the recipe database, the medicinal plants, a private forum, a links database, and so on. Categories and descriptions would need to be written, and we could add anything else that might be useful to the Body of Christ as well. Homesteading, Homeschooling. Same as above. Downloads Categories and subcategories need to be created for things the body of Christ might need, KJV Bibles, Tracts, Public domain documents (Random References, the Wescott and Hort letters, for example), general PDF's, and so on. I think once the categories are in place, the downloads section will become quite useful. Videos It'd be nice to sort Bryan's videos by subject matter or create playlists of some sort. We could also tag videos(really anything), and then create feeds based on tags throughout the website. Similar content could be shown on topics, the research dashboard, alongside study pages, etc. This will be a big time-consuming project in itself, but I think it would help the ministry and have untold rewards for the body of Christ. If someone or multiple people were interested in taking up this project for the body of Christ, I could make a group with permissions to edit all tags. User Submitted Videos We just need some categories and descriptions written here. Bible Study Tools Biblical Glossary Should we have categories(what categories?) or list everything on one page? Bible versions database What categories or custom field would this have? Do we list authors, translators, release dates, publishers, missing verses, corrupted doctrine? Biblical Places database We could use a database to hold the Latitude and Longitude of significant places in the Bible and then feed it into a mapping application to be able to see at a glance where certain places in scripture took place. Bible Bookmarks? Tract creator A tract creator would be nice; I'm not sure how to make this yet, but it's on the wishlist. How to Witness - Database Say to the Mormon's or about the bible version issues. I'm sure we could compile some good information over time, and It'd be nice to have that knowledge base online to refer people to if you're short on time. If any has any ideas on how we could set this up, I'm all ears. KJV Bible Finding good electronic sources for the KJV bible, in any format, PDF, Text, SQL, Word, Bryan has talked before about the altered versions floating around. It would be nice to have a place where anyone could download a good copy. Pew, that took forever to write. Thoughts, Feelings, Ideas, Suggestions?
  3. NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached -- or even exceeded -- $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts, an Associated Press analysis of federal data released this week found. Source: https://apnews.com/dab8261c68c93f24c0bfc1876518b3f6
  4. I'd love to build a healthy living/eating section if someone wanted to take the lead on designing what that section should look like and how it should be structured. I could put it all together. We'd need to figure out what pages or databases we want, Food, Recipes, Keto Tracker, Home Remedies, Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, etc. We'd need custom fields for the databases. For example, for the Medicinal Plants database, do we need fields for the common name, botanical name, description, medicinal uses, warnings, recommended dose, etc. We can have record feeds from databases and forums as well, so if we had a Healthy Living page, we could have feeds on that page from the recipe database, the medicinal plants, a private forum, a links database, and so on. Categories and descriptions would need to be written, and we could add anything else that might be useful to the Body of Christ as well. On the subject of bushcraft, I'm in the learning phase as well, haven't had much chance to get out and test what I've learned yet. The book "Bushcraft 101" by Dave Canterbury is a good resource, he goes over all the basic equipment you might need and touches on a lot of good points, foraging, trapping, hunting, water collection, shelter. He also has some other books focusing on certain aspects of bushcraft, like trapping, first aid, etc. His website www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/ has most of things he recommends in his books as well. It's pretty much a curated list of the best tools available for bushcraft, and has been a great time saver. Another book "Bushcraft 101 - Basic Guide to Survive in the Wilderness like an Expert" focuses less on the basics and more on practice, and is an excellent read or listen.
  5. The scary part is how quickly nearly every employer made wearing a mask mandatory. I deliver bread to major retailers (Walmart, Kroger, Dollar General), and all of them are requiring vendors to wear face masks. I fear we've a only a hop, skip, and a jump away from a vaccine recommendation, that will be mandated not by the government but by employers.
  6. I've not researched the Keto side myself, but have been intermittent fasting since November and have lost about 60 pounds. I really need to dive into the healthier eating/super foods side of things, but the legwork on researching some of these subjects is pretty massive. Maybe we should make a Healthy Living/Eating section of some sort? I started researching hunting and trapping earlier this year myself. While I didn't get very far into the subject (I keep finding rabbit holes to go down 🙂), I got my state license and bought some traps, wire, and snares. Have you ever looked in to bushcraft?
  7. After trying to send an email to an @live.com account, and getting a blocklist error in return, I've spent the last couple of days working on Domain PTR records, Reverse DNS, and email deliverability. I had already set up SPF, DKIM, DMARC, and the domains PTR records. However, the error I got from the live account indicated a problem with the PTR records. So I started double-checking settings, and came across an occasional PTR record error being reported within WHM, and CPANEL. After eight hours troubleshooting PTR records, BIND9, and all things related to DNS and domain name records, I emailed the web host, and they confirmed all my settings were correct with no errors being reported. I also emailed the Live support people, and they said our server IP address wasn't on the blocklist like the error message said it was! I'm going to give it a few days, and work on it again.
  8. Those poor silly Catholics. I wonder how do they eat Jesus with face masks on now?
  9. SACRAMENTO (CBS SF / CNN) — While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities,” he state’s Department of Public Health said in their latest guidance for houses of worship posted Wednesday (.pdf). “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through alternative methods like internet streaming,” health officials went to say in its updated order. California has had more than 24,000 coronavirus cases. On Tuesday, it announced 6,367 cases, the second highest total for the state since the pandemic began. This has prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to tighten restrictions. Covid patients make up for about 30% of all hospitalizations, according to state data. Singing at services has proven to be one way to spread a virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency studied how coronavirus spread from one member to 87% of the singers at a Washington choir practice and said in a report: “The act of singing, itself, might have contributed to transmission through emission of aerosols, which is affected by loudness of vocalization.” California Tells Houses Of Worship To Discontinue Singing Amid Worsening COVID-19 Pandemic SANFRANCISCO.CBSLOCAL.COM While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can't sing.
  10. I remember from a book on design I listened to (Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI), that most custom icons have little meaning to end-users. For example, our coffee cup icon at the top, I picked that icon for the notifications because the original didn't do a better job explaining what function it represented. While the design looks nice, at a glance, it offers no affordances as to what it does (show notifications). It does have discoverability; a little red icon will pop up on it, letting you know when something is there, and if you hover over it, "notifications" pops up, letting you know the function. Now, what does the Sad Smiley do? The trophy? The heart? Like Christopher said, the average user probably won't understand how reputation works, I think however we do it, it should be on the simpler side. As an example, the StackOverflow system of up-votes or down-votes is simple to understand, up = positive, down =negative, and is instantly learned by the user, but I think we all want a bit more variety than this. The prayer reaction we added, I think, works well. It conveys without saying prayer, and the pop up confirms praying. Most people looking at it will be able to tell what it is intuitively and will be able to discover the "praying" pop up when they hover over it. I agree rep for prayer should be neutral. I like the idea of getting rid of the heart, and maybe a research icon or thanks giving extra rep, as I think we all focus on research quite a bit. We can also limit the amount of reputation a member can give each day.
  11. Here's what we have, should we tweak these? The Positive +1 affect the members reputation, we can also add a dislike or a negative, once a post, or a member receives a set amount they can be automatically hidden for review. Like Positive (+1) Thanks Enabled Positive (+1) Haha Enabled Positive (+1) Confused Enabled Neutral Sad Enabled Neutral Praying Enabled Neutral
  12. I'm seeing more, and more of these stories. https://www.newsmax.com/politics/deborah-brix-masks-coronavirus/2020/07/07/id/976052/ This seems to be the trend, we're just making you do this until we have a vaccine. My fear is what happens when they have the "vaccine".
  13. I've seen it in Indiana at stores where I make deliveries, they are saying they can't get coins from the bank, and therefore can't take anything but exact change. Is The Nationwide Coin Shortage Being Used To Push Us Toward A Cashless Society? - Rethinking the Dollar WWW.RETHINKINGTHEDOLLAR.COM If you don’t run a business or deal with coins on a regular basis, you may not even know that it is happening… Meijer suspends cash payments at self-checkout lanes WWW.MLIVE.COM A national coin shortage has resulted from decreased economic activity. Got to leave for work now, will keep my eyes open.
  14. A few of the brethren have asked me about the costs related to running this website, so here they are. Web Hosting Domain Name: kingjamesvideoministries.org $12.98 Yearly Web Server: VPS Server Monthly: $25.98 Yearly: $311.76 Software Invision Community Suite Renewal Costs for updates and support are every 6 months. Core: $100 Forums: $100 Renewal: $25 Pages: $100 Renewal: $15 Blogs: $75 Renewal: $10 Downloads: $75 Renewal: $10 Gallery: $75 - Not yet purchased. Renewal: $10 Commerce: $100 - Not purchased, unnecessary. Total for Invision Suite: $450 - Does not include the not yet purchased gallery. Total six month renewal for Invision: $60 Plugins and Theme Videobox: $65 Renewal: $18 Youtube Importer: $15 Renewal: $6 Chatbox: $36 Renewal: $18 Theme: $30 Total cost for plugins: $146 Total six month renewal cost for plugins: $42 Grand Totals: One Time Software Purchases: $596 On Going Yearly Costs: Yearly Web Hosting and domain name: $324.74 Yearly Software Renewal Fees: $204 We've had three members donate a total of $250 towards the cost of the software, thanks to @Vancouver, markamastroianni, and @Christopher Milby.
  15. This version of the website is pretty new, online for a week and not quite two weeks old altogether. I felt this same "drive" myself; I needed to do something for the Lord. It's like you are called to preach, and have that feeling like you should. This was easier for me because I think for all talent God gave me with computers, he took it from my language comprehension and writing skills. After much prayer, and thought I decided to focus on the talents God gave me and ended up building kingjamesvideoministries.org to try and help out the body of Christ in my own way. If you still feel that "drive" to do something for the Lord, we could always use a hand around here.
  16. I'm up north a bit in Converse Indiana, right around Kokomo. Might be nice to plan something down the line.
  17. The videos section will embed the YouTube videos directly into the page. This should be enabled now and I'll look into the descriptions more. I'm also still working on importing the rest of Bryan's videos, hopefully it shouldn't take very much longer.
  18. Videos Over the last few days, I've been working on the videos section. With the new website, I tried to minimize the number of plugins that needed to be used to maintain stability and not unintentionally break things during updates. With WordPress, we needed to use 35 different plugins, now with Invision, we only use two, and both are for the videos. One is used to display the videos, and one is used to import the videos from YouTube. With that said, I've encountered a bug with the video importer, which prevents me from importing all Bryan's videos from YouTube. After some back and forth with the author of the plugin(excellent support too), we tracked the bug down to a problem with YouTube's pageToken not being correctly saved to the database. He is currently working on this issue and hopefully will have a fix within the next few days. Once the importer is functioning correctly, it should only take a few minutes to import all of Bryan's videos to the new website. Other Updates: I added VerseClick to highlight bible verses automatically. I also started investigating terms of use for the website, and putting up a DMCA notice to avoid any problems that might arise with copyrighted items. Much more to come, I'll keep posting updates here as I go. All the Glory to God, Thanks to Lord, and God bless everyone.
  19. GENEVA (Reuters) - Doubts about vaccines have spread across social media like a disease and false information that “kills people” should be taken down by the companies running digital platforms, the head of global vaccine alliance Gavi said on Tuesday. Vaccine doubts spread like disease, must be taken offline: vaccine chief - Reuters IN.REUTERS.COM Doubts about vaccines have spread across social media like a disease and false information that "kills people" should be taken...
  20. Since the arrival of the coronavirus, the use of and familiarity with vaccines has dramatically increased prompting a more aware and questioning public. With little more than a 48-hour public notice, many Coloradans were enjoying a brilliant Sunday afternoon as the State Senate Health and Insurance Committee was squirreled away in the confines of the State Capitol to approve the School Entry Immunization Act, also known as SB 20-163. While a Sunday afternoon may not seem an appropriate time for a legislative body to accept witness testimony or to conduct its legislative business unless there is a clear intent to limit public participation. That kind of strategy has a way of boomeranging with a loss of public trust and confidence; yet the Democrats had an intense legislative urge to codify SB 163 with as little public input as possible. The Dems control both Houses of the General Assembly as well as the Governor’s mansion; thereby controlling the State’s entire legislative agenda. What the Democrats were not counting on was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on his way to becoming a national icon, who arrived to testify against SB 136. He was allotted two minutes to address the committee. What else the Dems were not counting on was a last-minute rally attended by 3,000 outside the Capitol that Sunday afternoon. Kennedy quoted one of the Democratic members of the Committee who told the media: If we can’t get a vaccination bill passed during a pandemic, then we’ll never get it passed.” Speaking to the throng, Kennedy went on to call out the Democrats: I am a lifelong Democrat …what they are doing here today is antithetical to every value that the Democratic party has expressed in its 200 year history.” Adoption of SB 163 was accomplished on a party-line vote; beginning with Committee approval and through the Senate and House votes to adoption. During House consideration, a bipartisan amendment was added to allow for a voter referendum in the 2022 election but the majority on the Conference Committee removed that language. In addition, much of the state’s MSM provided minimal reporting on the Dems slipping SB 163 through on a Sunday afternoon, Kennedy’s appearance before the Committee or the size of the last-minute rally. As its name implies, SB 163 mandates “immunizations“ for all children entering Colorado public schools; thereby taking the decision out of the parent’s hands and requiring a doctor to certify approval. The fact that the bill contains elements akin to Orwell’s 1984 Big Brother regime is disturbing. SB 163 requires the State’s educational system to aid and abet in the monitoring of its students as it requires each public school to collect each proof of immunization and each exemption request that is filed. Each school must also establish a tracking system and provide an annual report on that school’s rate of immunizations and the number of exemptions issued. Such bureaucratese indicates, rather than a parental responsibility, each child’s vaccination will be tracked by the school district throughout that child’s history as a student. Of special interest, SB 163 indicates there is an onerous “submission process” for those wishing to claim a non-medical exemption such as a “religious belief whose teachings are opposed to immunizations or a personal belief opposed to immunizations.” Those individuals must submit a “certificate” that their chosen religion has adopted a policy regarding vaccinations and a certificate that they have completed an online “educational module“, which you can expect to be little more than a one-sided harangue on the virtues of vaccinations. As adopted, SB 163 is compatible with another totalitarian oriented legislation introduced by Congressional Democrats as HR 6666, the Trace Act (Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone). The TRACE Act will establish a nationwide vaccine monitoring system with a force of vaccine tracking agents. Much of the American public remains unaware that frequently used synthetic materials such as mercury, aluminum, msg, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80. and glyphosate are routinely inserted (among other ingredients), which RFK Jr identifies as neurotoxins, carcinogens or related to autoimmune disease. The US was the first country in the world to be founded on the concept that each person has an inherent individual right to live their own life without government intrusion. Those rights were enshrined in the Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth Amendment and remain a bedrock of the American system. Just as the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision was based on an individual right to choose, the same inherent right exists for those who deserve the choice to vaccinate. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has promised to sign SB 163 into law. Colorado Adopts Mandatory Vaccinations for Children – OffGuardian OFF-GUARDIAN.ORG Renée Parsons Since the arrival of the coronavirus, the use of and familiarity with vaccines has dramatically increased prompting a...
  21. The Website Update: New Beginnings When I set out to create a website for King James Video Ministries just over 2 years ago. I choose WordPress because it was open source, free and used by millions of websites. Little did I know the problems that we would face with it, from being the target of every spammer on God's green earth, to plugins breaking core features, updates breaking the website, and functionality that never really worked like it should have. So early last year, I started investigating better solutions, and that search lead me to the Invision Community Suite software that runs this website today. Once I found the new software, I decided to hold myself to an enterprise level of quality for the new website. I wasn't going to accept bugs, errors, or any broken functionality. Since then, I've spent the better part of the last 12 months learning and touching on dozens of subjects including, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, JSON, MySQL, Programming Theory, Best Practices, Models, Design, UI, UX, DevOps and many more subjects that in the end, all relate to the building of this website. Thanks to the Lord for the drive to put many hundreds if not thousands of hours into all the required learning, and for a very understanding wife. I hope everyone enjoys the upgrade. Shared Web Host vs. Private Server Before kingjamesvideoministries.org was hosted on a shared server, while this is a cheaper option that generally works well for most websites, performance and reliability can be problems because of the shared nature of the server. If one website consumes too much of the servers resources this can cause the all the websites to lag and run into problems. Unfortunately, we were this website at times. To fix these issues, I purchased a VPS(Vitrual Private Server) server to host kingjamesvideoministries.org; this should be a significant upgrade from the shared hosting plan we were on before. We have more space(30GB vs. 5GB), bandwidth(100GB vs. 40GB), a dedicated IP address, and full control over the server software. Everything should also be quicker and much more reliable now. Configuration With the new server purchased, I started configuring all the back-end items, CPANEL settings, MySQL databases, user permissions, server side software. From there, I needed to change the kingjamesvideoministries.org domain name servers to point to the new web server so that I could register the Invision software on the correct domain. After pointing the domain name to the new web server, I purchased and installed the new Invision Community Suite software, configured most of the required settings, installed plugins, customized the theme, and created backups. Setup With the server setup, and the software running and configured, It was finally time to start putting together the new website. Pew. Made the forums and descriptions. Created a home page. Created the videos page. Created the Ministry pages. Configured the menus. TODO Page Construction Database Construction Application Creation
  22. BREAKING: Kansas Governor Mandates Masks in Public, Says 'Only Defense' Until Vaccine Developed - National File NATIONALFILE.COM Face masks become mandatory in public starting in time for Independence Day.
  23. I remembered you suggested that before, and already have some darker colors selected with the other backgrounds. You can change the background image and colors by clicking the little icon at the far right of the menu bar. I can also customize the colors, if you let me know what you would like. The next update for Invision also includes a dark mode, It's currently in beta 4 so it shouldn't be very much longer.
  24. It's good to back online. For those of you who don't know, I started working on web development last year to replace the previous WordPress system with something bug-free and user friendly that would last for years to come. Being inspired to learn on and build up the talents God gave me with computers, I've spent the better part of the last 12 months learning all things related to web development. Over this time, I've learned and touched on dozens of subjects including, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, JSON, MySQL, Programming Theory, Best Practices, Models, Design, UI, UX, DevOps and many more subjects that in the end, all relate to this website. The New Website I believe with the world currently going sideways; we needed a better platform to share and communicate now more than ever. After much thought and prayer, I decided to go ahead with the upgrade and work on the website section by section over time. Rather than delaying and trying to have it all done at once. So over the last week, I've logged a good 50 or 60 hours working on the website, and I still have quite a bit to do. You can read the update page (TODO) to see what I've done so far and what I plan to prioritize going forward. I'm still working on some basic sections, like the videos, downloads, galleries, databases, and pages, but I can continue working on those sections over time. Please let me know if you have any problems or suggestions for the website. Also if anyone would like to help out, please let me know. New Features and Improvements Way too many to list here but you can read about the new software at https://invisioncommunity.com/features or feel free to take a look around, try things out and see everything for yourself. Please Note: All returning members will need to register on the new website. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but after much thought, this decision was made to ensure the integrity and longevity of the new member database.
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