09 April 2008

200th Post... and the Last..

This is my 200th Post on Blogger and my last. The new www.DanisLinus.com has launched so head there.  Also, I just realized that I had two different feed links here on Blogger.  One through Blogger (which will no longer be active) and one through Feedburner.  So, if you are a subscriber... first of all, thank you.  Second, please check your feed to reflect the address below.  Thanks.

12 March 2008

We did London right!

85 new pics...
and a one-minute recap...

...more to come.

10 March 2008

New DanisLinus coming soon...

I know it's been a while especially compared to my previous posting rate but we have a monthly limit on our wireless broadband. A new and improved Danis Linus is coming soon and I'm redoubling my commitment to sharing life. So, sitting here in Derry City Airport waiting to go London I thought I'd launch out... introducing... www.youtube.com/danatchison. Much love.

BTW... updated the Flickr as well. Enjoy.

14 February 2008

Flickr Update - The Wall

Tons of new pics from our walk around The Wall in Derry this afternoon. Check 'em out... and Happy Valentine's Day from Derry, Northern Ireland.

13 February 2008

The Story of Adi Dassler

Stop motion work has always amazed me. Whether it's Wallace and Grommit or the lightpainting by LICHTFAKTOR from Germany, the artistry and skill necessary are astounding. That's why I love the new site by Adidas which tells the story of Adidas and Adi Dassler. Hit the jump to watch the film and explore Adi's workshop.
What the film does not tell however is the fascinating story of the split between Adi and his older brother Rudolph Dassler. The split between these two Nazi party members apparently occurred over a misunderstanding in a bomb shelter.

"During the war, a growing rift between the pair reached breaking point, after an Allied bomb attack in 1943 when Adi and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter that Rudolf and his family were already in. 'The dirty bastards are back again,' Adi said, apparently referring to the Allied war planes, but Rudolf was convinced his brother meant him and his family. After Rudolf was later picked up by American soldiers and accused of being a member of the Waffen SS, he was convinced that his brother had turned him in."

In 1948, the brothers split their business, when Rudi left the high hill for the other side of the Aurach river: Adolf called his firm Adidas after his nick name; Rudolf started his own little shoe company... now known as Puma.

Bedroom in a Box

This isn't really practical for a family man such as myself but for those singles out there who tend to move around quite a bit, this might just be for you. As regulars to DanisLinus know, I love great design and this is great design. Introducing the Casulo. "Designed by Marcel Krings and Sebastian Mühlhäuser, the small box unpacks into bed, desk, seating, book shelf and wardrobe."

via Yanko Design and PSFK

In Northern Ireland thinking of Uganda and Louisiana

I have a lot going on in my life right now. Not really externally but inside. But this morning, as I washed the dishes in our extra small sink while Ben played and Maria slept, I couldn't help but think and pray about two things far, far away and really not connected to my world at all.

If you've ever checked my blog roll then you know there are some bloggers in Uganda right now on behalf of Compassion International. The question is: can blogging change the world? Well, Flowerdust, Ragamuffin Soul, Spence Smith, Randy Elrod, and others set about to find out. The Blog Team is in Uganda to see Compassion's work firsthand. Read their up-to-the-minute blogs up until February 18th. I'm always humbled by how much we have considering how little so many others have. And so this morning my thoughts were in Uganda...

...and Louisiana. Yes, Louisiana. I don't know much about Bethany World Prayer Center. I've heard some of their worship CDs and the pastor of Church of the Highlands where we attend in B'ham is from there. Other than that, I'm not very familiar with them. But this week, I've received several emails and saw on a couple blogs that Joel Stockstill's wife, Amy, passed away from cancer. And so, my thoughts were far, far away again and focused on a family who must be hurting.

We all have "stuff" going on in our lives but never so much that we can't consider others even those we don't know. I think that's why Paul said, "each man should look not only to his own interests but also the interests of others."

Jesus Greater Than...

Came across this site a few months back but didn't really explore it until today. www.jesusgreaterthan.org is a new organization that raises awareness to issues they believe critical.

We are trying to answer the cries of the oppressed by taking action.
They accomplish this through various campaigns. For instance, all the proceeds of Jesus>Poverty go to Compassion International. Jesus>War funds go into a special scholarship for children who have lost parents in war. Jesus>Thirst to build wells in Kenya.

I love the concept of it all but on a personal level it reminds me that Christ is greater than anything I could ever face.


Be honest, what is it in your life that you need to be reminded that Jesus is greater than?

In case you didn't notice my Twitter...

I know I said I'd get back at it last Wednesday but we've been getting settled at "41 Manorwood" and just now got internet at the house. We're doing incredible and enjoying our time together. The people here have been so gracious and amazing.

Pics tell the story better. Check back often at www.flickr.com/danatchison