June 29, 2001

Yesterday on Big Thinkers on TechTV they featured physicist Michio Kaku who said something along the lines of “There is a personal God and a God of physics – one who is responsible for everything being so ordered and not chaotic”. Now what Michio Kaku said may not matter to you at all and you may be here just to find out what’s happening with my software (in which case just jump down a pargraph or two – depending on how verbose I get …) but I was kind of prompted into thought by his statement. I personally don’t subscribe to his idea because I believe that the two Gods he’s talking about are one and the same – there is one God who is our personal God as well as being the one who keeps the world on an even keel. Now your religious persuasions (or lack thereof <g>) might be different but it really bugs me when people try to make things even more complicated by adding their own stuff to things :p Why does there have to be a *separate* God for the physical stuff? You mean that the physical and the metaphysical have to be separated so as to keep them pure? (Why the heck am I going on this rant anyway? <vbg>)

On the Scope development front, all of you need to say a big thank you to jugg :-) I was going to release the first beta for Scope 2.0 yesterday and he went through it and found more bugs than you can find at the insect section at the zoo (or should that be a suite of MS apps? :p)!! I have fixed all of them and have added a few more things that were missing from the feature set last evening (yes, another evening of hectic coding :p) but I realized that it would be misnomer if I was to call this a beta. Usually my betas are feature complete but I hadn’t had the time (or was too lazy …) to thoroughly test the app before release. This release is by no means feature complete since some of the Scope options and many of the menu options (as well as a couple of toolbar buttons) don’t work yet. So I am calling this an Alpha release :-) The only reason that I’m releasing this at the moment is because I am very excited about Scope 2.0 and want those of you who want to be on the cutting edge to share the excitement with me :-) I won’t even put up a link in the side-bar since this is too early in development but you can get it here. Enjoy but don’t send me bug reports yet :p

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