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How does Faith in Christ, having a sincere heart and real intent help me receive answers to my questions?

Brad Porter, Speech given in Lehi Cedar Hollow 4th Ward, Feb. 25, 2018 (edited for print).

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Setting Myself Free with Raspberry Pi and MyVu

I have been spending a lot of time on airplanes lately. There is hardly enough space to sit, let alone open a laptop screen. I’ve been intrigued by these mini displays that sit right in front of your face, just outside your glasses. After a little research, I found that what I am looking for is not quite here yet. I’d like something that does not completely cover my eyes, so I don’t have to look at the screen all the time and can glance at a keyboard. Eye fatigue is a risk with any of perhaps even if you’re not looking at them all the time. Besides, I don’t want to be completely antisocial. There are some that get pretty good reviews that are made for radio control. A camera is attached to a model and the operator controls the model as if sitting in the driver’s seat - definitely how I would want to do it if I were into radio controlled model aircraft. Fatshark.com seems to have some good ones, but they completely cover the eyes. Others that don’t completely cover the eyes, like Google Glass, are either not quite on the market yet, or have gone out of business. MyVu marketed some for old iPod’s a few years ago. But it was necessary to jail break the iPod in order to see anything but movies. Only movies are sent out of the connector with the default Apple software. Alternately, one could cut the cable on the glasses and wire in another device besides the iPod. The Raspberry Pi is a perfect candidate because it has a composite video output, which is exactly what MyVu needs. I found that others had done this and posted successful results on the internet.

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Chocolate

When I was 25 I swore off chocolate. I thought is was making me sick. No hot chocolate, no chocolate ice no chocolate candy. After some months, I would give this up and eat it again. I love chocolate. Years later, I was surprised to learn that the cocoa bean is one of the most potent anti-oxidants on the planet. The bean must not be processed with alkali - otherwise known as dutch processing - which is done to change the flavor and preferred by some bakers, but shunned by many gourmet companies. Some higher end chocolates often do not mention that they have not been processed with alkali, almost as if it is an insult to even suggest that chocolate could be processed that way. Yes, I’m partial to the guaranteed health benefits over any possible flavor benefits, and I like the rich flavor as is anyway.

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