Lexical Database Archiving Questionnaire

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I am asking around on different mailing lists to gain some insight into the archiving habits of linguists who use lexical databases. I am specifically interested in databases created by tools like FLEx, ToolBox, Lexus, TshwaneLex, etc.

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Topical vs. Exegetical

When I was in highschool I took an internship with the pastor of the church which ran the school in which I was enrolled. It was a fantastic relationship and mentorship. One of the things that was stressed in that course was the merits of exegetical preaching over topical preaching. While both are alleged to have their merits, topical preaching was framed as the weaker public form because it was seen as supporting a theology which was ungrounded. It gave opportunity for convenience in theology. However, there are times which social groups need to address specific topics. In fact Paul addresses specific topics at churches in his letters. In this sense then, theology when systematic, must look at issues topically. It must also look at all supporting arguments to make sure those arguments are exegetically or socio-culturally-contextually accurate. In these cases contextual relevance and interpretation is important. The topic of the discourse unit is paramount in the application of the verse. Verses markers in scripture are purely indexical. Understanding the topics the Bible discusses and why those topics are discussed allows for accurate and appropriate application in new social environments.

Some resources on designing and publishing games

I have some board game ideas I would like to try and build and publish. Here are some links from the things online I found. This is my scratch pad.

New laundry center

We’re looking to put in a new laundry center. This is the before shots.

Side view
Under the sink
Concept plans

Ejector pump notes, we have the 404 model, but the outstanding question is will it be strong enough to push a washing machine's worth of water up 10 feet in the air at the speed that a washing machine drains?:

Tentative Washer:

  • Washer H: 80 in (combined with Dryer)
  • Washer W: 27 in
  • Washer D: 30 in

Tentative Dryer:

  • Washer H: 80 in (combined with Dryer)
  • Washer W: 28 in
  • Washer D: 35 in

Tentative Dishwasher: Amana 24 in. White Front Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher

  • Dishwasher H: 34 in
  • Dishwasher W: 24 in
  • Dishwasher D: 24 in

One Piece: 75H

Ideal Dishwasher.

Possible Dishwasher

Finally in the building phase…

Covered wall
Behind the wall

Climbing Wall Resources

For years my go-to resource for all things climbing has been Atomik. Atomik has won awards for their service and does great business. However, I am judicious when on how I spend my dollars. So, sometimes I look around for other kinds of deals.

I find bolts cheaper here: https://www.fastenersolutions.com/11205-p-102.html 5/16-18 X 1-1/4 Alloy Socket Head Cap Screw

From time to time I seem to get a hankering to build a climbing gym. I built one for my little girl and one for her cuisines.

Here are some links for the supplies I find necessary.

https://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/516-hex-driver-bit
https://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/indoor-bolts#/pageSize=4&orderBy=0
But I think that fastenal might have bolts cheaper
https://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/anchors-draws-and-bolt-hangers#/pageSize=4&orderBy=0
https://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/hardware-2#/pageSize=12&orderBy=0

I also have gotten t-nuts cheaper elsewhere, but I can't remember where.

Sentinel Hanger