Category Archives: Videos

The Facebook Song

The Bob Jones University Fall Music Ministry Team sang at our church tonight. They were a blessing to hear sing spiritual songs during the service. And the message from Philippians 4:6-7 was encouraging as well. Afterward we had them join the teens for pizza and some fun. One of the things they did was the facebook song. Kinda funny in a sad sort of way. NOTE: They have a better quality version on their facebook fan site: BJU Fall Music Ministry Team.

New Job!

I’ve been working for Leikin Volvo as a salesman for the past 1½ years. It has been a good job but full of ups and downs as you would expect in this economy. To help boost my presence on the internet, I designed a website to showcase the cars that I was able to sell. That was an enjoyable project and has proven helpful to me and my customers. Later, when I began distributing a magnet business card with Andy emblazoned across the top, my co-workers started calling me, “Andy Rupert dot com.” (They even page me over the intercom as Andy now!) Even so, that all came in handy recently when the internet manager position became vacant. After several discussions with my manager and some of the others, I was interviewed and offered the job!

I started my new position Wednesday and have been very busy trying to get a handle on my new responsibilities. They involve maintaining the old and future websites as well as managing internet leads given to the salesman in the three showrooms at our dealership. It’s a good job but let me tell you that it takes lots of time. There was, however, time this morning for me to record a video of Trenton singing about my new job. I think you will agree that it was time well spent.

UPDATE re: YouTube

For the past year or so, I have been posting home videos on my site. All but two have been hosted by Google Video. The nice thing about their service is that when I embed the video on my blog, they do not explicitly advertise videos produced by other people. That keeps me from inadvertently advertising bad videos. However, they do provide a link to their site where objectionable material could be viewed. Because of that fact, I was pleased that blogger now offers video hosting with no link to other videos.

The only problem is that good videos posted by other people are not always available in this way. Most are posted at Google Video, YouTube, or some other hosting service which contain both good and bad material. After my recent posting of several good YouTube videos, a concerned Christian approached me about the picture links YouTube provides at the end of each video. After one video, a link to an inappropriate video was recommended without my knowledge. This was not my intention at all.

My first step in resolving this was to remove all YouTube videos from the blog. However, it has come to my attention recently that good videos from YouTube may be posted without the advertisements at the end. With this safeguard in place, I will be occasionally posting good videos again. If there is a problem in the future, feel free to let me know.

For an example, click on this link and scroll to the bottom to view a funny barbershop quartet video.