Godot Engine 3.1 Looks Amazing

Godot 3.1 is not yet stable but a demo made for it looks like the engine could actually visually compete with Unity and Unreal.

The demo is available at GitHub, requires using an unstable build (unless you're building yourself) and the use of `git lfs clone https://github.com/godotengine/tps-demo.git`.

Thanks to its Patreon project, Godot Engine makes about $8000 per month (nearly $96,000 per year - of course there are Patreon fees but there might be nonpublic donations/support as well), which allows it to be much more than a passion project. Godot is being legally represented by Software Freedom Conservancy (I recommend this fantastic podcast about it).

One thing that bugs me about Godot right now is their download page:

Specifically this:
Put yourself into the shoes of somebody new to Godot. They want to download the engine of course. Let's assume they know the difference between 32 and 64 bit but how are they supposed to make a fast decision whether to get the "Downloads" version or the "Mono Version (C# Support)"? For the longest time I thought the C# support does not support GodotScript.

If C# is stable, why not include it by default?

If C# is unstable, why present it as an equal to the stable version?

Anyways, let's look forward to a stable 3.1 and much useful documentation. Documentation for modern game engines by the way means free-to-use sample projects with code you can understand.

There actually is one functional FPS tutorial with no sound at all and unpleasant controls but technically it seems fine:

It is part of the official documentation.

By the way, I'm collecting open source game(dev) Discord servers on the following server: https://discord.gg/usAHQdz . 14 so far. Let us know if you know of any missed ones!

Address Resolution Protocol(ARP)

Address Resolution Protocol(ARP) - Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a low-level network protocol use IP address to find MAC address.

·         The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) was developed to enable communications on a network.
·         Each and every device who is work on IP need ARP to map IP addresses to MAC addresses so that IP packets can be sent across networks.
·         ARP packet always broadcast on the network.
·         ARP table use to creates a data-link header and trailer that encapsulates the packet,
·         ARP cache use to storing MAC in memory for a period of time as the addresses are learned.
·         There are two types of ARP cache entry
·         1)static ARP cache entries
·         2)dynamic ARP cache entries.
·         Static entries are manually configured entry and kept in the cache table on permanent basis.
·         Dynamic entries are added by Cisco software and its kept for a period of time and then removed.
·         The ARP table is built and changed automatically
·         The default time limit is 4 hours.

              Take a look of ARP Cache Content: -

Protocol: - its define the TCP/IP Internet Layer.

Address: - Its define the Logical IP address that binding on define hardware address.

Age: - Its define MAC storage time in minutes

Hardware Address: - Its define the MAC address binding on Logical ip address.

Type: - In type field ARPA define the Ethernet frame which is currently used by the Internet Protocol.

Configure Static ARP Entry: -

            R1(config)#arp 00ac.a1f3.01ab arpa fastEthernet 0/1

Types of ARP: -

1) ARP                 : - It's mapping of Layer 3 address to a Layer 2 address.

2) Reverse ARP    : - it is mapping of Layer 2 address to a Layer 3 address.

3) Proxy ARP       : - Proxy ARP use to respond the ARP requests with wrong MAC Address for a destination which is not in same network.

4) Gratuitous ARP: - Gratuitous ARP use for Duplicate address detection.

Happy To Say I'M Completely Wrong About Sekiro! (Monday Musings 66)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Masterpiece?
I am so happy to say that I'm 100% wrong about Sekiro. I watched my streamer friends and the gameplay looks incredible. It has the same meticulous combat as the prior Souls games, and perhaps melee mechanics as complex as Nioh. At that time, I found Nioh actually having better combat mechanics than Souls series, but suffering from graphics causing migraine, lack of level design, limited variety of enemies, and being unbalanced at the last area as described here.

Perhaps the saltiness in my assessment is not only stemming from Activision, the review embargo not lifting until the day prior to release (so if the reviews are negative, pre-orders can't be readily canceled), but I feel my bitterness is mostly rooted in not being able to afford Sekiro at this stage, after doing taxes with my accountant.

What I'm planning to do is to take charge of my finances with All Your Worth by Elizabeth Warren. I recall when I followed her program faithfully, I was able to max out my IRA contributions, having emergency savings, and having fun money to spend on whatever I want!

I will hopefully post a synopsis of what I consider the best personal finance book I've read (and I've read numerous titles), including sample worksheets that the average American will have, such as internet, utilities and food, to see if this book is doable for the average American income at 24K (perhaps 20K after taxes). 

Since I won't be playing Sekiro until much later, given my continued addiction to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, as well as working on my backlog of 100 games, I'm going to wait until the complete bundled edition comes out at reduced price. The benefits of waiting later is further described here.

I'm hoping to finish this All Your Worth post for the next Monday Musings, but for now, I'd like to conclude that Sekiro is exactly the game that I would love and find a masterpiece. 

The How of Happiness Review

March 24, 2019 worship




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Our April newsletter is attached.  Please enjoy it! 




DEVOTION:  2 Corinthians 5:16-21 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[a] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[b] the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.








Tues- Quilting 9-2

Wed- Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:15

Fri- 7-8 graders to Camp Windermere

Sun- 5th Sunday worship 10am; Potluck 11:30




Wednesday 6:30-

Organist- Barb Dreyer

Acolyte- Haley Rausch

Ushers- Don Tunure, Dave Burmeister, Brent Davis, Larry Schulze


Sunday, 10am—

Organist- Barb Dreyer

Acolyte- Jared Cluver

Ushers- Doug Walters, Dave Callies, Kevin Luebke, Dick Peterson

Communion assistant- Roy Bohning

Lay reader- Lois Boeger

Projectionist- None

Altar Set Up- Cheri' Hofeldt

Tellers- Team #1

Altar Clean Up- Pam Linke







YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Who was Gaal? Gaal was  the son of Ebed whom the people of Shechem placed their trust in when they became discontent with Abimelech.  Gaal led the people of Shechem against Abimelech and was defeated.  Judges 9:26-41..



TODAY'S QUIZ:  Who were Eli's sons and what did detestable things did they often do?






That means that

  1. There is only one worship service on Sunday at 10am.
  2. There is a potluck afterwards.  Everyone is welcome to come!  Just bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share!!  Sloppy joes will be the main course!
  3. There will be Sunday school DURING THE WORSHIP SERVICE.  There will be a time listed in the bulletin where Pastor Grund will dismiss the younger children to go with Ms. McDowell for a fun activity.
  4. There is no worship service on Monday night. 



A REMINDER OF OUR GOALS FOR 2019 IN CASE YOU FORGOT!!!  Attendance in both worship and Bible class has been slipping a bit lately!!
A 10% increase in worship attendance.

A 5% increase in Bible study attendance

Add two new Bible study opportunities during the week

Add two new outreach events to reach out to the community. 


If you are a member of St. John's and you think these goals are good ones, then I encourage you to do your part to make them a reality!! 




Please pray for these 10 kids, Mrs. Figura, and pastor that we have safe travel, and that the kids grow together and grow in faith!


OPERATION BACKPACK FOOD FOR MARCH IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SNACKS (granola bars, fruit snacks, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Instant Oatmeal)


Some of you haven't emptied your church mailboxes in a while.  Others of you might not even know that you have a mailbox.  If you are an adult member of St. John's you have a church mailbox!  Your copy of the new constitution is in your mailbox and your 2019 offering envelopes are on the shelves underneath the mailboxes.   Get your stuff!!! 





For BETTY SUTOR, Lisa Rausch's mom, as she is recovering from heart failure.


For NANCY PETERSON as she remains hospitalized.  They found out she has a blood clot in her leg, but they can't do anything about it, because her blood levels are so messed up still. She will be undergoing more tests today to get a correct diagnosis.  


For JIM HUSTER as he recovers from surgery to remove a kidney stone.


For those dealing with cancer and treatments HAROLD ANDERSON, JOHN MORRIS, father in law of Elise Morris; GEORGE HOELSCHER, MARILYN FOSTER, PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER, MARY BREUER, MARI GILB, both friends of Sandy Robine, Toni Mauch's brother RAY KOLN, and hundreds of others who are dealing with this dreaded disease.  That God would provide healing and relief, but that God would also work through the pain and suffering to bring faith and in crease faith in those who need it.   .


For DIANNE FELDKAMP'S SISTER, DONNA MAYES, who has been diagnosed with ALS, and her other sister, DEBBIE BURGER, who has been diagnosed with Grave's disease. 





For COLTON FIGURA AND DANNY DREYER who are both home but remain on active duty in the military.


For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training for the Air Force. .


For DAVID TATE stationed in Japan, and ALEX WALTERS, stationed in Tennessee.  That God would bless their service to our country and keep them safe as they all await possible deployment.


For CALEB FIGURA AND VINCE MASTERS who are both serving our country in the National Guard and take time out of their