Main Fort Smith Library – Saturday, March 25 2017
Happenings / March 22, 2017

Since my daughter is coming in this weekend, both she and I plan to take our books over to the library. We will be donating them to the Fort Smith, Arkansas  Library. So, if you’re curious about them, go check them out!   I will be providing the following books: Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite  #UtilizingRPGMaker Utilizing IFTTT  #UtilizingIFTTT Sight and Sound  #SightandSound   Britt will be providing her novel, Searching.     #AuthorMattCole  

Nephalim
Sight and Sound / March 20, 2017

The Nephalim are considered ‘the fallen ones’. Others call them Giants. They are also regarded as the offspring of fallen angels and human women, from Genesis chapter 6. Emphasis mine. 1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. What I really find fascinating is all cultures have stories regarding gods coming down to Earth and inhabiting with humankind. There can be an argument these same gods are the fallen angels. Most in the western world know of the Titans and other Greek mythology creatures. The website thoughtco.com has a good listing…

Governments Looking to Civilians for Cyber-Security
Conversations / March 13, 2017

An article came out in January reporting Thai government looking to recruit civilians for cyber warriors. [Source] “The junta’s move follows a recent series of cyberattacks, reportedly mounted by the hacktivist group Anonymous, in retaliation for Thailand passing a newly amended cyber law, widely considered to be restrictive to users’ internet freedom.” Interestingly, this same idea was mentioned publically back in 2015 by our own government. [Source] But is this a good idea? We have seen the discussion of failure on proper vetting for bringing in refugees into the Country. Will the US Government do a better job in vetting civilians to access their servers? Personally, I think it’s an interesting idea. The fact they are even contemplating this idea gives us a good tell on where we are with cyber-security. If they are seriously considering to recruit civilians to help defend the servers, then they must be overwhelmed with activity against us. My initial questions on how would they go about to do this? Access a. Would this be via remote? This opens additional issues of security. b. Access via physical in network computers. Then you would have to find civilians near a military base. Training a. This would…

Utilizing Google Docs
Book Display , Utilizing Google Docs / March 10, 2017

Purpose The purpose of this book is to provide a solid foundation of Google Docs. http://docs.google.com Google Docs is a free online web-based application consisting of Docs, Sheets, and Slides. When saying Google Docs, it includes Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This is equivalent to Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Google Docs has been presented praise for its simplicity, ease of collaboration, and frequent updates. You do not have to be technically savvy to use Google Docs. However, you are required to have a valid Gmail account, to use its free service. Some argue Google Docs is not as robust as Microsoft’s applications. However, Docs does provide all the necessary functionality for the common user. Plus, it’s free. The following functionalities will be covered below. • Word Processing • Spreadsheets • Presentations • Formatting Documents • Sharing and Collaboration   This can now be purchased online!   Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/googledocsepub. $2.99 Ebook Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/googledocs $10 for paperback. CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/6998107  $10 for paperback.   Paperback: 138 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 11, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1544608462 ISBN-13: 978-1544608464 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)     A signed autographed…

Join me at Author Takeover – Hosted by Elemental Series
Conversations / March 8, 2017

Next week, I will be attending the author takeovers, hosted by Elemental Series. It provides me a chance to reach out to new people and show them some of my books. This also provides those attending a chance to Q and A me. Each session is an hour long. I have created some content and will be giving away some prizes in each session.   I have this listed in my new Upcoming Events Page. However, I wanted everyone to know the date/times. If you are online, you can jump in. I will provide more information as I get the links for the events. I will be active during the date/times below. March 17th (Friday) at 9-10 p.m. central time. March 18th (Saturday) at 9-10 a.m. central time. March 20th (Monday) at 4-5 p.m. central time. March 21st (Tuesday) at 6-7 p.m. central time. March 22nd (Wednesday) at 8-9 p.m. central time. #AuthorMattCole

Your Identity
Conversations / March 6, 2017

The age old question of “Who am I” is a question all must wrestle with. Based on that understanding, individuals will provide the perception for others.   Webster defines identity as “sameness of essential or generic character in different instances”. As we learn more about the individual, we view their identity. Another way to look at identity is how the individual portray themselves. I know many who use their job as their identity. They are very good at work, but outside of the environment, become nervous, losing confidence and become very  self-conscience. I have also seen many mothers portray their identity as ‘the mom’. Yet, when their kids reach the age of leaving the home, these same mothers feel like their identity is being removed. What will they do now? The issue of the individual becomes an identity crises. Webster defines identity crises as, “personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one’s social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one’s personality”. Over time, I have had to change my role in the work force. Doing so, I had to change my identity to some extent. This change can be uncomfortable. Everyone deals with…

Sheol or Hell
Conversations / March 3, 2017

I came across an interesting question that was posted on a forum. The question was, “Do you think hell is real? Can a person’s actions really determine if they will enter hell after their death?” To this day, people are still inquiring about the after-life, and if our actions today will affect it. So, I had to post a response to the inquiry. My reply is below. My current novel,Sight and Sound takes a peek in the spiritual world. It is my thought, your worldview reflects on how you perceive the after-life and the actions you take currently. Thoughts? My reply: I lean more toward the traditional Christian worldview. Hell was created and intended for the fallen angels. The lake of fire is for Lucifer (Satan), the false prophet, and the beast. That being said, there are two different destinations for us and them. There are some reported to have seen hell it while nearly dead or officially dead and returned. The amount of these sightings cannot go unnoticed. I suggest they were not in hell, rather hades. I place for those unsaved souls. It would fall under the mythological tales regarding the underworld, or place of the dead. I…