Friday, October 7, 2016

Urantia Book Search Fixes and PIctures

1. Added Title to Main Window

2. Changed Thesaurus entry to a list so that it can be clicked and added to words on a double clicked.

3. Add to the Thesaurus word clicked to the query box.

4. Fixed Content book tree. Foreword still doesn't show up unless a word appears in it.

This the main Word Query page

When reference tab is click

 When paragraph tab is clicked

 If a reference is double clicked, the book opens


This is the content tree

Notice the papers aren't sorted. Another bug.


And this is the book after paper is selected







Windows Alpha Urantia Book Search is ready for installation

The Urantia Book Search system is working on Windows and Linux.

The search system can do multiple words existing in a paragraph and then present those in a table form and also in a paragraph form.

This is what it currently does beyond finding the references for typed in words

1. When the words are typed or selected from the full word list, a list of thesaurus words appear below for the last word entered.

2. The thesaurus is restricted to the words within the book

3. When the references tab is clicked, It lists out your references into a table which can be then clicked to jump within full text text of the book for that reference. 

4. The paragraph tab is a list of all the paragraphs where your search words exist.

5. The tree tab opens a tree that lists a table of contents that can be clicked on and it opens the book at that spot.

If you copy and paste this into your browser it will download. Then you can install it. There are several problems but I wanted to get you started early. 

www.virtualurantia.com/UrantiaBookSearch.exe

Here's a list of problems

1. It won't put an entry into the start menu. Yuk. Big onee. I'm just sending this to you raw and as is. It's the first to fix on the list.

2. On the tree tab. It takes a couple of minutes to fill in the tree entries below the 4 main parts. If you click on them before that, they won't reopen the submenu trees until your restart the program.

3. Since it doesn't place an entry into the start menu yet, you have to go to "c:\Users\Your logon name folder" and create a desktop shortcut of UrantiaBookSearch.exe and copy that over to your desktop. 

4. I named the install exe the same as the search executable so...... duh.

5. In options the enlarge text doesn't work yet.

I'll fix as time goes by

Here's a list of things to do.

1. AND OR NOT search capabilities

2. When you click on a thesaurus entry it should add them to the search.

3. Add search capabilities instead of just paragraph (block) matches, match to the pages and also match to within a number of words away from each other.

4. Android and Apple smartphones and Apple desktops

5. Folio like notes that are saved on your drive and maybe over the net for others to see if you elect to. This could be a centralized system for everyone to share information. Probably in a tree form on the Internet so that text and graphics can be drilled down easily by anyone.

6. The page references within the full text are a too small.

7. Create French, Spanish and Russian search programs. Make sure it's OK with the Foundation before moving on those. 

8. Maybe Open source the programs through Gitorious.com so that other programmers can help with programming new features.

9. When you click on a paragraph, it should open the full text at that paragraph.

If you have any questions or ideas please let me know at pierrechicoine606@gmail.com

Pierre Chicoine




Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Getting Urantia search engine program installations working

The Urantia word index search engine and thesaurus works and is ready for a preliminary alpha. All that's left is to get the installs done.

Found my Windows, Linux, Apple desktop installations I had working in January. Will bring those up to speed and place on the Internet for download.

Tried my hand this week at getting an install for Android. I'm having some major difficulties getting the Google Studio for Android working on Linux. I may try to a Windows box to create the Android system, that appears more refined than the Linux Google Android setup system.

Persistence, persistence, persistence. No matter the difficulty, persistence makes it all work.






Saturday, October 1, 2016

Android

I'm putting the Urantia book search system on Android app store as soon as it's ready.

Could only put in about 4 hours today. It's Marlene's birthday party today so tomorrow is another day and I think we're going to the beach. Monday, I'm at the Aquaponics farm so Tuesday is the next day of being able to attempt to put the index on Android.

Since I'm doing Urantia book stuff I think I'll revisit the trip to Paradise in 3d and see how far I can get with that one. Although I believe that engine may have to wait till November when my sdk releases it's next version which I hope supports a better implementation of 3d. SDK, that's a programming environment or software development kit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Index and Thesaurus of Urantia book.

I mentioned to Susan Cook that I had a word index search system of the Urantia book and it incorporates a thesaurus in it with a table of contents.

Had to search through my archives but I found it. You can search the Urantia book by typing in words and the current word shows a thesaurus result also.

It works in Linux. I need to recompile in Windows and Android.  Need an install system. Hope it won't take long. 

I believe I can do more than just find paragraphs where the words appear.  There's find words that appear a certain distance away from each other. Words that are on the same page, etc. 

Also there's a lot of cleanup to do

Maybe within the week.

Pierre Chicoine

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jan 2014

In January of 2014 I awoke in the middle of the night to a concept that will, for the rest of my life, be the guide to understanding everything that was, is and ever will be. I've found that the concept is so simple as to evoke feelings of simplicity so I am timid in my presentation till the full force of the concept has been laid out. To explain it is very complicated, to experience is simple.

We are. To most humans this is a ridiculously simple concept. It is assumed that the Universe exists on it's own and that it is the foundation of life. Looking through the telescope of my being this is so obviously backward. The nature of being is far too over-embracing as to be based on particles of sub-atomic makeup, the matter/energy realm.

Look inside yourself and you will, if diligent and dutiful to the truth, realize that life is based on the personal reality of a being rather than the dead rocks and particles of space.

If there was no being there would be no beingness. How could life be if there wasn't a being to recognize the conceptual reality of beingness? Science does not explain the uncaused cause of causes. It is, though, very powerful in removing what religion isn't. Fundamental religious beliefs of an Atheist is, for me, just as fundamentalistic as those who believe the father of life would allow his children to burn forever for a mistake made while the child was blind, that is, as a creature. Both beliefs are fundamentalistic. In regards to Atheism, I've found that most beliefs in these automatonic views are based on an unconscious reaction to fundamentalistic religions. Because of this, they are basically blameless. But before I sound too condemning please understand that if you are sincere, I support your belief as I know that it will lead back to the nature of true reality, the father of life.

Eternity is personal not impersonal. It is impossible for eternity to be impersonal. The very foundation of life is based on there being a being who can recognize the fact of life. Because of this basic nature of life then it follows that there must, in all regards, be a father that causes life in an uncaused way.  To say that he is a God would almost be an insult as he is so personal that the thought of not loving his children as a father would be foreign to his nature.

Now, if you've read this far, then let me try to explain the deep conceptual view that awakened me that fateful night. The father of life 'is' life because life is personal. The core of being starts with one being and only one being. That is the only way that it can be. There are only two alternatives, beingness or Nullness. Since life 'is', then Nullness is not, and so the father 'is'. If you look deep inside yourself you'll see that this is the only way. This is the personal proof that there is a father to life. A source of all that is.

Don't be fooled by the elaborate start of the scientific way. Science (matter/energy) leads to meanings and philosophy (mind) and mind leads to the awareness of Amness (spirit) and spirit leads to the personal (The I AM).

No longer is my foundation the Earth beneath my feet. My foundation is the family that represents every concept that envelops my existence. Life is determined moment by moment because it is being recreated in every moment in an extremely unique way. It is based on the communication of your family that exists around you, life is co-created. Every concept in eternity is a being. This is the way the father creates and experiences life, through his children. Through the unique lens that is you. Even the shadows around you are completely unique to the person next to you. Cannot you rise to the fact that life is unique moment to moment and everything is different from the prior moment? You cannot live in the past nor the future, that is an impossibility. You have only lived in the now and it is completely dynamic. The only reason concepts appear uniform is that there 'cause' is uniform. The beings that 'are' the concepts that you experience will always be those concepts and even though you can only experience a shadow, a sliver of what you will co-create with these beings, it is real.

One day you will stand in the presence of the father and through him you will see every personal pattern of existence, every concept, that is, every being.

 The father is love.

Pierre Chicoine






Friday, June 24, 2016

The foundation fellowship schism

At our study group this last Thursday one of our members got angry over the foundation suing members of the Urantia community in the 1990s.

In my typical fashion I tried to make light of it as best as I could but I failed to appease this person. I could have been more sincere but I might have fallen into my own anger that he couldn't forgive these people and focused on him with venom. But I didn't. He has his reasons for the venom he was spewing. My response to him was: love your enemy.

This, though, I believe. Each side of this foundation/brotherhood or fellowship fight believed they were doing the right thing. That is what I learned after the fact. And for all I know, maybe this was a decision made by the planetary supervisors to remove the copyright from the foundation.  The Christin Maheera court battle did, after all was said and done on both sides of this issue, end up with a loss of copyright. And don't we have a fairly good copy of the book? Aren't we protected against a bad copy?

We don't need division now. We should not be blaming either side for what they did to each other. Haven't we come far enough to understand that this is the way wars are perpetuated?

The Brotherhood, which changed its name to Fellowship, was fulfilling it's mandate to spread the word. The Foundation was fullfilling it's mandate to keep the text inviolate by protecting the symbols and copyright of the book.

Who are we to decide what is right and what is not? Are we really that intelligent and far seeing that we can judge each side? I say we aren't.  It may be unfortunate that the people involved had to suffer disappointment at the hands of the court system. Isn't that the nature if the mistakes we make? Isn't this our opportunity to at least give the other side a bit of understanding.

I've been asked by members of the community why I didn't take sides in this issue. I say, learn to forgive.  Learn to love your enemy. I guarantee that you will grow from the experience of understanding who you consider your enemy.