#introduction Hello, Fediverse! My name is Brandon. I have been blogging since 2008. I write about productivity, technology, books, religion, coffee and tea, and Texas. I joined Mastodon to share my work and learn from other writers, but also to escape Twitter, which has proven to be useful for neither of these things. You can find my blog at http://brandonsnotepad.wordpress.com.
April's Blog Plan has been posted. I have some new #GettingThingsDone posts to write, including a crossover post with #GTD & #bulletjournal. I'm picking up where I left off years ago with my review of #ConversationsWithGod #CWG Book 1. Also, some more #Azure #DevOps and #ServiceNow pieces, and rounding things out with another #journal type review and the last #patristics summary regarding #Saint #Polycarp.
BTW, a few of the selections I had chosen for my #Texas #Pecan #Coffee Challenge are no longer available. Any suggestions beyond what I’ve already reviewed? The coffee doesn’t actually have to be from Texas, but it does need to include “pecan” in the name. Thanks!
Longing for the Louvre? The Museum Just Uploaded Over 75 Percent of Its Fabled Collection to a Browsable New Online Database.
The database includes looted items recovered from Germany in 1945 that are waiting to be restored to the families.
Spent the evening setting up a Jekyll site on GitHub based on Simple.css from the excellent @kev
Of all the #EarlyChurchFathers I've reviewed, the fragments of #Papias have taken the longest to unpack. I didn't think a document so short would require so much research! Mysterious, very popular, and eye-opening.
Ever ask why the #CatholicChurch teaches the perpetual virginity of #Mary despite the #Bible claim that Jesus had brothers? Were you told that it is #tradition? This is an early part of that tradition.
Has anyone messed with the Sidekick browser yet? It seems like an interesting project. It's chromium fork with a focus on productivity. Talks the talk, privacy-wise. It really emphasizes web apps (even calls itself an "OS"). It's kinda gimmicky, but depending on what you're looking for in a browser, it might be worth looking into though.
"When the general minister and the rest of the universe toiled for this day's work..."
I hope Google Translate produces coherent results for other languages. The irony: Latin is "dead". It doesn't change. This should be cake for the great oracle of the Internet.
"The statutes of the individual, and also, privileges, and rights which the singulars, in which families and the individual in private, they used a the pleasure of dwelling, and none at all that is the difference..."
@brandonsnotepad Society holding people accountable sounds good in theory, but a few problems arise in practice. First of all, it gives the power to the collective "culture" aka whatever the majority or loudest minority believes is right and just in the moment. What happens to an individual's right to free expression and a defense? What happens when what's socially "right" changes? Secondly, it doesn't allow for repentance, forgiveness, or mercy. How does that lead to positive growth for anyone?
#Blogging #Plan for March has just been published. It's going to be a busy month! One big benefit of #planning my #blog posts in this way is that I can build in some balance between the various topics.
I renovated the #blog #homepage. I think visitors were getting caught up in the endless scroll of full-text posts and missing the main menu altogether. Hopefully the changes resolve those problems. I still haven't decided if #haiku is a valid #ui element or not, but I'm rolling with it.
Hay algo que extraño de los «tiempos aquellos» en los que no había Internet. Cuando alguien publicaba algo entonces, había muchísimo trabajo detrás: escritor, revisor, editor, corrector de estilo, etc. Hoy cualquiera publica lo que quiera.
¡Y está bien!… pero tampoco tanto. Muchos adoptaron su derecho a publicar lo que quieran, pero olvidaron que también tienen la responsabilidad de publicar adecuadamente. Toda la desinformación que hay hoy es una mera consecuencia de todo ello.
Live richly, take notes along the way. Lifelong learner, techie, reader, Catholic convert, tea & coffee lover, socially-conscientious patriot. ICXC+NIKA
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