My fellow Clintonian Steven Wedgeworth, assistant pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, has authored what he terms "The Patristic Critique of Icons". Gabe Martini, who blogs at Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, is posting a five-part response to Pastor Wedgeworth entitled Is There Really a Patristic Critique of Icons?" (that link's to part one).
My sympathies lie with Martini, naturally, but this caught my eye mostly because of the Clinton connection.
Here is President Obama's tweet for Mothers' Day this year.
You can't even make this stuff up.
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "wheezy" has been released! My heartfelt congratulations to the developers and the release team. Although I have moved away from Linux in the last few years, I retain a fondness for Debian, which I used starting with version 2.1, "slink". Over the years it gave me a consistent experience on x86, amd64, SPARC, and PowerPC; and it continues to do so for those with such needs. Back when installing Linux was a trying experience, Debian always just worked for me, without unnecessary flash and dazzle. Thanks, guys, and may your work continue to prosper!
Ever since I first heard about it, I thought the idea of gourmet cupcake shops was simply bizarre and probably doomed to failure. It appears the market is beginning to agree:
After trading at more than $13 a share in mid-2011, Crumbs [Bake Shop, a publicly-traded gourmet cupcake shop] has sunk to $1.70. It dropped 34% last Friday, in the wake of Crumbs saying that sales for the full year would be down by 22% from earlier projections, and the stock slipped further this week.
Your client is not entitled to have his reputation protected from the consequences of his own behavior.
That deadpan sentence is only a small part of what is, frankly, an awesome response by Ken White, an attorney who blogs as Popehat, to a threatening legal letter he received after asking a British solicitor representing a plaintiff in a libel suit (in England) whether he had any comments on the case.
The whole exchange is quite worth reading—see the post "In which a London Solicitor Threatens Me."
I have some sort of (probably viral) infection, so I'm staying home from work at least today and tomorrow. In order to distract me, I've decided to download a few things from GOG.com (formerly Good Old Games) and play through them, and make any comments that come to mind. First up, 1994's Dragonsphere!
She's eighteen months old. Yes, she climbed up onto the bench herself.
On my computer, I do most things with Emacs, including reading my
email with Gnus. One of my email
accounts is @att.net, which is handled by Yahoo!—publicly,
Yahoo! only supports POP3, but it turns out they in fact do make an
unpublicized (read: quite possible they'll take it away) IMAP server
available. To configure it for Gnus, in
(setq gnus-secondary-select-methods '((nnimap "ATT" (nnimap-address "imap.mail.yahoo.com") (nnimap-server-port 993) (nnimap-stream ssl))))
There are legitimate concerns about the closures. For instance, they may overburden the remaining schools, and, as usual, schools in minority communities may be hit disproportionately hard.
However, it ought to be clear by now that the alternative to these closures is equally unpalatable. The present system has been failing children and their families for years, and at great cost. There's just not enough money in the coffers anymore to subsidize costly failure. Try as they might, teachers' unions can't circumvent these financial realities, and the number of Democratic legislators willing to help them try is shrinking.
I'm no expert in education policy in general, or for Chicago in particular, but this seems to me only common sense.
I was productive today!
Posted at 19:07 CST | Tagged as: journal