The boards on the Classic and SE both look really good. No battery leakage! My beloved first computer, the Classic II, gets opened later tonight. Pray for me. #retrocomputing #macintosh #apple


It is so exciting seeing Prayer Books at Provincial Assembly! I can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail!

“the Catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost.” The Athanasian Creed #trinity

We asked Alexa to play romantic music. We got: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and the Googoo Dolls. 🤷‍♀️

This morning’s album selection: The Charlie Daniels Band 🎶

Y’all, IntelliJ is painful. Don’t have the time right now, but I’ve got to get Code or SublimeText configured for Java/Scala development.

Nativitas Domini: Mary, the mother of Christ

“Let us also be mindful of how great dignity is the holy maiden Mary, the mother of Christ: she is blessed above all women; she is the heavenly queen, and the comfort and support of all Christian men. […] Let us, therefore, with great fervour, pray to her, that she mediate for us to her own Child, who is both her Creator and her Son, true God and true man, one Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Father and with Holy Ghost, those three one God to all eternity. Amen.” — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

“We should also honor Christ’s nativity and his birth-tide with ghostly joy, and adorn ourselves with good works, and busy ourselves with song of praise to God[…] — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

“Christ would that many prophets, and also the heathen should announce his advent, and make known his course, that mankind might be the more believing, and the more certain in whom they should believe[…]” — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

Yikes! Sleep aide for babies? Not sure this is a good idea. (But, I so understand the temptation!)

Y’all, LuLu is awesome. For $20 bucks I got “The Homilies of Ælfric” printed. So much better than the Google Books PDF! Will do again. (Though, I got the size wrong. Will do smaller next time. Size compared to Oxford Annotated Bible.)


I’ll be switching to the new Eero with HomeKit once it’s announced. Been using Unfi for the last few years, but it’s gotten bad. Had to downgrade firmware today to correct a DHCP issue.

So, it seems eGPUs on the Mac mini aren’t awful. (Especially for a casual gamer like myself.) I’m just annoyed Apple doesn’t make a “prosumer” tower. What I want is a head-less iMac with user-accessible HD, RAM, and GPU.

So don’t know what to do about a new computer now. What I need is a Mac Pro Mini that costs ~3-4k with a monitor. With the Mac Pro announced today, I think I’m going to have to get a Mac mini plus a PC for gaming. :-(

I’m actually surprised they didn’t release an API for custom watch faces. Maybe next year. #wwdc

Recipe sites have far too much narration and fluff. We hardboiled some eggs in our Instantpot and it was amazing. Here’s the recipe — and nothing else. The eggs peel so easily!

The fact that something like Monodraw exists in the world makes me very happy. My documentation and comments are about to get cranked up to 11!

Using the file system as a communications protocol between services is a pretty bad idea.