So, it looks like I’ll be dropping Python for Scala here in the next month or so. What IDEs, tools, sites, etc. do y’all Scala folk recommend? #scala

I maybe went a little overboard on this month’s coffee order. ☕️

Mad props to Kafkian. It saved my bacon today after realizing the official Python client doesn’t support the topic record naming strategy for subjects. 🐍

How am I just now learning that Jonathan Edwards owned slaves? Seems like something that should have come up.

Scala is a contender, but it seems possibly too difficult for our very junior staff. Is Kotlin too new? Is Groovy a dying language?

Real talk. Kafka seems to want to force you on to the JVM get to the full API. What’s the least bad JVM language? Specifically, I don’t want Java dependency management or crazy verbose syntax.

So done! VDS Assignment list is empty and will forever remain so!

God willing, I just submitted my last academic assignment to VDS. Unless I royally borked this paper, I’m officially done with divinity school!

Dollywood was incredibly crowded yesterday — two hours to get into the park! — but it was incredible to spend time with my parents, wife, and kids. 🦋

I’m not getting all the hate towards the NFL Draft. Like, I’m not a sportsball guy, but I do love tourism tax money building my greenways and parks.

Anyone know of a good Python interop language? Python’s fine for scripting, but I hate writing modules. Any way to write modules in C#, Java, etc. that can be used within Python?

For me, this Wink outage is the final straw. Loved Wink while it worked, but the writing is on the wall. SmartThings Hub is on the mail.

Come children, let nightmare clown teach you the colors…

Notre Dame, for me, has been a visible indicator of the state of Christianity in the West. I knew we had lost it, but seeing a cathedral burn was hard. I pray God reawakens Europe’s heart for him! Our Lady of Paris, ora pro nobis!

I will note that Ælfric’s views of Jews is very “period appropriate.” It’s sad to see how that bit of the Gospel light was so easily missed by even great men like him.

Reading the sermons of Ælfric of Eynsham is a little mind blowing. Like, he could preach his sermon for Palm Sunday today and it would completely fit. Over a thousand years later!

So, “fun” VDS lecture. Hauerwas, Lindbeck, Milllbank and their schools of theology (narrative, post-liberalism, radical orthodoxy) are white, racist reactions to liberation theology. — Two more lectures, y’all. Two more.

I just submitted my last essay of my MDiv. Man, this feels good! Three lectures and an exam and I go back to getting about my Father’s business!