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'Men without Chests' by C.S. Lewis Doodle (Chapter 1 of 'The Abolition of Man')

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This quote applies to so many situations in life, not just programming:

"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it"

-- Patrick McKenzie

The nice thing about taking most of December off is you get most of December off. The sad thing about taking most of December off: it's December.

On the bright side; the best holiday in America is next week. The last vestige of Puritanism in America is joined by all our pagan friends in giving gratitutde to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for all our blessings.

In many ways it is an irony of ironies that Black Fiday follows such a day.

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I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.

Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.

I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.

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I really loved working on this commissioned illustration. It pushed me artistically in so many ways.

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When was the last time you spent serious time studying the attributes of God?

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RT "Let us look upon a crucified Christ, the remedy of all our miseries. This death is the destruction of our enemies, the spring of our happiness, and the eternal testimony of divine love."
— Stephen Charnock


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The U.S.Constitution as written stipulated that:

"The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative;"

If we followed that rule we would have almost 11,000 representatives today. That alone would break the duopoly and might break the neck of whoever is running this mess.

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The absence of just about any tweets from me on your timelines lately is obviously - clearly - evidence of my systemic something or other.

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Abortion proponents use nothing but language. That is quite literally the point of abortion advocacy - to dehumanize human fetuses so that murdering them for convenience can be considered a justifiable activity, and even something worthy of praise.

One misunderstanding I far too often come across in America is that charity and alms giving only counts if it can go in that column on your tax forms.

More often than not, does not include giving to an organization but to the person directly.

That giving is not necessarily monetary in form either.

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You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. - Lev 19:15

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*sits down across from you*
The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.

When I was young, I used to think people could have rational discussions and disagree in civil ways.

"BAM, life hits you hard."

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RT One danger of the corporate apology is that it puts a given individual in a position that he or she cannot occupy. I am not the representative of a holy nation-state or the high priest of God’s people...I have no biblical summons to make atonement for sin.


The best new-old anachronistic music video I have seen in a long time.

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Inktober Day 1: John Knox
- The leader of the Reformation in Scotland
- Founder of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland

More toons at

#inktober #inktober2018 #reftoons #reformation #mastoart #creativetoots #ink

I think it may also be helpful to contrast the oft used accusations.

Compassion cannot be rightly given apart from truth telling.
Power cannot be rightly exercised apart from truth telling.
Compassion at the expense of truth is unrigteousness.
Power at the expense of truth is unrighteousness.

Let the reader understand.

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