A moment of tension in the Vatican. If the bishop moves forward, the queen can take him.

I hate when people accuse me of lollygagging when I'm quite clearly dilly dallying.

A Christian Approach to Coping With Emotional Pain
I think it might be helpful to write a brief summary of some of the things that Jesus taught about coping with pain. Here. Try these ideas. You might get some much needed relief.
medium.com/@paxterrarum/a-chri

Don't take criticism from anyone you wouldn't take advice from.

A programmer's wife tells him: "Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen."
The programmer comes home with twelve loaves of bread.

@fifonetworks
sometimes this, and sometimes
10 Read code
20 Examine for errors
30 If no errors found, go to 10
40 Write an exploit
50 Test the exploit
60 Show the exploit to your teacher

Identifying the Real Problem
The problem that you’re wrestling with is seldom the real problem. Finding the root makes all the difference. Here are some ideas to help.
medium.com/@paxterrarum/identi

MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.

There are no backups.

🔗 old.reddit.com/r/techsupport/c

Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.

Always keep a local copy.

Me: “If your kids saw you doing this, they’d say, ‘Dad, how many times did you tell us not to do that with a knife?’”
Me: “I know. But the kids aren’t here, and I’ll be careful.”
Me: “Look. This happens every time. You know it’s risky, you know you might cut yourself, and you tell yourself that you’ll be careful, and you always end up cutting yourself.”
Me: “Ow!”
Me: “I told you so.”
Me: “Shut up!”

Conversation with myself...
Me: “Don’t do that. You’ll cut yourself.”
Me: “I’ll be careful.”
Me: “You’ve said that before, and you’ve still cut yourself.”
Me: “Yeah, I know, but this time I’ll be more careful.”
(continued...)

Tell the lion that a diet rich in gazelle is unhealthy.

Did you know...?

When you clean out a vacuum cleaner,

You become a vacuum cleaner.

Ask Bob #102: Keeping Faith When God Says No
Today’s Question: “How do I keep my faith when God says no? Or maybe, why should I keep my faith when God says no?”
medium.com/@paxterrarum/ask-bo

All the President's Tweets: February 2019 Edition

The State Of The Union speech, the sentencing of Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen's testimony, declaring a National Emergency, the President’s second summit with Kim Jong-un. This book is a collection of all of President Donald J. Trump’s tweets in February, 2019. All tweets are here, in chronological order. Even if they’re deleted from Twitter, the historic record is preserved here. Hyperlinks to the original tweets included.

amazon.com/dp/B07PR1PT2F

What do you call a snake that's 3.14 meters long?

A πthon

Happy Pi Day!

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