Monthly Archives: November 2013

Some thoughts from a nonbeliever on Evangelii Gaudium

One of the big bits of international news this week was the release by the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Francis’s first major official statement, Evangelii Gaudium (translated in English as “The Joy of the Gospel”). This “apostolic exhortation” set … Continue reading

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On misrepresenting IQ

There’s been a lot of talk in my Twitter timeline about Boris Johnson and IQ lately. Apparently the Mayor of London thinks that some people really are more worthy than others. This controversy spilled over into the comments of a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving menu: results

No, I’m not going to post photos of everything we ate at Thanksgiving dinner, since I didn’t take any. But I do want to report on how things turned out (see previous post: “Menu planning for Thanksgiving“). First off, it … Continue reading

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Playlist serendipity

On Twitter just now, I noted “Sometimes it feels like an inspired segue, but I know it’s really only the output of a pseudorandom number generator.” Here’s what I was hearing: Patty Larkin, “Hotel Monte Vista” (Regrooving the Dream) Bruce … Continue reading

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Menu planning for Thanksgiving

Two Thursdays from now is probably the last Thanksgiving in a while that I will drive down to my parents’ house and take the lead in preparing the big family meal. Once they move away, I’ll either be flying out … Continue reading

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LISA’13 recap

The first week in November I went to the 2013 Large Installation System Administration conference, one of the Usenix Association‘s two annual flagship conferences (the other being the summer Annual Technical Conference, which is part of what they call “Federated … Continue reading

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