Notre Dame Cathedral to broadcast crown of thorns veneration on Good Friday – Catholic World Report
I did it! I went through ALL of my receipts (going back to August) and put them into #hledger . Well on my way to being financially knowledgable again (just need to reconcile my bank statements and credit card statements).
3 years ago I would have had a panic attack if you took away my GnuCash. Then I went to Korea and gave up tracking finances after a couple months living there. Now that I'm back in Canada, back on the accounting wagon, and have realized how completely terrible GnuCash is, things are starting to feel right again.
States are banning the attendance of religious service globally and the catholic church remains silent. No protests against this unparalleled attack on the freedom of faith, no lawsuit, ... nothing. How is this even possible?
Next week will be the first time in history, Easter celebrations will be cancelled almost everywhere. Don't blame the virus.
The Black Plague brought about the invention of quarantine, both the word and practice.
'At first, sailors were held on their ships for 30 days, which became known in Venetian law as a _trentino_. As time went on, the Venetians increased the forced isolation to 40 days or a _quarantino_, the origin of the word quarantine and the start of its practice in the Western world.'
I just returned from praying in the Presence of the Blessed Scrament in the chapel of a nearby retreat house. The house is closed due to the coronavirus, but I was allowed to pray in the garden outside the chapel where the tabernacle is visible through the windows. #Catholic
Vittorio Messori: The sight of St. Peter’s Square closed off was “terrible to see” and gave the “widespread” impression of a Church “barricaded inside,” saying “deal with it yourselves; we are just trying to save our own skin.’”
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/are-italys-church-restrictions-infringing-on-right-to-religious-freedom … @NCRegister https://www.twitter.com/EdwardPentin/status/1246411047273103360
#Catholic #EWTN #Italy
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One of the most bonkers things I’ve stumbled across. Rockwell International’s “Integrated Space Plan” from 1989, starts with the Space Shuttle and ends with interstellar flight. (By now we were supposed to be mining the moons of Mars.)
Introducing the Catholic Signal Corps | Fr. Z's Blog https://wdtprs.com/2020/04/introducing-the-catholic-signal-corps/
Stack Overflow have announced, to great fanfare, the launch of a "dark mode" interface, after apparently years of popular demand. It is a massive design flaw and failure of the web that this is something which a website provider has to agree to and work to provide to its users, and not something users can simply configure themselves easily and without the site provider's knowledge or consent via a browser which empowers the user to decide how textual content is displayed.
I'm redoing my org-mode to PDF setup, and its working great and predictably. I've used the new setup for an assignment which came out well. Now doing the second, I only checked the PDF output twice for a 6/7 page long report.
I'm using Zotero + Org mode, and instead of org-ref, which is huge + depends on helm & hydra which I don't want, I'm writing some org-mode macros that expand to relevant LaTeX.
Gotta write a blog about this sometime soon.
Intergalactic Wasabi Mix is on now! @snowdusk_
I haven't received since the 2nd Sunday of Lent, and I don't know when I will receive next.
Even Confession is forbidden right now, where I am, unless in immediate danger of death. But when are we not?
US expatriate in Japan
Recovering politics junkie
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko