@polychrome Volunteers? Our great-grand-hackers deserve every penny of the premium demand created by short-sighted bureaucrats.

papa boosted

@gemlog You chose the better part. Hope you find (or program) what you want.

@ayoshi I agree, but I think most of the political decision-making around the world is being driven by emotion.

@gemlog @stefan Sorry for the delay between posts. On the move today.

@gemlog @stefan ... or that preserving physical health and extending earthly life should be a Catholic's top priority. (3 end)

@gemlog @stefan ... However, I worry that simply cancelling Masses for a while diocese, not reducing Masses, not imposing social distracting rules for participants, not allowing attendance but suspending distribution of the Sacrament, sends the message that participation in the Mass is one of the "non-essential" activities with less importance than running a liquor store, ... (2)

@gemlog @stefan My boost of Stefan's toot was intended to indicate "something to think about" rather than complete agreement with the opinion. I understand and accept the Prudential aspects of reducing the spread of the coronavirus. I also understand that as a spiritual essence, the grace of the sacrament does not diminish with time, distance, or amount consumed like physical resources. ... (1)

@ethicsperoxide Our one-year-old grandson has already mastered the touch screen swipe move.

@velartrill @moonman Cute meme, but I think JavaScript is unavoidable. I'd like to see a professional movement encouraging the parsimonious, efficient, responsible use of JavaScript.

papa boosted

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.

@stefan Many bishops closed their own churches long before there were any government orders.

papa boosted

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.

papa boosted

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.'

history.com/news/pandemics-end

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