Morning Links

And the search for employment comes to a close. At least for now. On Monday I will start work as a processing manager for KARM Thrift Stores, where every $2.00 of profit buys a meal at the Rescue Mission. Be sure and stop by – you can see me if you are making a donation. 🙂 I will leave to the patient mind the thoughts of how it is I have been confined to the non-profit sector.

And now, links:

  1. I don’t think this is really what Seth Godin was talking about.
  2. Objective vs. Subjective
  3. Frankly, I’m all for a global currency. But I think it won’t happen until currency can be measured on a peer-to-peer sort of basis. Just get Visa, Master Card, and AmEx to use “grams of gold” as their account measurement.
  4. On the divine attributes of Dr. Pepper.
  5. An excellent song choice, considering the medium.
  6. Cool hotel? A little too cool for me, I think.
  7. Flash fiction: excellent choice to name him Robbie.
  8. Not necessarily supporting this view of baptism, but my what a different perspective.
  9. I’ve had similar thoughts
  10. Can’t… do… plaid!
  11. More of the flash fiction. Excellent.
  12. If you’re going to include the culture in your bible study (and you should), be careful! This is really in the vein of my biggest beef with every amateur theologian (including me).
  13. Outraged over AIG bonuses. In the opposite direction.
  14. I’ve been really itching to read this book for a while, but unwilling to pay for it. Now the audiobook is available for free.
  15. Duh!
  16. Give to the uncharity! Or rather, don’t because it’s not really a gift…
  17. I would have written something like this, except I was never brave enough to go there.
  18. Dan Phillips does his link farming on a weekly basis, and the photos are way better.

Morning Links

Good morning. Things are moving steadily on the job market, which is good, because Valerie’s loans are coming due. Because God has never ceased to be faithful in this way, I fully expect to start getting a check about the time our bills start to go up again.

Links:

  1. Nostalgia kick: You Can’t do that on Television was definitely on that list of TV shows I knew I wouldn’t be allowed to watch if we ever got cable. But I loved it anyway, and consoled myself that I hadn’t been barred from watching it when the opportunity arose, because my parents didn’t know it existed. Now it’s all on YouTube. Here’s a clip of Alanis Morisette getting permission from her mom to be a Rock Star. The irony abounds.
  2. On economics:
  3. The sin of infant baptism. I like Mark Dever’s perspective. We’re all too jumpy about that “sin” word, almost as if we wanted to deny that people are sinners.
  4. My favorite email option ever.
  5. Pilots no longer allowed to carry weapons. I wanted to say something about the second amendment here, but this stoops lower than that. More like forbidding armed police.
  6. Makes my mouth water.
  7. Praising Mr. Rogers with faint d…
  8. Sweet ‘n’ Low daddy. I Won’t go into whether non-profit work is more like Equal or Splenda.
  9. Note to self: don’t talk like a pirate to a pirate.
  10. Outrageous salaries are the last resort of the incompetent hiring exec (with due respect to Asimov).
  11. Best Flight Attendant announcements ever.
  12. Twitter can get you fired. A concept I’m very sensitive to.

Morning Links

Just barely still morning. The interview went fine. We’re in the process of setting up another one.

Links:

  1. A man bag I could use.
  2. Against alternatives to the singular they.
  3. On untrustworthy faces. And they didn’t even include a single picture!
  4. Handwork/Headwork. Makes me look good, since I’m all head and no hands, but doesn’t shine so well against 1 Thessalonians 4:11 & 12.
  5. I never was very good at shadow puppets.
  6. Agents and value added. I’d love to find a realtor who specialized in “starter” homes and modest houses in need of some repair.
  7. Obama Sushi. Looks more like Bill Cosby from Picture Pages to me.
  8. Where did that silly idea come from that X people group has no concept of private property? The first commenter is most astute.
  9. Having flashbacks from Wild Wild West
  10. Star Trek like you’ve never seen it before. Also, an “outtakes” remix that almost had me falling out of my chair.
  11. Funny financing. Not a problem I need to solve, but I sure do love those dollar coins.
  12. It’s not always about learning your lesson.
  13. Building on what God has done, vs. what God might do.
  14. Building better breakthroughs through history. And American revivals seem to be happening about every 6-8 years.
  15. By “brick house,” I think he means “stacked.” Neither word brings to mind the image I expect they intend.
  16. So? There are so many things wrong with this perspective, it becomes tedious to attempt to list them.

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Good Morning. My parents were in town, so we spent the day yesterday in Gatlinburg. We had a great time, despite the fact that we forgot to bring a stroller for David, so we spent the entire time holding him. At least Valerie and I had really sore backs last night!

Links:

  1. Actually, Great Expectations would be greatly improved with time-traveling robots.
  2. Peculiar
  3. In other words, TULIP is all right as far as it goes, but it doesn’t actually completely cover Calvinism. I’m fifty-fifty on this one. I’d say the Nicene creed does a pretty good job of describing orthodox Christianity. If anything, the only caveats I’d make would be to narrow the options, rather than widen them.
  4. On the other hand – Heresy = Good.
  5. So far, I pass.
  6. Not really sure about this.
  7. Hope for helpless gamers.
  8. Tilt, not bias.
  9. Really the way bureaucracy works.
  10. I think I read about this idea first in Speaker for the Dead. But it brings up some questions – is recording somebody without their notice legal? It isn’t over the phone.
  11. So glad I’m not a Hindu.
  12. cluster-fluffle
  13. Rhet!
  14. The term “Jesus is my girlfriend” really ruined a lot of songs for me.
  15. Trap!
  16. Spell Check poetry.

Morning Links

David is still home. His supercold has mostly gone away, but now he has an ear infection from the buildup. And of course, a fever. As soon as I get done being the worst Mr. Mom ever, I’ll see about posting something that I originated myself.

In the mean time, links:

  1. More on Watchmen: revision as political statement. I doubt I will actually watch the movie myself. Some things that are bearable in print, should not be seen in action.
  2. David says B, which has always been my preferred position on the matter, but I think we’ll be going with A for a while.
  3. Ok. If I can get them to use this patch for something, we will do Boy Scouts.
  4. Population rapidly declining, liberals rejoice?
  5. Only works in English
  6. More on the Evangelical collapse. From one view, it’s a good thing – the part that’s supposed to collapse is the part that I didn’t consider Evangelical.
  7. Apparently, I need to read more Wodehouse, cause I never heard of Bertie Wooster. I have heard of Jeeves, though.
  8. (Obliquely) via Rick Joyner: Todd Bently on road to restoration, via a remarriage. My only thought: Remarried? I couldn’t even get married that fast!
  9. A critique of the Lorax, with which I agree. I’m all in favor of taller buildings!
  10. Scary place to do your business.
  11. Embryos might become fertilized?

Afternoon Links

  1. Hoo Boy
  2. Heh.
  3. Wow. All Don Francisco’s stuff is donation-based. I still haven’t downloaded any songs though. I feel the need to donate something and I haven’t any.
  4. Connecticut attempts to undermine the first amendment. Fortunately postponed. Anthony Esolen says, “bring it on!
  5. On Confession. The Orthodox position looks to be closer to a Protestant position than he thinks. Of course, for a Protestant, there is a judicial aspect to dealing with sin, but that aspect, for the believer, has already been dealt with at the cross. Since the judicial aspect of confession has been removed, there is no reason to confess your sins to an official who responds to it like a parole officer. Rather, you confess one to another, for mutual edification.
  6. The Debt Star.
  7. Massive financial collapse leading to war. Fernandez seems this is an improvement over WWI, in which this was reversed.
  8. Pretty! My guess is that I still won’t be allowed to get one at that price, 45,000 hours or no.
  9. Evangelicalism collapsing. Actually, I thought the trend was up.