Monthly Archives: April 2015

Into The Sun

On my way back from dinner today, I found myself in a somewhat unusual position of driving along I-84 on my way home going directly into the sun. I had to put on my sunglasses, as the light was blinding, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Confessions Of Brother Haluin

The Confessions Of Brother Haluin, by Ellis Peters This particular volumes gives a couple of twists to the usual formula of a Brother Cadfael mystery. For one, the mystery itself is a slow-developing one, rich in meaning and grace, but … Continue reading

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Under The Strain

When one goes through a day bleary-eyed after a six-hour sleep interrupted thrice by nightmares, plagued with headaches all the while, it is an easy matter to wonder if one’s headaches have been overdetermined. Was it the shortage of comforting … Continue reading

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The End Node Problem

Earlier this week I was having a conversation with someone about being a node [1], and I happened to come across a brief explanation of what is known in network security as the “end node problem.” In computer networks, one … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael

A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael, by Ellis Peters This book is a prequel of sorts to the Brother Cadfael series of mysteries by Ellis Peters [1], and contains three short stories that occur before the first novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transact-SQL Cookbook

Transact-SQL Cookbook, by Ales Spetic & Jonathan Gennick This is the second book about SQL read from my coworker’s collection [1], and even though I will have to give it back to him, this is a book I want to … Continue reading

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Hold On ‘Cause The World Will Turn If You’re Ready Or Not

For some time I have been dissatisfied at the state of my smart phone technology, or the lack thereof. Although at times I have been an early adopter of technologies [1], at other times I have been at the lagging … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unoffendable

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All Of Life Better, by Brant Hansen [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] It is fortunate that this book is written … Continue reading

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Pure And Undefiled Religion Before God And The Father Is This: Part One

James 1:27 gives one of the most succinct statements of the sort of worship that pleases God: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself … Continue reading

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Book Review: SQL In Easy Steps

SQL In Easy Steps For Web Developers, Programmers & Students, by Mike McGrath One of the occupational hazards of moving from excel based reporting to database administration is the urgent need to acquire technical skills in how to write queries. … Continue reading

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