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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Where did they go?

As mentioned before, I used to turn to articles in the MSDN magazine by authors I recognized. Most of the time that was about all I took away from the often heavy material. Only a few writers reappear any more. I collected the data of the website. About 70% of writers have only written one article over the last 10 years or so.

Where did all my "hero's" go? What are the up to know?

I admit I would like to etch my name on that wall, but not sure that will ever happen. I only read or listen to podcasts about the "bleeding" edge of technology.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day of love

Well, kind of. I got some happy hearts from my niece. Spent some time with some friends. Cleaned the kitchen a bit. Started an evening walk but ran home because it started to rain a bit.

I was hoping it was not going to rain although I could smell that it already had or currently was somewhere nearby.

Started reading someone's blog. She is so much more entertaining than myself, but she writes extremely long paragraphs.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Agency and Stewardship

The other day a coworker tried to explain to another coworker that I did not drink Coffee, Tea, ans Coke.

"What?" I interjected. "I drink Coke all the time."

He then started to look somewhat shocked and judgemental. He then claimed he had a friend who did not drink Coke. Now, it wasn't clear whether this friend claimed it was Church policy or if it was just my coworker's interpretation.

I tried to explain that it is not a clear cut "ruling" like that on coffee or tea, but I felt I was back pedaling. I wanted to smack him for his judgemental stare, but I knew his judgement is about as worthless as a two legged stool.

Anyway, later I thought of a good argument. And here is some of it.

There are two things wrong with this conversation. First of all, I believe I know my religion better than you. In this case, it seems your understanding comes from a second hand source. This would be considered hear-say and inadmissible in Court. For all intensive purposes, I dare say it is inadmissible in this conversation.

Second, we are talking about a point from the Word of Wisdom - which is a law of health. Which is a small part of Church doctrine. Why are we hung up on that?

I did mention that you could go to [heck] for worse offenses. Assuming drinking Coke is in fact an offense.

I thought about going off from there about supporting arguments: eating meet sparingly, insane New Testament rules to keep the Law of Moses, being compelled in all things, feasibility to define everything you can and can't do and passing off personal interpretations as Church doctrine/policy on others... but it would be overkill.

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