Why, thank you, kind Sir!
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The purpose of this web site is to set out all of the Christian writings that are believed to have been written in the first and second centuries, as well as a few selected from the early third. I have also included non-Christian documents that may have special bearing on the study of early Christianity in order to make this web site a comprehensive sourcebook. I have provided links to English translations for all of these documents. When available, the work has also been provided in the original language, usually Greek. I have also provided information and scholarly opinion regarding the background, authorship, dating, and provenance of these documents. These comments are intended to provide an introduction.
I did not want to follow the common scheme of organizing early Christian documents into the canon and apocrypha, which is simply anachronistic. Because it is the most intuitive and useful, I have ordered them based on one possible chronological scheme. My judgments concerning the authenticity and dating of the documents concerned are made in the best tradition of biblical scholarship. Nevertheless, the ordering is almost certainly wrong in some part. To provide some bearings, a range of probable dating is provided for the scheme, but this range of dating can be disputed. All dates are approximate. An alphabetical listing is also provided as an easier way to find a specific text.
Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures. Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit & often explicit dialog with first century champions of Jewish tradition, the bulk of the passages included here have been excerpted from works written by Jewish authors, especially those composed after the Hebrew scriptures that can be found in any Christian "Old Testament." But there are also selections from non-Jewish sources that help bring the writings of Christian authors into a clearer cultural perspective.
I do appreciate the need for power transformer boxes in order to reduce desktop clutter and keep the device itself cooler. However, I really hate those "wall wart" boxes that have the plugs built-in, occupying three outlets by overlapping one one each side. It would work out better if, like most laptop computers, there were cords coming out both sides of the transformer.
Not all USB hubs need to be powered. It depends on what you plan to plug into them. Something like a flash drive takes little enough power that it can run off what was supplied by the host. However, some devices take so much power that some cheap USB ports can't supply them adequately (e.g., my Dell Axim PDA draws as much as 1.2A when the USB spec only requires that it be given 0.5A, which is a real crime).-CWuestefeld (December 28, 2007, 01:18 PM)
There's actually a thing called "night train"? I always thought "I'm on the night train" was figuratively speaking-f0dder (December 28, 2007, 06:40 AM)
Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing. Now if only I had a Wii.-nevf (December 23, 2007, 05:47 PM)
Lord of the Rings is more or less the foundation of modern D&D. The latter rose from the former, although the two are now so estranged that to reunite them would be an act of savage madness. Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign.
what's a tober Jenny? havent heard that one before
pit stop/overnight-stop?-tomos (December 12, 2007, 03:17 PM)
EDIT forgot to ask, did ye get out of the field then???
(Jenny ! Red Diesel??? For shame on you circus peoples!)-BigJim (December 12, 2007, 11:47 AM)
Actually, I'd like to hear some amusing/scary/interesting trucker anecdotes. Of the "you wouldn't believe the things I've seen" variety.
Got any?-Ralf Maximus (December 12, 2007, 09:55 AM)
I suggest you do this:
- buy and read Getting Things Done (see amazon.com)
- do NOT check emails and feeds first thing in the morning/when you turn on the PC
- disable "check emails every x minutes" and other tools that frequently show you your new emails
Yes, it's not totally easy to get used to the changes, and yes, you'll get a lot done.-brotherS (December 10, 2007, 08:26 AM)
JennyB: I am so very sorry it took as long as it did for me to get moving on this again. I've not been doing much recreational coding lately, since work's been sucking the life out of me. But I found some time now, and I hope this is close to what you envisioned. Get back to me with bugs and/or feedback and I'll turn it around quicker, I promise.
UPDATE: Added a second edition with an alternate icon design provided by CleverCat. If JennyB prefers this one, I'll make it the default for the project.-Ralf Maximus (December 08, 2007, 01:02 AM)
Crazy. I'm telling you, if Steven Jobs got his head out of his own rearend and released Tiger into the wild to run on non-Apple machines, Apple would exponentially increase its market share in weeks. I'd buy it just to try it out - for the price, why wouldn't I?-Darwin (November 28, 2007, 08:48 AM)
If the high price tag for Apple hardware has kept you from buying a Mac but you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get adventurous, you can build your own "Hackintosh"—a PC that runs a patched version of OS X Leopard. What?!, you say. Apple's move to Intel processors in 2006 meant that running OS X on non-Apple hardware is possible, and a community hacking project called OSx86 launched with that goal in mind. Since then, OSx86 has covered major ground, making it possible for civilians—like you and me!—to put together their own Hackintosh running Mac OS 10.5. Today, I'll show you how to build your own high end computer running Leopard from start to finish for under $800.
What is Regular English Pronunciation?
Regular English Pronunciation (REP) is an artificial accent of English - perhaps the first 'designer' accent of any existing language. The aims of REP are to provide a pronunciation of written English that is highly intelligible, easy to learn, and logically connected to the current spelling of English. Let's take these in turn:
Aim-1. Highly intelligible
REP aims to maintain as great a percentage of existing pronunciations as possible, compatible with Aim-2 and Aim-3. In fact over 75% of REP pronunciations of words in a typical running text are the same as standard pronunciations.
Aim-2. Easy to learn
REP aims to have as few pronunciation rules (letter-to-sound rules) as possible, compatible with Aim-1 and Aim-3. In fact REP version 1.01 consists of just 100 rules and 100 exceptions, well within the capability of a learner to remember.
REP will be as logically connected to the spelling as possible, compatible with Aim-1 and Aim-2. In fact REP is 100% logical but requires spelling to be parsed into morphological units before a pronunciation is assigned.
I'm almost convinced about making Caps Lock a backspace. Is it possible to do that without affecting the rest of the keyboard?-JennyB (November 12, 2007, 11:22 AM)
AutoHotKey!-tomos (November 13, 2007, 09:00 AM)
and it's true f0dder, there was a thread here lately about changing keys had a quick look but no find
notice anything odd?
No CAPS LOCK not sure why.. but they talk about it here:
http://forum.colemak.../viewtopic.php?id=34-tomos (November 12, 2007, 01:35 AM)
Purpose: Comics are read more easily and with less overhead for both reader and publishing site if they are accessed roughly as often as they are updated. Comics that have limitations on how far back you can go in the archives need special priority, too. This list attempts to give the comic reader access to a list of comics I read, and the frequency at which I access them, which is only implied to be approximately their update frequency. There are only a handful of exceptions to the maxim "web comic authors frequently miss updates". No comment as to the quality of the comics or the comics' suitability for all readers is intended by their being included here, I have strange tastes, and some of these comics frankly stink, while others are quite ribald.
Disclaimer: Pretty much every link icon here without exception is image manipulated by me from an original work created by someone else, either a link designed by the comic author that didn't quite fit my layout, or a recognizable image ripped bleeding by me from the comic site, either case of which is still copyright by the respective owners of the respective original comic sites despite my best efforts to make their work an absolutely unrecognizable muddle. Everyone, at least once, needs to read Matthew Skala's famous article "What color are my bits?" about the difference between the math of digital media and the law of digital media to decide for themselves just how they want to treat copyrights on bits. Whatever part of what I created in munging these logos is somehow "mine" you are quite free to take for personal use (see below).
Usage: Trying to read web comics directly from this page won't work very well; I doubt my ISP is set up to handle the traffic, and there's no need you suffering the delays of going via this site to get to comics elsewhere. Instead, every (very spread out) so often, do your browser's equivalent of "download full web page", to put the page and all the link icons onto your local hardware, and read comics from that. I find that it works very well to use a tabbed browser, and to open half a dozen comics one by one into new tabs, then read them in the order they finish arriving. This puts lots of the download delays in parallel with your reading. Then just close each tab as you finish reading the comic, and when you've read all you had opened, go do some more.
Warning: I'm retired, and still cannot really read all these comics as fast as they are updated, I just cherry pick whatever suits my mood. It would be soul and life destroying for a person in less idle circumstances to try to read all of these comics. Use a bit of sense in how much you try to do, so that your real life remains real for you.
Another build, this one v1.3
However, the syntax is now "Due m/d" instead of Due d/m". I changed it for consistency since some parts of the app were thinking day/month and others month/day. If you'd prefer the European d/m syntax let me know and I'll swap it out. Really no trouble!-Ralf Maximus (October 29, 2007, 04:12 PM)
I like the idea, and I like the "For n" syntax, but just gotta figure a way to fit it into the GUI without it looking crowded. Maybe I'll implement a right-click context menu, where you can choose to "Open" or "Open for n minutes" or something.
You want an alarm to "bing" when the app restores itself at the timeout?
Is it conceivable you'd have more than one launched task counting down simultaneously?
Another build, v1.2 and this time the version number in the titlebar is correct. :-)Ref: Saving - I think that auto save with every entry would be the safest and easiest thing if you can do it. I love processes that help protect me from my worst enemy ... ME!
Agreed; I made it so.-Ralf Maximus (October 27, 2007, 11:19 PM)
- New optional "Due d" syntax where d is a numeric day, e.g. "Due 28". If specified day is <= today it's interpreted as next month;
- New optional "Due d/m" syntax where d/m is the month/day desired, e.g. "12/31".
I wrote you a little something, try it out and let me know if it's close to what you want.Wow! Thanks for your quickwork, Ralf!-Ralf Maximus (October 26, 2007, 06:51 PM)