The Founder of SQLite I heard was forced to put up a “Code of Conduct” and put up an interesting one. I had never heard of this. I was reading at PJMEDIA how a knitting site Ravelry has decided to take all things Trump from their site because it was deemed to be too unwoken. In the discussion a reference was made to SQLite founder’s code. It surprised me. How did he ever get away with this?
First of all, love the Lord God with your whole heart, your whole soul, and your whole strength.
Then, love your neighbor as yourself.
Do not murder.
Do not commit adultery.
Do not steal.
Do not covet.
Do not bear false witness.
Do not do to another what you would not have done to yourself.
Deny oneself in order to follow Christ.
Chastise the body.
Do not become attached to pleasures.
Relieve the poor.
Clothe the naked.
Visit the sick.
Bury the dead.
Be a help in times of trouble.
Console the sorrowing.
Be a stranger to the world’s ways.
Prefer nothing more than the love of Christ.
Do not give way to anger.
Do not nurse a grudge.
Do not entertain deceit in your heart.
Do not give a false peace.
Do not forsake charity.
Do not swear, for fear of perjuring yourself.
Utter only truth from heart and mouth.
Do not return evil for evil.
Do no wrong to anyone, and bear patiently wrongs done to yourself.
Love your enemies.
Do not curse those who curse you, but rather bless them.
Bear persecution for justice’s sake.
Be not proud.
Be not addicted to wine.
Be not a great eater.
Be not drowsy.
Be not lazy.
Be not a grumbler.
Be not a detractor.
Put your hope in God.
Attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good you see in yourself.
Recognize always that evil is your own doing, and to impute it to yourself.
Fear the Day of Judgment.
Be in dread of hell.
Desire eternal life with all the passion of the spirit.
Keep death daily before your eyes.
Keep constant guard over the actions of your life.
Know for certain that God sees you everywhere.
When wrongful thoughts come into your heart, dash them against Christ immediately.
Disclose wrongful thoughts to your spiritual mentor.
Guard your tongue against evil and depraved speech.
Do not love much talking.
Speak no useless words or words that move to laughter.
Do not love much or boisterous laughter.
Listen willingly to holy reading.
Devote yourself frequently to prayer.
Daily in your prayers, with tears and sighs, confess your past sins to God, and amend them for the future.
Fulfill not the desires of the flesh; hate your own will.
Obey in all things the commands of those whom God has placed in authority over you even though they (which God forbid) should act otherwise, mindful of the Lord’s precept, “Do what they say, but not what they do.”
Do not wish to be called holy before one is holy; but first to be holy, that you may be truly so called.
Fulfill God’s commandments daily in your deeds.
Hate no one.
Be not jealous, nor harbor envy.
Do not love quarreling.
Respect your seniors.
Love your juniors.
Pray for your enemies in the love of Christ.
Make peace with your adversary before the sun sets.
Mark Steyn interviews Conrad Black on his new book, Canadian Manifesto. It’s a fun interview with a lot of historical references. Conrad Black posits that if the US would have stayed with Britain, the US could have controlled the British Empire. He also shared that Canada was offered the British West Indies after World War I but said no thanks. The interview is about an hour.
There are so many candidates and the only way I see for the lesser known ones to get recognised is by attacking Biden. I also think there will be an outrage Olympics. They will vie for the position of most indignant. Slavery will be on the ballot in 2020 so that will be covered. I think they will be against it.
Can anyone think of one candidate who has the experience of running anything big? I don’t think being a part of a group on the outs is enough. The first whatever president shouldn’t be the real issue but it is.
It will be fun to see the nicknames after the first debate. Trump has a talent for this.
I am going with Elizabeth Warren as the winner. I think she has the anger down.
The decision has been made for Ratburger TV to stand in solidarity with C-Span, CNN, and FOX who were excluded from telecasting live the South Carolina Democratic Convention. Only MSNBC is allowed to do the live broadcast.
In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks.
C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly pulled out of the convention and other weekend events sponsored by the party. CNN has filed a complaint. Fox will also be barred from providing live coverage to its viewers.
If you watch to the 15 minute mark there is a joke. Gerd Gigerenzer was mentioned by Nassim Taleb so I decided to check him out. This seemed like a good video to explain heuristic thinking by him. I like the summing up at the end. Tell me what you think.
Edamame are soybeans that are boiled or steamed. You pop them out of their pods into your mouth. They are a great snack. Usually they are salted. Recently I have bought the frozen ones since they aren’t in season yet. Mmm, they are good.
Since I have come to Japan I have found stationery stores to be fun. It is because Japanese are really into handwriting and have some of the best pens and pencils on the planet. I remember buying a mechanical pencil that advanced the lead in a new way. Instead of clicking the top one shook the whole pen. There is some neat stuff.
Not that I would ever need it but correcting things have gone through various stages. The first was the white liquid that dried to write over it. The second was a little correction tape cartridge to cover over the mistake. The third was a small roll of Post-it like paper to cover things and writing on the paper. Now, people use a new type of pen with ink that disappears when you rub it. The increase in temperature causes this.
The other thing different about Japan compared to America is the prevalence of plastic sheets put under paper so it is easier to write. Often these sheets have cartoon characters or decorative designs. English has such a simple written language that there is no need for these whereas Japanese characters can have a lot of details and need a better writing surface.
Little children love erasers. And the erasers can be made in any shape. I like the sushi shaped ones myself. (Just to look at.) The kids collect these. When I was young I remember three type of erasers, pink, an eraser with two ends for ink and pencil, and the crumbly art eraser not this.
It is early Father’s Day here. Way before there was ever a Father’s Day there was a command to honor your father and mother. This is not a command to be a good parent but to be a good child. In fact in life, one has to live with the parents one is dealt. They can be incredibly good or bad. If you have won the “lottery of life”, realize you are lucky where others have not been. But back to the point of this post. You can’t pick your parents but you can decide if you will be a good child. You can treat people with respect and kindness for the good they have done. And you can treat people with respect and kindness when they have not been so good.
How are you going to be a good child today? If your father is living, do you make the call today? If your father is no longer with you, what do you do to honor the memory?
For me I will remember all the things that my father did to make me smile. Maybe I will have a tuna fish sandwich, for he loved eating those.