Archive for November 19, 2009

Good News bad news…

Posted: November 19, 2009 by datechguy in employment, personal
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Well the good news is I just had a very good positive interview for a position, however I have little or no Linux experience that the job requires.

I however seem to have impressed the person who would be my potential supervisor so sometime before thanksgiving he is going to call and quiz me on Linux. I have until then to learn what I can.

That is going to mean that unless I finish the Palin book tonight (unlikely as I’m only on page 47, pretty good so far) no review.

And the blogging is going to be severely limited during that time.

Update: As you can see I might not even have time to finish my sentences.

Wish me luck.

Big Drug Bust three doors down…

Posted: November 19, 2009 by datechguy in local stuff
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Had to dodge police cars paddy wagons and the K9 unit to park the car after the grocery store.

Fitchburg, gotta love it.

Update: The cars and the police were every which way across the street I had to dodge them to get to the front of my house. The neighbors poured out to see what was going on. The rest of the folk in my house had not been interested in going to pick up the milk. I made it a point however to leave most of the groceries and inform the people in the house about the bust.

It’s amazing how fast people will move when there is something interesting to see.

…I’ll likely donate the extra copy to a local school library but I’ll be reading this in the waiting room at the Dentist’s office for my son.

I have dinner to cook tonight as well so I’ll see if I can get the book done sometime tomorrow and get my review up as soon as possible.

Update: Just checked at Amazon, the price of the book went up $5.50 since I picked my copy up.

…since it looks like the ECLA decision earlier this year has apparently split the church:

On Wednesday, an 11-member steering committee of Lutheran CORE (Coalition for Renewal), meeting in New Brighton, Minn., said it cannot remain inside the 4.7-million-member ELCA after the denomination agreed at its August churchwide assembly in Minneapolis to ordain partnered gay clergy.

That decision, CORE said in a statement, created “a biblical and theological crisis throughout the ELCA and conflict in local congregations.”

Hey the Pope can give them the Anglican treatment. Roman Catholicism offers open arms and the C of E gives their conservatives the finger:

The timing of the General Synod decision, in the same week as Pope Benedict’s generous and statesmanlike Apostolic Constitution, will concentrate minds. Many traditionalists will conclude that Anglo-Catholicism itself was eventually bound to fail: for although the Church of England embraces a great deal of Catholic liturgical practice – more so now than at any time since the Reformation – it governs itself according to Protestant principles of self-determination.

The Pope’s Ordinariate will appeal greatly to those Anglo-Catholics who now understand that their movement has been destroyed by its inherent contradictions. But what about those who were prepared to stay Anglicans if the Synod had given them the byzantine safeguards they were demanding?

So off to Rome they go, will the same thing happen to Lutherans? Perhaps not. After all the Lutherans have somewhere else to go.

I think I’ll re-visit the Lutheran blogs I visited before and see what the reaction is:

Incarnatus est quotes the story without comment.

Ichabod has a long post:

Two factors work together to leverage apostasy. One is the extreme nastiness of the Left. There is a Satanic energy in apostasy, which never hesitates to engage in the worst sins to advance their cause. In the name of love and unity, they divide and sling mud. Nothing is too low for them. Crying “slander!” when doctrinal issues are addressed publicly, they engage in backdoor campaigns against anyone in their way.

The other factor is the willingness to compromise with the Left to appease them for the moment. How enticing. Should I say something or accept the call I always wanted?

Haven’t found any other comments on the other blogs I’ve linked but we are going to see more and more of this as time goes by.