Universalis [App o' the Mornin']

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Universalis (Universalis Publishing, iOS/Android: $14) may be my most used app. A lot of people have different tools to pray their hours or get their mass readings. I bought a Universalis PC codeyears ago and have used the offline, app version ever since. Before I had a tablet and a smartphone, I’d turn the months [Read More...]

Child’s Play Charity Sets New Record

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When the creators of the popular web comic Penny Arcade created the Child’s Play initiative in 2003, they had no idea how big it would get. That first year they raised $250,000 in toys and money for kids at the Seatlle Children’s Hospital to “make the holidays a little bit brighter for the kids in [Read More...]

Brand New Verbum Bible Software Packages!

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I get excited easily when it comes to new releases from Verbum, the Catholic Bible study software created Logos Bible Software. Today–Black Friday–they are releasing new bundles with some remarkable and welcome improvements. These new “Verbum Plus Libraries” are updated to include a Catholic Topical Index, Saints Database, restructured librareis, more books, improved lectionary support, [Read More...]

Healthcare.gov’s 500,000,000 Lines Of Code?

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This popped up in my Facebook feed today: You can enlarge it to see the punchline, but it’s this: Healthcare.gov supposedly requires 500,000,000 lines of code. I’m going to call BS on that. The idea is that the site was programmed with such an absurd degree of incompetence that it bloated to an unprecedented size. [Read More...]

How Many People Does It Take to Crash Obamacare?

No, that’s not a setup for a joke, like “How many Libertarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” (“None, the market will provide correction.”) Really, how many do you think? The administration is saying that Healthcare.gov is non-functional because millions and millions of people are trying to access it. In other words, it’s [Read More...]

HealthCare.gov In Three Images

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So first my screen was all like… And then it was all like… And then I was all like… Here’s something you should know: I.T. is not frigging rocket science. It’s no cakewalk to create a system for a nationwide program based on a law so complex no one who voted for it ever read [Read More...]

Iranian Games Weirdness

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This video popped up in my news feed this morning, and it was odd enough to merit a share. (Sorry, no embedded video.) It offers a small glimpse into the world of Iranian game production, as filtered through the lens of Press TV, the official English-language propaganda wing of the Iranian ruling council.   It [Read More...]

Call of Duty, Back in the Crosshairs

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As details emerged about the killer* of 12 at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, various camps began exploiting the tragedy for their agendas. The first, of course, were the gun grabbers, with the always-nauseating David Frum (most famous for helping lie us into an unnecessary war) taking to Twitter before all the shots were even fired. [Read More...]


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