Is This Where Some Pope Francis Fans Exit The Bus?

See, he gave a little homily today, like he usually does. The first reading was from good ole 1 Maccabees, which is a book that I didn’t even know existed for the longest time. Lots of important history in 1 and 2 Maccabees. Did I mention how Judas Maccabeus reminds me of Lee Van Cleef? [Read more…]

Another Reason To Thank Catholic Monks: Great Beer!

My favorite kind!

 

I’m not saying they invented beer. But the beers we enjoy today are a lot better because of the work they did to support themselves, and evangelize. Evangelize? [Read more…]

Nobody Is Signing Up For Obamacare? Even With Edgy And Cool Ads Like This One? UPDATED

Reuters reported yesterday that practically no one has signed up for Obamacare so far. Of course, most folks couldn’t even log on to the website run by the Feds. But let’s limit the sample size to the states that run their own exchanges, shall we? How’d they do? [Read more…]

Belated Happy Reformation Day!

D’oh!

Here’s a refresher if you’re unsure what the Five Solas are.

It’s as good a time as any to remember the biblical roots of Catholicism. Ever heard of Father Bampfield? [Read more…]

Happy Birthday, Internet! (October 29, 1969)

UCLA’s Len Kleinrock and IMP-1

My alma mater played a key role in building the road that brought this post to your digital device today. The Los Angeles Times explains. [Read more…]

In The News: Alabama Joins EWTN In Suit Against The HHS Mandate, and Benghazi-Gate Gets New Life…

As the HHS takes it on the chin for the failures in allowing folks to sign up for Obamacare, another blow is landed on them. [Read more…]

A Brandy G.K Chesterton Would Approve Of…

Who knew?

I think so. I mean, look at the name on the label. Lepanto? As in the Battle of Lepanto?

Uh-huh.  [Read more…]

Crashing the Obamacare Servers Is Easy As Pie. Here’s Why…

Photo credit: Earl of Taint (@ruffensore)

Load testing? We don’t need no stinking “load testing!”

Tom McDonald has the skinny. Prepare to be amazed.

Somebody should have read ITIL For Dummies. Or this, [Read more…]

Because You Never Know When Pope Francis Might Send You An E-Mail

Didn’t know I could do that, did you?

First it was phone calls, then it was letters and interviews. And now il Papa just might e-mail you like he did Menachem Rosensaft. [Read more…]

Neil Gaiman: “I want to talk about what reading does. What it’s good for.”

Here’s a snippet of a great piece Neil Gaiman writes in The Guardian about reading, imagination, the future, and libraries. Heck, you could even call it a guest post by Neil. Take a look. [Read more…]