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rich guy of Twitter and Square; Bitcoin, the afterlife, mention of Lord Jesus Christ 

Mr. Jack Dorsey believes in Bitcoin. (According to one Richard Seymour, who wrote in today's edition of a newspaper called The Guardian, Mr. Dorsey has a "messianic belief in the power of crypto").

Whereas I believe in Lord Jesus Christ.

Without fear, I can wait it out, and see whose faith rescues him in the afterlife. Can Bitcoin send Mr. Dorsey to Paradise? I have no doubt that Mr. Dorsey is unable to take anything from this world with him, when he dies.

Whereas I am confident that a loving Lord Jesus is waiting to welcome me into Paradise.

Patience, patience.

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a couple of tools I've used recently:

- whohasaccess.com/

("Find out who can access your Google Drive. You'll be surprised.")

- haveibeenpwned.com/

("Check if your email or phone-number appears in a data breach").

But you may want to read their Privacy Policies carefully

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Covid, mention of Lord Jesus Christ 

So many horrendous things have been done in this pandemic, with powerful people justifying it by saying with a carefully resigned voice, "it is because of Covid. Let's wait one more week."

(But one week becomes one month, and one month becomes one year.)

But of course, this is entirely predictable of mankind. If mankind so brutually abused a sinless Son of God who arrived 2021 years ago, how can mankind spare me, a sinner?

And yet Lord Jesus invites sinners to repent and enter God's Paradise, even today.

As an apostle says in the Bible: "draw near to God, and He will draw near to you."

If today you are reading this in the , and want to put your sins behind you, please know that God forgives you of all your sins, in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, beloved Son of God who has risen from the dead (yes, it requires faith to believe that).

O sinner, Paradise stands open to you. Sin no more, and follow God's laws!

Yours,
A sinner saved by God

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"how dreary - to be - Somebody!" (a poem by Emily Dickinson) 

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

(Source: poets.org/poem/im-nobody-who-a)

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rich guy of Amazon.com, mention of Lord Jesus Christ 

Rich guys are pouring large amounts of money into researching how to avoid death. One recipient of their money is Altos Lab. (According to a recent article the newspaper called The Guardian (in the section called Journal).

This invites the question: can Mr. Bezos enter Paradise after death?

"How difficult it is for the rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven!" Lord Jesus Christ says. "Children, it is easier to pull a camel through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven." (The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10, Verses 17 to 25).

Do you know Lord Jesus Christ invites the poor to the kingdom of God? "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God". (The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, Verse 3).

But will Lord Jesus Christ find faith on Earth, when he comes?

link: "All ten of my books now are (or will be when published) open access" by Martin Paul Eve 

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Via @DavidBlue I found this great #OpenScience project:

manubot.org/

"Manubot is a workflow and set of tools for the next generation of scholarly publishing", based on #markdown and #git no less!

It is queued for inclusion in delightful-open-science ..

codeberg.org/teaserbot-labs/de

a quote about innovation and dreaming big, from the former boss of Visa (the financial company, yes, the debit-card one) 

It goes something like:

The failure we ought to be afraid of, is not failing to achieve what we have dreamed. It is failing to dream what we can achieve.

(Source: a book by Dee Hock, titled "One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization")

I hope this helps someone (in the or beyond).

The Four Agreements is a book by Don Miguel Ruiz.

For a brief textual description - as an alternative to the image below - please visit the following web-page:

psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cu

found a PDF in the footnotes of this book, about economics 

Just to share, here is a PDF that the author (Linda Yueh) refers to:

Richard Foster, 2012, "Creative destruction whips through corporate America", Innosight Executive Briefing

innosight.com/wp-content/uploa

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I've just read one chapter of Linda Yueh's book, "What would the great economists do?: How twelve brilliant minds would solve today's biggest problems".

Specifically, Chapter 7, titled: "Joseph Schumpeter: What drives innovation?"

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I just became conscious of a wonderful change in mental framing that came from being really sick last year:

I became really proud all the little things I do instead of sad about the things I can't do.

Before, it was: I can't walk far, I cant lift much, I can't do X Y Z.

Then it flipped to: I'm standing! I opened the fridge! I lifted a broomstick 5 times! Holy crap I lifted a bar with zero weight on it, I'm frikkin Hercules!

The point: Be proud of yourself, it'll change your life.

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I have a Star Labs Star Lite laptop (runs Linux) that I’d like to give away to an open source developer. Please let me know if you are interested, or nominate someone. Thanks!

link to a poem, titled Ozymandias, by Shelley (1792-1822) 

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An observation from March 2021. An Elbowed Pierrot (Caleta elna) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/7 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Butterflies #Lepidoptera

Today I learnt that the fruit of the plantain looks like a banana. But it differs from a banana in that it is not eaten raw.

Ironically for a plant that supposedly came from South-east Asia, the first time I tried some fried fruits of the plaintain, was in a restaurant of South African cuisine (on the island of Singapore).

sex education, little children who view pornography, Lord Jesus 

It has come to my attention that young children have distorted ideas about sex after viewing mainstream pornography, which - in the absence of any constructive discourse, in their family, schools or otherwise - has become their de facto sex education, as ghastly as the idea may seem.

To give an example, a popular depiction in porn is sex between step-fathers and step-daughters. But this is not a normal relationship, and children shouldn't be thinking it is normal, especially if they pressured into such a sexual arrangement.

Alas, the few alternatives to porn that exist - such as Cindy Gallop's initiative, makelovenotporn.tv - face marginalisation in society. For example, Ms. Gallop reports that it is difficult for her to access banking services as a sex-oriented business.

But I take heart that Lord Jesus Christ will punish anyone who entices these little children into sin. (For example, see the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 18, Verses 6 & 7).

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#SysadminLife 

The only thing worse than no documentation is wrong documentation.

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rich guy of Twitter and Square; Bitcoin, the afterlife, mention of Lord Jesus Christ 

Mr. Jack Dorsey believes in Bitcoin. (According to one Richard Seymour, who wrote in today's edition of a newspaper called The Guardian, Mr. Dorsey has a "messianic belief in the power of crypto").

Whereas I believe in Lord Jesus Christ.

Without fear, I can wait it out, and see whose faith rescues him in the afterlife. Can Bitcoin send Mr. Dorsey to Paradise? I have no doubt that Mr. Dorsey is unable to take anything from this world with him, when he dies.

Whereas I am confident that a loving Lord Jesus is waiting to welcome me into Paradise.

Patience, patience.

Christians navigating the China-U.S. conflict 

My sister-in-Christ seems to be consuming anti-U.S. messages from Chinese media outlets. (which she forwards to me).

And I myself have come across anti-China messages from Western media outlets.

Today I reminded that particular sister-in-Christ that our lord Jesus Christ is king of everything. Indeed, our lord is king of kings, and lord of lords. So we ("we" referring to Christians) should concern ourselves with sending out Christian messages into the world - all the better if, God willing, Mr. Biden and Mr. Xi convert to Christianity - and avoid quarrels over earthly matters.

As a Biblical writer says: "So if you were raised along with the Messiah, then seek the things above, where the Messiah is sitting at the right hand of God. Focus your minds on the things above, not on things here on earth." (The letter to the Colossians, Chapter 3, Verses 1 to 2. From the Complete Jewish Bible).

consumer problems 

Some days, I am little smarter when dining out, and opt for cheap food that comes with rude service, rather than expensive food with rude service.

link: Why Sex Education Is Important for Students with Intellectual Disabilities 

"the intellectually disabled are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation and may find it difficult to be assertive and avoid unsafe or non-consensual practices."

now.tufts.edu/articles/why-sex

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Total Solar Eclipse Below the Bottom of the World

Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horálek (ESO Photo Ambassador, Inst. of Physics in Opava)

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211205.ht #APoD

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