Awesome burger place. Slaters 50/50, where they serve your burger with a steak knife and the burgers are 50% bacon and 50% beef.
Merry Christmas Fool!!
Software that works
I want software that works and doesn’t get in the way of actual work. I hate lotus notes, I hate awful bug tracking software, and I hate big proprietary systems. (ehemm. IBM)
Software applications should be pleasant to use and easy to understand. it shouldn’t be buggy, it should be responsive and most of all thoughtful.
Anyhow, that’s my rant for the day. I hope to one day re-write all the applications that i use and reinvent the use case.
During this Advent consider what it may mean for you too look for Mary & Joseph. Practice hospitality this holiday season.
To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
Lunch at Slater 50/50. You gotta trust a place that uses a steak knife to hold the burger together. Everything had bacon at this place.
Hurray for spotify on Linux!
I’ve be delving into having Ubuntu Linux box on a screamer machine, in hopes of having an awesome development experience and to be ultra geeky. This new port of Spotify on Ubuntu makes it all that much more sweeter, as now I can listen to music while I code.
99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!
Programmers are optimists. They couldn’t do their job if they were not…when you’re looking into the pit of dispair, you have to have some irrational confidence that you’re going to be able to make this work.
— Doug Crockford
Apparently, I’ve been programing by my gut, and less with my head. And there’s a difference between the head and gut.
Confession is a radical reliance on grace. A proclamation of our trust in God’s goodness. “What I did was bad,” we acknowledge, “but your grace is greater than my sin, so I confess it.” If our understanding of grace is small, our confession will be small: reluctant, hesitant, hedged with excuses and qualifications, full of fear of punishment. But great grace creates an honest confession.
— Max Lucado
Making a list of books to read in my lifetime
I came across this Relevant Magazine article. It’s a nice intro 5 great christian authors, other than CS Lewis, which btw, I have yet to read through one of his apologetic books. (Chronicles of Narnia was fun at 9 years-old)
But these other 5 authors seem to have something to share about our life on earth, and about Jesus through their lives and testimony.
Just got back from NYC earlier this week. I’m inspired by the ramen crazy. The best ramen I’ve had in my life was in another NYC visit to a place called Ippudo, located in East Village. But on this recent trip I waited more than 1 1/2 hr with the girlfriend for this tiny whole in the wall place called Totto Ramen.
It was worth the wait, though I wouldn’t do it again. The overall worth of the experience was in the savory bowl of ramen.
To compare Ippudo toTotto - from what I remember - forone was larger, with more options for soups and firmness of the noodles. Totto, had less options, also the broth was chicken based, while Ippudo was I believe pork based or a mixture of both chicken and pork. Ippudo was definitely more trendy, catering to the hipsters of East Village, while Totto, a few blocksfrom Time Square had but just a bar and 4 other tables. (I counted as I waited)
At Totto Ramen, you can watch them prepare the bowls of Ramen. Watching them as I slurped my noodles gave me inspiration to take on the food challenge in my own kitchen.