Good morning! It's Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. After Friday night's lack of sleep, all of us slept solidly last night.
I fell asleep last night and woke up this morning watching a recording of Cracking Your Genetic Code, a Nova documentary. Interesting promises and ethical concerns it raises.
We all went to the 8:45 Palm Sunday Mass. I warned the boys that it would be among the longest Masses of the year. Afterwards we changed our routine a bit and went to eat at a pancake breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the local scout troop.
Once we got home I helped Claire with more of her trigonometry homework while Michelle went grocery shopping to restock the shelves. If I get time, I'd like to work on another photo album using shots from Abby's phone and my camera. Meanwhile Timothy would like to try this Nintendo DS hack.
Via CurtJester: “Today is the day I treat everything the same way I treat MSM everyday, with deep skepticism. #AprilFools”
TI scientific calculators can't do a cotangent(π/2). (ie. 0) because they expect you to do tangent(π/2) and then take the reciprocal. But tan(π/2)=undefined! Grr! Yes, I'm once again helping Claire with her trig. How did you guess?
In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up. 47 of the 53 “landmark” publications could not be replicated.
Since I've been on a pre-calc binge this afternoon, I looked at the TI-Nspire calculators. Yowsers! As far as the cell phone has come, the high end calculators have also become uber machines. Kids these days have all the tools! (Wikipedia link)
Somehow I missed the news that the Opus Dei classic "In Conversion with God" meditation book series went to Kindle last winter. (Amazon link)
Updated Abby's phone so that it has a Windows Live account. It's needed for the Microsoft Market so that she can buy apps, music, etc. It was a bit of a pain in that I needed to also create an account since Abby is a minor. Still I guess the extra steps are worth it.
Abortion & Breast Cancer: 53 of 66 Studies in 54 Years Show Link. Implies that the recent "there is no link" meta-analysis reports showed significant selection bias in the studies selected, ignoring peer reviewed studies but admitted unpublished new ones.
You know, the more I play with Abby's WinPhone 7.5 "Mango" phone, the more I think it's a seriously underrated platform. Call it the Microsoft halo effect.
So I now have an MSN/Zune/MS Live acct. Trying to overcome the built-in knee jerk biases that induces and be open minded about it.
Tell me I shouldn't do this with my weblog: (Mozilla Paperfold Demo) Geeky eye candy done in CSS.
Remembered that my young boys haven't seen the 1996 comedy "Space Jam". Rented it at Amazon and sent to the main TiVo.
Got the boys tucked in bed with their prayers. Picked up Claire from Subway. Going to watch a bit of tonight's Once Upon A Time and get some sleep. Thus ends the week of vacation. Good night all!
“While they were eating,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them, and said,
‘Take it; this is my body.’ ” — Mark 14