Good morning! Claire had an early NHS meeting so I took Abby and the twins to school this morning. I stopped by Cafe on the Oval for a quick breakfast before heading down to the office. I took a break from ‘The Scarlet Letter’ to listen to my favorite tech podcast, Security Now.
It's very warm this morning — well over 50°F. But it is rainy and very windy. PSNH is reporting some power outages.
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“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
LOVE this snarky Emacs quote: (source)
“But even if TextMate 2 drops from the sky fully-formed and marveled at by all, Emacs will still be there, waiting. It will be there when the icecaps melt and the cities drown, when humanity destroys itself in fire and zombies, when the roaches finally achieve sentience, take over, and begin using computers themselves - at which point its various Ctrl-Meta key-chords will seem not merely satisfyingly ergonomic for the typical arthropod, but also direct evidence for the universe's Intelligent Design by some six-legged, multi-jointed God.”
Left work on time for a change. Caught up on news with my dad. We're planning a visit by him in about three weeks. I love Thursday evening because I usually can relax. No major obligations.
“Jesus said to his disciples,
‘Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket
or under a bed,
and not to be placed on a lampstand?’ ” — Mark 4