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  • Recommended Reading: Decentralized Systems Aren’t

    Source: DSHR’s Blog Fascinating post explaining how decentralized systems frequently aren’t.  The post raises several thought-provoking questions: What is a viable business model for participation that has decreasing returns to scale? How can Sybil attacks be prevented other than by imposing massive costs? How can collusion between supposedly independent nodes be prevented? What software development…

  • Book Club: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry Part 3

    Intermission: Gospels are biographies and we can learn from them Spritual Disciplines (“practies of Jesus”) – how we follow Jesus Bible Reading Prayer Sabbath Disciplne: any activity that enables me to eventually do something that I cannot yet do. Jesus doesn’t command us to do any of His practices, He just does them and says “follow…

  • Bible Study: Acts Chapter 14

    Notes for my weekly Bible Study group. Resources Reading Guide Teaching Notes (PDF) Video Summary NOTE: There is a lot of confusion around when Saul becomes Paul. Paul was on a mission to spread the gospel among the Gentiles who spoke Latin anf Greek. Paul adopted his Roman name (Paul) because the name Saul had…

  • Bible Study: Acts Chapter 11

    Notes for the weekly discussion with my Bible Study group. Resources Reading Guide Teaching Notes (PDF) Video Summary In Acts 10, the Holy Spirit poured Himself out on Cornelius and Cornelius’s whole household. It was the first Gentile Pentecost. Jewish leaders were unhappy about Peter fraternizing with the Gentiles. Peter explained his entire story, including…

  • Some Open Source Projects Are Only Useful If Your Time Has No Value

    As much as I love open source projects, I will no longer be using Known as my blog engine. Known was a fantastic tool for learning about the IndieWeb, but it was very buggy (especially the plugins). Today I tried to upgrade to the latest version and thanks to some undocumented dependencies my entire site…

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