Happy Easter

Some interesting reading time today, it’s Easter and drizzled rain for most of the day, so I layed around with the laptop


I put that one in the idea hopper. SubPub Messaging; scales to 10+M, yow

I read about Simon Greenleaf

While teaching law at Harvard, Professor Greenleaf stated to his class that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was simply a legend; as an atheist he thought miracles to be impossible. In a rebuttal, three of his law students challenged him to apply his acclaimed rules of evidence to the resurrection account.

After much prodding, Greenleaf accepted his students’ challenge and began an investigation into the evidence. Focusing his brilliant legal mind on the facts of history, Greenleaf attempted to prove the resurrection account was false.


Greenleaf was so persuaded by the evidence that he became a committed Christian. He believed that any unbiased person who honestly examines the evidence will conclude what he did—that Jesus Christ has truly risen.

Note 10-1-2017: A reader asked that I research whether or not Greenleaf was already a Christian (Episcopalian) when he wrote this, and I took the challenge.

The story of the challenge by his students can’t be proven and that he was an atheist can’t be proven, nor dis-proven.  I could not find positive proof that he was or was not an Episcopalian, nor active in the Massachusetts Bible Society.

This doesn’t detract from the findings.   Jesus was born a man, crucified, and resurrected.

I can add that one to may existing faith:
John 21:24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.


Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Late Nights->No Problem

It starts with a burning. A desire to do something I haven’t done before.

I wanted to have a system to tame big data, and produce charts. I finished a prototype. Then, the work to create the database, tables, queries to make it run. I get stuck.

Invariably, when I have a break-through, its later in the evening, and I can’t stop.

So now it’s 1:15AM, and the break-through is in code…but will I wake up in time to get to work ontime?

Who rules Barter-town?