Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
‹Robert Herrick›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
author: Stingray
category: Ubuntu
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Another Ubuntu

another box

So, the last update was about a box that I normally use for my own computing. I've also had some other linux adventures.

author: Stingray
category: Ubuntu
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Ubuntu Update

hmmm, again

I kinda forgot about this category, too. This one, for a much longer time.

When I last wrote in this category, I had gotten a new laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 10.10. Since then, I really hadn't updated that computer.

I have, however, since then acquired a new laptop on which I installed Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. It's a nice machine. It came with 4GB of RAM, which I upgraded to the maximum of 16 so that I can use the virtual machines that I also install on it (primarily Windows 7 so that I can use Logos on it). It's been almost two years, now; I got this machine at about the same time that Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 was released (by the version number, that would have been April 2018).

As with all of my Ubuntu experiences, this one has been good, too, so far. I don't expect that to change.

author: Stingray
category: MacBook
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MacBook Update


Seems I had completely forgotten about this category. Well...

When I first got the MacBook, I mentioned that it needed to have the battery serviced. That was over three years ago.

In July 2018, I purchased a new battery for it. The old one finally got to the point that it was swelling and pushing the track pad up, causing it to break through the deck.

Otherwise, I'm using it still, transporting it back and forth to the office for work and using it at home for general computing needs.

author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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I'm Ditching Tags

They seem to cause an issue with my site, specifically on the back end with my host. I don't know exactly what the deal is, but it is spiking my resource usage. I got an error twice in the last post trying to include tags. I've since rebuilt the tag database and omitted the use of tags in that post, and things look to be running a little more smoothly.

Oddly enough, the tags are loading more quickly, too, in the blog back end...

author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Last Sunday of the Church Year

Matthew 25:1-13

Last Sunday of the Church Year 2019 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

If Jesus were to return tomorrow or the next day or the next week, would you know it? Do you know what to expect? Will you recognize the signs and the events surrounding His return? Well, according to what Jesus once said, there won’t be an eye on earth—living or dead, believing or not—who will not know that He is returning when He comes back. (cf. Matthew 24:25-27) So, you will most certainly know that Jesus is returning when the Day comes, expecting it or not—the signs will be given, the events will happen, and you will know.

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Watch, Jesus tells you. What does that mean? Why would He say that if you’re going to know it when He returns anyway?