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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Tuesday March 04, 2003
09:13 AM

Lent

[ #10878 ]

For this Lenten season, I leave you with the thought that the apostle Paul said abstaining from foods and other things God created to be enjoyed appeared wise and admirable, proving the self-control of the abstainer, but in reality were of no value. What God really wants us to abstain from is sin.

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  • You're correct in that giving up, say, dairy products isn't in itself a beneficial thing; I've always seen the purpose of Lent as to give up things which are at risk of becoming idols.

    This year, I've found myself becoming obsessive about playing Go [gobase.org], so from tomorrow I'm taking a 40 day break from playing go, solving any go problems or reading about go. Why? Is go in itself bad? Not per se, but it can become bad when it starts taking over time that should be used for more important things, like, oh, I dunn