timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Remember, in this time of sales, shopping, avarice and covetousness, why we celebrate this day.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Merry Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too. I haven't commented in a while, but I got my computer back today :)

folly said...

I did read that on your blog. You're a Mac girl, huh? I'm a Linux geek. Don't hold it against me. :)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I heartily approve of Linux. I've never used it and don't really understand it, but I've heard it's good. Now, if you used Windows, that would be a different story.... ;)

folly said...

Well, I have to be honest, I use Windows as my primary OS at work, and even at home (most of the time). I do use VMWare with Linux to do some scripting work and administer the Linux and Unix variants we have at work, and to play around at home. I used Linux as a primary desktop for years before I had to make the switch back to Windows for work.

This HP laptop I have has some driver issues with Linux that I haven't gotten worked out yet, but there's a new SUSE release out now i need to download. I've got this laptop as a dual boot and I need to get it updated.

Dell has some really nice new laptops with Linux preinstalled and I'm looking at one of those as well as an old Dell I have I'd like to get Ubuntu installed on.

By the way, you do know that OSX is based on a BSD variant?