I’ve always been of the opinion that if the weather is going to be below freezing, there should be lots of snow on the ground. 🐕

A sunny day in Wildwood Park after a snowstorm
Walking my dogs

Our 11-month old can officially climb up the stairs now. Nothing is safe and I definitely feel like I’ve entered the stage of living with two toddlers now.

I’m grateful Micro.blog exists for a number of reasons, but today, it’s because it’s been the catalyst for me making 100 informal posts onto this WordPress blog (even if it took me awhile).

I have been avoiding watching the remaining episodes of The Crown because then there will be no more episodes of The Crown left to watch. 📺

If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis.

– Barack Obama to The Atlantic

Does anyone else watch the fireworks in London around 7pm and call it a night? 😅 I thought they did a fantastic job adapting them for the end of 2020.

Photo of myself holding a pillow with the Flash logo on it and my then-fianceé (now-wife) holding a pillow in the shape of the Epstein–Barr virus

RIP Flash. Yes, these were a part of our engagement photos. Unfortunately, infectious viruses will not also be reaching end-of-life at midnight.

Does anyone know of any interesting open-source projects related to COVID-19 looking for contributors (LAMP stack especially)?

Lastly, one of my side projects has been customizing WooCommerce to handle recurring payments for sponsorship programs. In Deed And Truth Ministries has been my test pilot for their pastor sponsorship program and they have almost $1k a month of transactions running through it now. I’d love to bring on another small non-profit (faith-based or not) who is running a program like this to try using the software (at no charge) so I can get some more feedback and frankly motivation to keep working on it.

If you know anyone, the project’s homepage has a contact form that’ll go straight to me.

Third up, Precept, I had a lot of fun working on this with the team at Whiteboard. While we initially built their system to support online Bible studies, this summer the proportion of online groups naturally increased drastically. Last week we rolled out a set of advanced filters to make sorting through them easier. They have over 100 studies available now anyone can join from home.