I’m Back…Sort Of

Hope y’all had a good Christmas as the season draws to a close. I’m back but not really “back”. Things are extremely busy and I won’t be online much. (Except to be loading freakin’ Oracle tables row by row through a PHP portal since my SQL*Loader is messed up…)

Speaking of how hacked off I am at Oracle, I’m thinking that SQLite really should be the hot new thing. And yes, I realize that sentence made no sense to anyone other than computer geeks but there’s a practical(?) payoff—I think SQLite (a small-profile database system) will give me functionality to program a method of calculating liturgical dates that can easily be switched back and forth between different sanctoral/temporal cycles. So moving between calculating a date in the modern revised common lectionary and a 10th century Benedictine kalendar would be fast and simple—and just a click away for a web visitor…

I think my feed reader said I had some 500 items to catch up on and I’ve seen some interesting email to which I’ll respond when able and yes, I’m gonna do our buddy Ælfric Bata for the history meme that Jonathan and Michelle both tagged me for.

Ack… More later.

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3 Responses to I’m Back…Sort Of

  1. Welcome Back!! I hope your family has had a good Christmas season so far.

    I’ll be looking forward to hearing who this Ælfric guy is and why he is such a big deal. ;-)

  2. bls says:

    Welcome back – and a blessed Epiphanytide to all.

  3. bls says:

    (BTW, I came across Aelfric tonight while Googling the hymn, “A Pa­tre Un­i­gen­i­tus,” here. Some interesting stuff about Epiphany and hymns, etc.)

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