1 Timothy 1

I do not think I was quite aware of how much good, actionable insight the first chapter of 1 Timothy (CSB) contained. Passage after passage is succinct, but infinitely applicable to all types of ministry, personal or otherwise.

The two epistles to Timothy are books I spent more time with when I was actively preparing for ministry as a teacher, but perhaps they are two books I should spend more time with in order to gain some perspective on what it means to be a leader within the church as well.

Plasma, Ceph, Git Update in Tumbleweed

Plasma, Ceph, Git Update in Tumbleweed by Douglas DeMaio

Tumbleweed continues to just keep rolling with the updates and Leap 42.3 is being prepped for release as well. openSUSE, as a community, continues to really surprise me with what they are doing and Leap 15 (they are going to match the SUSE Linux Enterprise scheme now) is shaping up to be even better.

Day One Goes Premium

Day One Goes Premium by Day One

This week we’re releasing the Day One Premium subscription service. It includes the ability to create more than ten journals and access all future premium features.

While I do not use more than 10 journals, this sounds like a warning that new features are going to be effectively hidden behind a pay wall. I have enjoyed using Day One, but only as a simple place to write personal thoughts.

I can do that same in many other applications and plan to do so. First place for me to look is Notes.app.

Integrating Data and Systems to Support Next-Generation Enterprise IT

Integrating Data and Systems to Support Next-Generation Enterprise IT from EDUCAUSE

A colleague of mine stated these things tend to swing back-and-forth when it comes to enterprise systems being either consolidated into monoliths and distributed into “best of breed” solutions being integrated with some sort of middleware systems.

Right now, with the proliferation of software services across a variety of architectures, it looks to be swinging away from monolithic ERP systems to a suite of applications serving the needs of individual departments.

Laptop Replacement

Laptop Replacement by Matt Gemmell

So you want to potentially not use a laptop anymore, but you also want a computer that does all the same things as a laptop, in pretty much the same way. In which case, I think the computer you’re looking for is a laptop.

This is the mindset Apple seems to be working in: that is you are looking for a laptop, then you want a laptop, and that their other devices are meant to be used for similar tasks but in different ways. Is Apple correct? Will the combination of the new iPad Pro and, especially, iOS 11 be able to move more people from laptops to iPads?

I know my parents have completely switched from laptops to iPads, and my dad continues to be iPad-only, having never been comfortable with traditional computers. He, obviously, would wonder why we want to use laptops at all.