Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Use Perl, Python, AppleScript, Swift, and Automator to automate the drudgery of computer use. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps.

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Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your funeral

Jerry Stratton, March 13, 2007

We were discussing potential models for a web site redesign today, and one of the things we were rating other college websites on was Catholic Identity. Hands-down winner for that was Azusa Pacific, which has “God is First” in large letters on the center of their home page.

We joked about it for a bit, but I made the point that at least they’d made a bold statement about what they stand for. While we could never put “God is First” on our home page, what kind of a short statement would we put on our home page if we wanted to make a bold statement about what the University stands for?

One person said “ethics or something”, another followed with “ethical education” and then “ethics in teaching”. And I’m thinking, okay. Not the best wording, but it has potential. Ethics is a reasonably strong stand.

“Values-based education.”

“Yup, that’s it.”


Values-based education. It’s no wonder our home page looks like the kitchen sink after a pot-luck.

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