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12/10 Sunday

C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) ft. Freedom Williams

Neil Godfrey; Why I don’t see myself as a Christ Mythicist

🎙 Literature & History Podcast - #46 The Republic at Twilight

🎙 The History of Witchcraft Podcast #22 - Fairies, Demons, and a Cat called Satan

🎙 History in the Bible Podcast - Grappling With the Greeks II: Jerusalem Against Athens

🎙 The History of England Podcast #233 Obedience

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

Podcast ads remain stubbornly old-fashioned - Digiday

YouTube Advertising Crackdown Puts Some Creators Out of Work

First Round State of Startups 2017

Why I’m banking on Bitcoin for my childrens’ financial future


12/09 Saturday

♬ I was cajoning to Donald Fagen’s - Kamakiriad again today. That album just never gets old to me, and the beats are like a drum machine in their consistency. Definitely a great album to practice timing to.

Genesis - In The Cage Medley/Afterglow

Annie Lennox & Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Sweet - Love is like Oxygen

The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another

📺 Architects or Artisans? The Builders of the Medieval Cathedrals - History of Art


12/08 Friday

Nordic Chamber Choir - O Magnum Mysterium (M. Lauridsen)

The Cult Of Isis

The Bizarre Fugue of Larry Hurtado, by Richard Carrier - Ignore Carrier’s frustration with Hurtado, but within this post, there is lots of good information about how the angel Jesus because thought of as an actual person (which happened often in the ancient world). For those interested in learning more, see the book On The Historicity of Jesus.

Ancient Roman texts shed light on earliest Londoners in one of UK’s most important archaeological discoveries

Review - Catherine Nixey “The Darkening Age”

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey - His main triumph was to retain the king’s favor for years

The Battle of Fraga, 1134

📺 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible - Yale University’s Christine Hayes. This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East.

Twitter Users Like Long Tweets More Than Short Ones

Meet “Genies”, the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

Dealing with Silence and the Absence of Evidence in an Age of Resurgent Orthodoxy


12/07 Thursday

The Gospel of Mark as Theological Allegory

📺 The Vikings (36 lectures)

🎙 Tides of History Podcast - #12 Justinian the Great and the Reconquest of the Western Empire

Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

Lyft is now offering self-driving car trips in Boston

Chrome Apps are dead, as Google shuts down the Chrome Web Store section

The Wikipedia Competitor That’s Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy


12/06 Wednesday

📺 Lecture 17 Paul’s Disciples by Professor Dale Martin of Yale University. Find the entire lecture series & more here.

Ronny Jordan - See the new

Google Calendar on my Chromebook has got a new look today. Looks more like a mobile app. Will take a while to get used to before I decide if I like it or not.

🎙 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #107 — Is Life Actually Worth Living? - In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Benatar about his philosophy of “anti-natalism.” They discuss the asymmetry between the good and bad things in life, the ethics of existential risk, the moral landscape, the limits and paradoxes of introspection, the “experience machine” thought experiment, population ethics, and other topics.

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories


12/05 Tuesday

🎙 The Bible Geek Podcast 17-052

From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups

FCC won’t delay vote, says net neutrality supporters are “desperate”

Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus

Apple Pay Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the US


12/04 Monday

REOL - ちるちる / ChiruChiru

Facebook “Messenger Kids” lets under-13s chat with whom parents approve

Facebook opens new London hub, to create 800 UK jobs

Ad Hoc explanations for all those different biographies of Jesus …. (or Socrates)

♬ If you’re looking for a album to practice your cajon to… try Rick Braun’s Beat Street. Rhythm is life!


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