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Ordain (Mormon) Women

From Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, UT:

A group of people advocating for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be ordained to the priesthood officially launched their movement on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

I've read a comment on Facebook from someone that said …

Marriage Equality

So everyone and their dog changed their profile pictures on Facebook yesterday (and probably elsewhere, but I haven't noticed) in support of marriage equality for homosexual couples. I think that's what they were doing it for. I didn't notice anyone calling out for marriage between people and children (though I'll …

Lost Before Translation

Just read an update of a friend of a friend on Facebook that was something like this: "finna pick up ma homie den me,ha an da bae hittin up {presumably some location}.....we finna be live in dis bytch"

Could someone tell me if this is a foreign language …

The Slow Death of Cursive Handwriting

Today my sister shared link to an article about the decline of teaching of cursive handwriting in schools.

I have mixed emotions on this:

On the one hand, cursive is not nearly as useful as it once was, in that we have far more efficient means of recording language at …

PuTTY with FreeBSD

I keep rediscovering these steps to make PuTTY work well with FreeBSD (all the cursor keys and such properly defined) so I'm documenting them here. If they help you, so much the better.

Step 1: Edit /usr/share/misc/termcap on the FreeBSD system and add the following lines:

putty-256color …

Theme Music for The Scott Robison Show

I occasionally host a web "radio" talk show on blogtalkradio (and hope to make it more than occasional in the not too distant future).

Back when I hosted programs on terrestrial radio, I used the closing theme music from Freakazoid! as my show's theme music. I liked the original show …

Ambrosia Pudding Bars Update

Back in November 2010 I shared a recipe from my wife for Pudding Bars (which I think of as Ambrosia). She just updated the recipe when sharing it with someone else, so here it is in her own words (as opposed to last time where she dictated it to me …

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Cars

Jason Alexander (George Costanza on Seinfeld) wrote a long tweet after the Aurora, CO shootings advocating enhanced gun control:

Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence - these people see no value to even considering some kind of control …

Code It Already

"Code It Already" by Scott Robison

Copyright © 2012, Scott Dale Robison

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Code It Already by Scott Dale Robison is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Utah's Ring of Fire

"Utah's Ring of Fire"

Sung to "Ring of Fire" as performed by Johnny Cash

Fire is a burning thing
Around the state, a fiery ring
Car starts wild brush fire
We're caught in a funeral pyre
We're living in a burning ring of fire
We drive across town while the …