Daily Archives: February 12, 2008

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Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-02-12

Hosting Peter Bergen who is lecturing tonight. # Bergen was great! Oddly reassuring that although al Qaeda will still be around for the next decade or so, all is not lost… # Snow day for the kids! Work for me… # @LEOLAPORTE if it is really slow my colleague was featured at Apple: http://www.apple.com/euro/education/profiles/jerusalem/ # @tiiiimmmy too right! # watching leoplaporte live! (giving someone tips on an vday gift it sounds like) # Powered by […]

Lenten Devotion: High Priest and Sacrifice

First a word about these “devotionals.” You may have gathered that they are not fitting the nice little pattern as the various little devotional guides we can pick up in our church. They are, in fact, intended as my devotion as I try and take seriously that part of our lenten practice that says, “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; […]

Snow! (And work grumble…)

It has been snowing since about 1am. The kids are out of school and I am not. 🙁 But I did get to take some pictures of my office. Maybe, to make Dr. Jim West truly happy, I could take a picture of my cat in the snow. This is the view of my office from College Ave. Yes, I am spoiled. My office even has little papal balconies. This is a picture from my […]

Emanuel Tov Profiled by Apple Computer

I am proud to say that I scanned all of the DSS images for the first OUP/Brill CD-ROM (and edited the database) while a graduate student. The scanning was all done on an Apple machine (a Macintosh IIfx, if I recall correctly) and a rotating monitor. About 1/3 of the images had been scanned when I arrived, but by then we had moved from 150dpi to 300dpi so they all had to be rescanned. Talk […]

Mac OS Update: 10.5.2

UPDATE: There is already a subsequent update so once you do 10.5.2 go back into Software Update for the next round. All has been smooth on my two machines. Best of all it fixes stacks in the Dock so that they can be lists again! In fact, it is a step beyond the old OS X function since now you can specify how it should appear and a single click will show a list of […]

Lenten Devotion: Tempting

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. (Gen. 3:15) First Sunday in Lent Year A – RCL Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 Psalm 32 The readings from the first Sunday in Lent all revolve around temptation and through it the entrance of sin into the world. The Gospel reading from Matthew recounts how Jesus resisted temptation and through him, the […]