Archives September 28, 2019

Prefaces

to the Eucharistic Prayer, from the 1975 Roman Missal. Advent 1 Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. When he humbled himself to come among us as a man, he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago and opened for us the […]

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Contra Creation Season

@RevDaniel, like me, has misgivings about this new ‘Creation Season’ (I thought the whole of Ordinary Time was about creation, hence the green vestments). He draws in this wonderfully vivid quote to change the focus from the created to the creator… St. Augustine’s “Confessions” sums it up well: “I asked the earth and it answered, […]

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Script to check if a Linux service is running…

Sometimes my CrashPlan running on Linux will stop unexpectedly and you don’t know about it until there hasn’t been a backup for three days. 🙁 Here is a simple script that will check if your specified service is running and will start it if it’s stopped. You will have to replace “replace_me_with_a_valid_service” with the name […]

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