Biblical creationists and the evolution of the bible

25 January 2007 » Potpourri, Writing

A thought occurred to me on my commute to work this morning.

How can it be that the very folks who claim that the Bible is the Word of God to support their claims of Intelligent Design against Evolution cite a document that has itself gone through so many adaptions, translations, and editions?

I probably first thought about it after seeing a special on the History Channel last year called “Who Wrote The Bible?” That episode discussed how and why certain books were shuffled around to comprise the Bible at certain points in the past.

Growing up Lutheran, I suppose I knew that we were always working with a doctored copy but never really understood how fundamentally it had changed.

Anyway, I don’t want to acknowledge that there’s a debate by providing an argument, but I think the irony here might be fun to explore.

Let me meditate on this some more.

Until then, go in peace, serve the pasta.

Published: Developing PHP Applications for IBM Data Servers

IBM has just published the Redbook that I wrote with a team of IBMers from across the globe in San Jose earlier this year.

The book had three goals; to demonstrate best practices for developing PHP applications with IBM database servers, to provide detailed instructions for administrators to set up all the required software, and to help users migrate from MySQL to DB2.

Developing PHP Applications for IBM Data Servers.

I expect you will all dedicate your long weekend to reading it. It makes an excellent beach or barbecue companion. :)

Public draft: Developing PHP Applications for IBM Data Servers

IBM has provided a public draft of the Redbook I wrote with a team of specialists in San Jose earlier this year. The book is undergoing a final editorial process to fix grammar, spelling and layout issues and to incorporate input from technical reviewers.

Please give it a read and pass your comments on to the editors via the feedback link on that page.

These pages are Web versions of IBM Redbooks- and Redpapers-in-progress. They are published here for those who need the information now and may contain spelling, layout and grammatical errors.

This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. Your feedback is welcomed to improve the usefulness of the material to others.

Recommended PHP reading list

14 March 2006 » DB2, PHP, Web development, Writing

Carlos Hoyos and I have put together a Recommended PHP reading list for the IBM developerWorks open source zone.

Update: it’s been Slashdotted and bookmarked on over a thousand times :)

Update: It’s been translated to Chinese as well. Awesome. 推荐的 PHP 读物列表.

I hate livery cabs

10 March 2006 » Peeves, Writing

So I’m back on the East coast and have been driving to Manhattan a lot recently. Every nasty thing I ever said about livery cabs remains true.

IBM Redbook in San Jose

04 January 2006 » DB2, PHP, Writing

I recently found out that I’ve been accepted to work on an IBM Redbook on PHP and IBM databases during a six week residency in San Jose, CA from January 23 to March 3. Joy.

Chappy’s new fiction

10 August 2005 » Writing

Chappy writes about the backpack.


15 June 2005 » Writing

I just found out that my IBM WDTJ article has been published in Chinese as well. Cool.

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