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The Door, The Cross and the Cat (or, "Scratchen gets it")

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The following post is about Scratchen, my cat. Before you ask something stupid like, WTF does this have to do with demons?!—like one person in a Facebook group to which I post links to this blog, in fact, did—consider how you'll look to those who made a remedial effort to know WTF where you made none: lazy, pointless, hate-filled and uncompelled by a world-sized factory of motivation.
Point being is, read all the posts about Scratchen, and figure it the F out before you open your F mouth, MF.
Second point: Scratchen and I are fine, thank you for asking that first, you hateful piece of S...
Third point, while I'm on a roll: until your cat traverses time and space for you, I'll decide WTF is and WTF isn't.
On Friday, October 19th, at 10:30 PM, Scratchen was admitted to a local animal hospital with symptoms of congestive heart failure, specifically, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, severe lethargy and muscle weakness. Although a tumor near her heart has not been ruled…

TECH | Planetary Hour Calculator/Calendar App

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I wrote an Objective-C class that calculates the planetary hours for the current day and night based on the location of an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, and adds those as events to the Calendar app on any MacOS or iOS device:

Although the specific intent of the code is to supply a means for developers to add this data to their own apps, I've provided a few sample implementations showing the code at work.

Here's one for WatchOS:

The video below shows an example implementation of calendar events being added for each planetary hour in the Calendar app on iPhone using the class-supplied data:



Here's another iOS app that shows the coordinate of each planetary on a map in real-time:


Here's a similar app showcasing the ability to determine the coordinate of each planetary hour at a specific time of day (not just the current time), which was used to create a "fast-forward" of the progress of each planetary hour as they transit the globe over the course of a day:


Thes…

BIBLE | Why God gets me, and why you should, too

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The following is my definitive answer to Why all the pics of demons? It is an explanation for my perplexity at a lack of support, participation and interest one would reasonably expect from having made the world's hidden dangers visible—even without ever having to lift your gaze from your cellphone.


I can't think of a better solution to a problem or a better packaging of it. Can you? I don't get my sanity and worth to the world questioned as much as I used to, at least not since I started posting by the hundreds the most stunning images ever wrought throughout all of the world's history. These images—if not in and of themselves the most well-founded argument I could ever hope to proffer—handily beat down any notion that my time and effort in making them was anything but worthwhile.

Even still, I argue my case in my own words so as to provide encouragement to anyone who might follow suit in their own way and under their own set of circumstances, and to anyone who may h…

More intercepted demonic communiqué (or, Thing demons have said behind my back, Part Two)

The first installment of Intercepted demonic communiqué (or, Things demons have said behind my back)—which, originally, was meant to be the only installment—has been so popular with people and demons when I published it at the beginning of February that I haven't had to intercept a single communique to learn new words and phrases demons and people use in their communication (although, I have been doing that); rather, demons have been handing all kinds of new information to me directly, claiming that it's fun to watch people react to them. My (or should I say, their) explanations and stories tend to tell readers a lot more about topics I generally don't cover anywhere else on the blog, even though they sometimes still leave a lot unsaid.
NOTE | There are lots more words and phrases unique among demons and their people on the Factoids page. I call them, demon idiom. To make this post a bit more interesting, I've included a few more things I've intercepted (versus han…

TECH | Machine learning: Image classifier model automatically, instantly recognizes demons in images

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But wisdom is justified of all her children.— Luke 7:35
Anything but another demon pic, every one of my Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Path, LinkedIn and Swarm followers have thought at one point or another–if not outright said. Are you obsessed with demons or something? all have thought—if not outright said.

I've always ignored these questions in the past, as they are so stupid to ask, and too stupid to answer; but, if I had answered them, I would have said, I hear ya, and, No, respectively.

Ironically, insodoing, I would have begged what I consider to actually be a valid question: Then, what's the deal?

I wouldn't have answered that one, either, though, until I finished that which is presented in this post. The answer would have sounded crazier than taking pictures of violent demons sounds; but, now that I am finished—and alive, thank you very much—I will answer that question:

Introducing the world's first and only machine-learning image classifier model for a…

Return to Indiana: Restored health, imperiled freedom, peace and quiet

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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.— Isaiah 40:31

It was the best of days; it was the worst of days—depending on how you look at it.

On one hand, it is clear that my health is on the mend if my leaderboard ranking in three of the Nike Run Club Monthly Challenges, which pits its members against each other in a race to get the most miles in the allotted time, is any indication. As of the time of this writing:
In the August Weekly Challenge, I rank #9 out of 49,923 runners world-wide, having in just two days logged 75.43 miles;In the August 100K Challenge, I rank #10 out of 39,879 runners worldwide, having in just two days logged 45.97 miles;In the August 50K Challenge, I rank #8 out of 63,672 runners, worldwide, having logged the same amount of miles as in the August 100K Challenge.
So far this week, I'm averaging 17 miles per day, having achieved n…

The (Multilingual) Life of a (Monolingual) Demoniac

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A few weeks back, I took a pop quiz to test my bilinguality via Busuu, an app for iPhone that purports to teach people new languages and to expand their fluency in foreign languages already known. Demons have periodically taunted me for having once claimed to be bilingual on my résumé, saying that I can't honestly make such a claim after so many years out of practice (I studied German from 6th grade to 9th grade, and from college freshman to college junior, but never again since). So, when I recently saw an ad for the app via a recent Apple WWDC 2018 promotion, I decided for scheiße und kichert to settle the argument by testing my skills.
I scored a Level 18—about 18 levels higher than any of the demons with which I exchanged loud obscenities as I took the test thought I'd score, and about 10 levels lower than I could have scored were I not shouting, Fick dich, dämonischer Schmutz, while trying to interpret the words of the German speaker, the part of the test overshadowed mo…