Extortion is profitable!
Posted on 2007-03-22 08:55:00
Tags: haskell congressvotes
Man, I feel productive! (not in a work sense, but in a doing stuff at home sense) Last night I wrote the LJ-Blog adapter for fairydust1 - as she mentioned, all of the posts on her blog will become friends-only posts on the account boltonblog, so friend it if you haven't already! It only took a couple of hours (partially because I had code from ljbackup for interacting with LJ, and partially because I backed off a little from my goal and just posted the summary text from the RSS feed here ), and I was happy I could knock it out and it seems to work. (and sorry for the flood of posts, but I was even more afraid as I went to bed that it would keep doing that every hour!)
I also made some more progress on my congress votes project. Learned how to download files in Haskell - as with anything involving IO, it's a little tricky and I haven't quite got the hang of it yet, but I managed to make it work. The next hard part is figuring out which votes are "important" and which aren't from the Reason on the bill, such as "On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended", "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions", "On Agreeing to the Amendment", etc. Some of these I'm going to have to ignore if they deal with amendments because that information is hard to find. And I need to make sure voting "Yea" means voting for the bill and not against it!
Episcopal Bishops in U.S. Defy Anglican Communion - it's really nice to see the leaders of your church say this:
We proclaim the Gospel that in Christ all God's children, including gay and lesbian persons, are full and equal participants in the life of Christ's Church.
Comment from fairydust1:
I'm glad to see the House of Bishops standing up for their American members. I have always felt that what happens in the bedroom should not be relevant to your "job" - be it clergy or other. :)
*hugs* thanks for all your hard work last night - the first blog only post went up late last night and appears in my flist! :)
Comment from brittongregory:
I believe I just heard the distinct sound of a gauntlet hitting the floor.
Ah, well -- guess I won't be able to call myself an Anglican for much longer. :)
Comment from othersider:
"We proclaim the Gospel that in Christ all God's children, including gay and lesbian persons, are full and equal participants in the life of Christ's Church."
It bothers me that anyone might think otherwise. I could go off on a rant here, but I think it would just be preaching to the choir, so I won't.
Comment from wonderjess:
yay episcopalians. :) also, to find out which bills actually relate to which issues and how important they are, try checking the websites of issue organizations. they usually issue report cards to members with how they voted on important bills related to their issue.
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