Oh by the way, folks,
Today we celebrate the birthday of the tin-pot tyrant fatuously known as "Emperor" Constantine, born in 272 AD. He's the one who legalized Christianity in the scattershot remnants of what had once been the Roman Empire.
Here's the story. All throughout the 3-rd century, the Roman government became more and more corrupt. The Roman Army came to be almost all barbarian tribesmen, most of whom were Christians, and very few Romans, almost none of whom were Christians. Emperors were very worried about their loyalty, and mistakenly believed that the tribesmen would be more loyal if they did the Roman religion instead of Christianity, so they persecuted Christians more and more relentlessly.
Then Emperor Diocletian came to power, tried to clean up the corruption but he was abysmally stupid and monumentally arrogant. He also persecuted Christians more relentlessly than his predecessors. Under his incompetent leadership, the Roman empire fizzled into total disorder.
Then one day in 305 AD he realized he wasn't emperor of anything any more, so he just walked off the job, leaving the remnants of the empire in the hands of about a dozen hoodlum gangs, each headed by a tin-pot tyrant, that had once been the Roman Army.
So then Constantine, one of the tin-pot tyrants, got the brilliant idea that hey, why not legalize Christianity, perhaps even favor it, instead of persecuting it!
So all the hoodlums from all the other gangs joined Constantine's gang, and he then went around murdering all the other tin-pot tyrants. And so the Roman Empire was reunified. Well, sorta reunified, anyhow.
Anyhow, it rained rather lightly most of the day yesterday so I got a buncha outdoor stuff done in between spurts of rain.
Today it's awful foggy, but the Wondrous Weather Website is promising us a great day after the fog lifts.
Signs of life