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May 2008
29

Say NO to 0870

A friend told me about what promises to be an extremely useful website.  Usually when ringing companies you have to use an 0845 or 0870 number, which are exempt from most calling plans, which means ..
Category Random

May 2008
22

Boxing

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handey
Category Quotations

May 2008
15

Christian freedom

I read this verse this morning: Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2.16 (ESV) The kind of freedom won fo..

May 2008
14

The Bible in 750 words

Here’s an interesting page, on the Grove Books website.  They ran a competition to write the story of the Bible in 750 words, and these are the winning entries . I think I might have a go at thi..
Category Bible

May 2008
12

Babel Fish

The following extract is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams, concerning the Babel Fish : Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so min..

May 2008
10

Faith and works

I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t t..

May 2008
6

Freesat

I am very excited by the launch today of Freesat .  It is a joint initiative by the BBC and ITV, and offers free digital and HD satellite TV to 98% of the UK population.  I will definitely be inve..

May 2008
3

Secret ballot?

I voted in the local elections on Thursday.  Imagine my shock when I realised that the so-called ‘secret’ ballot is the exact opposite.  While my ballot paper doesn’t have my name written on, it ma..

Apr 2008
24

Website compression

I just found a helpful article about compressing website pages automatically using .htaccess here .  This reduced my page size by at least 75%, a big (and safe) help for viewing pages fast. My n..

Apr 2008
21

Computer viruses

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own..