October 2005

Reformation Day

Today is Reformation Day, marking the 488th anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the door of the church at Wittenberg.

Remember this day. It’s important.

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2005 New College Lectures: Church & State

One of the perennial challenges facing a Christian is balancing these two biblical commands:

  1. Submitting to God through submitting to and praying for the authorities (e.g. Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2)
  2. Submitting to God despite the authorities...

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How much is my blog worth?

The following is based on an analysis of the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.


My blog is worth $1,129.08.
How much is your blog worth?

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Experience the raw, gut-wrenching drama of human conflict through actuarial consulting

The following cartoon is from the presentation titled Professionalism and actuaries by Chris White. It was presented in the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s XVth general insurance seminar.

It’s funny because it’s true.

Experience the raw, gut-wrenching drama of human conflict through actuarial consulting

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Year 12 mathematics

The International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics recently released a report on Year 12 mathematics syllabi and examinations across Australia. It showed a wide divergence of content coverage and possibly standards across the number...

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Weblog usability: The top ten design mistakes

Jakob Nielsen recently released an article on his Alertbox on the top ten design mistakes for weblog usability. Among the mistakes, and my self-assessment against this weblog, are:

  1. No author biographies (sort of guilty)
  2. No author photo (guilty

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The parable of the lost earring

My mother lost one of her diamond earrings in between Matt and Betty’s wedding and reception. Despite going over the entire laundry with a fine-toothed comb (including checking the drains), we weren’t able to find it.

So it came as a suprise that...

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Palm releases Palm TX handheld

Palm recently released the Palm TX handheld.

What’s good? Wireless network connectivity (although the specifications do not say whether it supports WPA.

What’s bad? It still uses Palm OS 5. Why doesn’t it use Palm OS 6?

Just a thought. *[WPA...

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Church, life companies and denominations of the churches

There is an interesting paper out recently regarding the Sydney Anglican Church opening up its association certain Bible-based churches. The stated churches would fall into one of the following two groups:

  1. Congregations who wish to...

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Matt and Betty are getting married today

Congratulations to you both.

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