Life Networking

Social Media is bad for you (Monday Technical).

Social Media is bad for you, and it is designed to hook you in. One of the rules we have is that we will say “screens down”. Not infrequently. People take priority, and doing things outside in the sun is better than playing games. In real life. To paraphrase Adam, if the social media mob […]

Australia Life Networking Social Change Wokeness

Caffeinated Reaction

The press bleats on about climate change. That the Prime Minister of Australia — who returned from his holiday because of the Christmas Bush fires is damned while the socailist Premier of Victoria, who has responsibility for bushfire prevention, remained in China for his break is rank hypocrisy. Our Prime Minister is still partying in […]

Australia Christianity Lectionary Life New Zealand

The second Sunday after Epiphany: 19 January 2020

The season of Christmas has ended, and we are supposed to be in summer: we are wearing sweaters most mornings and evenings, for the days have been cooler than usual in Southern New Zealand. Australia could do with our showers, and we’d like a bit of their heat. The school holidays are reaching the point […]

Administration Life

Setting up the laptop for photos.

One of the frugal things I do is avoid, as much as possible, commercial solutions. This includes working on photos: I have a second blog for that and I have for years used open source tools. I’m  reading and absorbing Dmitri Popov’s work,  which includes using simple tools to get things done. As part of […]

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This week in reaction.

The inherent tyranny of the Kiwi Left became very apparent this week. One of the people who attended the select committee about gun restrictions had a police raid. During dinner. With a four week old kid in the house. Stuart Nash sold the gun grab as removing guns “designed purely for killing people” from the […]

Life Linux Networking

Monday Tech Implosion.

One of my colleagues showed me his new very smart watch. Measures his oxygen saturatation. Monitors his sleep. Notes his illnesses, and he likes the data. This all feels very controlling: and I’d worry about where the data is going. Far better to stick to something analogue. Further on open source. Nothing is pure. If […]

Life Social Change The Decline Theology Wokeness

This week in reaction.

If I don’t watch it, this blog takes over. I have a life, and life is more important. To help me with this, I now program the posting dates of almost everything (including, most days, the lectionary). This also means that things will take a while to get out there. But this is weekly digest […]

Diet Fitness Life

Fitness fulminations

Via Adam, who comments, ye Gods. The vegan frankenfoods are bad for you. Very bad for you. The oral contraceptive pill is not appropriate for a large number of women because it increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Eating estrogen is worse for the male half of this species. Now, let’s compare the estrogen hormone […]

Life music

Music… Moar guitar.

Have not put music up for a while. Some old stuff — listening to my 2016 playlists.


6 Jan 20.

For those who follow the old calendar, this is the day of Epiphany, and the end of the 12 days of Christmas. In our post Christian Antipodes, it is the end of the Christmas Holidays: many businesses shut their doors for the weeks of Christmas and New Year and will open up again today. The […]