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Administration Life Writing

Mail systems, and avoiding the news.

I have an ambivelent relationship with Google, based to a large extent on mistrust. Some of their tools are useful, and many people still use blogger. I have used Youtube to find music for the blog — I don’t for listening. But they make their money out of advertisements, and that is a problem. I […]

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Writing Lectionary music

15 February 2020

Adam was discussing the fall of the Petersen, and some commentators found articles he had written when Petersen wwas becoming prominent and before he had disabused himself of the idea that he may be an ally of the truth, beauty and honour. Adam corrected his mistake, for we all make them. Nobody can be right […]

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Poetry Christianity Writing

Tuesday quartet, Eliot.

Mindfulness is Buddhist meditation, and Buddhist meditation is nihilism, abnegation, without pleasure, passion or desire. It is not that through Christ we have crucified our passions, it is that we pretend they don’t exist, and that there is no existential terror. There is. Passage III, East Coker contains this bit of reportage. Or as, when […]

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Christianity Life New Zealand Social Change Wokeness Writing

The week in reactivity.

This week started badly. The activists of the Umma decided to go full jihadi. It got weirder and weirder. A London event was being run to rehabilitate offenders — both the jihadi, one of the two murdered and one of the defenders came from that meeting. The locals stopped the jihadi cold with improvised weapons […]

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Analogue Life Linux Networking Writing

Monday technical

Getting rid of Google as much as possible is a good thing. The following is a critique of a hardware hacker who produced a phone analogue running FreeBSD (all good) but then used google services. I would add this: every time people try to get me to join a facebook group I cringe. Facebook is […]