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The week in reaction.

In NZ we are now into the second week of lockdown — and someone asked what is beyond level 4? The answer was “curfew”. Not sure how that would work at casa weka, where one of us is an essential worker and is mandated to go to work — while another is over 70 and […]

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Friday Fitness…

We are in lockdown. It is not quite this bad, but it is getting there. This was an April Fool’s joke, but the “stay in your neighbourhood” stuff is getting to people. We are doing a daily walk of between 40 minutes and 70 minutes. The days we don’t do this, we feel pretty awful. […]

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This week in reaction, locked down.

Well, we are in lockdown and I have had the mandatory risk assessment about what duties I can do (which appears to be everything I normally do anyway). On Thursday, the first day of the lock down, we managed to get the work system up and running, and what work needed to be done, done. […]

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Friday Fitness Lockdown.

Let’s start with Mark Sisson, who summarizes what we should all be considering. We are in lockdown here — we are allowed out to exercise but must “stay in our bubble” not letting anyone who we are not isolated with within 2 m of us and not stop and chat. Pools are closed. Gyms are […]

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24 March 2020: notes for a lockdown.

In less than 48 hours, on midnight Wednesday, New Zealand goes into lockdown. We won’t be the same during it, and we won’t be the same after it. So what should we be doing? The first thing is that we should pray. That as our churches go virtual, including the home groups that can no […]

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This week in reaction

As our society moves into lockdown, there is no point at all warning about COVID. You warn about things before they happen, not when you are in the middle of it. Yesterday everyone in the family got a text from our GP advising us that everyone over 70 and the immunocomprimised should self-isolate. At this […]

Hardware Administration Analogue

Monday Technical.

With the current viral update, I am in the process of getting everything able to run from home. This includes installing or activating the tools that my university runs on, particularly office 365. My current game is uploading 10 years worth of files onto OneDrive, and seeing if I can break it. In addition, I’m […]


Utu and Zeal (23 March 2020)

One of the questions that anyone with sense will ask is why are we in this situation? Yes, I know that there are too many managers and politicians making decisions when they are too short for the ride, and the decisions right now are difficult. But why are we in this situation? Here the prophets […]

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The ethics of scarcity.

This is about COVID 19 and a nice bit of information: there are ususally around 180 ICU beds for the five million kiwis. If half a percent need them with the current virus, that is 500 per million, or 2500 for the population. There is a reason our leaders are talking about “slowing the curve”. […]

Lectionary New Zealand

18 March 2020

Life is hectic at present with much panic and people looking for wisdom. But those who talk of wisdom and spirituality are bringing it up from broken cisterns, and talking about what is approved by the rulers. Our rulers have not only transgressed the word of God, but they deem it a hate crime. Jeremiah […]