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Here's a problem with Microsoft Word that's bugged me for ages.Quotation marks in Word
Sometimes I write a document in which I quote either another document (a book, for example), or report direct speech. I might do this with single-quotation marks (') or with double-quotation marks ("). It's useful to have the choice here, because you sometimes quote a document in which something...Read more
The UK is enjoying a rare thing - a summer with week after week of hot weather.
That means it's time for cold coffee. Here's a simple recipe, that's very easy to do and needs (nearly) no special equipment, along with some commentary on what I'm doing.
Normally, people brew coffee in the usual way, and chill it. By all means do that. But there's another option - cold brewed...Read more
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In Microsoft Word, there's all the difference in the world between a new paragraph and a new line.
To insert a new paragraph, press the Enter key. If you have "show all characters" turned on, you'll see each paragraph break with its "backwards P" icon. Each paragraph in Word has its own properties. It can have extra space above or below, it could be indented from the left / right...Read more
Are you trying to find out which Church of England Parish you live in? Simply visit the link below and put your postcode into the search tool. Note, they've changed their website. You now have to wait after entering your postcode, and select one of the autocomplete entries served by Google maps; only then can you click the arrow button to begin your search.
I have huge respect for Christopher Idle. I love the hymns he writes. And he's a godly man with a wise, pastoral heart. I was searching for some of his hymns, when I found something rather different.
Doubtless, many readers of this will be familiar with Henry Scott Holland's poem Death is Nothing at all . For those who don't know it:
Death is nothing at all. It does...Read more
Many people today think that it doesn’t really matter which religion someone chooses. It’s a lifestyle choice, a bit like choosing your diet or your car. It’s part of your culture. Either way, there’s no better or worse to religion. It’s just another way in which we’re different.
Certainly, the Bible tells us to love and respect every person. We don’t just care for those who share our.....
What do you aim at in life? What do you want to achieve? What are the things that you’d make big sacrifices for?
The Christians in ancient Corinth were aiming at the wrong things. Or, rather, they were missing some very important ambitious.
And as a result, they were growing less keen on the apostle Paul, their founder.
We’re in 1 Corinthians chapter 9. If you were here....
The apostle Paul gets plenty of bad press. We’ve been working our way through 1 Corinthians, a letter Paul wrote. It’s in the Bible, So it’s the word of God for us today.
It should be that simple, but there are plenty of people in the wider church who have lots of time for Jesus but not a lot of time for Paul.
It’s not hard to see why. As we’ve read 1 Corinthians together, we’.....
A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.
AEN: Any recent thoughts on hermeneutics?
MNR: That’s a history-of-thought question, since hermeneutics has been crushed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe and David Gordon. Part of their critique is that the hermeneuticists were unable to demonstrate...
“Imagine you have been invited to dinner somewhere, and suppose you just can’t get past the fact that your hosts are, apparently without malice, serving up carcinogens covered in gravy. Well, Jesus said that we had to take up our cross in order to follow Him. Your obligation is to die for your brother. At least in this case your obligation is covered in hot gravy” (Confessions of a Food...
New updated EasyApache packages are now available for download from our production repository.
ea-cpanel-tools 1.0-19.cloudlinuxEA-7549: if the PHP config file is a symlink and the force option is used, remove the symlink so the file can be written.
ea-documentroot 1.0-5.updated footer logo to SVG; updated index.html to set Cache-control to no-cache.
You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …
I also maintain a few other websites:
- Mandelbrot ExplorerThis is an easy to use, totally free, fractal explorer — explore the Mandelbrot Set and the Julia Sets, starting with one of 6 inbuilt colour schemes, but with a totally flexible layers-based way to colour your fractals exactly as you wish. There are many other features - visit the website to find out more.
- Books by Mary OakleyMy late grandmother compiled 5 little booklets of poems and prayers that helped her at various stages of her life. Visit the website to find out more about these booklets, or to order online.
- Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor.