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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

I'm a big fan of Piwik , an open source analytics suite. Think Google Analytics, StatCounter, Sitemeter, etc. … only self-hosted an open source. There are many benefits of using it:

It's self-hosted, so you have all the analytics data you collect. This helps your privacy policy, as it's one less 3rd party company that has data on your website visitors...Read more
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Yesterday, the Drupal Security team issued a Security Advisory for the Mollom module, SA-CONTRIB-2018-038 . The module is now marked as "unsupported".

The security team is marking this project unsupported. There is a known security issue with the project that has not been...Read more

Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

Paul Barnett has written a very helpful, carefully applied, commentary on 1 Corinthians.

Discussing...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 17 Jun 2018

Today, our Bible reading addresses the subject of sexual sin. And I’m very aware of the need to tread carefully. This is a sensitive subject. For a number of reasons.

It’s sensitive culturally. Increasingly, Western culture says there’s no such thing as sexual sin. That’s not actually true. There are taboos. The big ones are unfaithfulness and underage. But apart from that, as long as.....

Preached On: 10 Jun 2018

Have a think for a moment: What’s the most precious thing you own?

If there was a danger you might lose that thing, what would you do to protect it? How far would you go to ensure you don’t lose your most prized possession?

Today, we continue our journey through Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. He’s had a number of reports that concern him. Divisions around loyalty to......

Preached On: 27 May 2018
Introduction: A Startling Issue

Well, I wonder what you made of that reading. Paul describes something that would need a movie to be a 15 or 18 certificate. The editors have added a shocking heading to our English Bibles: “Dealing with a case of incest”.

The really shocking thing is that this was happening in a Christian church. Paul makes no effort to hide his disbelief at what has......


A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.

From the blog: Blog & Mablog
22/06/2018 - 14:00

The post Leon Tries the Allongé appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

From the blog: CloudFlare
22/06/2018 - 14:00

Our Workers platform can be used for a ton of useful purposes: for A/B (multivariate) testing, storage bucket authentication, coalescing responses from multiple APIs, and more. But Workers can also be put to use beyond "HTTP middleware": a Worker can effectively be a web application in its own right. Given the rise of 'chatbots', we can also build a Slack app using Cloudflare Workers...

From the blog: Lustig's Letter
22/06/2018 - 09:11
This is the story of two youngsters who were sent, unaccompanied, by their parents to seek refuge in a foreign land.One of them, a 20-year-old male, was arrested a few months after his arrival and locked up in a prison camp. The other, an 18-year-old female, found work with family friends. Her mother, who had to stay behind in their home country after being refused entry into the UK, was later...

You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …

Other Websites

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. Visit mandel.org.uk
  • 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. Visit lifetocome.co.uk
  • Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor. Visit kemsingwithwoodlands.org

Social Media

I use social media more to follow others and to keep in touch than I do to post information of my own. Nevertheless, occasionally I'll post things. Find me on:

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