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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

The BBC reports a fascinating development at this year's Pride march in London, which took place last Saturday (8th July 2018).

Here's the summary from the beginning of that BBC report:

Members of lesbian and feminist group Get The L Out demanded to march behind the rainbow flag, which marks the start of the...Read more

Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Yes, I really am writing a review of a kettle.

For those who don't know, I love my coffee. A kettle is one of the most fundamental pieces of kit you need. The right kettle helps when it comes to brewing with a cafetiere, pour-over filter, chemex or aeropress.

Mid-Range

The AEG EWA7800-U 7 Series...Read more

Posted: 1 month 1 week 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

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 15 Jul 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’m a little weary of living in a world where it’s a scramble to the top. Where everyone stands on their rights, claiming everything they think they’re entitled to. Where other people are frequently nothing more than an inconvenience for everyone’s personal ambition.

God intends the Christian church to be radically different from that. To be a refreshing......

Preached On: 8 Jul 2018

We live in a restless age. Whether it’s houses, jobs or relationships, people are always trying to move onwards and upwards.

Houses: It’s called a housing ladder. It’s increasingly hard to get on that first rung, but once there some people change their home every few years, climbing that ladder.

Jobs: I have several friends who change their employer every few years, either......

Preached On: 24 Jun 2018

The Christian church is often heard, by those on the outside, as having a purely negative message about sex and relationships. It seems there are an awful lot of things the people shouldn’t do. It’s all about “thou shalt not”.

Indeed, we’ve had a bit of that in recent chapters in 1 Corinthians. In chapter 5, a man was sleeping with his stepmother, and Paul rebukes the church for......

Blogroll

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

From the blog: Drupal Contrib Security
18/07/2018 - 16:31
Project: XML sitemapDate: 2018-July-18Security risk: Moderately critical 13∕25 AC:None/A:None/CI:Some/II:None/E:Theoretical/TD:UncommonVulnerability: Information DisclosureDescription: 

This module enables you to generate XML sitemaps and it helps search engines to more intelligently crawl a website and keep their results up to date.

The module...

From the blog: Drupal Contrib Security
18/07/2018 - 15:39
Project: Taxonomy Entity QueueDate: 2018-July-18Security risk: Critical 17∕25 AC:Basic/A:Admin/CI:All/II:All/E:Theoretical/TD:AllVulnerability: SQL InjectionDescription: 

This module enables you to create an entityqueue based on a taxonomy.

The module did not properly use Drupal's database API when querying the database with user supplied values...

From the blog: Mises Institute
18/07/2018 - 21:15

During Mises University this week, we will be sharing short interviews with some of this year's students.

Zachary Yost is a graduate student at Catholic University and a a Free Society Fellow with Young Voices.

What brings you to Mises U?

Mises U is a week unlike any other. It is the best place to learn from and engage with the top minds in the Austro-libertarian tradition and to...

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

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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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