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Finding the privacy leak: CrxMouse

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 10:00 -- James Oakley
CrxMouse

I run various websites, and I keep a distant eye on which bits of them are popular and things like that. I'm always on the look out for anything that's not right, or any errors. I'd want to fix them; if you're going to have a website it needs to work properly so that people can use it, otherwise why bother?

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St Andrew's Turi 1945 Part 4: A Bishop's Sermon

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 12:35 -- James Oakley
St Andrew's School, Turi

On Sunday February 29th, 1948, the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Mombasa, preached a sermon in the school chapel of St Andrew's School, Turi, Kenya. According to Wikipedia, the Bishop of Mombasa at the time was the Rt Revd Reginald Percy Crabbe. It does not look like it was the best sermon ever preached, but as a piece of the school's history it is certainly interesting. He made a number of really very good points, that are as relevant today as they were then.

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Connection not private warnings with Net Nanny

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:11 -- James Oakley
Net Nanny and SSL

For years, I've been a fan of the internet filtering software Net Nanny. I'll explain why in a moment.

However I've just had to uninstall it, and I'm now looking for an alternative. (If you, personally, use something similar, please comment below with any recommendations of products to try or to avoid).

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St Andrew's Turi 1945 Part 1: The Fire

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:30 -- James Oakley
Logo of St Andrew's School, Turi

From 1984 to 1988 I was fortunate to attend St Andrew's School, Turi, in the highlands of Kenya. The school had a pleasant climate. At an altitude of c. 8,000 ft, it was often still very warm, but the cooler nights meant that the school had what we used to call "real grass". Contrast much of the lower lying parts of Kenya, where the grass is brown in the dry season and so always has a wiry texture. The school aimed for an admission that was a third African, a third European and a third Asian, making for a thoroughly cosmopolitan education.

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The angel Gabriel

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 13:20 -- James Oakley
Don't shoot!
Image Credit: SAJ-FSP

Angels don't normally have names in the New Testament. Why does Luke tell us that it was the angel Gabriel who appeared to Mary? Let's think this through.

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When did you last change your mind?

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 10:30 -- James Oakley
Change your mind
Image Credit: geralt

Christian, I'd like to ask you a question: When did you last change your mind?

Last week I wrote a post looking at the question of remarriage after divorce. That may not be a topic that interests you, and it was quite a long post, so maybe you didn't read it. But it was an example where I changed my mind on a topic, and I could give others.

It makes me want to ask the question: If you are a Christian, how often do you change your mind on something? What is healthy?

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Till Death Us Do Part?

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 11:19 -- James Oakley
Wedding Ring
Image Credit: Devanath

With the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, people are discussing remarriage after divorce. Why do some clergy allow this and some not? Does this undermine the teaching that marriage is for life? Let's try and think clearly.

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