From David Brainerd’s personal testimony :

I saw that the honor of God was concerned in the affair; and I desired to be preserved – not from selfish views, but for a testimony of the divine power and goodness, and of the truth of Christianity, and that God might be glorified.

The meme?

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


Second OLPC deployment in Africa. (Photo: Daniel Drake)

C++ meets technical drawing – Exquisite. Terrifying.

Open source church projection software? – Looks intriguing. Regardless of its usefulness (of which I cannot yet speak), I like their heart. Also, looks like it might work with wine.

Housing from shipping containers – A container wine cellar is still on my to-do list.

The sins of the fathers, visited upon their children..

The Bishop of Tasmania’s take on Lambeth 2008 – An interesting and thorough overview, with further comment and linkage here.

C. S. Lewis on Tyranny

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis


Tumblelog – “a variation of a blog that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging.”

Anarchaia is now trivium – “In medieval universities, the trivium comprised the three subjects taught first: grammar, logic, and rhetoric.” A fantastic aggregation. (and one of the places from where I am shamelessly stealing)

Email protocol obsoletion – Diffs between RFCs 2821 and 2822 with 5321 and 5322. Something changed on the internet!

Tripod. In Burnie! – I should pay more attention to local ‘cultural’ events.

LCA shedule is up – Some of the talks that interest me collide… but I’m really looking forward to the event.

From the makers of “Look Around You” – “… why would I want to even SPEAK to an octopus?”