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I'm a Christian husband currently finishing a Software Eng degree and wondering what God's plan for my life is. I sleep soundly in the knowledge that time will assuredly answer that question with little effort on my part.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

May your Christmas be merry and filled with the love of Jesus

Don't forget that "Christmas", a proper noun, is capitalised for a reason; in commemoration of the Christ of Earth and saviour of man. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

The subtitle to this post is incorrect

The title to this post is correct.

I sit at my window now watching a lightning storm of unusual intensity just over the horizon. It's putting on quite a show for anyone who cares to look. With the season being that which it is, there is a curious parallel in the flickering fairy lights that frame my back verandah. Art imitates nature, I guess.

Numbers are very difficult things to visualise, particularly large ones. Today I finished reading the Stephen Baxter novel entitled "Evolution", which makes a point of emphasising the large numbers (of years) required for that natural process to produce noticable variation and speciation. I can convince myself I appreciate, theoretically, the enormous number of subatomic particles that make up the tiniest cell of the tiniest organism. And yet the number of electrons being shoved around as a result of this unusual but largely unremarked lightning storm must be beyond human comprehension. Maybe that's what "impressions" and, at its rawest, pure emotion must be designed to cover for - a complete inability to even approach the computational complexity required to contemplate the movement of those particles.

It strikes me as little wonder then, that we have so much trouble living in a world which seemingly contradicts itself by providing us with so much while at the same time providing so much that we may never understand.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

QSL?

I haven't told anyone about this blog directly, so I am curious to know if anyone is actually reading it. If you are reading this, post a comment and satisfy my curiosity. If you like, let me know how you got here as well. At a guess, Google will rate highly...

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Questions

What kind of question are you supposed to ask when you want to know what sort of question you should be asking?

Today I was talking to some high school students about uni courses that they might be interested in, and they didn't seem to have any useful questions to ask, even though they really didn't know much about it. I remember being in that situation (it was only a year ago) and I wondered how you were supposed to ask a person what question you should be asking them. Particularly when they may not know the questions you should be asking anyway, let alone the answers to those questions.

Now that I've sufficiently confused you, I'm going to eat.


Isn't it beautiful?

Spinning a web...

You know, there are tons of free services on the Internet that I will probably never even know about, let alone even use. But so many people have been giving me links to their blogs of late that it was only a matter of time before curiosity got the better of me and I set one up myself. I will aim to keep this blog interesting and fresh, though at the time you read this it will probably be neither. A testament to my committment, perhaps...

In any case, I have not decided what kind of blog this is going to be, so stay tuned for more exciting episodes of...

P I G S - I N - S P A C E ! ! ! ! !