This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Church, played the bass not very convincingly; still
luckily I was doing so quietly. Then milled around and talked to
various people, and off to dinner with the Housten family. Most
excellent, saw the family and got to watch the video of Kate's
marriage. Kate was in my class at school; very frightning.
- Sat around and talked about all manner of things, I
still remain to be convinced that marriage is a good idea per-se.
Having been to a few weddings, the sermon is constantly saying that
it is a struggle, hard work, lots of forgiveness involved, once
the romantic love dies down ... etc. terrifying enough. Clearly one
has to choose extraordinarily carefully whom one lets oneself fall
in love with, unclouded by popular heuristics.
- Back home for tea, then off to play the Violin for the
next service; this was more appreciated, although there was a small
but annoying tuning disparity within the band. Good sermon on
Revelation 21, a great challenge to personal holiness and
sanctification. Strange, I've read Ryle, and am still concerned that
my eschatology is fuzzy wrt. holiness.
- Read Hans' reply on memes. I can't decide if Christianity
is or is not a meme, since initialy a meme was described as a knowledge
virus it sounds like we ought not to be, but then when you look at
the advantages even memeites thing such virii brings one begins to
wonder whether this label isn't a horribly misleading polemic and that
in fact it is a meme. Either way, it doesn't seem an overly good
description of reality, and my only prior knowledge of memes comes
from Eric Raymond's "Meme hacking" waffle which rather raises my
- Read the first few chunks of how to evaluate competing
truth claims by Glenn Miller; interesting stuff.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)