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
- Up early, off to die Kirche; lovely to hear a jarring
Australian accent used for something lovely - "God loves ye'r
mate"; always nice to experience the freshness of a different
culture worshiping their maker.
- Sermon on
1 Kings 19 about Elija's stress management problems - interesting,
Pastor just back from the USA though - perhaps still recovering a
little from the therapy culture.
- Several good jokes; "I try to
take one day at a time, but recently several attacked me at once"
and also ( more for the faithfull ) - "Don't let worry and stress
kill you - let the church help" :-)
- Some good points - find God in the still small voice of
calm; "Be still and know that I am God"
(Psalm 46:10). Criticism of the modern lifestyle.
- An anecdote about an architect who at the end of his life
said that an incident with his uncle when he was young had been very
formative - They were walking across a field in the snow, and when they
looked back his Uncle said "look and learn - you see my footprints
forging ahead straight to the goal at the other side of the field,
and then yours meandering wastefully all over the place". He said
that he realised then that he wasn't going to miss out on all the best
things in life like his Uncle had, but would go slowly and see them
- Back to the flat, potatoes in oven, off for a run.
- Nice dinner, read some "Guns Germs and Steel",
- Back to church in the evening, a great sermon on
indecision and guidance. You can often only know for certain
in retrospect having acted in faith
Exodus 3:12 Moses asks for a sign that he should lead
Israel out of Egypt and God says "... this shall be the sign
for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the
people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain".
- "Life must be lived forward but can only be understood
backwards": Soren Kirkegaard.
- Spoke to the Pastor about marriage
preparation - apparently there is a computerized questionaire
thing called 'Prepare'.
- Back, dinner, bed.
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)