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 at 7.00am, getting back to some sort of
normal schedule I hope.
- Off to Church - very cold and crisp the air
outside. The story of Zacheus - so I had to pretend to be
a burly person that couldn't be peered over at the front,
and the vicar climed a ladder and swung from the rafters.
Preached from his Apple laptop again, content very good.
The way the story of
Zacchaeus sums up the
preceeding several parables is most interesting.
- The parable of the Pharisee and the
Tax collector in the temple - and the
Tax collector coming away justified before
- Little Children coming to Jesus - and
the short Tax collector's undignified tree
- The rich young ruler - very outwardly good
but loving his money; vs. the wealthy tax
collector who gave 1/2 of his ill gotten gains
away on conversion.
- And finaly a blind begger given his sight
Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight;
your faith has healed you."
- And finaly Zacheus, the hardened, calloused
chief Tax Collector, a sinful collaborator
with the Romans, a man whom to touch would bring
defilement; Jesus said to him, "Today salvation
has come to this house, because this man, too,
is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to
seek and to save what was lost." Indeed, this
man is a friend of sinners and thus me.
- Back home - phone a somewhat startled Julia - had
a lovely talk. A lovely Sunday dinner and read some interesting
things on-line. Particularly extracts from the definition of
Jihad from TP Hughes' "Dictionary of Islam".
- Off to Church to do the 'Sound Desk' for the
practice, and service. Dog tired, forgot to turn various
knobs at the right time, particularly forgetting to record
the sermon; sigh.
- Back home, tea - Mum & Dad watching "Sense and
Sensibility" on video.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)