October 12, 2004
I have moved my blog to a new loctaion, in line with my change in employment direction
March 06, 2004
This is a perfect example of why I object to paying student union fees. If this is the rubbish they spend it on, I'll quite happily forgo my *discounted* cafeteria and the free parking.
Another well thought-out poster I saw last week at UWS was the
All troops out of Iraq poster. That's just such a champion idea. Lets, now that we've almost given the Iraqis their freedom, pull out at the very last minute and let them be slaughtered again by fascist lunatics.
And I thought unis were educating people!
February 25, 2004
Sean Boisen has released his Semantic Bible site. This is a brilliant idea, using the concept of semantics to create a hyper-concordance that links the Bible based on hundreds of keywords. Sean has written a detailed description of the SematicBible project. Drop by the SemanticBible site or Sean's blog and have a look.
February 23, 2004
What is it that we do? Well, we report on the violence and hatred directed against Christians in many different countries. At no point do we direct anger towards or advocate revenge against those who perpetrate these acts. In fact we advocate Christ's words on this issue:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
So now reporting the truth is hate speech. We make nothing up, I guarantee it. We don't print anything unless we have had it independently confirmed. Yes we have made mistakes, but then so do all news agencies. However, unlike many news agencies, when we have been wrong we publicly correct it and apologise. There is actually a lot more that happens that we don't print because it's just too graphic.
What hate? We support those who are persecuted, is that hateful? We tell the world about their plight, is that hateful? I don't think so. As Andy put it
I sincerely hope, as Andy does, that this is just a mistake.
Update: Also, according to this same filtering software, my site is blocked as pornography!
Well I've finally started uni. I'm going back to do a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) in maths & computers, which means I'll come out the other end (hopefully) qualified to teach years 7-12 maths & computers. I've gone back to UWS in Penrith for three reasons:
- I know the uni & it's facilities
- It's really close to home
- It's supposed to be very good for education degrees
The course is designed to be done over 12 months, with six subjects a semester, but I have to do an additional maths subject to qualify for the Department of Education's requirements for maths teachers, so I'm going to be doing it over 18 months. Not that I mind, I think doing over 12 months would kill me! I'm also dropping back to part time work, which I will probably drop all together once someone can replace me.