Monday, 11 August 2014

First Impressions on MS Office 365’s new Email Client

Link: First Impressions on MS Office 365’s new Email Client

Office 365 looks like a nightmare. More here:

Monday, 2 June 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order (first thoughts)

I was kind of excited about this game a while ago when I first hear they were making it. It’s an alternate history fiction where the Nazi’s win the second world war. The game starts in 1946, the war is still raging (and the Nazi’s have giant technological war machines!) but the main character is taken out of action for 14 years only to reawaken in Poland in 1960. The Nazi’s rule the world. They beat the Americans to the atomic bomb, which won them the war. The titular character, Captain William J. “BJ” Blazkowicz, is a hardened US soldier. He awakens to a world that isn’t right, and he means to fix that.

One thing this game introduces to the franchise is a female character who becomes a love interest for our Nazi-killing avatar. At this point in time I’m not sure how I feel about the inclusion of a love interest, but I will say that I think they’ve written it in rather well. She’s not just some damsel-in-distress that sets the story in motion (a la Max Payne) but through a montage of the 14 year gap between 1946 and 1960, they build a connection between the characters, she cared for and nursed him when he couldn’t take care of himself.

These are my initial thoughts. I’ve not blogged for a long while now. Just thought I’d put this out there.

Friday, 4 January 2013


This year I am taking on a Bible reading plan. I’ll be going through the Bible chronologically. Already 5 days in and something you might be interested in reading, if you didn’t already know, is that Job takes place early in Genesis!

Ideally the purpose of this is to get me to read the whole Bible this year, as I’ve not done that before. Among all the various year-long plans, I thought that this chronological reading would be the most interesting. While my plan is to actually read it I have found that Crossway, the producers of the ESV have an Audio version of the Chronological Bible plan available as an RSS/Podcast. I wonder if it would work best if I listen and read along? I can only try it.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Learning to read*

*I do know how to read, I just don’t currently have a very good habit of reading books.

I’ve been meaning to change this for a long while and I thought that signing on to Goodreads would be a good place to find encouragement. It has, a bit - I still need to put the effort in to putting down the laptop and picking up a book though. I’ll get there yet.

Lots of christian books, a few good fictions (A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Hunger Games) are on my to-read list at the moment.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

God Complex

Link: God Complex


Client: Do you animate bible stories?

Me: We don’t currently, but we can animate anything you like. What do you have in mind?

Client: Well how much is it to animate the bible?

Me: Well it depends on what stories from the bible you want. The duration of the animation, how many characters,…

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Link: (dot)church

A new domain extension for the global church.

So it turns out that in 2013 more top level domain will be available and want to establish and manage .church as a domain. This is big news if you think about it. Its the ability to simplify a church’s domain from, say, to possibly, or even

Alternatively, if you’re a part of your church’s online team, I thought of another approach: the name of your village, town, (or, if possible/available) Perhaps, though, this could be used as a shared portal between any number of the local churches in the area. After all, sharing is caring.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Before the creation of the universe God thought of me. He fixed his gaze on me and chose me for himself. He did not choose me because I was already in Christ of my own doing, but that I might be in Christ. He did not choose me because he saw me as a believer, but so that I might become a believer. He did not choose me because I chose him, but so that I might choose him. He did not choose me because I was holy or good but so that I might become holy and good.

John Piper