egeiro

musings from the everyday, somedays

Over recent weeks I've been fiddling to install Debian running Openbox on a few computers. The reason is that I have three notebooks including a 32-bit machine that is probably 10+ years old, a 64-bit machine that would be around the same and even my everyday machine is closing in on 7 years.

I ha...

[The following is the text of a sermon preached in our church on Sunday 19th May 2019]

God, or not God: Matthew 7:13-14

Banners and Standards

Have you seen movies where troops are led into battle by someone holding a flag?

Perhaps these movies are set during the times of the Roman Empire or...

A quick plug for a piece of software I've been using for the last couple of months to record our church's finances. The package is Manager. It handles GST calculations and reports, seems OK for small, manual payrolls, is free, works on multiple platforms and seems to conform to standard accounting...

[The following is the text of a sermon preached in our church on Sunday 7th April 2019]


Beyond DNA: Heart and Mind

DNA

Over the past month-or-so we’ve been speaking about DNA. Mark and Nigel haven’t been giving us science lessons. They have been talking about some of the things we do as follow...

In my continuing albeit sporadic pursuit of plain-text tools for completing tasks, I came across a tool called jrnl which is a command-line journaling program. It is written in Python and is cross platform.

I have installed it on both my home linux machine and work win 7 machine. It's pretty minim...

Around 17 years ago I kept a daily journal. My memory told me I kept it for over twelve months writing every day and then let it diminish to zero.

Reality tells me that I kept for around 8 months on a daily basis, but that there are over 350 entries including a false start in 1999, another false s...