I originally started my own blog as a way to organise my thoughts and to interact with whoever found them via Google. Since then, I’ve changed, and I want to express the nature of this change.
I’ve looked back on some of my posts, and I feel that at times I was too strong in my opinions, and I could have expressed myself less stridently and with more compassion and humility.
Because of that, I will probably change the nature of my writings and hopefully give the appearance of being more dispassionate and objective in my views.
This blog has served its purpose, and therefore I will probably not post as much or even at all. I will keep it here as a record of my thoughts and feelings from 2008-2010.
If I work out how to do it, I may start a different, new, blog, and keep the ‘older’ one, still online, but set up WordPress to go to the new one my default.
As an addition to my earlier post on Windows XP Color Schemes, I’ve found a few other themes. The first is the Windows XP Royale Noir theme. The other is the Windows XP Zune theme. Both look cool, and make for an interesting change to boring blue, silver and green.
If you’re using the standard ‘XP Style’ theme (technically known as Luna,) you only have three options for Color Schemes: Default (blue), Olive Green and Silver. If you’re not sure how to get to these options, right-click the desktop (directly onto it where no application windows are in the way,) then select the appearance tab.
As part of World Youth Day 2008, Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit Australia. The visit will undoubtedly attract media attention and I am going to speculate on what to expect from their coverage.
We can expect:
- The standard fanfare that accompanies any world leaders visit. This will include the mention of the number of Catholics worldwide and the age of the religion.
- The expense of the visit and whether it’s justified for the taxpayer.
- A number of individuals who have been sexually abused by priests will be interviewed for their opinions. No doubt a number of claims of cover-up will be made and uncritically accepted by the media.
- A comparison of Catholicism with ‘pop Christianity’ variants such as Hillsong Church and commentary on the appeal of one versus the other.
- Comment of the Church’s views on contraception and whether they may be causing harm in combating HIV.
I wrote a post on the psychological limits of human beings in which I referred to another website’s article on ten famous experiments in psychology. Another website has put a different spin on several of them, suggesting five experiments that show that mankind is doomed.
I often enjoy reading the website of Joe Hinman a.k.a. Metacrock’s Blog. I wish that his posts were spell checked and neatened up before being published, but if you are willing to bear with them, you will find plenty of genuine insights, particularly if you have an interest in philosophy but no formal training.
His latest post on utilitarianism and its status as a hidden premise in neo-atheist thinking is one that rings true for me, being an observer of the debates between theists and atheists.
I am writing this post purely to authenticate my website on MyBlogLog. Nothing more interesting than that to be found here.
I would really like to know. I take an interest in “optimising” my website so that my posts rank highly for particular search terms. I use WordPress to manage my blog so I thought that might help my ranking. I use a URL structure that I read helps the search engines find relevant posts (I cannot remember where.) The URL structure is http://tjwoodlock/blog/[Post Title]. I use the All in One SEO Plugin and the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin.