Submitted by Ross Kendall on Mon, 06/11/2006 - 1:13am
It seems not many people understand how they gain knowledge, or perhaps they are just not honest with themselves. I say this in the context of people suggesting that science is the only way to gain knowledge.
It doesn't take much introspection, for example, for me to recognise that most of my 'knowledge' wasn't gained through pure science or anything approximating the scientific method (whatever that is). I also have good reason to suspect that this is the case for every other human on the planet (including Richard Dawkins).
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Wed, 25/10/2006 - 7:56pm
As per my announcement on drupal.org I have made an adaption of my site theme available...
The No Koala! theme is a simple but elegant single-column phptemplate theme for the Drupal content management system. It's goal is to focus on accessibility and usability, and should be suitable for a blog or other simple websites.
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Mon, 23/10/2006 - 12:12am
Just had a listen to a good lecture by Wade Bradshaw from L'Abri. L'Abri in french means 'the shelter', it is a kind of retreat where people go to ponder the meaning of life and deal openly and honestly with their doubts and questions about faith.
I found the lecture 'Is There Hope for Cynical Christians?' available for download. So as someone who can easily be cynical about most things, it got my attention. I had met Wade when visiting English L'Abri a few years ago, and he had made an impression on me with (among other things) a recital of Italo Calvino over lunch followed by a thought provoking discussion.
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Thu, 19/10/2006 - 6:24pm
Now that Internet Explorer 7 is finally released, the concerns that have been building will start to become a reality. Many websites will find they do not format properly with IE7, and others may have more serious problems with functionality.
As a Linux and Mozilla Firefox user, I am certainly no fan of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, in fact I actively recommend Firefox to any Windows user.
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Thu, 19/10/2006 - 2:44pm
An update for the Drupal content management system has just been released. This is only a minor update, however since it includes some security fixes, all Drupal installations should be upgraded to this latest version. Further details can be found here on the Drupal website http://drupal.org/drupal-4.7.4.
Being a good developer, I have undertaken to upgrade my sites to the latest version. This site has now been successfully upgraded with only a few minutes downtime, and no problems were experienced. Thanks to those involved in coding the fixes and packaging the release.
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Wed, 11/10/2006 - 1:35pm
Although I've known about it for quite some time, it was only last week that I decided to join up on last.fm. Last.fm is a neat social website that lets you share your listening habits with the rest of the world, find people with similar taste, and discover music that you might like - including unsigned artists.
There is already a Drupal group there as well, with a few familiar faces and names, and lots of other groups, if you are into a certain 'thing'.
Above is an automatically generated chart of recent tracks that I have listened to. Last.fm has a few handy tools like this. Now it makes me think I should have included a sidebar when I redesigned the website.
Submitted by Ross Kendall on Thu, 28/09/2006 - 4:34pm
OK, the music on this clip is pretty bad, but you have to admit that this is pretty cool: Using virtual reality video goggles to fly an R/C plane.
I should get my Dad onto this, he would love it. (rather have him crash an R/C than his homebuilt)