Just saw The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Absolutely brilliant. Although quite brutal at points, this is a truly remarkable movie. The characterisation is deep and engaging, the story is wonderfully told, the scenery and cinematography is nothing short of breathtaking, and the director felt no compulsion to jam it full
There’s been a bit of a change around here. I’ve redesigned the order of the site a little, and we’ve got a new name. freney.org is the new digs, and there’s now a friendly welcome page at the root address (or when you click ‘home’ in the nav bar up the top). It’s pretty nifty,
I’ve passed some of these around already, but I’ve submitted my global NT Greek and OT Hebrew vocab files to Provoc (a great mac program that I’ve written about before in the context of the Moore College set texts). They cover all of the words in the NT & OT respectively, and are sorted by
I just came across an epic battle of wills, wits, and penmanship. The Superest is a battle between artists where one player draws a character with a superpower, who is then responded to by another character with a power that cancels out the first. It’s fun, and whilst some of the links are a little
There’s a new version of Accordance out, but it won’t be found by the AccUpdater widget (at least this was true for me. This may have changed). Visit accordancebible.com to download the latest version. According to Accordance themselves (ha!), this version ‘does not have many new features‘ other than minor bug-fixes, but is now Leopard-ready.
I came across this the other day. It’s a puzzle. For all you photo nerds out there, try and find the picture hidden in the following image: Warning! Before reading on, try and find the hidden graphic. The rest of the post contains spoilers.
Kristy and I just watched the movie Hot Fuzz. Absolutely awesome. Part Bad Boys/Point Break, part romantic comedy, part The Bill, part spaghetti western, part mockumentary, it’s a cop action movie set in a quaint town in the British countryside. Fantastic. Watch it.
A few days ago some friends and I were trying to come up with decent terms for common things that aren’t named in English. One such thing we wanted to name was the process whereby you come to understand or appreciate something from classical culture via pop culture. The most obvious example is the Simpsons,
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One of my friends has just written a new book. I’ve read his work before, and generally it’s of high standard. It’s been sent off to the publisher, and will be available for purchase soon from Koorong, Amazon, and your local mega-church book stall. If you would like to pre-order your copy, fill out your
I’ve just started reading Mark Driscoll’s The Radical Reformission. It’s an interesting read. Mark is at once insightful, blunt, and engaging. Here’s a sample that illustrates all three: “My problem was that I thought sin was something you do, not understanding that sin is something you are, like being French Canadian.” (p12) Nice. As yet
And it doesn’t even work yet. Andy Brice has performed a little experiment on software download sites, by creating an ‘application’ that was nothing more than a text file renamed to a .exe. It didn’t run, it didn’t do anything, and was named such that anyone checking it would notice that it was a gag.
Speaking of summer projects, I’ve been thinking of useful programs that I would like to have, and can’t find anywhere. My technical side has been itching a little, so I want to scratch it a little by diving into some mac programming.I’ve posted recently about a good vocab tester, but I can’t find anything that
There’s a couple of computer science/data visualisation geeks who have come up with a really nifty way of graphically representing verbal similarities between a group of essays. Basically, the gist of the process is that the essays are scanned, and word frequencies are calculated. The most frequently occurring words are then represented by larger and
http://five.sentenc.es/ The basic concept – email takes too long to respond to, and generally the more important the subject, the longer it takes, and the less inclined you are to get around to answering it. The basic solution – flatten out everything, and respond in five sentences regardless of recipient or content. The guy who