New Competition!

Here at my site, things are starting to look a little jaded.....I am aware that there are other blogs out there that are somewhat nicer looking than this one. Here is the challenge....Redesign this blog, without loosing any of its features.The prize- well nothing more than seeing the blog here!Any takers? Email me, and I will email you my blogger template to play around with!!!Why do I suspect that there will be fewer takers for this contest than some of the others!!!! … [Read more...]

One of the judges speaks…..

Its nice to get comments like this about your blog....Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon described this blog as having "an articluate viewpoint, well thought out and lots of supporting linkage" … [Read more...]

Some are more equal than others….

If you want to understand why 20% of people own 80% of the worlds wealth and why one blog has most of the traffic and links then Power laws seem to be a major answer. "Power Law distributions tend to arise in social systems where many people express their preferences among many options. We also know that as the number of options rise, the curve becomes more extreme. "This is fascinating as it appears to be the opposite effect to what we might think. The more blogs there are, the more some … [Read more...]

Is American as Christian as she makes out?

Barna Research Online reports less than four per cent of Americans have a biblical worldview which was defined: "as believing that absolute moral truths exist; that such truth is defined by the Bible; and firm belief in six specific religious views. Those views were that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today; salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned; Satan is real; a Christian has a responsibility … [Read more...]

Huntley takes the stand

There can be very few people in the UK today who would not gladly see the death penalty restored, if only for the man standing trial for the murder of two 10 year old girls. Today Huntley took the stand and claimed "I did not intend to kill girls ". His description of the 'accidental death' of the two girls followed by his disposal of their bodies- which included burning them with petrol to 'remove evidence' will have rocked a nation tonight.But, you will not find me pronouncing on this mans … [Read more...]

2003 Weblog awards

Another competition for you- this time its the 2003 Weblog awards which has many different categories. I especially like the 'FOREIGN' category which although not defined, I assume equates to non-American! That'll be my category then! Does that mean all other categories can only be won by Americans I ask myself? … [Read more...]

Religious reprogramming

The Associated Press: "Forget the bread-and-water routine. Saudi Arabian interrogators often bring a Quran, the Muslim holy book, to their prison interviews, using a technique that has proved successful in eliciting information from al-Qaida captives and reorienting them to less violent religious beliefs." … [Read more...]

In the top 1000

After all I said earlier today about the Kingdom of blogs and how I was doing my best to get back to real blogging, why did it cause some interest to me that I have made a jump in the Ecosystem. It seems if the contest was about drawing peoples attention to some lowly blogs like mine then it has succeeded. Today I jump to being a Flapping Bird (a high honour indeed for a blog thats less than a year old!) and also go below 1000 in the rankings as well. So in theory I am now in the top 1000 … [Read more...]

Blogging is bad for your health…..

more living, less punditrystates the: "Top 10 Dangers of Living in the Blog Space " … [Read more...]

Now I'm in trouble…….

Anyone who reads this blog with any degree of regularity will know that this blog is in the running to be awarded with the first King of the Blogs prize.Well, the results of the first round are in and I have progressed into a three way fight with the evangelical outpost and eTALKINGHEAD, two very worthy opponents.Despite all appearances to the contrary with my attempt at a humouress campaign to influence the results, generally speaking I am really not into blog promotion. I decided to … [Read more...]