I have a new SIM card for my cell phone as I have changed providers. Telstra-Clear are claiming that they provide better service. We shall see if I’ve made a wise choice. I thought I had lost my contacts list on my old SIM card. Fortunately a friend showed me how to copy my contacts list from my old SIM card onto the phone then onto my new card.

The bad news is that the fridge in my room at Manono House has died. I phoned the landlady late on Friday but haven’t heard from her yet. Maybe they haven’t checked their office over the weekend. I will try them again on Monday. In the meantime I have everything that I can stuffed into the freezer compartment to keep it manageably cool. In the end all the meat has had to go into the crockpot to be cooked as they were too far defrosted. I can see I’m going to have a high protein diet for the next week.

Any how I’m looking at the interesting links for the last week.

  • Steve Salyards at GA Junkie looks at the theological documents of the New Reformed Body of the Presbyterian Church (USA). I like his rant about making theology and not using it. The same accusation could be thrown at the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Theology used as a cudgel not a crutch.
  • Snow over the Marches of Norway north of Oslo, really cool photos.
  • Left-wingers often cite Scandinavia as the country to emulate so to read an article that sounded like asset sales of a television channel in Norway left me feeling confused about which country I was reading.
  • Dim-Post reports that the Prime Minister endorsed the Literary Heritage Trail because our literary heroes will never be as great as our sporting heroes. Imagine what that first fifteen would be like! It sounds a bit Brave-New-Worldly to me: The Prime Minister and our sporting heroes are Alpha class; our literary heroes are Beta class; and the rest of us punters are Gammas and Deltas.
  • Robert Guyton linked to the Rise of the Tricycle Pushcarts. I never mastered cycling myself. Not having to keep my balance might help, although those big baskets on the front would disorientate me, at least initially. On Guyton’s own blog evidence of the death of Spongebob Squarepants is reported.
  • Science actually makes an appearance in the new Sherlock Holmes movie, abeit briefly
  • Eric Tenin from Paris Daily Photo has this piece of graffiti. I can remember a sticker I had at intermediate school which was STOP TH EF and a stick figure like this one running off with the I
  • Slinkachu’s Little People are sweeping up Dead Leaves in London; with the extra bonus of cleaning up broken beer bottles in Antwerp