Archive for October 2006

Dangerous Dave

October 15, 2006

Martin T was talking about David at St Marks this morning. You can read the story in 1 Samuel 22. For part of David’s career at least, it was dangerous to be his mate. You wouldn’t be popular with the mainstream, and you might even wind up dead. Likewise, if you are a friend of Jesus, you are not going to be terribly popular, and in some times and places you might get badly hurt or even killed. David said ” Stay with me: do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life, seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping” (I Sam. 22.23). Jesus says much the same to his followers.

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Beta Blogger and browsers

October 15, 2006

This from the Blogger folks:

“Blogger Updates
Browser compatibility. The current version of the beta works best in Firefox and Internet Explorer. We are working to resolve issues with other browsers, specifically Safari.”

Alas, I seem to like what is least acceptable. I like Opera best in Windows world, followed by FireFox, then Internet Explorer.

Meanwhile in Mac world, I mainly use Safari, and sometimes Opera – and briefly had FireFox loaded on the machine, but then gave it the flick. I only had access to the option of switching to beta Blogger while using Firefox.

FireFox is very good, but…

I briefly loaded Thunderbird this arvo as well, though I am pretty much committed to Apple Mail on this iMac. (At work I suffer LotusNotes). Thunderbird didn’t last long: it doesn’t seem to have specific import tools relating to Apple Mail settings/mail, nor to Address Book…(but it does have specific settings for Eudora). ‘What a crock”, I thought, and consigned T-bird to trash.

SuperFrog meets SuperKraut

October 15, 2006

Friends’ new Peugeot 407 2.7 L V6 HDI meets a nice BMW R1200GS Adventure. Both nice vehicles. 🙂

Hawk Wings – an interesting blog on Apple Mail and related stuff

October 15, 2006


Hawk Wings is a blog I go to fairly regularly.

This blog is about Apple Mail, and other Apple-related stuff including other mailers.

Tim Gaden is the man behind the blog. He has an interesting bio. He has a nice style too: while obviously a fan of Apple Mail, he is not one of those tiresome, one-eyed ‘fan-boys’.

Over to iMac

October 15, 2006

It’s a long time since I posted anything. I feel ambivalent about blogs.

This post is to help me to re-learn how to use blogger.

Since the last post, we have gone from a Windows laptop (entry level laptops are not always a good buy) to an Intel iMac at home.

I can see why MacHeads get enthusiastic about their machines.

The new Intel iMacs are very nice.

I am trying to restrain my desire to try all sorts of email clients, browsers etc in the new Mac environment. Fortunately Apple Mail / Safari are very nice to work with, though not perfect by any means.

I DO have Opera on the Mac, however, and occasionally play with it. Some things about Opera are really nice. It’s a really nice browser, but suffers from not being mainstream enough. Nothing I have found in Win or Mac worlds handle RSS as nicely as Opera. Opera Mail is very nice in many ways too, but the lack of HTML formatting – and the address book (poor importing ability) – are weaknesses, IMO.

Mailers like The Bat are Windows only, so I am no longer distracted by it or other excellent bits of software (Irfanview etc). Cross platform programs like Thunderbird and Firefox are tempting, but irritate me enough at times to make them resistible so far in Mac world, especially when they go up against good competition like Apple Mail / Safari, which have the added advantage of being better integrated with the total Mac package (eg iPhoto, Address Book etc).

Plus Apple Address Book (and iCal) synchronizes nicely with my Palm through Missing Sync.

The trouble now is that my Acer laptop at work seems awfully slow, not helped I guess by corporate junk using system resources.