Life Journal

If you're interested in reading my reflections on the Life Journal Bible readings, check out Ian's Life Journal blog.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Sunrise, Sunset

In recent months, I've been getting up at dawn every day for exercise, and have seen some spectacular sunrises. I also occasionally see some great sunsets. Here's my collection of sunrise, sunset photos.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Knowing God

A friend of mine put up this website to help people get into a personal relationship with God. Unfortunately, her website doesn't support SSH so if you're logged in to this blog using https, please click here instead.

Friday, 17 March 2017

My lunch today looks like a Sesame Street character

Today, I decided to have some vegetables and two eggs. Was surprised to find that I was served the Cookie Monster instead 😜

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Electronics Stock Photo Fail

Kozzi Images labels this "Beautiful woman repair soldering a printed circuit board Kozzi Image #25988881-US"

Those of us who know about soldering irons would know this may be better labeled as "Person ignorant of soldering iron about to burn her fingers off." 😜

Thanks to David Chieng for pointing out this photo to me.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Brant Hansen on public disagreements

I struggle with this myself a lot.

Note: I summarized what Brant Hansen actually said. Here's what he actually said, unsummarized, on his 2 April 2015 podcast:

Man, people are mad online about stuff. There’s politics, and there’s all sorts of issues. I see postings from people all the time that I don’t agree with.

What I have found, though: I can tell myself that, “Oh, I want to correct this person. That’s all I’m doing, just correcting this person.”

It doesn’t work if I do it on their page. It doesn’t work if I do it in public. If I really want to correct the person, I could send them a private message, a Facebook message or whatever, an email, and say “Hey, here’s what I’ve heard about this. I’m curious what you think. I love you either way.”

That’s far more effective, if it’s concern about that person.

If you feel like “I need to take a public stand for truth here. My opinion needs to be in public,” I understand that, too. But man, when you follow up with a comment , if you want to box somebody in and make them look “How stupid you are” and insult somebody, if you think that’ll change somebody’s mind, I will tell you, it NEVER does, EVER.

It’ll just occupy you the rest of the day and you’ll feel like you’re in conflict, and for what?

You can find the podcast at

Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday!

Good Friday! Here's an excellent video explaining what this holiday is all about.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

One of my friends shared with me this cool Christmas song by Go Fish. It explains the reason behind Christmas.