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  • Andrew Mercer 5:31 pm on December 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    You can now post an entry to a wordpress 

    You can now post an entry to a wordpress blog from Twitter. This is my test run. More info here http://j.mp/5iz3gF

  • Andrew Mercer 6:19 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , twitter   

    twitter 10 commandments 

    Found these whilst I was stumbling around the web. You may have already seen them, but they’re worth a laugh or two.

    If God Texts the Ten Commandments – by Jamie Quatro (here is where I found them)

    1. no1 b4 me. srsly
    2. dnt wrshp pix/idols
    3. no omg’s
    4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now;sun l8r)
    5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool
    6. dnt kill ppl
    7. :-X only w/m8
    8. dnt steal
    9. dnt lie re:bf
    10. dnt ogle ur bf’s m8, or ox, or dnky. myob

    m, pls rite on tabs & giv 2 ppl

    ttyl, JHWH

    ps. wwjd?

    • Bruce 6:00 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Haha! Very good.
      Love the new theme btw. cool.

  • Andrew Mercer 10:00 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christianity, , family, kids   

    car shopping 

    I have spent the last couple of days looking for a car for my 17 year old. It brought back memories of my first car, a 1980 Toyota Corolla station wagon that I bought in late 1983 at a cost of $3,000. That was quite a bit back then and I wasn’t sure what we ‘d get in our budgeted range of $2,500 to $3,500.

    Lanos1Well, we got an awesome car, with a lot of thanks to some friends from our church who more than looked after us. So much so that my daughter and I feel blessed and humbled.

    What was fun was the joy I saw in my daughter’s eyes as she looked upon her new car (of which she will pay 50%), but also the feeling I had that we were giving to her something that she will treasure.

    It can’t be compared to what our Heavenly Father has given to us, but I can appreciate even more what He gave when He sent Jesus to earth for all of mankind. His love compelled Him to send Jesus, just as our love for our daughter compelled us to help her acquire her first car.

    With gifts comes responsibility, something my daughter will start to experience tomorrow when we take delivery of her car.

  • Andrew Mercer 6:57 pm on October 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    how long should technology last 

    Tomorrow, our new oven arrives, less than three years after our current one was installed. The old one could have been repaired, if the manufacturer, Nobel, didn’t go bust. Unfortunately for the Mercer’s they did and we have shelled out some unexpected cash for a new one.

    Do you buy European, or “Aussie made”? It seems Aussie made is a misnomer as all these modern whitegoods are manufactured in Europe, with their cheaper, more price sensitive cousins made in South East Asia. Buying Aussie no longer guarantees accessibility to parts in the future. Price, likewise doesn’t promise long-life and customer support as the demise of Kleenmaid proved.

    Therefore are we being greedy or unrealistic to expect major household appliances to last upwards of ten years? I don’t think so. My parents’ generation were used to changing the fridges, stoves, ovens etc after 15 or 20 years – not barely 2.5 years. Are we so used to purchasing extended warranties that tacitly we expect our new purchases to break down within five years?

    It feels like we now have accepted mediocrity as a standard to aspire towards, rather than excellence. As consumers we have lost our voice, but do we have any power to convince the manufacturers to build better. Have we confused the rapid technological advances in some areas as the reason why all products need to be constantly upgraded?

    To me, certain appliances that don’t evolve rapidly still should have a long life – at least ten years.

    Here’s hoping our new oven exceeds my hopes.

  • Andrew Mercer 12:45 pm on August 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    i’m back 

    Well, it’s been two years since I last blogged, but now it’s time for me to share my thoughts to anyone who wants to listen!

  • Andrew Mercer 12:45 pm on August 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: general, lifestyle   

    i'm back 

    Well, it’s been two years since I last blogged, but now it’s time for me to share my thoughts to anyone who wants to listen!
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