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2017-08-31 05:02 pm

Not Cricket!

Someone loosed a crossbow in South London, and the bolt ended up in the middle of the Surrey/Middlesex cricket match.

No reported sightings of Martian war machines, the Vilebastard brothers, or even Drs Grace, Jeckyll and Watson...

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2017-05-27 10:22 am

Well, I'm stunned...

my ballot paper (for the UK General Election) has turned up. In good time.
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2017-04-07 10:16 am

Time to move, I think

Just need to dust off this place a bit...
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2016-12-25 04:53 pm

Condiments of the Seasonings to all...

Merry Christmas to all that celebrate it; Happy Holidays to most of the rest, and a cheerful Bah! Humbug! to the rest.
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2015-04-19 02:31 pm

WSFS Business

As I just said on Facebook: Hugo and WSFS Business Meeting motions written. Subject no object.

By which I mean that I don't care whether I think the idea is good, bad or indifferent, or one I support or not. I want to spend the Business Meeting's time discussing ideas, not trying to fix drafting.
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2014-04-16 09:41 pm

Kitten today!

We can haz new kitty!
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2014-04-15 05:41 pm
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2013-11-10 06:06 pm

A Whole Different TIme - Chicon III, 1962


Annual Business Session – Martin Moore, Chairman
9:00 A.M., Florentine Room – Sunday, September 2nd, 1962

MARTIN MOORE: Will the business meeting of the 20th World Science Fiction Convention please come to order? Is Mr. Ben Jason present? (No) Mr. John R. Isaac? (No) These two people have submitted motions, and as yet have not arrived.
More Minutes )

We stand adjourned.

[Transcribed by Tim Illingworth from “The Proceedings; Chicon III”, edited by Earl Kemp.]
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2013-11-07 08:28 am

WSFS Minutes: 1960

apparently from Amra:
18th World Knowledge Sagas Forgathering
Pittsburgh, Pennswood

The following upshot was reached at the Pittthing Business Moot, Sunday, September 4, 1960:
1) Inwriting Gild: The inwriting gild for outlanders (meaning folk not living in North Vinland) shall be one daler, but such out-landers shall betale a further two dalers upon coming to the Forgath­ering. The inwriting gild for North Vinlanders shall be D2.00, but a further D1.00 shall be betaled upon their coming to the Forgathering.

2) Indraft of "Hugin" Meeds: The indraft of the yearly "Hugin" meeds shall be onelikened as heeds the firework ship (but not need-fully the footdeal), on the groundsel of the indraft by Ben Jason, inled at the 1955 Forgathering. Thane Jason is thanked for his work in forthbringing this indraft.

3) Meed Kinds: The Headman of the Pittthing is bidden to name a sair outchosen to bethink forthlayings for the onelikening of the "Hugin" Meed kinds. The outchosen will gaintell at the next yearly Forgathering.
(LOOK WELL: The dealship of this outchosen will be forthsaid later, after all dealsmen have ontaken their namings.)

4) Polling for Meeds: The workly polling for morrowish "Hugin" meeds, but not outnamings for the meeds, shall be inheld to betaled dealsmen of the World Knowledge Sagas Forgathering at which the meeds will be made.
(LOOK WELL: This forsetting is binding on the 1961 Forgathering. It was eyesightly the hencelook of the foresetting that "betaled deals-men" be bethought those who have betaled the D2.00 waybefore inwriting gild -- D1.00 in the falling of overseas dealsmen. Otherwise the polling could not find stead save at the Forgathering itself, and it would be unmightly for the meeds to be readied and incut in time for forth-giving.)

5) Inothering in Forgathering Times: A foresetting to name a sair outchosen to forthlay choosy times for the yearly Forgathering, other than the Work Day weekend, was boarded until the 1961 Business Moot.

6) Mail Polling for Forgathering Stead: A foreputting to chose the stead of the World Knowledge Sagas Forgathering by written choose­kegel, in the same way as the "Hugin" meeds but with the deadline for incatching of pollings at midnight on the first day of the Forgather­ing, was boarded without a foresetting.

7) Forgathering Stead: Seattle was onemannishly chosen to be the stead of the 1961 World Knowledge Sagas Forgathering.

Moot Lawman: L Sprague de Camp
Anglo-Saxon Oversetter: Poul Anderson
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2013-10-20 02:48 pm

Well, dammit.

I've been looking for quite a while now for a set of WSFS minutes written in Anglo-Saxon-derived English.

Today I found a copy. On my hard drive. In the WSFS Minutes folder...
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2013-03-05 12:31 pm

Samson (1999-2013)

He was obviously going downhill, and whatever was causing his problems wasn't fixable in any reasonable manner, so we decided to say goodbye.

So now he's running in the Happy Hunting Grounds.
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2012-11-22 09:08 pm

So much for the Starks...

GRRM will not be happy:

New England Patriots 0:13
1-10-NE 17 (9:56) (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short left to S.Vereen for 83 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

0-0-NYJ 2 S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-D.Aiken, Holder-Z.Mesko.
New York Jets 0:43
0-0-NE 35 S.Gostkowski kicks 65 yards from NE 35 to end zone, Touchback.
1-10-NYJ 20(9:43) M.Sanchez pass short left to E.Gates to NYJ 31 for 11 yards (D.McCourty).
1-10-NYJ 31(9:10) M.Sanchez up the middle to NYJ 32 for 1 yard. FUMBLES, RECOVERED by NE-S.Gregory at NYJ 32. S.Gregory for 32 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

New York Jets 0:09
0-0-NE 35 S.Gostkowski kicks 70 yards from NE 35 to NYJ -5. J.McKnight to NYJ 20 for 25 yards (D.McCourty). FUMBLES (D.McCourty), RECOVERED by NE-J.Edelman at NYJ 22. J.Edelman for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
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2012-10-17 11:20 pm

Another Step...

today I voted in a US election for the first time...
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2012-10-02 05:39 pm


Marcia is out of surgery and recovering in hospital. The op apparently went smoothly and all is in order.
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2012-10-01 09:43 pm

One out, one in...

My father got out of hospital on Saturday, and seems to be somewhat better.

Meanwhile Marcia's going in tomorrow for knee replacement surgery...
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2012-09-18 09:12 pm

Tell it like it is...

I don't know where the cover for this edition comes from, but it clearly deserves an award for Truth In Advertising...
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2012-08-29 07:44 pm

Fountain pen?

Today I am become a US citizen...
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2012-08-25 07:18 pm

A Journey To Citizenship

So: back to Knoxville by car today: so far I'm in Memphis TN. 474 miles this time, because I took a wrong route in Little Rock, confusing I430 and I440, plus a wander round West Memphis looking for the Kroger there (for gas).

Gas: 13.991 gallons for 453.7 miles. 32.4 mpg, which seems reasonable.