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John Handelaar is looking for some people to support his efforts to develop an Irish equivalent of the hugely successful UK site WriteToThem.com for contacting UK politicians. The Irish version of the site would allow people to contact their councillors, TDs and MEPs for free. If you are interested in helping out, visit www.pledgebank.com/faxyourtd BEFORE 1ST FEBRUARY.
The Wizard of Duke StreetEVE Online (6.2.2006, 13:25 UTC)
For anyone who's interested, I've posted some of my impressions of the sci-fi MMO, EVE Online, on dukestreet.org (which is also available as a feed on LJ: dukestreet). While it's not going to get me away from World of Warcraft, it's interestingly different.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetOverheard (31.1.2006, 13:47 UTC)
"Are yeh thirsty?""Like a dehydrated collie!"
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The Wizard of Duke StreetInflation, how are ya? (25.1.2006, 17:13 UTC)
"...a moral conundrum and forty-five cents will get you a cup of coffee."-- Bruce Sterling, 1998.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetCold Snap (20.1.2006, 15:33 UTC)
You know that cold weather over Russia? It may well be coming this way... although, of course, it won't be nearly as bad by the time it gets here.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetCoffee Machine Recommendations (17.1.2006, 13:38 UTC)
The coffee machine in here has broken down again. It's a Saeco machine, with the words "Incanto Sirius" on the front - whether that's a model name, or what, I don't know. We're looking for recommendations for a new one.It has to be able to make black coffee, espresso, and cappucinos. It has to be able to cope with making about a hundred mugs a day. Ideally, it'll be a bean-to-cup system, but we can cope with loading ground coffee. It'd be best if it didn't have to be plumbed in, but we can handl...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetCoffee Machine Recommendations (17.1.2006, 13:38 UTC)
The coffee machine in here has broken down again. It's a Saeco machine, with the words "Incanto Sirius" on the front - whether that's a model name, or what, I don't know. We're looking for recommendations for a new one.It has to be able to make black coffee, espresso, and cappucinos. It has to be able to cope with making about a hundred mugs a day. Ideally, it'll be a bean-to-cup system, but we can cope with loading ground coffee. It'd be best if it didn't have to be plumbed in, but we can handl...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetStarbound (16.1.2006, 09:45 UTC)
I've done some work on a logo for my epic science-fiction setting. For once, it's pretty much exactly as I wanted it.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetStarbound (16.1.2006, 09:45 UTC)
I've done some work on a logo for my epic science-fiction setting. For once, it's pretty much exactly as I wanted it.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetIn lieu of content (11.1.2006, 11:07 UTC)
If you removed the phrase "Oh baby" from the vocabulary of popular music, how much would be left?(Been listening to some club mixes that a colleague made available; there are several tracks that consist of someone whining "Ooooh baby" over a beat, with some flying saucer noises, and that's it.)
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The Wizard of Duke StreetIn lieu of content (11.1.2006, 11:07 UTC)
If you removed the phrase "Oh baby" from the vocabulary of popular music, how much would be left?(Been listening to some club mixes that a colleague made available; there are several tracks that consist of someone whining "Ooooh baby" over a beat, with some flying saucer noises, and that's it.)
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The Wizard of Duke StreetPlans & Schemes, Schemes & Plans (2.1.2006, 11:37 UTC)
It seems like a good time to post plans for the next while. The major thing I would like to do this year is to go back to college, and do English and some other subject in UCD's modular evening courses. The "some other subject" is under debate, but at present in order of priority, it goes: Geography, Medieval History, Any Other History. This is all dependent, however, on the no-college-fees things extending to the modular course, and there are indications that that's not the case. If it doesn't ...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetPlans & Schemes, Schemes & Plans (2.1.2006, 11:37 UTC)
It seems like a good time to post plans for the next while. The major thing I would like to do this year is to go back to college, and do English and some other subject in UCD's modular evening courses. The "some other subject" is under debate, but at present in order of priority, it goes: Geography, Medieval History, Any Other History. This is all dependent, however, on the no-college-fees things extending to the modular course, and there are indications that that's not the case. If it doesn't ...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetNew Year (1.1.2006, 01:12 UTC)
Happy New Year!I made an attempt at a Summary of 2005 List a while ago, but to be honest, it basically came down to "stood still and provided support", which is in no way a bad way to spend a year. 2006 will include, among other things, a trip to India, so it's bound and determined to be a more landmarkish year.And I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that inannajones is quite completely wonderful, and the best possible person to have beside me as the New Year rolls in.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetNew Year (1.1.2006, 01:12 UTC)
Happy New Year!I made an attempt at a Summary of 2005 List a while ago, but to be honest, it basically came down to "stood still and provided support", which is in no way a bad way to spend a year. 2006 will include, among other things, a trip to India, so it's bound and determined to be a more landmarkish year.And I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that inannajones is quite completely wonderful, and the best possible person to have beside me as the New Year rolls in.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetPrayer (23.12.2005, 18:05 UTC)
If you can spare a prayer, a spell, a candle, or even a thought, head it this way.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetPrayer (23.12.2005, 18:05 UTC)
If you can spare a prayer, a spell, a candle, or even a thought, head it this way.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetI Blame frostious (23.12.2005, 17:59 UTC)
Several times over the last couple of weeks, I've gone through a list of traditional Christmas dishes in my head, mentally ticking off things for acquiring or ignoring. We've spent a good number of Christmases in Finland, so things like maksalaatikko and rosolli join turkey, mince pies and sprouts on the list on in my head. I am a little bemused, though, to find that lasagne has snuck onto my mental roll-call of Traditional Christmas Food.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetI Blame frostious (23.12.2005, 17:59 UTC)
Several times over the last couple of weeks, I've gone through a list of traditional Christmas dishes in my head, mentally ticking off things for acquiring or ignoring. We've spent a good number of Christmases in Finland, so things like maksalaatikko and rosolli join turkey, mince pies and sprouts on the list on in my head. I am a little bemused, though, to find that lasagne has snuck onto my mental roll-call of Traditional Christmas Food.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetAnd he's off! (16.12.2005, 16:44 UTC)
At 16:30 today I completed the last bit of work I'll be doing this year. A meeting, a couple of emails, and some general tidying up to do, but none of that is actual work. Huzzah!
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The Wizard of Duke StreetAnd he's off! (16.12.2005, 16:44 UTC)
At 16:30 today I completed the last bit of work I'll be doing this year. A meeting, a couple of emails, and some general tidying up to do, but none of that is actual work. Huzzah!
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The Wizard of Duke StreetFurther Narnian Enquiry (13.12.2005, 10:09 UTC)
What time would suit people for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, and 20:30 are available in UGC (or Cineworld, or whatever it is this week) in Parnell St. Is it necessary to book, or would just turning up suffice?Aside: TLtWatW is a damnably ugly abbreviation, and it's harder to type than the words. Ain't gonna be using that one.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetFurther Narnian Enquiry (13.12.2005, 10:09 UTC)
What time would suit people for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, and 20:30 are available in UGC (or Cineworld, or whatever it is this week) in Parnell St. Is it necessary to book, or would just turning up suffice?Aside: TLtWatW is a damnably ugly abbreviation, and it's harder to type than the words. Ain't gonna be using that one.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetNarnia tonight? (13.12.2005, 07:13 UTC)
Possibility of going to see The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe this evening. Anyone interested?
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The Wizard of Duke StreetNarnia tonight? (13.12.2005, 07:13 UTC)
Possibility of going to see The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe this evening. Anyone interested?
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The Wizard of Duke StreetSchmemetic Output, 4-8 (28.11.2005, 11:41 UTC)
BrainslurLooking for some free publicity, whitecrow0? :) Brainslur is a musical project, the work of whitecrow0's husband. It's very good music, and very hard to place in a particular genre - there are elements of rock and electronica, and influences from classical and other genres entirely. Interested because, well, it's good music.Cities as CreaturesAn area of science, or an aspect of science, that I like, is something like an applied analogy. "What if we assume that economies are like ecosyst...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetSchmemetic Output, 4-8 (28.11.2005, 11:41 UTC)
BrainslurLooking for some free publicity, whitecrow0? :) Brainslur is a musical project, the work of whitecrow0's husband. It's very good music, and very hard to place in a particular genre - there are elements of rock and electronica, and influences from classical and other genres entirely. Interested because, well, it's good music.Cities as CreaturesAn area of science, or an aspect of science, that I like, is something like an applied analogy. "What if we assume that economies are like ecosyst...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetIrritable (25.11.2005, 10:54 UTC)
"Angst is not the ultimate method of good roleplaying". Discuss.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetIrritable (25.11.2005, 10:54 UTC)
"Angst is not the ultimate method of good roleplaying". Discuss.
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The Wizard of Duke StreetSchmemetic Output, 1-3 (23.11.2005, 17:42 UTC)
People asked about:The WeatherWeather has fascinated me for many years at this stage. My homeplace is on the side of a hill in Co. Wexford, and is situated in the landscape so that almost every kind of weather comes in from the South-West - which is the best view, the direction in which we could see about twenty miles, out past Mt. Leinster. So from about the age of eight, weather wasn't a thing that just happened, but something I could see coming. That led into reading about meteorology, and le...
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The Wizard of Duke StreetSchmemetic Output, 1-3 (23.11.2005, 17:42 UTC)
People asked about:The WeatherWeather has fascinated me for many years at this stage. My homeplace is on the side of a hill in Co. Wexford, and is situated in the landscape so that almost every kind of weather comes in from the South-West - which is the best view, the direction in which we could see about twenty miles, out past Mt. Leinster. So from about the age of eight, weather wasn't a thing that just happened, but something I could see coming. That led into reading about meteorology, and le...
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