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Can't say I've read his stuff... [Mar. 19th, 2009|02:37 pm]
I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

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Techie Advice Needed [Dec. 11th, 2008|11:30 am]
[mood |confusedconfused]
[music |Marc Bolan and T-Rex]

We've developed a problem with connecting our two laptops to our wireless broadband. They used to work fine but not any longer. Now when we have them both switched on, one has limited/no wireless connectivity. The other seems to work fine but an error message does pop up to say there is an IP address conflict with another device on the network.

The laptop with limited/no wireless connectivity works fine when the other laptop is switched off.

So, my more computer literate friends, does this sound like an easy problem to fix? And if so, how would I go about it (concise explanations for a dummy appreciated :-))?
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I am one with the shadows (the red shadows). [Jun. 13th, 2008|01:36 pm]
[mood |goodgood]

LiveJournal Username
Your Primary Super Power
Location of Head Quarters
Primary Costume/Uniform Colors
Why are you a Superhero?
Your Superheroic Codename
The veteran grim member of the teamchomper99
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective onecarpe_noir
The bright-eyed novice or sidekicklintra
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insanjaniejynx
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillaintowerofchaos
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foechilledchimp
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedmr_h_r_hughes
How often does your team actually 'save the day'?
This Fun Quiz created by Shannon at BlogQuiz.Net
Weight Loss Tips at WeightLossTips.TV

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Comic Book Art Charity Auction [May. 2nd, 2008|11:52 am]
I'm forwarding the press release below on behalf of a friend of mine. This is an auction on Ebay of comic book art to raise money for a worthy cause.


Say It Backwards is proud to announce the launch of “Ben’s Charity Art Auction,” a series of auctions featuring original work from many artists (pro, amateur and in between), benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (http://www.candlelighters.org/).

The first round of auctions start Saturday, May 3, 2008 on ebay under the user name MisterMxy, with a second series beginning Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Art donated includes work from: David Mack, Evan Dorkin, Michael Netzer, Tom Beland, Brian Wood, Judd Winnick, Darick Robertson, Charlie Adlard, Jeff Parker, Manny Bello, Tony Talbert, Jim Muniz, Joe England, Thom Zahler, Paul Salvi, Eric Stettmeier, Sarah Shemilt, Erin Jameson, Matt Hansel, Marcus Kelligrew, Marty Allen, Richard Basey, Tommy Allison, Ryan Estrada, Jesse Farrell, James Figueiredo, Chris Haley, Matt Linton, Adam Murray, Wyatt Owens, Chet Presley, and many, many more.

About the Candlelighters: The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation National Office was founded in 1970 by concerned parents of children with cancer. Today they have a membership of over 50,000 in the national office and more than 100,000 more across the country including parents of children who are being treated or have been treated for cancer, children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, immediate or extended family members, bereaved families, health care professionals and educators.

About Say It Backwards: It's a silly blog about the humor and hope to be found in Superman and his world.

More information can be found at http://sayitbackwards.blogspot.com

Any questions or submissions should be emailed to Thomas at sayitbackwards@gmail.com
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I can see! I can see!!! [Jan. 21st, 2008|04:08 pm]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

I had an appointment first thing this morning at the hospital for my annual diabetic eye screening. This is where they put drops in your eyes to dilate the pupil so they can photograph the back of the eye. Well the good news is that my eyes are fine and healthy, so no worries on that account. Unfortunately there are some annoying aspects to this eye screening...

In previous years I've had this screening at my opticians but the hospital has now taken this over. Previously my eyes have recovered from the eye drops within a few hours so I foolishly thought I'd be able to work this afternoon. Hah. It transpires the hospital uses a stronger dilution strength eye drop than my opticians. This means the patients' eyes dilate quicker so they can process more patients in the time. It also means it has taken bloody forever for my eyes to recover. It is now seven hours later and I can finally focus on the computer screen, albeit only for short periods at a time.

So much for my plans to hit my work deadlines this week. At least my eyes are healthy.
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Fun with Memes [Dec. 10th, 2007|03:53 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]

(Taken from many sources on LJ today)

Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

Band Name: Segmented Regression
Album Name: Ohio State Route 67

Track listing:
1. Highbury & Islington Station
2. Edmond Keosayan
3. Sawara, Chiba
4. Now, More Than Ever
5. Barnes Railway Station
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
7. Sport Clube Lusitânia
8. Ilka Gedő
9. Bombax Ceiba
10. Broken Diagonal
11. TELE N
12. Steve Brodie
13. Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin
14. Hogback
15. HTTP-Tunnel Client
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24 - the Unaired Pilot from 1994 [Dec. 7th, 2007|03:33 pm]
Jack saves the world with AOL 3.0.

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Haven't done one of these in a while... [Nov. 20th, 2007|05:43 pm]
William Shakespeare

Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts! Unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top full
Of direst jadeent.

Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?

Get your own quotes:

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On the ponce [Oct. 21st, 2007|06:29 pm]
Does anybody have a copy of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre I can borrow? The novel, not the TV series.
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For my comic reading friends [Sep. 13th, 2007|01:01 pm]
[mood |excitedexcited]

Some exciting comic book related news I've come across. Ostrander and Truman are to produce new Grimjack stories as a free webcomic, with a later graphic novel collection on sale. It looks like Jon Sable is returning in this format also.

More details can be found at this blog: http://occasionalsuperheroine.blogspot.com/2007/09/comic-mix-webcomic-revolution.html
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