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something that runs in the blood? (inside joke)

“People could soon be sending e-mail from the hillsides, roadsides and rooftops of the south Wales valleys with the expansion of Europe’s densest wireless internet network. […] Run by non-profit enthusiasts backed by the Welsh Development Agency, the initiative already gives free high-speed internet access to users in a 10sqkm catchment area in the city […]


how to share an internet connection in Win2K but I want something with more diagrams. the “dummies” (marketing-speak) version: Using connection sharing is quite simple. You start by picking one of your computers to act as the single Internet connection, and then install a modem or a second interface card (for the DSL or cable-modem […]

wildly unrelated links

GWB throws a party…will anyone come? (via mightygirl) your hobbit name (via ev – this time.)


childhood memories are strangely proven right: Diet Coke is still nasty. (I wanted caffeine, but not so many Kcals. I think I’ll just drink black tea instead.)

excellent advice – I think I’ll take it

also from Rebecca, a page of advice for writing. I’ve had a very good couple of days on that front – readers in the know will understand when I say that I’ve been writing Marcus & Radla’s backstory(ies), and that it’s been both fun and useful. and because reading Rebecca’s Pocket always turns up good […]

what makes this information valid?

The Gypsy Lore Society: External Links In order to assess the worth of any item of information the reader should always ask the following questions about any claims an author makes […] (via Rebecca Blood)

changing hosts

I’m in the middle of changing webhosts – there may be a hiccup in the next few days, but hopefully I’ve provided for enough overlap that it shouldn’t be a problem. the new host has much better features for a lower price. happy happy. (assuming I can find/remember my domain provider account name & password….)

sometimes life and buffy converge

I was listening to a conversation about the opening of the new building, and I suddenly had a flash of last night’s episode, and Dawn & Kit falling through the bathroom floor, and thought – wow, at least we don’t have to worry about it being over the hellmouth. (hopefully.)

what I want

– EZ-3 trike. long-time readers may know that I’ve never learned how to ride a bike. a tragic combination of bad balance & coordination, family tragedy, and not enough interest to put in the resources. but Saturday we dropped by Bike Tech (no web site, apparently) and Chad tried out the recumbents while I tried […]

sometimes it hurts being an adult

there was a stray cat who came ’round our house over last weekend, and he looked thin, and was friendly, and so we gave him food. he was also a very vocal cat, so we started calling him Mr. Noisy. then we sat down, each in turn, outside, and let him crawl onto our laps […]