Monthly Archives: May 2003

Boundary Commission

Just finished a new page for the elections site about the boundary commission at http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/gboun03.htm – full of risky predictions which no doubt will be proved wrong… Very tired baby on my knee yelling her head off as I write. … Continue reading

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Up with Bridget in the middle of the night, as sometimes happens. Very hot and sticky day yesterday. She seems to be subsiding at last after an hour or so awake. In which case I shall go back to bed.

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Two To Go

Giles: “I’d like to test that theory.” Fantastic. Very hot day off, went for long bike ride with F via Korbeek-Dijle, Neerijse (stop for icecream) and St-Joris-Weert. Tired now.

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When did you last…

Copied from : last cigarette: February 1998 last kiss: This evening last good cry: last February last library book checked out: book on melatonin from local library, over a year ago last movie seen: in cinema – Harry Potter I; … Continue reading

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Not so Gaily the Troubadour

Anne and I tried dinner at De Troubadour. They brought us both the wrong main courses, and due to linguistic confusion (theirs) we couldn’t explain. The fact that both the meals they brought were more expensive than what we had … Continue reading

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Friends

Saw my first episode of Friends last night in years, The One Where Monica Sings. One of the running jokes is that Ross and Rachel are having difficulty Moving On from their past. That goes for the whole show. An … Continue reading

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Still tired

Lousy night’s sleep. But did my bit on the Kosovo report. Also got a friendly note from a Northern Ireland MP about my website. Not that he’s someone I would ever vote for, but positive feedback is nice!

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Ooog

One of those Kosovo days. Can’t finish the editing today, will have to do it tomorrow early.

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Most unsuccessful Hugo nominations for Best Novel

David Bilek, on rec.arts.sf.written, asked if Robert Sawyer (who Bilek doesn’t like much) holds the record for the largest number of unsuccessful Hugo nominations for Best Novel. Sawyer’s five unsuccessful nominations so far are The Terminal Experiment aka Hobson’s Choice … Continue reading

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Greece

Been in Athens since Thursday at a World Economic Forum conference. I had to speak as “challenger” at the first lunch session yesterday, and managed to provoke a tetchy response from a senior official present. Then in the late afternoon … Continue reading

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SF and fantasy books

No idea where got this from, but it’s a good list: SF books (45/58) (with links to reviews on my site) Dune, Frank Herbert The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. … Continue reading

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Web site hits

I put a bunch of code from AddFreeStats on my website on Sunday, and have been rather stunned by the results so far. Much the most popular page is my review of “Flowers for Algernon“, not so very surprising as … Continue reading

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New journal

Yesterday rocked. I managed to slip out of work mid-afternoon to the Tropisme bookshop in Galerie des Princes where Neil Gaiman was signing books. Unfortunately I was in such a rush in the morning that I couldn’t find my copy … Continue reading

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