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( Jul. 2nd, 2005 08:40 pm)
These're damn good books, [livejournal.com profile] puritybrown. Thanks!

More posting on the subject when I finish filling my brain.
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( Jun. 16th, 2005 07:57 pm)
Does anyone - reasonably local - have some spare bookshelves? We've pretty much run out of space in the house at the moment, but there's an alcove in the sitting room where one more set of shelves could be squeezed in, and that could then accomodate gaming books and more non-fiction. If nobody has anything, I'll toddle along to Argos and buy yet another set of shelves from them. I'm not always too happy with the quality of those, though, and these will be heavy books. So if anyone has any knocking around in spare rooms, sheds, or anything, I'll buy them from you.
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( Jul. 3rd, 2002 09:47 am)
Despite leaving the house at 8:02 - for the second time, having forgotten to put the bin out the first time - I got to work at 8:59. I'm not sure this should be physically possible, let alone considering the combination of shank's mare, 18 bus and Dart. There was no traffic worth speaking of between Rathmines and Ranelagh, which is surely a sign of the end times. And I've just finished Barabara Hambly's The Mother of Winter. I think that I must have gone through most of the books I bought last year far too fast, because I didn't recall reading it at all. Or rather, I recalled a few minor details, but not the plot, descriptions, or further plot hooks. So it was like a whole new book. The next thing on the list is a copy of E E "Doc" Smith's Subspace Explorers, which Mac gave me last night. I didn't quite remember the florid prose, but it's all coming back to me now.
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( Jan. 24th, 2002 12:30 pm)
So yeah, overtime last night, in at the office, slogging away at the code until after 22:00. I don't recall seeing that number on an office computer in, oh, four years or so, not since I pulled all-nighters in IONA in Stephen's Green, more to use the web from a comfortable chair than by necessity of work. But I got a good lot done before I hit for home, and ate a passable pizza to keep me going.

Unfortunately, Dublin's delightful transport system was less cooperative, and while the DART was happy and good and arrived within minutes of my being in the station, the bus took 45 minutes to arrive - this is a situation where I have a choice of three different routes, mind - and there were no taxis in sight. And the wind was punishingly cold, and strong enough to stretch my coat, which is heavy heavy leather and down to my ankles, out horizontally behind me.

But on grounds of being in work late, I stayed in bed late, which is always good, and the Book Clubbooks we had ordered before Christmas have finally arrived. One of those is a massive reference atlas, which I'm going to spend days reading while I consider making something similar in intent, though of necessity smaller, for Davon. Another is (one of?) Jamie Olivers cookbook(s), and they threw in a book on scriptwriting by JMS for free. They threw in a crappy looking novel with a lurid pink cover for free too, but we're ignoring that.

Cold Fusion seems to be a very good product - it's easy to learn, and it Does Good Stuff. I'm building a shopping cart from it at the minute, never used the stuff before, and it's not proving too hard.

And then there's dinner tonight, with Nina, in the Cedar Tree restaurant, which is a wonderful small Lebanese restaurant in Andrew's Street. I'm very much looking forward to that, it's been ages since we were out to dinner properly.
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