purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 12:23pm on 08/04/2017
It's been fun, but the new T&C are too much.

Once my LJ has completed import it will be deleted.
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 12:25pm on 02/01/2013
My Wordpress blog is now available as a Dreamwidth feed:

http://davecl-feed.dreamwidth.org

Thanks for the help setting this up!
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 11:32am on 02/01/2013
Anyone know if it's possible to establish a feed account on DW the way it is on LJ?
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 10:06am on 10/11/2009
Another reminder about the Great Debate on Human Spaceflight at Imperial on Thursday.

If you intend to come, please do register before hand to make sure you get a seat and that we have enough wine for the refreshments afterwards.



More infomration available here.
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 08:53am on 25/09/2009


Thanks to Cory at boingboing.
Mood:: 'amused' amused
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 06:23pm on 24/09/2009
As I go into full scale teaching this year I'm minded to set this LJ's default settings to friends only.

If this is going to cause anyone problems squeek now!
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 09:17pm on 10/09/2009
Previously... )

Permanence Karl Schroeder

Karl's second published SF novel. It's got a huge amount in it, almost too much. From modest beginnings not unlike a Heinlein juvenile we head into discussions of interstellar civilizations, weird alien species, interstellar mysticism, why FTL is bad for you, economics, and much more. The Heinlein juvenile like wrappings get rather stretched in carrying all this material, and we end up with not one but at least three interstellar quest stories as well as links to future Schroeder novels, though it's not quite clear how they fit into this background. The result is a rather odd beast, not shaped like a usual novel, which is both a flaw and a feature. This was published in 2002. I suspect these days it would be split into two or three separate books...
purplecthulhu: (Default)
It was a close run thing but I think Ade Edmonson (yes, the one from the Young Ones) and the Bad Shepherds just about win. They do old punk classics in a folk way - mandolin, pipes etc. And it works amazingly well! Of course in a sense punk was folk music - 'here's three cords now write a song'.

Runners up are Mama Matrix, a psychedelic klezmer band, and, of course, Jethro Tull for still doing it all into their 60s - and they played a very good set!

Tired now!
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 09:16pm on 05/09/2009
Reformed after 35 years and playing a very distinctive form of psycho-folk-rock. Inspired by Milton, including songs of death and necrophilia, surprisingly they weren't commercially successful first time round.

But the internet has brought them back!
purplecthulhu: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 09:47pm on 04/09/2009
I agree with [livejournal.com profile] purpletigron's recommendation and description of Circulus - crumhorns on acid!

May

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22 23 24 25 26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30 31