Lachlan passed away in January 2010.  As a memorial, this site remains as he left it.
Therefore the information on this site may not be current or accurate and should not be relied upon.
For more information follow this link


(This Webpage Page in No Frames Mode)

Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

What's New Around Here back to 19th April 1999

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au

[Back to What's New at Lachlan's Page]

[Back to Lachlan's Homepage]

[Intro - CranClan] . . [Happening Things] . . [The Daresbury Laboratory Web Ring of Life] . . [NCS - Non-Competitive Scrabble] . . [Garden Gnomes of Daresbury Laboratory] . . [Nature and Local UK Things] . . [Lachlan's London, UK 2001 Web Journal] . . [USA 2001 and LDEO Columbia University] . . [Historical Literature/Poetry] . . [Music] . . [Misc Things] . . [DL SRS Status] . . [Conference and Travel Things] . . [The Wonders of Team Building] . . [Other People's Homepages] . . [Crystallographic Internet Front] . . [While in Melbourne] . . [Semi Relevant Links]

20th December 2009


10th December 2009

20th October 2009

14th August 2009

10th August 2009

1st August 2009

10th July 2009

29 May 2009

24 February 2009

11th January 2009

3rd January 2009

1st January 2009

30th November 2008

19th November 2008

15th October 2008

20th September 2008

19th September 2008

17th June 2008

21st May 2008



8th May 2008

2nd May 2008
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):

    • Update New Nanoshite with a newly received information of a newly published nano-buzzword; and instructions that is must be communicated to the public as soon as possible.

31st March 2008

9th March 2008

25th February 2008

24th February 2008



10th February 2008

25th January 2008

22nd January 2008

10th January 2008

5th January 2008

23rd December 2007

15th December 2007

25th November 2007



11th October 2007

8th October 2007

24th September 2007

4th September 2007

3rd September 2007

20th August 2007

14th June 2007

8th July 2007

2nd June 2007



7th May 2007
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):

    • Update New Nanoshite with a newly received Email with a newly published nano-buzzword.

6th May 2007



5th May 2007

10th April 2007

4th April 2007

25th March 2007


  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page:

    • Update "Space Invaders" by Player [1] (Player One) with updated and correct lyrics for the first line suggested by Michael M.. Will determining the lyrics of Space Invaders never end?

      Through dark, sunken eyes,                      
      I see another pale sunrise
      Surrounded by soldiers, glued to-the screens,      
      Hold back the invaders, their infernal machines.  
      

      I quote from Michael's E-mail:

      "I found your web site this morning. Just a suggestion from someone in the States, I think the first line of the song is: Through dark, sunken eyes At least that's the way I used to sing it when it played in the clubs over here. Also I think it makes more sense, referring to people who stayed up all night playing the game and are now seeing "another pale sunrise". Michael M"


6th March 2007

24th January 2007

15th January 2001

12th January 2007

3rd December 2006
  • Update Cranswick Geneology Homepage with information Alex Cranswick on the republished Pathfinder Cranswick by Michael Cummings. This is a biography of Sqn Ldr (Squadron Leader) Alec Panton Cranswick of the RAF (Royal Air Force) - killed on the night of 4 July 1944 over railway marshalling yards at Villeneuve-St-Georges on the south-eastern outskirts of Paris.



1st December 2006

28th November 2006

22nd November 2006


21st October 2006
  • As a Saturday highlight, receive an Email titled "Fact of the day"

    • In the 15th century it was estimated that 133,306,668 angels fell
      from the Heavens in a total of 9 days according to the Bishop of Tusculum


18th October 2006

11th October 2006
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Thanks to Simon Reynolds (Webmaster, The Players of St Peter), update information on St. Clement Eastcheap and The Players of St Peter.


8th October 2006

20th August 2006
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):

    • Update New Nanoshite with a newly received Email claiming the nanoshite page stimulates the full spectrum of human emotions.

18th July 2006


4th June 2006

3rd June 2006

27th May 2006
  • Weekend Highlight: woke-up(?) sometime(?) this afternoon(?). Reporting this happening has already inspired E-mail feedback, potentially hoping this event signals the start of a brave new world:

    "Congratulations Comrade Cranswick on your re-awakening, no doubt to the
    workers' struggle. Although we may slumber from time to time, we must never
    forget the common man's oppression under the burdensome, splinter-ridden
    yoke of mgmt."
    

25th May 2006
  • Receive E-mail including the query: "Anyway, was this your doing?", refering to the following webpage.


17th April 2006
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


12th April 2006
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


6th April 2006

  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page, update:

    • Update "Fool, fool, fool" by Ray Brown and the Whispers (Sydney 1964-66) with corrections from Mary in Australia. Though there are still some mysteries with the lyrics that require solving.


2nd April 2006
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


28th February 2006

23rd March 2006

1st March 2006

27th February 2006


  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


25th February 2006
  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page:

    • Again, thanks to Chris in Melbourne, update "Tar And Cement" sung by Verdelle Smith webpage by adding lyrics to another version of "Tar And Cement" sung by Verdelle Smith; taken one from an old vinyl recording (which - to me - seems to a better version of the song to listen to).

23rd February 2006

20th February 2006



19th February 2006

15th February 2006

4th February 2006
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


29th January 2006

6th January 2006

1st January 2006


  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


30th December 2005


  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


13th December 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


12th December 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


11th December 2005
  • To the Poetry Page update:

    • Add "A Carol from Flanders" by Frederick Niven; a poem on his experiences during the 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Front.

9th December 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


26th November 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):


20th November 2005

15th November 2005

13th November 2005


2nd October 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):

    • Update New Nanoshite webpage with some received "world class" nanoshite.

25th September 2005

20th September 2005

13th September 2005

11th September 2005

14th August 2005

6th August 2005

18th July 2005

17th July 2005

16th July 2005

11th July 2005

10th July 2005

27th June 2005

26th June 2005

20th June 2005

18th June 2005

4th June 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of thegreat mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):

    • Get through backlog of E-mail of new links and updates to New Nanoshite

3rd June 2005

24th May 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of thegreat mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology):



30th April 2005

8th April 2005

28th of March 2005
  • One of the many additions to the NanoShite Page (A webpage following some of the great mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology) mainpage - in this case updating PRESS RELEASE on the nanotechnological development of Nanorock, Nanoscissors and Nanopaper nanorobots

  • a frantic message received from The Reverend Professor P. Dolding-Beadle

    Subject: nanolithographical breakthrough

    Professor P Dolding-Beadle has just become aware of a major breakthrough in nanolithographical rendering. It appears full color rendering is possible of complex nanostructures. Dolding-Beadle has applied for emergency funding to go to the local store to buy color pencils.

    HYPERLINK : "Diagrams and Models : The following pictures drawn by our understanding in nanotechnology": http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC040656/diagram.html

    Nanotechnology thermostabilizing (center of nanobot) and cooking (sides of nanobot) undercooked steak with bacteria . In this picture, nanotechnology is repairing a bird's DNA. . In this picture, nanotechology is destroying germs, which were about to destroy good blood cells. . This is an idea a member of the team had of how nanotechnology would help a solar powered car of the future get sunlight. . This is one model of how nanotechnology might look. This model has  sharp edges to help cut down plaque. It also has a tank of insulin that can help diabetics. . This is a picture about nanotechnology repairing a bird's bone, which is cracked and broken, by . This model shows a scorpion based nanobot on a piece of a molecule. This was one of our primary pictures showing that nanotechnology is very small.

     
    1. Nanotechnology thermostabilizing (center of nanobot) and cooking (sides of nanobot) undercooked steak with bacteria
    2. In this picture, nanotechnology is repairing a bird's DNA.
    3. In this picture, nanotechology is destroying germs, which were about to destroy good blood cells
    4. This is an idea a member of the team had of how nanotechnology would help a solar powered car of the future get sunlight.
    5. This is one model of how nanotechnology might look. This model has sharp edges to help cut down plaque. It also has a tank of insulin that can help diabetics.
    6. This is a picture about nanotechnology repairing a bird's bone, which is cracked and broken, by "sewing" it together.
    7. This model shows a scorpion based nanobot on a piece of a molecule. This was one of our primary pictures showing that nanotechnology is very small.

  • Update the PRESS RELEASE on the nanotechnological development of Nanorock, Nanoscissors and Nanopaper nanorobots to include this major innovation in Nanolithographical Nanotoolbox technology.

    Though also a sad expose of the Reverend Professor P. Dolding-Beadle: - that primary school children have trumphed all the millions of dollars of research funding spent on the good Reverend Professor.


17th March 2005
  • Update the mainpage to include an Image-to-Art picture rendered by Lyle Kroll of this humble webscribe : a photo taken when in the futile city of London, England. Image-to-Art conversion using a home made Leroy Neiman art filter.

15th March 2005

6th March 2005
  • As part of NanoShite (A webpage following some of thegreat mass of slimey cancerous hype flim-flam-barnum-and-bailey-charlatan delusional bollocks of the Great God "Nano" - God of Nanotechnology) mainpage:

    • Update relevant Relevant Links section with a minor transcript of the Video interview with Harry G. Frankfurt "On Bullshit"

    • Interviewer: "What brought you, as a professional philosopher, to [write about] bullshit?" :
      Harry G. Frankfurt: "It was largely because I think that respect for the truth and a concern for the truth, these are among the foundations of civilization. I was for a long time kind of disturbed by the lack of respect and concern for the truth that I seem to observe in much of the speech and writing that was being produced; and bullshit is one of the deformaties of these values. So, I thought, try and find out more about it. Try to find out what it is. I was trained as an analytic philosopher. And analytic philosophy is characterized by a special concern for clarification of concepts. And this was a concept that seemed to me to be an important one. It referred to a significant feature of our culture. And not only a significant feature, but a feature that in my view pose certain dangers to the foundations of civilization. So I was interested in analyzing the concept and trying to find out exactly what we are talking about and talk about this." - Harry G. Frankfurt



24th February 2005

30th January 2005

19th January 2005

16th January 2005

15th January 2005

16th December 2004

12th December 2004

28th November 2004

13th November 2004

13th November 2004

4th November 2004
  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page:

    • Update "Space Invaders" by Player One with updated and correct lyrics which Robert La Ferte suggested using a Critique of Pure Reason.

      Space Invaders
          We fight to survive
         Space Invaders
          Runnin', runnin' to stay alive
         Space Invaders
          Hee hoo hoo hoo haa (???)
         Space Invaders

      I quote from Robert's E-mail:

      "The phrase "We fight to survive" is used, and is most probably followed by the same "runnin', runnin' to stay alive" that follows it in the second verse.

      After you hear it with these words, you'll see (well, you'll hear!) that it fits perfectly! :-)"


31st October 2004
  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page:

    • Update "Space Invaders" by Player One. Thanks to Olivier Gravel for the clarification on the "Rabbit" part of the final section of lyrics

         Space Invaders
          We fight to survive
         Space Invaders
          Rabbit, [pause] rabbit to stay alive
         Space Invaders
          Hee hoo hoo hoo haa (???)
         Space Invaders
      


29th October 2004

28th October 2004

6th October 2004
  • As part of the "Hard to Find Songs" page:

    • Update "Space Invaders" by Player One. Thanks to Robert C. for cracking the lyrics to the almost encrypted last two lines of the first verse

      Surrounded by soldiers, glued to-the screens,
      Hold back the invaders, their infernal machines.
      


3rd October 2004

19th September 2004

12th September 2004



11th September 2003

24th August 2004

22nd August 2004



17th August 2004



16th August 2004

10th August 2004



9th August 2004

30th July 2004

29th July 2003


24th July 2004



23rd July 2004

15th July 2004

13th July 2004



7th July 2004

28th June 2004

21st June 2004



14th June 2004
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy and History Links and info :

    • Update Different English translations of some maxims in Baltasar Gracian's (1601-1658) The Art of Worldly Wisdom with more examples of L.B. Walton's 1953 translation. "The Oracle: A Manual of the Art of Discretion by Baltasar Gracian", translated by L.B. Walton (University of Edinburgh): London, J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd. Plus starting to compare a 1930 MacMillan Golden Treasury Series edition of the 1892 translation of Joseph Jacobs vs that of a 2000 Edition Shambhala pocket classic ("based on" the 1892 translation of Joseph Jacobs) noting where anonymous editorial changes have been made in the Shambhala edition.

12th June 2004

10th June 2004

30th May 2004



24th May 2004

13th May 2004

4th May 2004

2nd May 2004

26th April 2004
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy and History Links and info :

    • Update Different English translations of some maxims in Baltasar Gracian's (1601-1658) The Art of Worldly Wisdom to include maxims from the 1702 translation of Mr Savage (The Art of Prudence: or, a Companion for a Man of Sense. Written originally in Spanish by that Celebrated Author Balthazar Gracian; now made English from the best Edition of the Original, and Illustrated with the Sieur Amelot de la Houssaie's Notes by Mr. Savage. London: Printed for Daniel Brown, without Temple Bar; J. Walthoe, in the Middle Temple Cloysters; and T. Benskin, at Lincolns-Inn Back-Gate, 1702)

      Also include a moderately indignant "defence of the 1702 Mr Savage translation", against the impugning comments about this version within the introductions of later English translations.


25th April 2004




23rd April 2004

15th April 2004

14th April 2004

10th April 2004
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update Other Links with a link to the 1592 novel, Pierce Penilesse - His Supplication to the Devil by Thomas Nash (Gent.). Which includes the quote "This is the lamentable condition of our times, that men of art must seek alms of cormorants." Thanks to Steve for passing this on.

7th April 2004

5th April 2004
  • To the Poetry Page add:

    • ("From the trenches of war, on a page of a letter which is spattered and stained, with the note, "Bully beef at fault," one finds the following poem:") - Beauty by Ivor Gurney (1890 - 1937)

    • God, give us men! by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)

  • Thanks to Steve for passing the Ivor Gurney poem on.


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to Tony, update DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things) with the follwoing

                           The language of management
      
      A recent Australian study by Don Watson, Death Sentence: The Decay of
      Public Language http://www.abbeys.com.au/items/25/02/28/, reinforces
      this concern for the corruption of language. Watson illustrates how
      mindlessly repetitive corporate jargon, incorporated in "mission
      statements" and "organisational systems and processes", displaces
      genuine articulation of beliefs and values. He laments that:
      
       The language of management - for which read the language of virtually
       all corporations and companies, large and small, public service
       departments, government agencies, libraries, galleries and universities,
       the military, intelligence organisations and, increasingly, politics -
       is language that cannot describe or convey any human emotion, including
       the most basic ones such as happiness, sympathy, greed, envy, love or
       lust. You cannot tell a joke in this language, or write a poem, or sing
       a song. It is language without human provenance or possibility.
      
      What is even worse is the political embracement of this language, and
      the complete failure of the media to challenge its shallowness and
      duplicity.
      

Tuesday 30th March 2004

Thursday 25th March 2004

Wednesday 24th March 2004

18th March 2004

Saturday 13th March, 2004

10th March 2004

5th March 2004

29th Feburary 2004

27th February 2004

26th February 2004
  • To the Poetry Page add:

    • Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day - Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)
    • All Night, All Night - Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)




22nd February 2004

21st Feburary 2004

20th February 2004

17th Feburary 2004

15th February 2004

14th Feburary 2004



12th Feburary 2004

11th Feburary 2004

31st January 2004

29th January 2004

19th January 2004

15th January 2004

9th January 2003

27th December 2003

10th December 2003

4th December 2003



2nd December 2003
  • To the Poetry Page add:

    • A Tune - Arthur Symons (1865-1945)

1st December 2003
  • To the Poetry Page add:

    • August 1914 - Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

26th November 2003



6th November 2003

1st November 2003

30th October 2003

26th October 2003


26th October 2003


24th October 2003


23rd October 2003



19th October 2003


18th October 2003


11th October 2003



6th October 2003

4th October 2003

21st September 2003

21st September 2003

13th September 2003

2nd September 2003



16th August 2003

14th August 2003

6th August 2003



3rd August 2003


  • To the Poetry Page add:

    • Elegy in a Country Churchyard - G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
    • A Hymn: O God of Earth and Altar - G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

2nd August 2003

22nd July 2003
  • Due to remote DNS problems, people in some countries may have had problems reaching this site from some countries. Thanks to Tony, this is now being fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.


20th July 2003

19th July 2003

17th July 2003

12th July 2003

11th July 2003

10th July 2003



5th July 2003

30th June 2003

28th June 2003


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Thanks to Koen, add information on free concerts available at the National Theatre.


27th June 2003

26th June 2003
  • Due to problems with the ISP and Telstra - website on the server in Melbourne was down for around 10 days. Thanks to Tony, this has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.


13th June 2003

6th June 2003




5th June 2003

2nd June 2003



20th May 2003

19th May 2003

18th May 2003

14th May 2003

11th May 2003

5th May 2003


4th May 2003


3rd May 2003


2nd May 2003


1st May 2003


27th April 2003


24th April 2003


20th April 2003


15th April 2003


13th April 2003


10th April 2003


8th April 2003


6th April 2003



2nd April 2003



30th March 2003

27th March 2003

22nd March 2003



9th March 2003

8th March 2003

2nd March 2003

23rd February 2003

22nd February 2003
  • As part of Misc Things:

    • Update Free Concerts in London, England webpage with information on the free Thursday lunchtime concerts at St Alfege, Greenwich, London, UK - and the possible lunchtime concerts at City Lit in Stukeley Street, Covent Garden, London, UK. Also update the St Stephen Walbrook area of the page with the 12:45 sung mass on Thursday 20th Feb 2003 with a summary of the sermon - British Telecom's persecution of the church.



16th February 2003

15th February 2003





21st January 2003

1st January 2003

30th December 2002

28th December 2002

27th December 2002

26th December 2002

18th December 2002

15th December 2002



8th December 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Add information to include free Tuesday lunchtime concert information at St Brides Fleet Street to include information on the "'Part One' of Handel's "Messiah" with the Hallelujah Chorus" that is traditional performed instead of the Evensong on the Second Sunday in Advent.


7th December 2002

5th December 2002

1st December 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Add information to include free Tuesday lunchtime concert information at St James Garlickhythe


30th November 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update information to include organ concerts linked via the The London Organ Concerts Guide


25th November 2002

12th November 2002

11th November 2002


27th October 2002

26th October 2002




13th October 2002



6th October 2002

3rd October 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update information on recent free concerts attended at St. Michael, Cornhill, London; St. Bride's Church



26th September 2002

17th September 2002

16th September 2002

8th September 2002

26th August 2002



19th August 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Add information on "first of month" Friday 1:10pm free lunchtime organ concerts at niversity Church of Christ the King, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. (2 minutes walk from Birkbeck College!)


17th August 2002




22nd July 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to Andrew, update DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things) with a possible caveate to the authorship of the quotes from the notebooks of Lazarus Long.



20th July 2001

14th July 2002



13th July 2002



7th July 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update information on Temple Church, London as well as information on the recent free concerts attended at Temple Church, London - in this case a Sunday afternoon Choir Concert - which was most excellent. Be wary that for some special services at Temple Church, tickets may be required. This might not be obvious from the website - but is from reading the literature available from the Church.


6th July 2002



3rd July 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things) with a Lazarus Long quote passed on by Dogz.

30th June 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • As part of preparing to leave the land of the outwardly upbeat unto the land of the mallaise, update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • As a further part of preparing to leave the land of the outwardly upbeat unto the land of the mallaise, update London UK rental flat / apartment accomodation hints with (out of curiosity) a section on: UK Suicide Rates and Resources. A moderately surprising to quite amazing finding (those who know, know ?): according to the respective government online statistics databases, Australia has a higher per-capita suicide rate than the UK. Though the UK's suicide rate seems to be in a relatively steep ascent for the male population - or there has been less under-reporting of suicides in recent times.



25th June 2002

16th June 2002



15th June 2002

14th June 2002



8th June 2002

7th June 2002

6th June 2002



5th June 2002

2nd June 2002
  • As part of Lachlan's USA 2002 Web Journal add various pages relating to the Washington D.C. and restart taking images of the wildflowers of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York, USA.



1st June 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things) with various things including "DEPRESSED MAN DIAGNOSED AS "BRITISH" and a comment from Frank Goodman about "the land of the blind".




20th May 2002



9th May 2002

6th May 2002

5th May 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Misc updates on concerts attended - no concert attended Wednesday due to laboratory visitor and none attended Thursday due to going to the wrong church thinking it was Wednesday : under the logic that attending the 3rd free lunchtime concert of the week means it "must be Wednesday". This was found to be flawed logic.


4th April 2002


1st May 2002

28th April 2002



27th April 2002



26th April 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to Andrew Wells, update DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things) with more "numbers of the beast"

      666 The Number of the Beast
      668 Next-door neighbor of the Beast
      660 Approximate Number of the Beast
      DCLXVI Roman Numeral of the Beast
      666.0000 High Precision Number of the Beast
      0.666 Number of the Millibeast
      /666 Common Denominator of the Beast
      666*sqrt(-1) Imaginary Number of the Beast
      sin(666) Transcendental Number of the Beast
      1010011010 Binary Number of the Beast
      6666 6666 6666 6666 Credit Card Number of the Beast
      666-66-6666 Social Security Number and Taxpayer ID of the Beast
      1-666 Area Code of the Beast
      00666 Zip Code of the Beast
      66 & 66/100% Purity of Beast's Soap
      1-900-666-0666 Live Beasts! One-on-one pacts! Call now! Only $6.66 per
            minute! Over 18 only please.
      $665.95 Retail Price of the Beast
      $699.25 Price of the Beast plus 5% state sales tax
      $769.95 Price of the Beast with all accessories and replacement soul
      $656.66 Walmart Price of the Beast
      $646.66 Next week's Walmart Price of the Beast
      Phillips 666 Gasoline of the Beast
      Route 666 Highway of the Beast
      666 F Oven Temperature of the Beast
      666k Retirement Plan of the Beast
      666 mg Minimum Daily Requirement of the Beast
      6.66% 5-year CD interest rate, First Beast of Hell National Bank, $666
      minimum deposit
      DSM-666 (revised) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Beast
      Lotus 6-6-6 Spreadsheet of the Beast
      Word 6.66 Word Processor of the Beast
      click-clickety-click The Bingo Call of the Beast
      6, uh... what was that number again? - Number of the Blonde Beast
      

24th April 2002

23rd April 2002

My melbpc Email has not been forwarding since January so there was a big backlog of Email. Apologies to those who Emailed me and had a very delayed reply! Corrective action is in progress.



9th April 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Also, add information on free Tuesday 6.30pm "Rush hour concerts" at St Stephen's, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London.

      Tonights event was a Lute, Theorbo, Recorder and Soprano concert by "The Muses Gardin" - including songs by Dowland, Campion, Grandi, de Castro and Boesset.



31st March 2002

23rd March 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Mainly mention altenative resources if the "City Events" webpage does not have the most up to date version of its concerts newsletter.



12th March 2002


4th March 2002


27th February 2002

Escaping the culinary desert of Clayton - a Dogs Bar lunch in Ackland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne - 27th February 2002

"To those who are about to eat canteen food - we salute you!"


25th February 2002


18th February 2002


8th February 2002


4th February 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Add some extra information on St. Lawrence Jewry with some information on late January 2002 concerts including that of the recital based on John Downland's "Lachrimae" by Catherine Ennis (Organ) and Elizabeth Priday (Soprano); as well as add some extra information on St. Bride's Church and its Sunday 6:30pm Choral Evensongs; and St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate and its end of month Sunday afternoon 3:00pm Choral Evensongs


25th January 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update various organ concert information with respect to the Church of St. Stephen Walbrook.



20th January 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update various concert information and correct some more inaccurate than usual info.


5th January 2002

13th January 2002


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Update and correct information relevant to Temple Church (near the Royal Courts of Justice just off Fleet Street). The Thursday Evensong starts at 5:15pm - not as stated in some of the webpages, at 4:45pm.


11th January 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Include some extra information on The Parish Church of St. Michael, Cornhill (near the Royal Exchange and Lloyds of London) and the "The City New Year Service".


5th January 2002



4th January 2002

1st of January 2002
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London)

      • Add information on St John's Waterloo, London.
      • Add information on Ship of Fools: the Magazine of Christian Unrest (with reviews of some of the various London churches and their services)
      • Update information on St Anne & St Agnes, London
      • Thanks to Steve, find some web links to St. Augustine's Confessions - Book 3: Relevant for the quote: "To Carthage then I came, where a cauldron of unholy loves sang all about mine ears"


  • As part of Literature/Philosophy / History Links and info

    • Thanks to Tony, fix up some bad links to "Theory of the Leisure Class" by Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929)


27th December 2001
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy / History Links and info

    • Update the page on The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews" homepage (by (Church of England theologians) Frederick Temple, Rowland Williams, Baden Powell, Henry Bristow Wilson, C. W. Goodwin, Mark Pattison and Benjamin Jowett) with a small section in the main page on "1860 Essays and Reviews and Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" (1859)"


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London).

      Include some extra information on St Paul's Cathedral.


22nd December 2001
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update page and diatribe on Free things to do in London, England - Free classical concerts in London; free historical Concerts in London; free Lectures in London; free Debates in London; free movies in London; and free Talks in London (not only for the culture vultures; but mainly for those requiring refuge and sanctuary in the "futile city" of London)

      • Add information on free daytime concerts at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
      • Add information on London Royal Parks concerts and events
      • Add information on the National Gallery in London
      • Add information on St Katharine Cree.
      • Add information on Temple Church.
      • Add information on St Margaret Lothbury.
      • Add information on St Pauls Cathedral.



18th December 2001



15th December 2001

14th December 2001


11th December 2001

9th December 2001



8th December 2001

2nd December 2001

1st December 2001


28th November 2001
  • As part of Nature and Local UK Things and Summary of observed New York State Wild Flowers : North East American Wildflowers

    • As pointed out by Martin d'Amours, Oxe-Eye (common) Daisy is not only called by the name "Leucanthemum Vulgare", but also "the omnipresent" "Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum". Add this information to the relevant images descriptions.

      From: "Martin d'Amours"
      To: "'Lachlan Cranswick'" [l.m.d.cranswick@dl.ac.uk]
      Subject: RE: Leucanthemum vulgare?
      Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001
      
      Lachlan,
      
      I guess I could have answered my own question with a simple research...
      Thx for your reference.
      
      A simple Copernic internet research gave the following results:
      
      Approx 80% of the sites referring to the Oxe-eye daisy (Marguerite) as
      Leucanthemum vulgare are either German or British (a few Dutch &
      Australian), the other 20% being American.
      
      Most American and all French & English Canadian sites refer to it as
      Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum.
      
      Some sites refer to them as synonyms, other specify: Oxeye Daisy 
      (Leucanthemum vulgare - formerly classified as Chrysanthemum
      leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum)
      
      The first was classified by Linné, the second by Lamarck...
      
      Thx and good luck in your cement filled London, here we are filled with
      snow for the next 6 months,
      
      Martin d'Amours
      

27th November 2001


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update Other Links with more links to the free daytime concerts held at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London as well as the National Portrait Gallery free Friday night concerts.

22nd November 2001

18th November 2001
  • As part of Misc Things and Historial things, Literature and Poetry:

    • To the Poetry Page add:
      • "When you see millions of the mouthless dead" by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915)

      • "War and Hell" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)
      • "The Real "White Man's Burden"" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)
      • "The Epitaph" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)
      • "The Military Creed" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)
      • "The Flag" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)
      • "Rebels" by Ernest H Crosby (1856 - 1907) (American Anti-Imperialist) (from Swords and Plowshares (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1902).)


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Update Other Links with links to the free daytime concerts held at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

11th November 2001



5th November 2001

4th November 2001


  • As part of Literature/Philosophy and Misc Things :

    • Update Links relating to Lord Mansfield, Re: the author of the decision in Somersett's Case, which ended slavery in England (1772) with i) "Note Regarding Slavery-Passage in a Draft version of "The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America july 4, 1776"" and ii) a link and extract of Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech titled "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro".

      "What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy -- a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour."



29th October 2001




24th October 2001

21st October 2001

19th October 2001
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Misc updates to DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things)



7th October 2001

2nd October 2001



30th September 2001



29th September 2001

23rd September 2001

11th September 2001


9th September 2001

7th September 2001

6th September 2001




Announcement - 5th September 2001
  • If you are browsing from Europe and have reliability problems hitting this site, it could be that your network's DNS server has bad defaults for the TTD (Time To Die) on the TCP-IP network packets. As some backbone internet providers in the UK, US and Ausutralia, put the packets through a a few dozen internal routers, depending on the time of day, DNS caches, etc; the TCP-IP packet has probably died before it gets here to bluehaze.com.au. Setting a larger default TTD on the DNS server generally fixes this (it may have to be recompiled into the kernel depending on what operating system you are using). E.g., in the following default traceroute from Europe, the packets have bombed near Singapore(?) (did not even make it to Australia as the TCP-IP packets bounced around bbnplanet.net for a dozen hops) (use traceroute -m 50 to increase the number of hops traceroute reports.

    30  POS2-0.paix-core1.ix.singtel.com (202.160.250.46)  177 ms (ttl=233!)  179 ms
     (ttl=233!)  178 ms (ttl=233!)

4th September 2001

20th August 2001

18th August 2001

17th August 2001

14th August 2001
  • Despite some technical teething problems - it is reported that Bluehaze.com.au is off a modem link onto a fast ADSL(?) link.


13th August 2001
  • In London, England - settling in. Web updating has been problematic. Normal service will resume in the near future.


19th July 2001

17th July 2001

15th July 2001

13th July 2001

12th July 2001

Back from Vermont - much relaxing and taking photos of Vermont wildflowers (and suffering from hayfever, deer flies, black flies and mosquitoes - though Vermont Lightning Bugs are more fun to watch than the more conservative energy saving LDEO Columbia University versions) - but a struggle to make time to get everything updated given less than two weeks to go before leaving via the scenic route for 5 years in London

Big Highlights of all this are


Driving from Palisades, New York to Southern Vermont, 3rd July 2001

4th July 2001 Parade and Street Festival at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA, 4th July 2001

Beaver Dams and Lodges of Vermont

Newfane, Brattleboro, Vermont and things, 5th July 2001

6th July 2001

7th July 2001

8th July 2001


Wildflowers of Vermont: 5th July 2001

Wildflowers of Vermont: 6th July 2001

Wildflowers of Vermont: 7th July 2001 - midday

Wildflowers of Vermont: 7th July 2001 - Afternoon


2nd July 2001

1st July 2001
  • As this is such an important update, do a repeat Thanks to the investigative ability of the Bold Detective himself (ever vigilent on the lookout for evil and inanity in the capital of Great Britain) update London 2000 trip information:




30th June 2001
  • Thanks to the investigative ability of the Bold Detective himself (ever vigilent on the lookout for evil and inanity in the capital of Great Britain) update London 2000 trip information:



29th June 2001
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Misc updates to DEEP! (To some - they are but jokes, humour, humor, quotes and things)


  • As part of Misc Things

    • Update Other Links with various accumulated links relevant to the Firefly or Lightning Bug (Photinus pyralis)



28th June 2001

27th June 2001

26th June 2001

25th June 2001



24th June 2001
  • As part of Misc Things

    • Update Other Links with various accumulated stuff including links relevant to the McLibel / Mcspotlight - McDonalds expose site and court case in the UK.




23rd June 2001

22nd June 2001



21st June 2001

20th June 2001



19th June 2001
  • Update Cranswick Geneology Homepage with information by Ken McMinn (forwarded by Noel) on Cranswick house, at RAF Wyton Cambridgeshire, UK - being named after Sqn Ldr (Squadron Leader) Alec Panton Cranswick of the RAF (Royal Air Force) - killed on the night of 4 July 1944 over railway marshalling yards at Villeneuve-St-Georges on the south-eastern outskirts of Paris.



17th June 2001

16th June 2001



15th June 2001



14th June 2001



13th June 2001



12 June 2001



11th June 2001



10th June 2001



9th June 2001


8th June 2001


7th June 2001


6th June 2001


5th June 2001


4th June 2001


3rd June 2001




2nd June 2001

1st June 2001



31st May 2001


30th May 2001


29th May 2001


28th May 2001



27th May 2001


26th May 2001


25th May 2001
  • As this is such a major update, repeat for a second day:

    Thanks to the investigative ability of the Bold Detective himself (ever vigilent on the lookout for evil and inanity in the capital of Great Britain) update London 2000 trip information:




24th May 2001

24th May 2001
  • As this is such a major update, repeat for a second day above other additions.

    Thanks to the investigative ability of the Bold Detective himself (ever vigilent on the lookout for evil and inanity in the capital of Great Britain) update London 2000 trip information:


21st May 2001



20th May 2001


19th May 2001



18th May 2001


  • As part of Misc Things and the "The Daresbury Laboratory Web Ring of Life" :

    • Clean up "Garden Gnomes of Daresbury Laboratory Trilogy Web Pages" and add a section on "Links for Garden Gnomes, their enemies, their friends and those that would smote them"; including:

    • Pledging Allegiance with Garden Gnomes is not Punishable.. - Transnational Peace Newsletter (Part of the non-violence web)
      • http://www.nonviolence.org/archivedsites/tpn/4.htm

      • Pledging Allegiance with Garden Gnomes is not Punishable....

        At the end of March 1998 Christian Herz, a member of the group, "Campaign against Military Service, Forced Service and the Military" was tried in a Municipal Court of Berlin on account of violation of the Law concerning Assemblies and Processions. Two days prior to an official pledge of allegiance by Federal Army recruits in May 1996, he and other activists had set up a parade of 450 garden gnomes in front of the Charlottenburg Palace. For this anti-military action, the gnomes had been painted as "NVA gnomes", police gnomes, and - to the displeasure of genuine field army members - as "military police gnomes". All of them were members of the "National Garden Gnome Army" (NZA). The gnomes were then sworn in to texts of oaths from 200 years of German military history.

        A strict ban on assemblies in this area had been ruled. Herz received a fine of 450 Marks (one Mark per gnome). He objected, which led to the court hearing. After Herz asked the question, "How many garden gnomes represent an assembly, and at what stage does this violate the Law concerning Assemblies and Processions?", the court no longer dealt with the matter and the case was dropped on the ground of insignificance.

        After this judgement a sextet of gnomes made a mini-parade in front of the court. As the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper stated on March 21. The parade showed great discipline. "No special occurrences reported".

        Source: Based on an article by Thomas Klein in "Kampagne Aktuell", April 1998, page 1,


16th May 2001



15th May 2001


14th May 2001



13th May 2001



12th May 2001


2001 Lamont CHILI COOK-OFF (part 1 of 4) - 5pm onwards, 11th May 2001



11th May 2001


10th May 2001




9th May 2001


8th May 2001


7th May 2001



4th May 2001


3rd May 2001

  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • For now, finish off the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945) by adding extracts from the final chapter on Plato, Totalitarianism and the "Strain of Civilization.

      (On the teachings of Plato vs that of Socrates)
      "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most - that we are all frail human beings. What a decline from this world of irony and reason and truthfulness down to Plato's kingdom of the sage whose magical powers raise him high above ordinary men; although not quite high enough to forgo the use of lies, or to neglect the sorry trade of every shaman - the selling of spells, of breeding spells, in exchange for power over his fellow-men."

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'." Followed by: "Maximize the freedom of individuals to live as they wish"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"



  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On the teachings of Plato vs that of Socrates)
      "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most - that we are all frail human beings. What a decline from this world of irony and reason and truthfulness down to Plato's kingdom of the sage whose magical powers raise him high above ordinary men; although not quite high enough to forgo the use of lies, or to neglect the sorry trade of every shaman - the selling of spells, of breeding spells, in exchange for power over his fellow-men."

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'." Followed by: "Maximize the freedom of individuals to live as they wish"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


1st May 2001


  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On the teachings of Plato vs that of Socrates)
      "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most - that we are all frail human beings. What a decline from this world of irony and reason and truthfulness down to Plato's kingdom of the sage whose magical powers raise him high above ordinary men; although not quite high enough to forgo the use of lies, or to neglect the sorry trade of every shaman - the selling of spells, of breeding spells, in exchange for power over his fellow-men."

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'." Followed by: "Maximize the freedom of individuals to live as they wish"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


28th April 2001
  • Make it back to LDEO Columbia University from APD-III Conference/NIST in Washington D.C. Despite major effort to negotiate the bizzare Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

  • Hints for those wanting to catch the Red and Tan (Rockland Coaches Inc. and Rockland Transit Corp.) to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University at Palisades New York, from the New York City Port Authority bus terminal;
    • Ask several information booths about the departure gate of the bus - and average out the result (gates for the bus change from weekday to weekend - e.g., Saturday 29th April 2001 it left from Gate 220).
    • As different buses depart from different doors of the gate, ask people on the bus queue which and where they think the bus is going to - then ask the bus driver as the person in front of you could be wrong.
    • Also, if you cannot find the Red and Tan ticket counter, the bus will sell tickets (~$4.80 to get from New York to Palisades/Oak Tree Rd and 9W (Lamont is one stop before this) - as of Apr 2001).
    • (Stairs to go down from the Gate 220 doors are at one of the far ends)

    • Schedule: 9A - 9W Southbound Red and Tan to New York City




  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to John Finlayson, correct DEEP! with his comments on quotes that were previous attributed to George Bush.



21st April 2001
  • As part of OOPS!!! :

    • Permissions problems stopped auto-web updates of root directory webpages occurring correctly. Sorry about that. Should now be fixed.


  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to Mark Leitch, make an addition of Life FM radio station in South Australia to Real Audio TV andRadio Station Links.

      I have been trying to keep the links current but it can takes hours to refind direct links as radio stations seem to move links around like crazy: and they try and insist people go via the front-end of graphics bloated Radio Station webpages.

      I did this a few weeks ago with the Singapore and Tiawanese stations trying to get the links working again.

      Will be out all next week on the sacred quest for junket city (last seen in Washington D.C.) if I seem to be delaying on replies to Email.




  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On the teachings of Plato vs that of Socrates)
      "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most - that we are all frail human beings. What a decline from this world of irony and reason and truthfulness down to Plato's kingdom of the sage whose magical powers raise him high above ordinary men; although not quite high enough to forgo the use of lies, or to neglect the sorry trade of every shaman - the selling of spells, of breeding spells, in exchange for power over his fellow-men."

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'." Followed by: "Maximize the freedom of individuals to live as they wish"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


20th April 2001


  • As part of Misc Things

    • Update Other Links with various accumulated stuff - mainly on the history of Habeas Corpus. Which is also relevant to the above Lord Mansfield page.

19th April 2001
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On the teachings of Plato vs that of Socrates)
      "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most - that we are all frail human beings. What a decline from this world of irony and reason and truthfulness down to Plato's kingdom of the sage whose magical powers raise him high above ordinary men; although not quite high enough to forgo the use of lies, or to neglect the sorry trade of every shaman - the selling of spells, of breeding spells, in exchange for power over his fellow-men."

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


17th April 2001



  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


16th April 2001

  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      (On Plato's "Republic") "In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political programme, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it."

      (On Plato's theory of 'justice') "Why did Plato claim, in the Republic, that justice meant inequality if in general usage, it meant equality? To me the only likely reply seems to be that he wanted to make propaganda for his totalitarian state by persuading the people that it was the 'just' state."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


  • Still setting the Standards that others can only hope to following! (and increasing used as a model by corporate America): correct some bad links as part of Daresbury Laboratory "Informal Team Building Exercises!" in the Worms II page and Pizza Sessions

15th April 2001

14th April 2001


  • As part of the "The Daresbury Laboratory Web Ring of Life"

      • A very belatedly update of the NCS - Non Competitive Scrabble Homepage. As part of the disruption caused by the Glaswegian NCS Scoffer on the 6th May 2000, "Ring O Bells" NCS session : it was claimed that one of the played words was a real word; at the time causing gasps of possible shock but also uncertainty as whether this was a scare tactic by the above said Glaswegian NCS Scoffer to poison the purity of the game. In fact, poind is a real word.

        poind, v.t. [Middle Scot. poynd var. of ME. pinden
        from AS. pyndan, to enclose, impound.]

        1. (a) to seize and sell (the property of a
          debtor) under a warrant; (b) to distrain the
          goods of (a debtor). [Scot.],
        2. to impound. [Scot.]
        poind, n. the act or an instance of poinding; distraint.

        Plus add some links to the history of Palindromes and palindrome websites (Including: Sotades the Obscene of Maronea)


11th April 2001
  • Update Cranswick Geneology Homepage with "Descendants of William Franceys (b 1882) & Emma Cranswick" provided by Cecil Cranswick in Zimbabwe.


10th April 2001




9th April 2001
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Add more to the following page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      "(Referring to Vol. 2) "Bertrand Russell described this study, with its companion volume on Plato, as ' a work of first-class importance which ought to be widely read for its masterly criticism of the enemies of democracy, ancient and modern. His (Popper's) attack on Plato, while unorthodox, is in my opinion thoroughly justified. His analysis of Hegel is deadly. Marx is dissected with equal acumen, and given his due share of responsibility for modern misfortunes. The book is a vigorous and profound defence of democracy, timely, very interesting, and very well written."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


5th April 2001
  • As part of Misc Things :

    • Thanks to Tony. lachlan.bluehaze.com.au back to full time wasting functionality. Refer: 28th March 2001 - a date that will live in Nuisanceville: Bluehaze.com.au gets hacked



  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Update page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      "(Referring to Vol. 2) "Bertrand Russell described this study, with its companion volume on Plato, as ' a work of first-class importance which ought to be widely read for its masterly criticism of the enemies of democracy, ancient and modern. His (Popper's) attack on Plato, while unorthodox, is in my opinion thoroughly justified. His analysis of Hegel is deadly. Marx is dissected with equal acumen, and given his due share of responsibility for modern misfortunes. The book is a vigorous and profound defence of democracy, timely, very interesting, and very well written."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


29th March 2001
  • Update Cranswick Clan Webpage with more information provided by Ken Holmes in the UK and Cecil Cranswick in Zimbabwe.



28th March 2001

27th March 2001



24th March 2001




23rd March 2001
  • As part of Misc Things

    • Update Software, Windows, Linux, Computer and Computer Security News with various accumulated stuff - mainly information relating to USB and WinNT. Summary it took 6 hours of discontinuous web searching in the Dell Site, then elsewhere to find out that WinNT 4.0 does not support USB. However, there is a company that sells USB drivers for NT. But this only works with a limited set of devices. Thus idea of buying an external writable USB CDR for a lab NT 4.0 data logger not a good idea.


  • As part of Misc Things

    • In between trying to find out about USB drivers for Win NT 4.0; update Other Links with various accumulated stuff - mainly relating to the WWI allied polices of executing soldiers for desertion and related offences (including some WWII information). Also add these links to the "The Surreys Played the Game" poetry page

22nd March 2001

21st March 2001
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/ History Links and info and Karl Popper Links Page

    • Start on the page: Extracts from "The Open Society and its Enemies vol 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)

      "(Referring to Vol. 2) "Bertrand Russell described this study, with its companion volume on Plato, as ' a work of first-class importance which ought to be widely read for its masterly criticism of the enemies of democracy, ancient and modern. His (Popper's) attack on Plato, while unorthodox, is in my opinion thoroughly justified. His analysis of Hegel is deadly. Marx is dissected with equal acumen, and given his due share of responsibility for modern misfortunes. The book is a vigorous and profound defence of democracy, timely, very interesting, and very well written."

      "The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'"

      "The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"


20th March 2001



18th March 2001



15th March 2001



11th March 2001
  • Update Cranswick Clan Webpage with some comments from Richard Broughton on Cranes and Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire


1st March 2001
  • Update Cranswick Clan Webpage with an old WWI photo passed on by Noel - of Wilfred, Rupert, Harold, Noel, Cecil, Gerald




28th February 2001


27th February 2001

26th February 2001

23rd February 2001

22nd February 2001



15th February 2001





14th February 2001




12th February 2001




9th February 2001



5th February 2001




1st February 2001



31st January 2001



  • As part of Misc Things

    • Update webpage on this that are "Deep!". Misc stuff added.

    • Update Software, Windows, Linux, Computer and Computer Security News with various accumulated stuff - mainly on LPD daemons for Win95 and Win98, plus anominizer proxies for web browsing/anti-blocking.

    • Update Other Links with various accumulated stuff - including getting flights from Australia to overseas; and "For Sale by Mental Patient" website - where I did my bit and tried to put a bid in.

25th January 2001
  • As part of Literature/Philosophy/History Links and info

    • Update webpage on The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews" (by (Church of England theologians) Temple, Williams, Powell, Wilson, Goodwin, Pattison and Jowett) - with a link and description of a new publication of "Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and Its Reading": Edited by Victor Shea and William Whitla: ISBN 0-8139-1869-3 (with annotations, background and commentary by Victor Shea and William Whitla).

24th January 2001

22nd January 2001


18th January 2001

15th January 2001
  • Back in Melbourne and doing that restaurant scene to make up for years(?) of Cafe and restaurant deprivation? Thus add to overall page on Restaurants and Cafes List of Interest :
    • Bottom of the Harbour (Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
    • Bamboo Terrace (Bulleen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

9th January 2001

8th January 2001


4th January 2001

3rd January 2001

2nd January 2001



31st December 2000



29th December 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! to 14th December - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

27th December 2000


24th December 2000


23rd December 2000
  • As part of Misc Things
    • Update the Poetry Page to include some poetry of Australian bush poet, Henry Lawson ("Faces in the Street"; "The Poets of the Tomb"; "Australian Bards and Bush Reviewers"). Though this is not the style of Henry Lawson poetry I remember being given in primary or high school; e.g., trying to incite the toiling masses of the urban cities such as Melbourne to Communist Revolution in "Faces in the Street"(?).


  • As part of Misc Things
    • Update the Literature Page to include links and extracts from "Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds", By Charles MacKay (Published in 1841)

      "Such are a few of the peculiarities of the London multitude, when no riot, no execution, no murder, no balloon, disturbs the even current of their thoughts. These are the whimseys of the mass - the harmless follies by which they unconsciously endeavour to lighten the load of care which presses upon their existence. The wise man, even though he smile at them, will not altogether withhold his sympathy, and will say, "Let them enjoy their slang phrases and their choruses if they will; and if they cannot be happy, at least let them be merry.""


22nd December 2000

21st December 2000
  • A belated update to overall page on Restaurants and Cafes List of Interest from the USA 2000 trip. Including:
    • Montebello's (Sparkill, New York State, USA)
    • Phillips (Annapolis, Maryland, USA)
    • Pho Nam Vietnamese Restaurant (Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA)
    • Sesame Restaurant (Selden, Long Island, New York State, USA)
    • Sidewalk Cafe (Piermont, New York State, USA)

20th December 2000

17th December 2000


4th December 2000


1st December 2000

  • As part of Daresbury Laboratory Team Building Exercises:

    • Thanks to words and links from Thiti, add some history of Table Tennis to the Table Tennis page

28th November 2000


21st November 2000
  • After a so far quite exhausting schedule in the search of junket city, update Webpage about things that are "Deep!". Sort of. (including some donated items)



4th November 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

27th October 2000

24th October 2000


  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

23rd October 2000


22nd October 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).



21st October 2000
  • After getting back from the cafes of London, update overall page on Restaurants and Cafes List of Interest to include refinding and clarifying on some London restaurants and cafes (Sugo, Coffea and Tai Ka Lok). Add Oskar's in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (after refinding the receipt with address on it).


  • Update Webpage about things that are "Deep!". Sort of.





16th October 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

15th October 2000
  • After getting back from the sacred never ending search for Junket city, update overall page on Restaurants and Cafes List of Interest to include some restaurants around Ludwigshafen/BASF City along the Rhine in Germany. Unfortunately lost the receipts for the Bayreuth, Barvaria. Oskar's is the place to go in Bayreuth.


  • Update Webpage about things that are "Deep!". Sort of.



1st October 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).



26th September 2000
  • After being majorly impuned via E-mail (the "W" word was used) querying where the DLCMOS (Daresbury Laboratory Coke Machine of Shame) exists - (rather obvious - "DARESBURY"!!). Modify this to make it clearer. Thus do a minor update to the DLCMOS - (Daresbury Laboratory Coke Machine of Shame). UNBELIEVABLE!!

21st September 2000

16th September 2000

15th September 2000


  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

14th September 2000


  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

13th September 2000


12th September 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

9th September 2000

8th September 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

7th September 2000



23rd August 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

21st August 2000



17th August 2000

16th August 2000



13th August 2000



6th August 2000
  • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

5th August 2000 - Evening



5th August 2000



4th August 2000



31st July 2000

  • A very belated update of May 2000 and June 1000 highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

30th July 2000 - Evening


30th July 2000


29th July 2000


27th July 2000


26th July 2000

25th July 2000


16th July 2000


16th July 2000


15th July 2000


13th July 2000


12th July 2000


11th July 2000



7th July 2000

4th July 2000

2nd July 2000

29th June 2000

28th June 2000



17th June 2000



15th June 2000 - evening

  • As part of the "Garden Gnomes of Daresbury Laboratory Trilogy Web Pages"

    • Update Where Garden Gnomes Dare! (GAFS memorial) with pertinent observations by Detective Schofield on the Scalable South Face that he believes the GAFS assault team of mountaineering gnomes would have taken to reach their objective.



15th June 2000




13th June 2000 - afternoon

  • Repair dodgy image links in the Morris Dancers at Daresbury, Cheshire, England ("Morris Men of Manchester" perform during the NOBUGS 2000 Conference, June 2000 Conference)

    It looked OK when I did the page on the night - but that was after a bottle of the standard Laboratory conferance brand wine: "Vin e' Guerre". While in theory a tee-totaller, Paul piqued curiousity about French wines being optional on whether they taste good as "the method is everything" for French wines. Where as Australian, New Zealand, South African and American wine makers can be a bit more flexible about concentrating on making the wines taste good - even if that means importing grapes from outside the region, etc


13th June 2000

12th June 2000

11th June 2000
10th June 2000

8th June 2000

7th June 2000

6th June 2000

4th June 2000

3rd June 2000

2nd June 2000

1st June 2000

31st May 2000

30th May 2000

29th May 2000

28th May 2000

27th May 2000

25th May 2000














  • 6th May 2000

    • Update NCS - Non Competitive Scrabble Homepage with results of latest 5th May 2000 "The Schism of Man's Dichotomy" NCS Session at the Ring-O-Bells pub. ("If I die, tell the world I said hello.")








  • 25th April 2000
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).



  • 22nd April 2000
    • Update the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK) to include web references to
      • Hannibal, with elephants, Crossing the Pyrenees, Rhone River, the Alps (early 217 BC)
      • Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal, with elephants, Crossing the Pyrenees, Rhone River, the Alps; but is defeated at the Metaurus River (207 BC)

  • 21st April 2000
    • Bring back the (much missed by users) web pages documenting the DLCMOS - (Daresbury Laboratory Coke Machine of Shame).

  • 20th April 2000
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

      After fleeing the UK and seeking assylum down under, webpage is getting back to normal form!!!!


  • 19th April 2000
    • Sorry for the Inconvenience!!! :-(

    • Laboratory Thought Police discovered personal homepage and ordered it sanitised (Borrocks Now! logo was one thing considered inappropriate). Rather than go down such a slippery slope on pandering to "anonymous" humourless droids: move this webpage to an assylum and safehaven in Melbourne, Australia at: http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au -

      A CCP14 Project feedback E-mail from France already:
      
      >Seems that the CCP14 death is announced? A CCP14
      >with fantasy removed will not be the same. More silence
      >on the Internet.
      >
      >Best,

  • 17th April 2000

  • 16th April 2000

  • 11th March 2000
    • Quickly update the webpage for the Daresbury Laboratory Fellwalking and Climbing Club to including information on the latest walk on Saturday 15 Apr 2000: Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

      Also, I felt oblidged to add the following to the webpage. A sad day when people of crass colonial stock have to make these corrections - in the hub of the British Empire!

      "(Note: A forest, by the traditional definition, does not necessarily need to have trees. It was an area outside the common law (owned by the king or monarch) where he normally did his hunting (from the Latin: foris meaning "outside"). I would challenge various "common" dictionary definitions of " a tract of wooded land in England formerly owned by the sovereign and used for game". The "wooded" part is optional! Challengers to this interpretation? (L.M.D. Cranswick - with Thanks to Steve back in Melbourne)"




  • 8th April 2000
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).

    • Update: Flame Clouds of Daresbury - "The Sky's on Fire!" with some more images obtained from the DLSkyCam!






  • 26th March 2000
    • Update: Flame Clouds of Daresbury - "The Sky's on Fire!" with some more images obtained from the DLSkyCam!

    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK). Highlights now using the new position of the DLSkycam - though shutter speed script has to be re-optimised.

  • 25th March 2000
    • Due to the malicious activity of the NightLight outside the C14 office terrorising the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK); move the DLSkycam to a slightly different position. Plus give it's cousin, the Beamline 16.4 Indycam a chance to see the day. The Skycam was seeing more purple than normally healthy.



  • 19th March 2000
    • A major job, but finally bring highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK) up to date. Add section recording the Fascist Nightlight outside C14 and the havoc it is causing to good DLSkycam shots.

    • as part of the pages on the Canada (and USA) Winter 1999/2000 trip

    • Thanks to Andrew, update Poetry Page to include some links to poetry by W.H. Auden, John Dowland (In Darkness Let Me Dwell), John Betjeman (In Westminster Abbey, Diary of a Church Mouse), Philip Larkin (This Be The Verse), Lewis Carroll, Christopher Logue, A. D. Hope, Roger McGough, Edwin Brock.



  • 15th December 1999 to 18th March 2000
    • Will be away hacking on some X-ray diffraction hardware and software for 3 months at Queens University Department of Geology, in Kingston, Ontario Canada, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, USA. Will be trying to keep up to date with what the English skies are like via the DLSkyCam and keeping things up to date - network links willing.

  • 13th November 1999
    • Update: Flame Clouds of Daresbury - "The Sky's on Fire!" with Jan 9th 2000 Flame Storm image obtained from the DLSkyCam!

    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK). Highlights now complete to the end of January 2000. Including some quite good "flaming" cloudscapes on the 9th of January.

  • 11th November 1999
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK). Highlights now complete to the end of 1999.


  • 1st March 2000
    • Add information on "Hard to Find Songs": with first link to "John Tyrone" by Heartbreak Bill

      Still looking for a CD audio of: Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick - song title: "Brass Band Music". "Though was available on the vinyl LP 1977 recording "But Two Came By"".






  • 17th November 1999
    • Update the main webpage with information on "Ian and his Mentor" (2/3rds the way down the page).

  • 13th November 1999

  • 12th December 1999
    • Update the - Pubs and Restaurants around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, UK. with some more non-competitive scrabble playing. Though this time, a London Special session at the Fitzroy pub, London (well done to all).

    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK).
      Plus add the peom, "Slough" (1937) by John Betjeman (1906 - 1984) with a pointer to the ALCS - The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society.





  • 24th November 1999
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)

  • 21st November 1999
    • Reformat the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK) so it is quicker to download by putting monthly highlights in separate pages.


  • 12th November 1999
    • Update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)




  • 25th/26th October 1999
    • After reaching a new high of non-competitive scrabble at the Ring-O-Bells pub with the team of Mark, Matt, Lachlan, Andrew Scott and Dave, update version of - Pubs and Restaurants around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, UK. with partial results that can be remember of this tournament of champians (is part of the Ring-O-Bells section).

      A trascendental leap in the anals of non-competitive scrabble playing. In the highlight game, no recognisable words from the concise Oxford Dictionary were played.









  • 21st September 1999
    • More Daresbury Laboratory Team Building Exercises - Table Tennis



  • 19th September 1999
    • A belated update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)





  • 30th August 1999
    • A belated update of highlights from the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)

    • Update Other Links page to include SouthPark movie site. Distrubing things came out at this packed screening. E.g.,: Based on the fact that the small lab group were the only part of the audience laughing when Bill Gates was shot implying computer literacy around Warrington at unacceptably low levels.


  • 15th August 1999
    • Getting pictures taken at IUCr Glasgow Congress in useable form to the Homepage.


  • 14th August 1999
    • Back from IUCr Glasgow Congress. Have got through 10 days of E-mail, caught up with Dilbert, User Friendly and Argon Zark. As well as perused what the weather was like during my absence (much cloud by the looks) using the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)
      Update above mentioned page with more Sky highlights. (Including Possible Alien Activity Caught by the SkyCam! (though it is possible they are merely seagulls)






  • 18th July 1999
    • Update webpage on The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews" (by (Church of England theologians) Temple, Williams, Powell, Wilson, Goodwin, Pattison and Jowett) - with some web links referring to Jowett and the book.

    • DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK)
      Update above mentioned page with another Sky highlight.



  • 5th to 6th July 1999
    • DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK) has been having a few technical difficulties due to a work to rule by the Indy and workmen putting new blinds in the office. Normal services are now available. Unfortunately, as noted by one DLSkyCam addict, the DLSkyCam did not manage to capture lightening flashes during the big storm that occured near the recent weekend.

    • Update above mentioned page with some more highlights.

  • 4th July 1999
    • In between bouts of depression (still on-going) over buggy software trying to do my part for an IUCr Glasgow Congress CD-ROM, update Poetry Page to include some poetry by Al Young, A.E. Housman and Jyoti Shankar

    • Update Software, Windows, Linux, Computer and Computer Security News to include search-replace software for windows, case changing software for windows.


  • 13th June 1999
    • Spend weekend backing up and reinstalling Windows 95 Office Machine, and setting up an SGI in Canada via Secure-shell as a web-server.

    • Add SBT (Science Board Technology Division) CoffeeClub Page. Presently restricted to viewing from dl.ac.uk domain. (racy stuff)

    • Update Poetry Page to include some poetry by John Betjeman, "Business Girls" and "Slough".

    • Update Webpage about things that are "Deep!". Sort of. Add trivial on England in the 1500's.

    • Update Poetry Page to include some poetry by John Betjeman, "Business Girls" and "Slough".

    • Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
      It isn't fit for humans now,
      There isn't grass to graze a cow.
      Swarm over, Death!
      
      Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
      Those air-conditioned, bright canteens,
      Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
      Tinned minds, tinned breath.
      
      Mess up the mess they call a town-
      A house for ninety-seven down
      And once a week a half a crown
      For twenty years.
      
      And get that man with double chin
      Who'll always cheat and always win,
      Who washes his repulsive skin
      In women's tears:
      
      And smash his desk of polished oak
      And smash his hands so used to stroke
      And stop his boring dirty joke
      And make him yell.
      
      But spare the bald young clerks who add
      The profits of the stinking cad;
      It's not their fault that they are mad,
      They've tasted Hell.
      
      It's not their fault they do not know
      The birdsong from the radio,
      It's not their fault they often go
      To Maidenhead
      
      And talk of sport and makes of cars
      In various bogus-Tudor bars
      And daren't look up and see the stars
      But belch instead.
      
      In labour-saving homes, with care
      Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
      And dry it in synthetic air
      And paint their nails.
      
      Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
      To get it ready for the plough.
      The cabbages are coming now;
      The earth exhales.

  • 6th June 1999
    • Update the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera) - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK.
      At request via E-mail of "homesick expat", include GIF Timecounter so that current date and time are included on the page.

    • Update Poetry Page to include Rupert Brooke's "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester". ("Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?")
      Including Borkified (English-to-Swedish chef translated)



  • 29th May 1999
    • Add links to Evolutionary Psychology and Alan Sokal "Disrobing Postmodernism" in Other Links page.

  • Friday 28th May 1999
    • Add information on near magical "Hangover Vitamins". And "back-bar" theory linking i) sulfur dioxide and sodium sulfite sterilizing agents; ii) cheap Australian, British, English and American beer; iii) good German, Belgian and Dutch beer; and iv) hangovers.


  • 23rd to 24th May 1999
    • Introducing the DLSkyCam! - (Daresbury Laboratory Skyscape Camera) - Chronicling the Skies Above Cheshire, UK.

    • Waste incrediable amounts of time updating the Software, Windows, Linux, Computer and Computer Security News.
      Including network sniffing software, network sniffing software detectors, and mainly information on securing the IRIX 6.5.x portmapper against hacker probes.

  • 1:47am Tuesday 18th May 1999
    • With the co-operation of Dr DA (not real name), enable remote control of CCP14 Project Secretary/Lachlan Droid using Quicktime Virtual Reality Lachlan.
      [Rotate Lachlan-droid NOW!] Download Quicktime 4

  • 8th May 1999
    • Update on the World War One (WWI) Patriotic Poem on how - "The Surreys Played the Game"
      Still trying to find the original author and reference but may have to get a hold of "Oshorn, E.B. (ed) "The Muse in Arms" London 1917 pp.viii-ix" as the "Girouard" book refers back the previous reference as well.
      • From Copac - http://copac.ac.uk/copac/
      • "The muse in arms : a collection of war poems, for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the Great War / edited, with an introduction, by E.B. Osborn".
        Publisher: London : John Murray, 1917;
        Holding Libraries: Birmingham - Main Library ; C 5/2/20, Reference // Main Library ; D 526.2
      • "The muse in arms : a collection of war poems / for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the great war; ed., with a introduction, by E. B. Osborn.".
        Publisher: London : J. Murray, 1918;
        Holding Libraries: Cambridge - contact Cambridge University Library : Ver.7.91.281
        Holding Libraries: Glasgow - Main Library ; English F127 OSB // Special Collection, Main Library ; Sp Coll RB 1781

    • Update Poetry Page to include poetry by Max Ehrmann (1872 - 1945) (Desiderata, Calm Faces, I Sit and Wait, Away) and William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) (Invictus, et al).

    • Usual routine updating of Software, Windows, Linux, Computer and Computer Security News.


  • 28th April 1999
    • Add Webpage about things that are "Deep!". Or seemed so at the time - Mainly quotes (one quote really) on signatures of newsgroup postings. Added some poetry extracts as well. Makes looking for a stealth scan detector software for SGI IRIX seem not such a waste of time.


  • 25th April 1999
    • Add webpage on The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews" (by (Church of England theologians) Temple, Williams, Powell, Wilson, Goodwin, Pattison and Jowett) - scanned into JPG format with commentaries from other publications - A.D. White, Bertrand Russell, Brian Silver.

    • Hook up those spare PC CPU cycles to the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search - http://www.mersenne.org/prime.htm

  • 19th to 20th April 1999
    • Update World War One (WWI) Patriotic Poem on how - "The Surreys Played the Game" to include recommended book on the first day of the battle of the Somme in WWI. ("The first day on the Somme : 1 July 1916", Martin Middlebrook, (Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1984, c1971), ISBN/ISSN: 0140171347)



[Intro - CranClan] . . [Happening Things] . . [The Daresbury Laboratory Web Ring of Life] . . [NCS - Non-Competitive Scrabble] . . [Garden Gnomes of Daresbury Laboratory] . . [Nature and Local UK Things] . . [USA 2001 and LDEO Columbia University] . . [Historical Literature/Poetry] . . [Music] . . [Misc Things] . . [DL SRS Status] . . [Conference and Travel Things] . . [The Wonders of Team Building] . . [Other People's Homepages] . . [Crystallographic Internet Front] . . [While in Melbourne] . . [Semi Relevant Links]
[Back to What's New at Lachlan's Page]

[ Back to Lachlan's Homepage]

(This Webpage Page in No Frames Mode)

If you are feeling sociable, my new E-mail address is [address now invalid] (replace the *at* with an @ ) . Old E-mail addresses might be giving forwarding or reliability problems. Please use clear titles in any Email - otherwise messages might accidentally get put in the SPAM list due to large amount of junk Email being received. So, if you don't get an expected reply to any messages, please try again.