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7th-Jun-2020 09:22 am - [sticky post] Sticky note for visitors
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Hello. This is dated in the future so it stays visible, and for most people, it's probably irrelevant.

Dear potential burglar. It might occur to you that you can use my online information to work out when I'm away from home, where I live, and therefore when would be a good time for you to visit.
Yes, you probably can.
Hint - don't waste your time.
Quite apart from the friendly and watchful neighbours, I have a husband who is a professional security guard, and who likes playing with computers, networks, cameras, and mobile Internet. I don't know myself from one day to the next what he's got installed, but I do know he was getting all excited recently about being able to not only view the cameras from abroad, once the alert to say someone's been spotted has arrived, but also steer them. This isn't because we've got a lot of stuff worth nicking, he just likes to play.
We've already had one arrest resulting from this little lot (well, in so far as one can arrest a kid under 18). You don't want the next one to be you. You're a professional, right, not a kid who wants to play with a "challenge"? Go and find a softer target. There's plenty around who don't have this sort of nuisance to get in your way.




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8th-Feb-2016 08:22 pm - I have Too Much Stuff
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A decision has been made. My craft room / games storage room / painting room / computer room / study is going to have to become dedicated, full-time, to this thing of being a craft teacher. It's no good having the things relevant to that being in piles because all the shelves are full of Stuff.
A "shelf" is an area about three feet long, here.

So, I need to find homes for....
About two shelves of roleplaying books and notes, mostly Gloranthan.
Why do I have so much sheet music up here, when all the instruments are downstairs? Well, apart from the instruments I'm part-way through making, but that counts as "craft".
A quarterstaff? Really? And is that a sword I see lurking in the corner?
Boardgames. No room to play them in here anyway. Looks like about half a shelf.
Two shelves of armies. Ah, looking round at the piles of boxes on the drawers by the door, make that three shelves. How many armies do I have???
About a  shelf and a half of computer manuals - they're all over a year old, so obsolete by definition
Hardback fiction - probably about a shelf. 
Just realised this last two categories are double-stacked. I have no idea what's at the back.
About three shelves of "I have no idea I can't see it behind the boxes"
Paperbacks, 2-foot shelves - ah, one of those is also RPG books. About one shelf-worth is craft books, and can stay. The other 7... hmm.

But I don't want to lose any of this!


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5th-Feb-2016 12:11 pm - My tweets
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30th-Jan-2016 10:40 pm - No, not 42 - vegetable soup
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The answer to a lot of questions. On Friday it was the answer to "what am I going to do with all these slightly manky bits of things, and that out of date can of pumpkin?". Stick them in the slow cooker and eventually apply a stick blender, that's what.
Tonight, it was the answer to "I fancy a curry". Ladle a portion out into a bowl, add spices, microwave hot, eat with a chapati. Note to self, that random jar of Thai Five Spice Mix is quite hot.
Tomorrow it will probably have some meat added to it. Looking at what's in the fridge, that means chunks of black pudding.

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28th-Jan-2016 12:19 am - My tweets
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  • Wed, 12:34: Yes, but... when you can "manage" the negative aspects of having a mind that isn't neurotypical, you can make the... https://t.co/fCCLyMXJN3
  • Wed, 12:49: Ingredients : carrot 60% brocolli 40%. May contain celery, egg, milk, soya and cereals. Huh?
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