WaveyDavey

WaveyDavey

  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Man, you USA'nians and your weird measuring systems. I followed your link to the bucket, and the lable on it says 70 quart, and it's description says 1.75 bushel. Google says 61.66 litres from bushel, and 66.24l from quart (US...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    I *loved* a Very Peculiar Practice, and not *just* because it had the gorgeous Barbara Flynn in it. I found S1 DVD's on sale last year, and bought my dad a copy for Christmas (along with a series of I...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Yeah, not Yorkshire Pudding sir. (I speak as someone sitting in the middle of Yourkshire right now). What you have there is a Black Pudding, or blood sausage outside the UK. Still yummy, but definitely not a Yorky Pud....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Urgh, lost content because of < Grown from < £1M to ~£10M in 5 years. Sick in the beginning was ad-hoc - rules say SSP only, but if you're not taking piss (as someone had previously, hence crap policy), they...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    gordycole, @1104: no, comms are not garbled. I joined the company very early on, my employee number is 13. We are now > 100, and grown from <£1M turnover to about £10M in 5 years. I *really* needed a job...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    So, a newsletter email came round our office today from HR. We're a smallish (100 staff) IT company servicing schools. Current turnover ~£10mil, very successful growth. Any staff member with COVID-19 will be eligible for SSP from day 1. SSP...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    So, a newsletter email came round our office today from HR. We're a smallish (100 staff) IT company servicing schools. Current turnover ~£10mil, very successful growth. Any staff member with COVID-19 will be eligible for SSP from day 1. SSP...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    I'd be interested in reading that. Direct email is waveydavey0 at the "do no evil"[1] provider. [1] Hah !...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Scottish Government needs to immediately put into action "National Treasure Protection Scheme" and get Mr Stross and his kin into some extremely well funded bio-facility, to keep him safe, and *more importantly* keep him writing - there's books in you...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Regarding checklists, I like rule 3 in this list: https://www.netmeister.org/blog/ops-lessons.html It reads: The severity of an incident is measured by the number of rules broken in resolving it. The whole list bears reading a few times, I reckon....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Or you could just ask Simon Morden to do it for you ;)...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Gasdive @228 >I was lucky that I got a phone number that's a string in pi. So I only have to remember a shade over 67 million digits of pi and there it is. That properly tickled me. Thank you....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Love the Corbyn cancer ward comment! I'm distinctly left-leaning, but earlier this year joined LD as they seemed to be the only party actually offering any hope to anyone hoping against hope that brexit could be stopped. Instead, they seemed...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    @62 [i](I'm going to stick my neck out here and assert that the typical commenter here is middle-aged-to-elderly, male, white, somewhere on the ASD spectrum, has a STEM background, and doesn't have children—or has adult children but no/limited contact with...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Completely disagree. Blair was a bit of an arsehole, and the misadventures in the Middle East were awful, but domestically, decent shit got done. Welfare, Homestart, disabled provision, child poverty reduction (any many many more) were all huge improvements in...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    I maintain a postfix MTA (so an application at work can send out spf and DKIM signed emails). DO NOT DO THIS, IT WILL MAKE YOUR BRAIN MELT....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    @anonemouse at 418: You comment is why I am sad this site's comments does not have a like button. I would be mashing away at it like a mad thing....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Ouch. Thirty quid is a bit beyond me for something that looks like it *might* be fun....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Congrats on the Hugo Nom (Om-nom?) - well deserved for some of the finest bleak-funny writing this century....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    In general I am right with you in "author=[Stross | Stephenson]" stakes, except ... I couldn't finish SevenEves. To my great unhappiness, as I generally inhale Stephenson books in their entirety. I have yet to read a Stross book that...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Ooh, visually the elder Leonard Cheshire VC is an excellent fit to my mind's eye....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I know it was a typo, but what a wonderful word filamble is. Really great mouth-feel....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I'd guess we'd still get a go in the Euro-vision, after all Israel and Australia, and various east-side-of-the-continent places participate and they're not in the EU, or (some) in Europe. I'd strongly expect many, many "null point", however....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Charlie, @ 441 I don't think the explosion is going to be *steam*, per se ......
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I'm pretty much agnostic, married to someone who is about to undergo baptist Minister-in-Training. I volunteer at a nearby church, because they run a homeless night shelter when temperature drops below freezing, and they run a weekly homeless drop-in so...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Given that my comfort go-to's are SciFi and Police Procedurals, I might jsut give that a try right soon now. Thanks gordycoale....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    (Yes, I study how genres other than the one I work in are constructed.) Charlie, (or anyone else), I don't think I've ever really read anything much in the romance genre, I think I got put off seeing the be-sequinned...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    ... oysters do a damn good job of cleansing polluted water Even more reason not to put them in my face. I don't deny their right to exist, just their place in my diet....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    A matt brown spring / clip - that is *pure* evil....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    See also : Jesus clip - spring clip or circlip that as you remove it flies across room, leading to cries of "Oh, Jesus, where did the f**ker go?"...
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