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Whether you celebrate Easter as a Christian festival, a Pagan festival, a chance to eat lots of chocolate eggs, something else, or a combination of the above, Happy Easter!

EasterCon continues to be enjoyable - this morning I went to the Easter morning service, followed by the Bad Blake's 7 Slash panel (huge fun and much laughter all round) and a discussion that started off as "Is Sam Tyler really the Master" but ended up being a pretty general discussion on Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Torchwood, and some random Primeval (which I must watch 'cos I get the impression I'd really enjoy it).

Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes thought - Possibly a bit spoilery )

Debating whether to buy a Beeblebear.

Next weekend Sarah and I will be visiting her family (and of course our new nephew). Weekend after that the new Doctor Who starts - much yayness. Sadly the househunting has stalled a bit, as we still need to someone to put down an offer on Sarah's house before we can put down an offer on anywhere in Letchworth.

Is it me or has Google's front page changed?

Oh well - off for K-9 agility. Should be fun!

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...thinking about Arthur C Clarke, it occurred to me that whenever I read 2001: A Space Odyssey I have a moment where I think, "that's it! I get it at last!" and then I go and re-watch the film again and realise I still don't. :o/

I must watch the film of 2010 - I think I've only seen that the once.

Apart from 2001/2010/2063 and...ooh, one I read in the early '90s that was one of his collaborations with Gentry Lee but I can't remember what it was although IIRC it involved heavy quoting from the Cyndi Lauper song Time After Time, can anyone recommend me any of Clarke's books?

(Mind you, I think the next on the radar is American Gods, and indeed any Gaiman I've not read.)

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...about the Oyster card, I found myself pondering - who the heck came up with that name, and why? The relevant Wikipedia entry gives some info, but it still seems like a bizarre name for a travel card, and I'm not sure if the reasoning behind it stands up - although yes, I suppose "the world's your oyster" kind of makes sense (or would if national rail lines into London would allow use of the card...)

Hey ho.



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