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Folsom Renaissance Faire review 2011

The last Renaissance festival of the season in this area is the Folsom faire. The faire was somewhat diminished because the Folsom faire lasts but one weekend, and this year it coincided with the final weekend of the Northern California … Continue reading

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Watch Star Wars on the command line

Let’s exult in the excellent transcendence of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope¬†across barriers of media. It’s on telnet, all animated in ASCII characters. You can watch it from your command line. (Instructions follow.) /~\ |oo ) We’re doomed! … Continue reading

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Day 4: Bedfordshire to Derbyshire

The previous post in this series on our visits through Britain detailed our family history calls for the Fenn family in Billington and Leighton Buzzard. In our travel northward through Bedfordshire, we created a few other memories, however. Villages of … Continue reading

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Day 4: Leaving London

King’s Cross station and Platform 9 3/4 Our depature from London took us through King’s Cross station. ¬†Some one or other of us had heard that the city had installed a false “Platform 9 3/4” in tribute to the Harry … Continue reading

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