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This is the official weblog of writer, computer geek and general near-do-well G Allen. He lives in a moderately large town somewhere in the unfashionable West Coast of the East United States. He's written several short stories, working on a couple of novels. He also plays both professionally and otherwise with various bits of computer gear.
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"While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this "large quasar group" (LQG), we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe,” said Dr Clowes of University of Central Lancashire’sJeremiah Horrocks Institute. “This is hugely exciting – not least because it runs counter to our current understanding of the scale of the universe. Even traveling at the speed of light, it would take 4 billion years to cross. This is significant not just because of its size but also because it challenges the Cosmological Principle, which has been widely accepted since Einstein. Our team has been looking at similar cases which add further weight to this challenge and we will be continuing to investigate these fascinating phenomena…”
Category Archives: SCA
Went to the Pennsic War last week. I did a little side trip to the “Roswell of the East Coast,” Point Pleasant WV; home of the “Mothman” and other assorted weirdness back in the 1970s. Point Pleasant is a nice … Continue reading
I attended one of one of our regional SCA things last weekend. Attended is kind of a misnomer - I was on staff and running checking gate for the weekend. This consists of greeting carloads of people and having them … Continue reading
Yikes! I’v had a busy week and it taint over yet. Went to see my Mom on Monday and look at her house, Mom’s fine bu the house is going to need some work. Had to get a couple of used books (there is … Continue reading
I suppose’ that I should just let this one lie. I’t a pain to even think about it, however I can see it slowly moving into the conscience of the ‘net’ and it really pisses me off, so here goes. Last week … Continue reading
It’s pretty strange to be here again. Last year we skipped it, too little time, not enough money we said. This year we decided that it could be a cheap vacation. Seems a lot of people made that decision, this … Continue reading
Ok, so I’m a geek. I dress up in this faux roman garb, sit around in a tent and write blog posts on my laptop. I dug out my armor today, did some adjustments and wandered up to the field … Continue reading
Well, once again we loaded up the family jalopy and headed out to the Pennsic War. Deb, E’ and I got on the road at about 3:00PM on Sunday, July 26th 2009. After about 23 hours of driving and several … Continue reading
We got back last night, dropping E off at the grandparents. The drive went very well and we found all the cats, one turtle and our house still OK.Pennsic itself was fine other than the weather. It rained nearly every … Continue reading