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23:34 Perth WA
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10:52 Perth WA
Dear Steve
I like your blog. I have been looking for a trike like yours. Do the greenspeed have a torque steer event at certain pedal speeds.
Thanks Tony
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Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
19:32 Perth WA
Time's 50 significant SF Novels?
It appears not. This Page appears to be the real origin of the list. It certainly predates 2006. Looking back on the long trail of blogs it is hard to see where the attribution changed. But there you go, Time Magazine is not resonsible.
Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
19:01 Perth WA
Time's 50 significant SF Novels
Found via John Samuel's livejournal.
The most significant SF/F novels from 1953-2006 according to Time. Bold the ones you have read, strike through the ones you read and hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put a star next to the ones you love.
  1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
  3. Dune, Frank Herbert *
  4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
  5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin *
  6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
  7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
  12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr *
  13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
  14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
  15. Cities in Flight, James Blish *
  16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
  18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
  19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
  20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
  21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
  22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card *
  23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
  24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman *
  25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
  27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams *
  28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
  30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  31. Little, Big, John Crowley
  32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny *
  33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
  35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
  36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith *
  37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
  38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  39. Ringworld, Larry Niven *
  40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
  41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
  43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson *
  44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
  46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
  47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock *
  48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
  49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
  50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

Hmmm ... some of those I read so long ago that I can't remember If I liked them. Feh! Old age lurking by the door I guess.
Edited 17-11-2006 19:03
Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
08:30 Perth WA
Moving on
Yesterday I submitted my resignation at Unisys West. I'm off to work at DDI Health in 4 weeks time. My new position will be Config and Release Manager. This is the work I was doing back at ADI. DDI is a .NET house builing medical related systems (Radiology imaging, Practice management, etc).

The office is located in Colin St. West Perth about a kilometer down the road from Maureen 8-).
Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
09:45 Perth WA
The Northbridge Hotel
Ohhh it has changed. It has now gone all upmarket. The dining room on the corner is the 201 restaurant in the evenings. The hotel back looks like a pile of architecture with multiple split levels of accomidation. Most of the people coming down to breakfast seemed to be young couples. Obviously out for a spree.
17:39 Perth WA
Ah, the Northbridge Hotel - scene of many a good Wednesday night drinkie and nosh. It was a gay bar in those days and they did a lot of fundraising for AIDS charities, doing food runs to people who couldn't cook for themselves any more, that sort of thing.

They also hosted the monthly leather boys soiree in the dungeon - the sight of bin liners on the walls and floors gave even my most hard-core mates pause.
Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
07:28 Perth WA
Swancon XXXI - Saturday
The morning started with a trip into Northbridge to find a chemist and have breakfast. This I managed after walking all the way down to James Street. I came back via Lake Street admiring the architecture and sussing out the Northbridge Hotel.
Then a chat with Rob and Leece and off to Kaneda's Coffee panel. Kaneda is obviously passionate about his job but the 'perfect' coffee still tasted bitter to me. I wimped out of that one early and sat in a comfy chair for a while before going to "Why don't they make Australian SF films?". After that was "Trailer park: forthcoming movies". Then I had lunch with Andrew Harvey and did some catching up for 28 years of news and gossip.
After lunch ... I'm not sure if I got to Ippongi Bang's GOH speech. No wait ... I think I did. Then was the choice beteen three items that I wanted to see running simultaneously. I opted for Ian Tregonning's talk about puppeteering for the movie Labyrinth. Then I had a short visit to the games room and before heading off to the costuming panel. And finally "Fantastic Britannica" before dinner. Dinner was ... something? I chatted with various SCA people as they arrived to set up for a dance demo. Then there was the attempt to see Mirrormask. The time was shifted an hour earlier on the schedule and then another half an hour earlier un-announced. Then due to complaints they re-ran it. So I saw the second half and then the first half. Recommended. By this time the masquerade proper was over and I had missed the dance demo. So I hung around for Ippongi's concert and "Larry & Misty's Bedtime Stories". About 01:00 I staggered back to my room.
Stephen GunnellPerson was signed in when posted
06:42 Perth WA
Swancon XXX1 - Friday
I packed the tailbox of the trike with my gear for the weekend and went off to work Friday morning. At the end of the day I pedalled onwards into Northbridge. My planned route down Robinson street was scotched when I found that the portion east of William street had been converted to west-bound one-way. The opposite direction to what I wanted. After touring some backstreets an negotiating a breatalyzer trap I eventually made it to the Shiralee Hostel. The single room was clean, fairly new, and somewhat spartan. I unpacked and headed off to the convention hotel. After registration and a quick check of the programme I headed up to Rob & Leece's room. Rob, Leece, and Poss were present and waiting to do their Saturday night viewing. We ordered food from room service and watched an episode of Kolchak while we waited for it to arrive. Then we watched an episode of Rah-Xephon while we waited for dessert. Then it was off to the anime panel but the panelist's voices were so quiet and the sweaty fan smell so strong that I retreated. I then sat around chatting with people until the filk panel at 23:00. I sat an listened for an hour and we were all inducted into the WOOOO game by Larry and Mercedes. At Midnight I made like a pumpkin and went back to my room to sleep.
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