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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 Marley’s Ghost

There’s really only one way to finish my Christmas ghost story series of course. It has to be A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is after all the definitive Christmas ghost story.


IN PROSE BEING A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens


I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour…

Number 13 by M. R. James

Another ghost story for Christmas:

By M. R. James

Among the towns of Jutland, Viborg justly holds a high place. It is the seat of a bishopric; it has a handsome but almost entirely new cathedral, a charming garden, a lake of great beauty, and many storks. Near it is Hald, accounted one of the prettiest things in Denmark; and hard by is Finderup, where Marsk Stig murdered King Erik Glipping…

Yet More Tweaking

I’ve been fiddling with the settings again. Tweaking and adjusting. I can’t help it, I’m obsessive compulsive like that. I always think things could be just a little better. There’s no radical changes this time, mainly some small adjustments.

I’ve re-worked the navigation on the right so that the constant navigation elements are always in the same place at the top of the page, just seems more intuitive to me. I…

JavaHMO 2.1 For Tivo Released

TivoBlog informs me that a new version of JavaHMO has been released.

JavaHMO 2.1 is a maintenance release of the Tivo Desktop replacement software that takes care of a few bugs that went unreported during the beta testing stages, specifically:

1. Fixed iTunes plugin drops 1 song
2. Fixed Email plugin protocol value reset bug in configuration GUI
3. Fixed shuffle repeat play bug
4. Fixed playlist shuffle bug
5. Fixed iTunes default path

You can grab…

Cool Dragon Illusion

Watch this video (Windows Media File) and tell me thats not creepily cool.

If you want to know how it works, or if you’d like to have one yourself then just pop on over to Grand Illusions where they explain it and let you print out the dragon.

I’m told that in real life the illusion is not quite as effective as it seems to be in the video. The fact that…

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