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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #510 on: August 26, 2020, 09:50:29 AM »
And I just forgot entirely, and didn't check e-mail or the forum any time after about lunchtime yesterday. I'm sorry, especially as I was the one who said it would be a good idea in the first place. I seem not to be doing too well at one-off events at the moment, and I'm not yet properly in the habit of setting a reminder for myself.

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #511 on: August 26, 2020, 01:15:28 PM »
No worries :) We had six or so people at peak: HanSolo, Eadgifu the Fair, dubsartur, myself, Spritelady, and Anonyman all dropped in, as did three or four non-Exilian folks. So turnout was reasonable I think, and there was history chatter and swapping of D&D stories and book recommendations and things like that which is all good.

I'm thinking we'll run another in three or four weeks' time?
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #512 on: August 26, 2020, 01:34:25 PM »
I'd be down, I'll be sure to make sure i'm actually free this time
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #513 on: December 09, 2020, 11:46:40 AM »
Nice bit of news from my research group today - we secured an ERC consolidator grant, which are the big guns as far as humanities research goes - seven figure sum of money, so we'll get four or five additional people in the group sometime next year which is a sizeable expansion. :)
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #514 on: December 09, 2020, 11:55:22 AM »
Congratulations, and good luck with all the new folk when they arrive.

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #515 on: December 09, 2020, 01:25:30 PM »
Yes, finding people with the right skill-sets I think may be a whole other challenge.
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #516 on: December 09, 2020, 08:22:02 PM »
Noice!

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #517 on: December 09, 2020, 08:29:33 PM »
Incidentally, Penty - why the new user account?

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #518 on: December 10, 2020, 10:34:41 AM »
Ditto Glaurung's question. Also we can merge your accounts if you want.
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #519 on: December 13, 2020, 01:58:05 PM »
Nice bit of news from my research group today - we secured an ERC consolidator grant, which are the big guns as far as humanities research goes - seven figure sum of money, so we'll get four or five additional people in the group sometime next year which is a sizeable expansion. :)

Very very nice. :D

Yes, finding people with the right skill-sets I think may be a whole other challenge.

What is the right skillset? I may know some people who have a history degree and previous programming experience.
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #520 on: December 22, 2020, 12:46:09 PM »
Anyone got 750k lying around? Nice new option for a future Exilian HQ is up for sale :P



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What is the right skillset? I may know some people who have a history degree and previous programming experience.
That plus wanting to do a PhD in something medieval and East Europe/Middle East related is probably the right skill-set for the doctoral-level posts!
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #521 on: December 22, 2020, 01:55:33 PM »
Anyone got 750k lying around? Nice new option for a future Exilian HQ is up for sale :P
Alas, it's in inshore waters, so we can't do a Sealand with it :(

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #522 on: December 22, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
Don't worry, with the way the UK is going we'll have legalised private law in free ports and have government funded privateering going in a year or two down the line in any case. :P
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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #523 on: December 23, 2020, 03:41:42 AM »
A first try, with apologies to the late Stan Rogers

Oh the year was twenty twenty-two
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
A franchise deal came in the mail
To a two-time bankrupt fresh out of gaol

Chorus: God damn them all
I was told, we'd cruise the seas for Norwegian oil
We'd launch no drones, shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on an Reykjavík pier
The last of Johnson's privateers

The Job Centre passed round the call
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
For sturdy hands for his patrol crew
To tell the wogs just what to do

*chorus*

His coast-guard cutter was shipshape indeed
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
When she hit the water in Mad Maggie's day
And she still cost all that the bank would pay

*chorus*

On Brexit Day we put to sea
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
Took a whole week out to the Orkney ways
Pumps a wheezing like the COVID days

*chorus*

Drained our credit for diesel and we sailed again
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
When a lumbering dragger hove in sight
We uncovered the Bofors and we made to fight

*chorus*

Her holds were full with English fish
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
And Steve with the drones saw them hauling their nets
But we couldn't overhaul her and we'd be there yet

*chorus*

Then the wind came up and the engines went down
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
The pilot got high on cut-price skunk
And the GPS took a salt-water dunk

*chorus*

Captain took the launch while we were below
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
Our cutter floundered in a rocky bay
And the local coppers took us away

*chorus*

Now here I stand in my fiftieth year
How I wish I was in Wor'ster now
Passport's no good, there's debts at home
So I'm schlepping boxes of hand sanitizer foam

*chorus*

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Re: Workshop Booze Up VII - Welcome to the Twenties!
« Reply #524 on: December 23, 2020, 07:23:26 PM »
Incidentally, Penty - why the new user account?
I forgot my old password and the email account I had for it must have been an old one.