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  1. Smoky Charcoal

    by , 04-12-2016 at 12:19 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Well. Now we have a new toaster. And my burn hasnít been so bad today. Itís still red and feels a bit hot now and then.
    As for the toaster. Well. Weíre still getting to know each other. Mum tried it while I was asleep and burnt her toast. Because I like to do one slice at a time I tried it on a lower setting to usual (as the instruction booklet advises) but it wasnít toasted enough to my liking. This happened a few times with the old toaster too. Mum prefers setting 4 and I prefer setting ...
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    "Fine Lines" by Blackwell and Johnson (a gift)
  3. To kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind

    by , 04-11-2016 at 09:39 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.
    Under no circumstances does Islam permit terrorism of any kind or the murder of innocent people. In fact, the Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind. Therefore, those who commit such atrocities in the name of Islam can never find any justification. They are defaming Islam and destroying the peace of the world.

    Updated 04-11-2016 at 09:42 AM by YALASH

  4. They Say Bad Things Come in Threes?

    by , 04-11-2016 at 01:43 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So. Um. Where to begin? I have a bunch of stuff Iíve been promising to write up since October and there have been noteworthy recent events. So which do I pick. The more recent should have more detail but itíd be nice to clear my backlog.
    Well. In recent news.
    Iím now 28. So close to thirty thatís itís actually kind of scary.
    I have Microsoft Office Home and Student which only comes with four things which I much prefer to the six things from the trial. When am I ever going to ...
  5. Facts in Fiction

    by , 04-09-2016 at 07:42 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Some writers of fiction are fastidious about the information they write, while others realize that fiction means that something was made up. If you know what sort of writer you are reading, then you can learn a lot from reading fiction.

    A good example of the fastidious type is the late, great Kenneth L. Roberts, who wrote such great novels as ARUNDEL, RABBLE IN ARMS, CAPTAIN CAUTION, and others. I have read that the description of the Battle of Valcour Island that he wrote in Rabble ...