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Perl Weekly Challenge 26 20 September 2019

I've been doing the Perl Weekly Challenges. This one dealt with finding letters in words and the mean of circular quantities.

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The Resurrection Man, Charlotte MacLeod 19 September 2019

1992 cozy American detective fiction; tenth of MacLeod's novels of Boston Brahmin Sarah Kelling and art investigator Max Bittersohn. An old friend turns up working in an atelier styled after a Renaissance guild, restoring damaged art; but quite a lot of it seems to get stolen shortly after it's been returned to the client…

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GURPS Monster Hunters Power-Ups 1, Christopher R. Rice 18 September 2019

This supplementary volume in the Monster Hunters series offers improved abilities for some of the standard hunter templates.

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Say It With Poison, Ann Granger 17 September 2019

1991 mystery; first of Granger's novels of Chief Inspector Markby and non-detective Meredith Mitchell. Mitchell is British Consul in Bratislava, home on leave to support her actor cousin Eve as Eve's daughter Sara gets married. Markby was a friend of Eve's deceased husband, and is giving away the bride. But it's Mitchell who will discover the body of the local potter who may have had something going with Sara…

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Fourth 1 Player Guild UK Meet 16 September 2019

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. This was the fourth get-together for the UK contingent; not enough people made it to justify renting the library again, so we met at my place. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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Strange Horizons, August 2019 15 September 2019 - 1 comment

Strange Horizons is a weekly on-line magazine edited by Vanessa Rose Phin.

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The Return of the Type 31 14 September 2019

Last year I said "I suspect this project will be quietly forgotten and the Navy will shrink again", but apparently I was wrong.

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Thirsty Meeples September 2019 13 September 2019 - 4 comments

Back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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A Dose of Death, Gin Jones 12 September 2019

2014 mystery, first in the series about Helen Binney, ex-wife of the Governor of Massachussetts and now living in a small town and suffering from lupus erythematosus. Helen's fussy nieces insist on getting her daily visits from an overbearing nurse, who later turns up beaten to death outside Helen's house.

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Perl Weekly Challenge 25 11 September 2019

I've been doing the Perl Weekly Challenges. This one dealt with building long strings and the Chaocypher.

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