“Soldiers of Christ, Arise!”

And put your “armor of God” PJs on!

No, wait, if you’re arising, you should be taking your PJs off? Hmm.

(hattip)

LD blog of the year

That nice Mark Pack just left me a welcome comment.

Most important fact in his post was a link to the place on the Lib Dem website where you can nominate people for the Lib Dem Blog of the Year award.

I popped right over and typed in the following:

I would like to nominate Liberal England http://liberalengland.blogspot.com/

It’s a great blend – news of the day, liberal perspectives on current events, with some nerdy historical preoccupations occasionally. And Lord Bonkers every now and again is the icing on the cake. Best of all, although it’s detailed, and informed, and clearly its author has a huge knowledge base to draw on when he wants to, it doesn’t get to a weight of policy that makes it unreadable.

Now I see that nice Dr Pack also left a similar comment on — where? Liberal England. A post with a naked – naked! – appeal to be nominated! Well, he deserves it.

This post should very definitely not be considered an appeal to be nominated on my own behalf. I don’t think that would be appropriate for this blog. I’m only very seldom what you might call a Lib Dem blogger.

I’ve just been googling “mark pack” to see what comes up and see if there’s an appropriate link I can use for him, or something that would explain who he is to my readers who don’t know him. (He works for the Lib Dems, is a very talented and hard working guy who I have a lot of respect for.) Best is the eBay auto-ad

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Lib Dem Brighton Blog Meet II

Two blog meets at Brighton Conf
Bloggers’ Reception
Sunday 2100-2300
Gloucester room
Hilton Metropole
Blog Meet 2
Tuesday 1900
Evening Star
55/56 Surrey street

Following an endorsement from Tristan that having a meeting in a pub as well as going to our posh reception would be a good idea, and following a recommendation on a nice pub not too far from the conference centre, and after having a wee peak at the agenda, my suggestion for a second meet is in the box above.

The pub came from a recommendation on Cix. When I saw they had a microbrewery and their own coffee beer, I knew that was the pub for me. Tuesday seems best as Monday is too close to the reception and Wednesday is Glee Club!

Would anyone care to join me there on the Tuesday of conference week?

Today’s nerdy pre-occupation

Someone on a bellringing list has asked whether anyone else has converted their personal weight into the format normally used to measure church bells, which is cwt-quarter-lb.

I think, using Wikipedia, that means that cwt is 112lb so a quarter is 28lb. Which makes me 1-3-19.

Some other bright spark has then suggested comparing that with the records of church bells at Dove’s Guide, which is searchable by weight of tenor bell.

It appears that there are 42 churches with bells hung for English-style ringing whose heaviest bell is lighter than me.

Of those 42 churches, the first 22 have incomplete records that list their heaviest bell as weighing 0lb.

Of the rest, some notable churches whose bells weigh less than me:

You only need to know your weight in pounds or kilos to compare it to chuch bell weights on the guide, but even so, I really can’t see this one taking off as a blog meme.

Today's nerdy pre-occupation

Someone on a bellringing list has asked whether anyone else has converted their personal weight into the format normally used to measure church bells, which is cwt-quarter-lb.

I think, using Wikipedia, that means that cwt is 112lb so a quarter is 28lb. Which makes me 1-3-19.

Some other bright spark has then suggested comparing that with the records of church bells at Dove’s Guide, which is searchable by weight of tenor bell.

It appears that there are 42 churches with bells hung for English-style ringing whose heaviest bell is lighter than me.

Of those 42 churches, the first 22 have incomplete records that list their heaviest bell as weighing 0lb.

Of the rest, some notable churches whose bells weigh less than me:

You only need to know your weight in pounds or kilos to compare it to chuch bell weights on the guide, but even so, I really can’t see this one taking off as a blog meme.

Spam comments

I was just cursing a handful of naff spam comments I had to manually delete when I caught sight of this

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Good grief! Thank you, Akismet!