Mar. 8th, 2010

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So what has been going on in the last week or so?

 

Well since the last update I have finished my application to the Leverhulme Trust and I am hoping to get all the references in for that very soon. The last weekend involved a trip down to London, and this weekend just gone we went to Birmingham. It's really weird having money to spend once again. More inportantly Sam is happy she can spend money again. My purchase in Brum failed though. It was an unusual shirt from H&M, but once we got it home we noticed that the button holes were fucked. Fortunately the H&M in Leamington refunded us but of course don't stock the same line, nor will they be able to get it in. Arse. So instead the money went on nice new patent leather black shoes which will come in handy for smart occasions.

 

Otherwise this coming weekend is London for Aiko's birthday, and then the weekend after that is Manchester and Liverpool to see Sam's cousin and his new baby (we went baby present buying in Brum leading to brooding feelings.... some stuff we saw was quite cute), and to have a mini reunion with my UMIST/Manchester Chemistry crowd now that we have be cast to the four corners since all graduating.

 

On the work front I've been retraining my model on a new database, finishing coding tweaks for the entire group, and now coding up a new multi-objective conformational searching method that would be of use for molecular docking and polymorphism.

 

On the RP front this week and last week are session free since Mark is being operate on etc so I have had a chance to catch up with writing the last of the Ordo Dracul NPCs and then the independant NPCs and the chapter (and essentially the Manchester book for Vampire) will be complete. Also read most of Cthulhu tech which has been really good but I doubt I will be running it any time soon.

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Houska Castle

Houska Castle is an early Gothic castle, 47 km north of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was built by Ottokar II of Bohemia during his reign (1253–1278) and became an important royal abode. It later passed to the hands of the aristocracy in which it remained until 1924, the times of the First Republic. It is one of the best preserved castles of the period.[1]

Houska Castle was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters International which aired on SyFy on July 22, 2009.

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[edit] Local Folklore

Houska castle and most specificaly the chapel has been built a large hole that is supposedly so deep that no one could see the bottom of it. Half animal half man creatures where reported to have crawled out of it and dark winged creatures flying in the vicinity of it. When construction was begun on the castle all the inmates that where sentenced to death were offered a pardon if they consented to be lowered by rope into the hole and reported back on what they saw, when the first person was lowered in after a few seconds he began screaming "pull me back up", and when they did he looked as if he had aged 30 years in just a few seconds, he had grown wrinkles and his hair had turned white. He was admitted into a insane asylum and died within 2 days. The castle was built with no fortications, near no trade routes, built with no water, no kitchen, and no occupants at its time of completion. Houska castle was not built to keep inhabitants or as a protective sancuary, it was built because they thought the hole was the gate to hell and they were trying to keep the demons in the thickest walls in the castle are the lower levels closest to the hole and the people who work there know and they are just as spooked as you would expect them to be.

[edit] Nazi Connection

During the Nazi occupation of this area in the early 1900's many physics experiments where done by the Nazi Reich in the castle and most specifically in the chapel where the Nazi's made attempts at opening dimensional portals and other physics/science experiments.

[edit] References

  1. ^ DURDÍK, Tomáš: Encyklopedie českých hradů, Libri, Prague 2006, S. 104–105

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Coordinates: 50°29′28″N 14°37′26″E / 50.491°N 14.624°E / 50.491; 14.624


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So what has been going on in the last week or so?

 

Well since the last update I have finished my application to the Leverhulme Trust and I am hoping to get all the references in for that very soon. The last weekend involved a trip down to London, and this weekend just gone we went to Birmingham. It's really weird having money to spend once again. More inportantly Sam is happy she can spend money again. My purchase in Brum failed though. It was an unusual shirt from H&M, but once we got it home we noticed that the button holes were fucked. Fortunately the H&M in Leamington refunded us but of course don't stock the same line, nor will they be able to get it in. Arse. So instead the money went on nice new patent leather black shoes which will come in handy for smart occasions.

 

Otherwise this coming weekend is London for Aiko's birthday, and then the weekend after that is Manchester and Liverpool to see Sam's cousin and his new baby (we went baby present buying in Brum leading to brooding feelings.... some stuff we saw was quite cute), and to have a mini reunion with my UMIST/Manchester Chemistry crowd now that we have be cast to the four corners since all graduating.

 

On the work front I've been retraining my model on a new database, finishing coding tweaks for the entire group, and now coding up a new multi-objective conformational searching method that would be of use for molecular docking and polymorphism.

 

On the RP front this week and last week are session free since Mark is being operate on etc so I have had a chance to catch up with writing the last of the Ordo Dracul NPCs and then the independant NPCs and the chapter (and essentially the Manchester book for Vampire) will be complete. Also read most of Cthulhu tech which has been really good but I doubt I will be running it any time soon.

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