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Hi to all of you,

I was tipped off (thanks Mark) that William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer", "Count Zero", "Mona Lisa Overdrive", "The Difference Engine" (with Bruce Stirling), "Virtual Light", "Idoru", "All Tomorrow's Parties", and "Pattern Recognition", was going to be signing copies of his latest book "Spook Country".


A couple of years ago armed with my trusty security bit screwdriver I managed to obtain a London transport CCTV poster.


It turns out that William Gibson had put on his blog that he was after the very same poster. So...I went to the book signing with my poster and traded it for a hardback copy of his book which he then wrote a dedication in it to me :-)


The dedication says:

To Reverend Rat with extreme gratitude for his generosity and security tool!

W M. Gibson
29 Aug '07

That's it for now, thanks for dropping in, speak to you all soon.
The Reverend Rat +:-)

More pictures from the Forbidden Planet book signing event on Wednesday 29th August 2007:

We got a bit flooded in Hammersmith with all the rain, I am going to let the photos show the story.




Flood_4_300.jpg - note the car with the lights still on under water

This is the headline in all the local Gazettes.newspapers: Ealing & Acton Gazette, Fulham Gazette, Greenford & Northolt Gazette, Southall Gazette, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette.

FIRESTARTER Arsonist's high street rampage.

I was on my way to the Doctors when, I noticed that the door of Barclays Bank was cracked with smoke damage to the night deposit box. And then I saw Lloyds and Halifax had been attacked with the front of Lloyds burnt out and that was before I noticed a dark stain on the two ramps into the Police station all cordoned off, I could see that the tarmac had dissolved a little and the area ponged of petrol.

I took a few photos and rang a contact I have at the Gazette, no-one there knew anything about it and sent their Head Photographer to see my photos.

Arson_Station_300.jpg (Hammersmith Police Station)

Night_Safe_300.jpg (Barclays Bank)

The guy said he expected to see crap pictures i.e. mobile phone or shaky out of focus ect, pictures that don't meet the standard for printing. Mine he said were the best he had seen and used one on the front page :-)
also he said that my flood pictures would have been used if I had contacted them.
If I get four more published I can get my N.U.J. card.

Lloyds_Bank_600.jpg - click for a larger image of this photo of Lloyds bank which was published on the front page of the Gazette

The 40 year old male Arsonist got nicked trying to light the petrol at the Police Station and was done under the Mental Health Act.

Thats it for now
thanks for reading.
The Reverend Rat +:-)

Bomb alerts and odd bits


Blogging has been unfortunately slowed down a bit....

"Chinatown has been pretty well boarded up"...

"Vote with your throat"...

"Bomb alert - attache case blown up by the police"...

"Stinky Corner"...

Damned computers


I`ve got to organise my computers a bit better....

Rats Bar and loadsa bits

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Damn...two weeks later, it`s gone :-(

I saw this tasty motor parked up at "Rouge" nightclub...

We had a tear gas attack by two girls at Hammersmith tube station....

Rats Bar....

I hand the girls over to the Police...

Then,... there was this mid month...

This is what happens to your phone when it gets wet....

Well it`s hot....45 degrees C....

Well as usual I got sh**faced....

I found a dual P2 server...

A "Stinkie" riots.....

I don`t know if any of you have found "Moondog" cards

There have been loadsa strange tricycles going around....

A local Pro` locked her self out of her business premises......

Etc.... :-)

Rest in peace Ani.

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They won`t sit down for a while :-)

It got a bit wet in London the other night ....

A few photos....

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