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Angels of Mons. The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British Army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of World War I. History[edit] Arthur Machen and "The Bowmen"[edit] Machen, who had already written a number of factual articles on the conflict for the paper, set his story at the time of the retreat from the Battle of Mons in August 1914. The story described phantom bowmen from the Battle of Agincourt summoned by a soldier calling on St.

A month or two later Machen received requests from the editors of parish magazines to reprint the story, which were granted.[1] In the introduction to The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War (1915) Machen relates that an unnamed priest, the editor of one of these magazines, subsequently wrote to him asking if he would allow the story to be reprinted in pamphlet form, and if he would write a short preface giving sources for the story. Angels[edit] Postwar developments[edit] William Doidge hoax[edit] RACV RoyalAuto - Australia's secret war. Nov 2015 About two decades ago, Vanessa Seekee left her hometown of Brisbane, heading north in search of adventure. Her plan was “to live somewhere remote”.

Most would consider travelling to Cape York, North Queensland’s uppermost tip of Australia, to be taking the search as far as it could go. Vanessa caught a boat and kept right on going. She lived on Thursday Island for about 18 months, but it had shops and facilities, like a big country town. Horn Island is pretty big, about 53 square kilometres, compared to the better-known but smaller 3.5 square kilometre Thursday Island, a 15-minute ferry ride away. “There was so much evidence that there had been a lot of people here at one point,” Vanessa said. Years of research and hard work later, Vanessa speaks to RoyalAuto from the private museum that she and Liberty, now her husband, set up to honour Horn Island’s little-known role in the Second World War. “The reunions have been fantastic, for them and for their families,” Vanessa said.

Most Haunted Houses & Places Around the World. Travel Features From cold abandoned hospital, creepy old castles to spooky highway, we look at some of the most haunted places in the UK and around the world. The Ancient Ram Inn The Ancient Ram Inn - Gloucestershire, UK The Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire is said to be one of the most haunted places in England. It was bought and owned by a Mr John Humphries in 1968 (Mr Humphries is also the sole occupant at this residence).

Legend to a variety of different stories and activities the Ancient Ram Inn is not one for the easily scared. Experiencing many encounters himself, Mr Humphries has endured both supernatural incidents and found evidence of devil worshipping and ritual sacrifice. The Inn's most well-known happenings occurred in “The Bishop's Inn” – a room located on the 1st floor of the house. Pluckley, Kent, UK Haunted Village - Pluckley, UK Lastly there is an overlapping legend of the Red and White Lady told that haunt St.

Chillingham Castle A57, Scotland Horst Castle. Contact | New Philosopher. Keith Clark's Home Page. Research Interests Old Papers that may still be of interest · Negation as Failure(1978) · Unpublished Draft Monograph (part of my PhD thesis): Predicate Logic as a Comptational Formalism(1980) · Chapter 3 of above giving a fixed point semantics for LP treating partially instantiated answers to queries (1979) · Logic Programming Schemes and their Implementations(1990)(large pdf file, 3941368 bytes) Recent Papers · QuLog: A flexibly typed logic and functional programming language with action procedures - the declarative subset (Draft Paper 2014) · Robotic Agent Programming in TeleoR (Research Report 2014) Selected Older Papers · April: Agent Process Interaction Language (1995) · Agents as Clonable Objects with Knowledge Base State (1996) · Intelligent Routing based on Active Patterns as the basis for the integration of distributed information systems (1997) · A Harness Language for Cooperative Information Systems (1997) · Content based routing as the basis for intra-agent communication (1998) · Go!

How did it get so late so soon? Why time flies as we get older. How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr Seuss The passage of time is a puzzling thing. While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically from person to person and from one situation to the next. The difference between “real” time, measured by clocks and calendars, and our own individual sense of time can sometimes seem enormous. Measuring time Humans have created reliable instruments to measure time by using predictable repeating events that occur naturally, such as day turning to night or winter becoming spring. But we also appear to possess an internal timepiece, which regulates our circadian (day/night) rhythms and allows us to register the duration of particular events.

Individual perceptions of time are strongly influenced by our level of focus, physical state and mood. Key factors. The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Good First Program | What You Should See. This chapter is from the book  In this excerpt from Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction to the Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking with Code, 3rd Edition, Zed Shaw walks you through writing your first Ruby program, and gives you some study drills to help you practice your skills.

You should have spent a good amount of time in Exercise 0 learning how to install a text editor, run the text editor, run Terminal, and work with both of them. If you haven’t done that, then do not go on. You will not have a good time. This is the only time I’ll start an exercise with a warning that you should not skip or get ahead of yourself. Type the following text into a single file named ex1.rb. Ruby works best with files ending in .rb. ex1.rb 1 puts "Hello World! " If you are on Mac OS X, then this is what your text editor might look like if you use TextWrangler: If you are on Windows using Notepad++, then this is what it would look like: In Terminal run the file by typing: The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013.

The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. Of course, this is by its very nature an absurd undertaking, and many books have gotten the short end of the stick — there’s no other way to do it. 1963 — The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath’s only novel manages to be both elegant and filled with raw, seething emotion – no small feat, and not the least of the reasons the reading world is still obsessed with her. Also recommended: Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak; The Group, Mary McCarthy; V., Thomas Pynchon; Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut; The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan.

Cult Novels: An Essential List. The Greatest Books: The Best Books - 1 to 50. The Greatest Books: The Best Books - 2 to 100. The Greatest Books: The Best Books - 3 to 150. Absolutely No Machete Juggling » Top 10 Career-Changing Programming Books. When I grad­u­ated with a Com­puter Science degree ten years ago, I was excited to dive into the world of pro­fes­sional pro­gram­ming. I had done well in school, and I thought I was com­pletely ready to be em­ployed doing my dream job: writing code. What I dis­cov­ered in my very first in­ter­view, however, was that I was mas­sively un­der­pre­pared to be an actual pro­fes­sional pro­gram­mer. I knew all about data struc­tures and al­go­rithms, but nothing about how actual pro­fes­sional, "en­ter­prise" soft­ware was written. I was lucky to find a job at a place willing to take a chance on me, and pro­ceeded to learn as much as I could as quickly as I could to make up for my de­fi­cien­cies. Here I reflect on my 10-year ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram­ming pro­fes­sion­ally and all of the books I've read in that time, and offer up the ten that had the most pro­found impact on my career.

None of these books are lan­guage books. So, without further ado... The Prag­matic Pro­gram­mer Release It! Resources - What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? 100 Most Influential Programming Books According to Stack Overflow. A Pragmatic Quick Reference. 3 Leaf: .NET Regular Expression Repository. Home > Resources > Articles Expression Tester | Tutorial | Examples | Submit an Expression Expression Tester Site Fixed If you've been trying to validate regular expressions with <angle brackets>, then you've probably noticed that this page is returning an error. New Expressions Numerous expressions are listed in the Examples section, below. Lately, Karl Moore has provided an expression to validate file names; Shushrut Joshi has provided an expression to validate credit card numbers; and Benoit Aubuchon has provided a regex for numeric values.

If there's an expression you'd like to see, send a request to Tutorial Regular expressions are often used to make sure that a string matches a certain pattern. The simplest regular expression is just a substring. If you're familiar with JavaScript regular expressions, then you'll you already know most of this. .NET regular expressions are just a superset of JavaScript regular expressions. Start and End of Line ere$ matches Where, and There. Programmers Don't Read Books -- But You Should. One of the central themes of is that software developers no longer learn programming from books, as Joel mentioned: Programmers seem to have stopped reading books. The market for books on programming topics is miniscule compared to the number of working programmers.

Joel expressed similar sentiments in 2004's The Shlemiel Way of Software: But the majority of people still don't read. If programmers don't learn from books today, how do they learn to program? I lay part of the blame squarely at the feet of the technical book publishing industry: Most programming books suck. As an author, I'm guilty, too. The internet has certainly accelerated the demise of programming books, but there is some evidence that, even pre-internet, programmers didn't read all that many programming books. Pat yourself on the back for reading this book. I believe the same text is present in the original 1993 edition of Code Complete, but I no longer have a copy to verify that. Recommended Reading for Developers. Code Complete 2 Steve McConnell's Code Complete 2 is the Joy of Cooking for software developers. Reading it means that you enjoy your work, you're serious about what you do, and you want to keep improving. In Code Complete, Steve notes that the average programmer reads less than one technical book per year.

The very act of reading this book already sets you apart from probably ninety percent of your fellow developers. In a good way. I like this book so much that the title of this very website is derived from it – the examples of what not to do are tagged with the "Coding Horror" icon. There's nothing funnier than a Coding Horror – until you have to deal with one yourself. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) Arguably the only classic book in our field. I challenge any developer to pick up a copy of The Mythical Man Month and not find this tale of a long-defunct OS, and the long-defunct team that developed it, startlingly relevant. Why? LibraryThing | Catalog your books online. Books Every Writer Needs to Read. The hard work, the MFA vs. NYC debate, the negativity, the importance of a good Twitter account, the parties you have to go to, the readings you have to do, people you should meet, the agents you need to impress — amid all the different ways writers have found to obsess over what it takes to be successful, we sometimes forget the most important thing of all: great writers need to be great readers.

You can’t read everything, but once you’ve moved past all of the totally obvious titles, considering adding these 25 titles to your TBR pile. They’re excellent examples of so many different ways that novels, short stories, poems, essays, and creative nonfiction can be done. For writers, this list could serve as something of a syllabus; for those who just want something new to read, it offers a chance to step out of your comfort zone and try a few new ideas and formats on for size.

But this list is far from complete: tell us in the comments which books you would add to it. 9 Essential Books That Will Transform Your Writing Forever. Admit it. You have several half-read writing books stacked up on your nightstand, several more squirreled away in a desk drawer and a dozen more on your Amazon wish list. You scrutinize all the books that “customers also bought” looking for those one-of-a-kind books that will transform you into a great writer.

You jump “inside the book” to read the table of contents and credits and page through the free preview. Searching for the magic formula. The formula that will erase the silent self-doubt. The nagging thought that you’re not quite good enough as a writer. Books have an uncanny power to teach us, to transport us, to move us light years beyond our ordinary lives. And once in a while you find a writing book that speaks to your heart and gets to the core of what you’re struggling with right now. Because mastering the craft of writing depends upon your continuing education as a writer. The 3 Critical Disciplines You Need to Develop as a Writer 1. 2. 3. Yes, writing is a solitary craft. 1. Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read. Image by The USO, via Flickr Commons I first discovered Stephen King at age 11, indirectly through a babysitter who would plop me down in front of daytime soaps and disappear.

Bored with One Life to Live, I read the stacks of mass-market paperbacks my absentee guardian left around—romances, mysteries, thrillers, and yes, horror. It all seemed of a piece. King’s novels sure looked like those other lurid, pulpy books, and at least his early works mostly fit a certain formula, making them perfectly adaptable to Hollywood films. Yet for many years now, as he’s ranged from horror to broader subjects, King’s cultural stock has risen far above his genre peers. He’s become a “serious” writer and even, with his 2000 book On Writing—part memoir, part “textbook”—something of a writer’s writer, moving from the supermarket rack to the pages of The Paris Review.

King prefaces the list with a disclaimer: “I’m not Oprah and this isn’t my book club. 10. Via Galleycat Related Content: Stephen King’s Reading List for Writers | Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King's Reading List for Writers. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”― Stephen King In the afterword to his acclaimed guide On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King shares the following reading list of 96 books, covering a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction titles.

Accompanying the list is this explanation: These are the best books I’ve read over the last three or four years, the period during which I wrote The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, On Writing, and the as-yet-unpublished From a Buick Eight. In some way or other, I suspect each book in the list had an influence on the books I wrote. As you scan this list, please remember that I’m not Oprah and this isn’t my book club. These are the ones that worked for me, that’s all. For more recommended books, see Stephen King’s Reading List Part II and Part III. Books. Using the Heroine’s Journey.