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Monday, Monday, aka The Day After SofaCON

Wow. Wow. Tremendous thanks to everyone who made SofaCON such a brilliant success yesterday. What a day! I had a fantastic time, and I hope all of the other participants did, as well.

A few quick items worth mention:




Burlington bar sur l'Ohio entre Pittsburg et Wheeling


Last of all, happy birthday, Alexis de Tocqueville (29 July, 1805 – 16 April, 1859).

“It is above all in the present democratic age that the true friends of liberty and human grandeur must remain constantly vigilant and ready to prevent the social power from lightly sacrificing the particular rights of a few individuals to the general execution of its designs. In such times there is no citizen so obscure that it is not very dangerous to allow him to be oppressed, and there are no individual rights so unimportant that they can be sacrificed to arbitrariness with impunity.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Comments

wellinghall
Jul. 29th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
We went to his birthplace of Caerleon a few weeks ago :-)
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 31st, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
How AWESOME is that? I hope it was appropriately spooky!?!
wellinghall
Aug. 1st, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
Maybe not spooky, exactly, but certainly atmospheric. ETA: Although what we were chiefly doing was squeeing over the Roman museum. And the Roman baths. And the Roman ditch and wall. And the Roman barrack blocks. And the Roman amphitheatre, which is incredibly well-preserved.

Edited at 2013-08-01 09:52 am (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 6th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
Maybe not spooky, exactly, but certainly atmospheric.

That's perfect!

Although what we were chiefly doing was squeeing over the Roman museum. And the Roman baths. And the Roman ditch and wall. And the Roman barrack blocks. And the Roman amphitheatre, which is incredibly well-preserved.

Oh wow, that sounds absolutely amazing!!!