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hutch0
Date: 2009-01-14 23:24
Subject: ricardo montalban
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Not a good evening for screen icons. Ricardo Montalban, the best Star Trek villain ever, has died aged 88. I was never a fan of Fantasy Island, but Khan was an outstanding creation.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-01-15 00:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My goodness, they're all dying off.

I didn't care much for Fantasy Island, either.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-15 00:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's weird; there always seems to be a cluster of `famous' deaths around the beginning of the year.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-01-15 09:09 (UTC)
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I was never a big fan of Fantasy Island either, but who doesn't fondly remember Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo crying "Boss! The plane!" near the start of each episode?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-15 23:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In fact, that's pretty much all I can remember about it.
BTW, how did you do the accent on `Herve'? I've been trying to work out how to do that for ages.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-01-16 00:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm a bit rusty on how to type an 'é' on a Windows machine, and I'm pretty sure that there is more than one way to do it:

You can do Start -> Run, and type in "charmap" (minus the speechmarks), then use charmap for your accented character needs.

Or, hold down the Alt key and tap in 0233 on the numeric keypad. This method isn't so useful for laptops, or other computers lacking a numeric keypad, of course.

On my KDE4 based Linux system, I use Alt-Gr and ; then e. Not sure if that method will work in Windows.

However.... (ahem).... in this actual instance I just copied and pasted the name from his IMDB entry :-)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-20 23:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, you copied and pasted. Okay, that's fine. I just thought there was a key-combination I hadn't found that did accents.
BTW, it looks as though NewCon 5 is on this year, if you're still interested in schlepping over to Northampton, although it may be they'll have to find a new venue. The plan is to launch my new book there.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-01-21 01:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've heard that you can also press and hold CTRL, then tap ', then release both keys and type the vowel you want accented. I can't verify it myself though, not being a Windows user.

So NewCon 5 is back on? Excellent! I'd love to go, but as to whether I'll feel up to going is something I won't know until September. With any luck I'll have a much better home situation by then... right now I'm living in a shared house, and one of the people sharing the house is a twenty year old binge drinker with loud drunken friends. I'm aiming to have moved to somewhere less stressful by the summer.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-23 00:20 (UTC)
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No, that doesn't work. Doesn't really matter; I was just curious. I can live without accents. What I can't live without is italics. Which is one of the things that annoy me about FaceBook - you can't do italics.
NewCon 5 is back on as far as I know. There's a possibility the arts centre where the NewCons have been taking place may close in late Spring, and there's a vigorous campaign going on to save it. I'll keep you posted. Be good to see you, if it does happen and you feel up to it.
Your home situation sounds less than ideal; I hope things get better soon. I do sympathise. I've lived in places like that.
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