General Interests
This is one of my three cats ..

But of course if we are to believe T.S.Eliot it will actually be impossible for me to know her name! In this event we can only guess, since ...

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter When I tell you a cat must have three different names.

First of all, there's the name that the family use daily, Such as Victor, or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey-- All of them sensible everyday names. There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter, Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames; Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter-- But all of them sensible everyday names.

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular, A name that is peculiar, and more dignified, Else how can she keep up her tail perpendicular, Or spread out her whiskers, or cherish her pride?

Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum, Such as Munkustrap, Quazo or Coripat, Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellyrum-- Names that never belong to more than one cat.

But above and beyond there's still one name left over, And that is the name that you will never guess; The name that no human research can discover-- But The Cat Herself Knows, and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation, The reason, I tell you, is always the same: Her mind is engaged in rapt contemplation Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of her name: Her ineffable effable Effanineffable Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

T.S.Eliot

Other interests include these home-made Boat Anchors that actually make wonderful music.

The primary reason for these is my addiction to opera - specifically 19th century Italian opera. Since opera is an analogue sound, then it is a certain fact that it sounds better through an analogue system.

Given that modern day music invariably comes on cd's (which are digital) this means that not everything in the system can be hollow-state. For example a cd player has to be solid-state. However everything else can happily be hollow-state !!!

For more imformation on this very sad pastime, including some pictures of my system and the bits I have built myself, follow the link ...

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