Homenode pic - Norman Forbes-Robertson as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Tree's 1901 Production of 'Twelfth Night' by Charles Buchel (1872–1950).1
The last ten years has passed extremely quickly. I have learnt a lot. Thank you.
Wanted in an Attorney’s office, a young man as Clerk.
He must write a good hand and expeditiously,
and understand the practice of the Courts of
Chancery, King’s Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer.
If he is conversant in Conveyancing, so much the better.
– Before, between and after office-hours, he must milk a cow,
look after two horses, clean his master’s shoes,
shave him, and dress his hair. He must wear livery on Sundays,
and attend his master and mistress to the parish church.
– Wages ten guineas a year: but if he can draw
bills, answers, exceptions, interrogatories, demurrers,
and other pleadings in the Court of Chancery,
another guinea will not be considered as an object,
Apply by letter (post paid).
I tweet occasionally. @AndrewAguecheek predictably.
I think of e2 as being a private gentleman's club. In my mind it is a stately if slightly worn building located just far enough outside the fashionable districts to be slightly disreputable. Its interior is mostly medium-sized or small oak-paneled rooms furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas, the walls lined with bookshelves, the contents of which is eclectically arranged according to the madness of an ancient librarian. It is a home from home on the internet where I can reliably obtain good conversation from pleasant company or while away a few hours browsing the eccentric collection of books.
The club has a rich history that in internet terms stretches back generations. Stories are still told of the deeds of its founding members and the events themselves have passed into myth and folklore. Some, when hearing these tales conclude that the glory days are behind us and all we have to look forward to is stagnation and decay. Others however take heart from our longevity, finding us to be an obscure but enduring institution of the internet. Fresh material is still added to the archives, new members are still inducted and older members can still be found in their usual chairs.
Born: Summer 1986
Place of birth: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Current whereabouts: London, England
Education: Law, Aberystwyth University (formerly University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Profession: Non-practising Barrister, Legal broker and accidental IT Guy
Religion: Lapsed Catholic
Voting intention: Labour
Allegiance: HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Offices held: Content Editor (December 2007 - April 2009)
In my day we only had 28.8 kbps and we were happy. And the internet only worked on week-ends and week-days after 6pm. And you couldn't use the phone at the same time. That was when phones were attached to your house of course...
Some of my earlier writeups were written by a 16 year old and their quality reflects this. I intend to rectify this over the next year or so. Hopefully I'll be noding some new content as well.
You can also find these over at my website realson.co.uk
Andrew Aguecheek - originally noded: March 12, 2003 - updated: December 13, 2011
Strip Poker - originally noded: August 7, 2002 - updated: December 12, 2011
Rodborough - originally noded: August 12, 2002 - updated: April 27, 2012
Elementary, My Dear Watson - Originally noded: October 5, 2002 - updated April 28, 2012
Noding for the Ages
My work has been quoted here
Title-less Patron of Scotland, archaic synonym for illness, modern synonym for jowl, ampersat, 7th letter of the alphabet, homophone for "male", STOP, contraction of "commercial"
Loquendium liguam Latinam est no signum veri.
1Copyright is with the estate of Charles Buchel until 2020, however, the National Portrait Gallery lists him as an artist of 'Orphan Works'. I believe that I have made a reasonable attempt to secure the permission of the copyright holder.