OK, here are the rules. This is all tat. It is of no use to us. It might, however, be useful to somebody else, and we are Giving It Away. First come first served; but you must either:
a) live quite near me (NE London) or b) plan to come to the October or November Tun or c) have definite plans to see me before Novacon or d) be coming to Novacon and be able to take it away from there.
None of this tat is going to hang around our house longer than Novacon. Exception: I will post Very Small Things. Very Small Things are annotated VST in the list. Exception II: I cannot bring Very Big Things to the Tun; they are annotated VBT in the list.
Incidentally, if we still have tat for you from previous tat rounds, then we want to unite you with it on or before Novacon if possible. Comments about how we might do this welcome.
On with the tat:
An SMC Barricade wireless router. We have an Airport Extreme now. This one is slightly temperamental but works fine. It has web-based configuration, WAN, LANx3, printer (parallel) & modem.
An unused Aerolatte. Unwanted gift. We are given an Aerolatte as a present about every 18 months on average; I think this is our fourth. They froth milk for coffee and (especially) hot chocolate.
A Clie SJ30 with dodgy digitizer syndrome; needs redigitising every five minutes or so but is otherwise fine.
The rather fine hat I wore at my wedding; sort of white satin veiled job -- see here. Worn once... so there's some makeup on the inside rim but it's otherwise fine. When new this was an exceptionally beautiful and expensive hat. (VBT probably) Could probably be profitably dyed black by a goth.
A device which allows you to hang a mobile phone around your neck. (VST)
Copies of the Good Beer Guide for 2003 and 2001.
A small statuette of a moose
A wooden knifeblock for six knives
A coupon for £5 off a purchase of £45 or more at www.lookfantastic.com (VST)
An indoor fountain -- in last chance saloon, because we can't give electricals to charity shops or give & take days; it will have to go in the bin. It's quite soothing and pretty, in a sort of mathom way.
A Tefal white 2-slice Avanti toaster. This works fine; we've just upgraded to the four-slice version, finally admitting that we needed to be able to toast more than one bagel at once.
A small oil filled electric radiator -- handy for the bits of your house where the central heating doesn't reach, or maybe a garage? Even, plausibly, for those days where it's not quite worth turning the heating on, but it's just a bit chilly. (VBT)
A screech alarm of the sort you carry around in your handbag. Gas powered, apparently very loud.
Ordnance Survey complete street atlases of Herts, Berks, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffs.
A-Zs of London (quite old), Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A-Zs of Norwich, Nottinham, Folkestone/Hythe/Dover/Deal, Blackpool, Exeter. (VST)
Street maps of Rugby/Daventry, Caernarfon, Wigan, Rochester, Edinburgh, Southampton. (VST)
An A4 colour print of the cover of Plokta 17, the Millennium version. I have one on my wall already so I surely don't need this one. I would have thought most of the rest of you would be perfectly happy with the web version, but who knows? (VST)
A 1.5-9v car adapter (settings for 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 and 12v) for cD players. I suspect it originally had a batch of alternate endpieces for different fittings, but now it only has one.