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by chrisj1948
10 Mar 2019 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: Laptop disposal

There is a US DoD standard for erasing discs which involves multiple overwrites with different bit patterns. No original information on the disc is then recoverable. I was commissioned to write a utility which could do this for a Swedish Health authority 30 years ago. I still have a copy of the util...
by chrisj1948
21 Feb 2019 10:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Why no longer https?
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Why no longer https?

PC using Win7 with latest version of Firefox. HTTPS and green padlock.
by chrisj1948
4 Jan 2019 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The New Look Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: The New Look Forum

Everybody likes change, so long as everything stays the same! I guess I'll get used to it.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2018 08:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Question Time in Dulwich 8 Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Question Time in Dulwich 8 Nov 2018

When I attended one at Lewisham a couple of years ago it was recorded earlier in the evening..
by chrisj1948
6 Sep 2018 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2905

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

Incidentally, I admire the initiative of Chef's Delight who, whilst their main entrance was within the cordon exclusion zone. had their back door onto the alley behind the shops open, and were ushering people in.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Sep 2018 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2905

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

Hearsay gleaned from bystanders. Moped involved in robbery, chased by police, failed to stop, struck bus, another vehicle and a pedestrian. One accomplice apprehended. Another one sought.

I have no idea how accurate this is.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
20 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wasps Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Wasps Nest

So, powder I can buy for about £6. I dealt with a wasps nest under the eaves outside the bathroom window about 25 years ago using a puffer pack of wasp killer powder. I cannot remember the brand. The technique used was to approach gently, puff vigorously into and around the nest entrance, and then ...
by chrisj1948
14 Aug 2018 08:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moynuls restaurant
Replies: 11
Views: 3604

Re: Moynuls restaurant

My wife Mary and I have eaten there a couple of times recently. The food was good, although not outstanding, but they did have an excellent lime pickle. There was very little custom. I shall be sad if it has closed because it was a pleasant establishment.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
14 Aug 2018 08:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fox in house
Replies: 14
Views: 4122

Re: Fox in house

I live in wiverton road and I would just like to warn neighbours about a fox who seems fearless. I suspect you have encountered the fox my wife and I call GLF (Good Looking Fox, because a year ago he was a magnificent beast, although he got a bit tatty earlier this year when he had a family to supp...
by chrisj1948
5 Aug 2018 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on Sydenham Road
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Stabbing on Sydenham Road

There appears to have been an assault this morning on Sydenham Road a little before 3:45am. There is a trail of blood on the pavement outside YuVape. The victim was reported as being taken to Kings. It appears to be connected with a party which was being held at No. 36. The area was cordoned off, bu...
by chrisj1948
23 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 9563

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

Bovine Juice wrote:Is it worth putting a polite notice "Gates in constant use" on your gate?
We already have one :-(
by chrisj1948
23 Jun 2018 10:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 9563

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

I am very disappointed that the yoga studio will not be going ahead. For years we had placed geranium pots on the triangle of land behind the property to discourage tipping and littering. They were well liked. We were asked to remove them to allow installation of a bicycle rack, which we duly did. T...
by chrisj1948
14 Mar 2018 09:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 52902

Re: Sydenham Society

I think the lack of any reply from Sydenham Society, really says it all. They may not be reading this Forum. Many of the Great and the Good were alienated by the discussions, particularly in the Pub, at the time when Big Bad Wolf had his reign of terror, and stopped reading. Things are a lot less a...
by chrisj1948
5 Mar 2018 10:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: water pressure
Replies: 42
Views: 20254

Re: water pressure

mosy wrote:Does anyone know if the central heating boiler should be switched off, or maybe it does by itself anyway? Ta.
It should have a header tank in the loft which will isolate it from supply interruptions for quite a while, but I am not a plumber and your system may vary.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
27 Feb 2018 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 39230

Re: New yoga studio?

Hopefully they'll stay. We were asked to remove them over last weekend, which we accordingly did on Saturday and which, since I had made them very heavy to discourage theft, was damned hard work! Since the strip of land is no longer 'abandoned' I guess the new tenants will be responsible for any be...
by chrisj1948
27 Feb 2018 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Sydenham Concerts'
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: 'Sydenham Concerts'

Robin Orton wrote:Would that include e.g. a Stradivarius?
:-) Stradivarius was a cut above the norm! Different fingering and bowing techniques could contribute to the characteristic sound. I am no expert on that.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
27 Feb 2018 10:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 39230

Re: New yoga studio?

There'll be a cycle rack around the back too. I am delighted to hear that. We were asked to remove the geranium pots which we have placed there for the last few years to discourage dumping (the land is not our responsibility, but Ladbrokes showed no interest and we were getting blamed for the rubbi...
by chrisj1948
26 Feb 2018 10:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Sydenham Concerts'
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: 'Sydenham Concerts'

My wife Mary & I both thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and intend to go to the later ones in the series. I was interested by Robin's comment about creamy tones, since I think a baroque violin has a thinner sound than a modern instrument.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2018 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wall Art Homecroft Road
Replies: 13
Views: 4502

Re: Wall Art Homecroft Road

I am looking at the mural at the moment, since it is in clear view from my computer room. I guess I am going to be looking at it a lot more in the future. The overall effect, artistic considerations aside, is of an advertising hoarding mounted on the wall. I cannot say I am too crazy about it at the...
by chrisj1948
15 Dec 2017 12:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: House History Mystery!
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: House History Mystery!

Grove and Priory Cottages, next to your building, were originally wooden cottages for farm overseers built in the period 1698-1703. They were 'gentrified' by the addition of the current brick and plaster façade in 1746, and their occupancy since then is on record since they then became liable to pay...