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by chrisj1948
24 May 2010 10:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: East London Line Launch on Sunday 23rd May.
Replies: 101
Views: 43276

I am looking forward to traveling away from London. The prospect of being able to get to West Croydon, and the Whitgift Centre, by a service so regular that one doesn't need to check on the train times first is an attractive one.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 May 2010 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Park: 16 year old boy stabbed to death (UPDATED)
Replies: 38
Views: 21677

As of 23:45 there is still one-way traffic past Holmes Park, with a strong police presence, forensic staff and a film crew.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
12 Apr 2010 21:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wanted: PIED PIPER
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

The sleek and attractive rat I once saw in our compost bin has now been transformed into a group of nasty, thuggish (though presumably still vegetarian) rats living beneath it. I have declared war, dusted off the old air rifle, and spent the evening waiting by the ... er ... rat run near the bin. No...
by chrisj1948
22 Mar 2010 17:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rats
Replies: 33
Views: 21490

We have a rat which appears to live under our compost bin at the end of the garden. It appears fairly young, with a sleek light brown coat and is actually quite an attractive looking creature. Also obviously a vegetarian. I used to enjoy ratting with a .22 rifle when I lived on a farm many years ago...
by chrisj1948
17 Mar 2010 16:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Charity collection at Sydenham station on Tuesday 16th March
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

There is an interesting little wrinkle about collecting/pamphleting by Sydenham Station, At the time of the election for Mayor of London my wife was promoting Ken, and I was there to show solidarity (which, since I am a reluctant but resolute Tory, was very noble of me). We were informed by the stat...
by chrisj1948
23 Feb 2010 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ladbrokes on the corner of Newlands Park
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Donny - Yes, The Newlands Park Ladbrokes.
by chrisj1948
23 Feb 2010 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ladbrokes on the corner of Newlands Park
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

I live next door to Ladbrokes, but haven't been aware of any alarm disturbance from them.

Now if I had a pound for every time the Santander alarm went off after hours I would be a very rich man!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Feb 2010 12:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph zones?
Replies: 11
Views: 4809

Stuart - I regret to say that I have, by and large, to agree with you. A speed limit by itself does not enforce 100% compliance, but aggressive humps do a pretty good job. Nevertheless I would be in favour of introducing residential 20mph zones even without traffic calming measures. A significant pr...
by chrisj1948
22 Feb 2010 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph zones?
Replies: 11
Views: 4809

I am in favour of it. The consolidated report about 20-mph zones published recently was positive about the benefits in terms of reduced deaths and serious injuries to pedestrians and cyclists, and the zones do improve the quality of life for those living within them. There has been an argument, prom...
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2010 11:47
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Runtime Error
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

If you give the URL to the website in question we might have a better idea of what Java, Trojans etc. it is trying to run.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 Jan 2010 13:59
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Wichita Lineman
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

The Forum connection has been a bit intermittent this morning. This is unusual. I class the Forum as one of the better sites I visit regularly for speed of response and reliability.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
18 Jan 2010 14:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Give and get free stuff in all london boroughs
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

I have used Freecycle a lot since we moved to Sydenham (mostly the Croydon group) since we are so short of space that buying anything new means throwing something else out, and it has proved a very successful method of moving usable goods on to a new home. The effectiveness of the system would be re...
by chrisj1948
18 Jan 2010 07:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Give and get free stuff in all london boroughs
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

How does this differ from the well-established Freecycle network?

Forgive me, but there is a slight flavour of spam to both your recent postings.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
4 Jan 2010 14:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Letterbox debate?
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

A good point. Eagle. Incidentally the chances of your having a home delivery pizza are almost certainly far greater than the chance that I would ever vote Labour 8)

Rewgards
Chris
by chrisj1948
3 Jan 2010 13:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Letterbox debate?
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

Letterbox debate?

We received two pieces of hand-delivered post here today. The first was the Labour Sydenham News with a headline "Council Tax Frozen". The second was from a pizza firm with the rubric "We don't believe in frozen dough"

:)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Dec 2009 20:10
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Telephone Exchange Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 14629

Admin When the upgrade came, and things were worse, I tried applying the latest router firmware version. It made no difference, and was a real pain to apply since I have a lot of port and other configuration to support my rather complex system here, and that had to be re-applied from scratch. It tur...
by chrisj1948
24 Dec 2009 15:45
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Telephone Exchange Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 14629

Chris - I had exactly the same symptoms on re-grade. The uplink increased but the downlink stayed at 7616Kbps. This was because although my modem was in multimode - that did not include ADSL2+. I had to physically select the ADSL2+ option. On reboot it immediately picked up the 15000Kbps connect an...
by chrisj1948
24 Dec 2009 11:18
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Telephone Exchange Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 14629

My ISP is Demon (Cable & Wireless). I was upgraded in the summer to ADSL2+. Upload speeds nearly quadrupled (welcome since I run a web server for photos) but download connection speed stayed about the same at around 6,5Mbps. Reliability became much worse. The line goes down a couple of times a day, ...
by chrisj1948
17 Dec 2009 16:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Where can I buy a sledge?
Replies: 6
Views: 3920

I would agree that for downhill runs a rubble bag gives excellent performance. Even in Sweden a lot of the kids use plastic sheets (a bit like a flexible tray) with a handle attached. I am going there tomorrow and may bring back one 'for the grandchildren'.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
15 Dec 2009 10:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Subway
Replies: 56
Views: 24175

Pumpkin wrote:I walked pass yesterday and noticed people seated and looked like they were customer (was accross the road so could not see properly)
I think that was staff training (was on that side of the road and could see). From memory they are open 12:00 to 14:15 today for their inauguration.

Regards
Chris