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by chrisj1948
4 Jan 2010 14:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Letterbox debate?
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

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: 3604

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: 12728

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: 12728

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: 12728

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: 3101

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: 18840

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
by chrisj1948
4 Dec 2009 13:15
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Around Steve Grindlay's boundaries...
Replies: 25
Views: 13953

MartinH wrote:1959 Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire
I recognised it as a Sapphire, but I do not think I could have given the year!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
28 Nov 2009 16:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sirens
Replies: 48
Views: 25478

muggings, burglaries, car chases, rapes, firearms offences, large scale public order situation and for searching for cannabis factorie.
That is an impressive C.V. you have there, Bensonby! :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
25 Nov 2009 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oystercard PAYG starts in January
Replies: 31
Views: 12634

What's not clear on the TfL website is whether or not it will also work on National Rail services.
The sample pdf, whose link was posted by Nasaroc, indicates that it does.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Nov 2009 11:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: PC screen help required
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Unfortunately most probably a fault in the LCD screen electronics used to drive the matrix which controls the screen pixels. Unless it is a very expensive laptop replacement of the entire unit would probably be the cheapest option. :?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
11 Nov 2009 16:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF MUSTIS PART DEUX
Replies: 23
Views: 10184

it currently resembles an ironmongers in Belfast in the early 70s.
I would disagree. No iron pipes, sodium chlorate weedkiller or ammonium nitrate fertiliser :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
11 Nov 2009 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF MUSTIS PART DEUX
Replies: 23
Views: 10184

Musti's is now substantially re-stocked and will be opening again 'within a week'. :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2009 14:44
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Pizza delivery for Sydenham?
Replies: 15
Views: 14314

Enjoy home delivery whilst you can. If the new European proposals concerning motorcycle licenses are implemented in 2013 then learners will lose the right to ride unaccompanied - which will end most pizza deliveries!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
27 Oct 2009 16:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Butcher closed down?
Replies: 33
Views: 11382

Butcher closed down?

My wife and I regularly go to Sargent's, the butcher at 341 Sydenham Road in the vicinity of Bell Corner, because their meat is excellent. Today the shop was closed and empty, and a notice taped inside the window from 'County Bailiffs' indicated that the premises had been re-entered due to lease ter...
by chrisj1948
22 Oct 2009 09:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Halloween at the Woodman
Replies: 7
Views: 2470

I don't really understand the quite recent US import of 'Halloween' celebrations. What are they celebrating? Trick or Treat, and the costumes, may be American imports but in the 50's as a child on Tyneside Halloween was celebrated as 'Dookie Apple Night'. In addition to dunking for apples we had tu...
by chrisj1948
20 Oct 2009 07:22
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: A Macintosh problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 3417

I have a PC and checking the 'remember me' box on the login screen has no effect for me either. Logins on other sites are remembered successfully. I assume that STF does not set the required cookies.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
19 Oct 2009 22:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM/SYDENHAM SHOP DESIGN GUIDELINES
Replies: 13
Views: 4436

• Why do we have so many estate agent boards cluttering up the fronts of shops in the high street? For me the boards are the greatest eyesores on Sydenham Road. They destroy the continuity of the facade of the buildings on the north side of the street, which would otherwise be quite impressive desp...
by chrisj1948
5 Oct 2009 21:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Road *!@!! works!
Replies: 100
Views: 35027

Similarly to the other set of temporary traffic lights there is nowhere to safely cross the road again... I actually find it easier to cross Sydenham Road now that the temporary traffic lights are in place, since there are now windows with one direction solid with waiting cars and nothing coming th...