Two odd links


Two odd links from the Daily Telegraph…..

Shocked commuters gawp as woman brings desktop computer on First Class Virgin train

A shocked commuter took a photograph of a woman who had turned her First Class seat on a train into an office by installing a large iMac.

“I work for a software company, and been traveling on the trains for about 15 years, I have never seen anything like it. The lady had a full wired keyboard and mouse.   I am still puzzled why someone would carry a desktop computer around, when a laptop would give her the same options, with more portability.”

And this is for real??  I believe so.  How can anyone be SO out there?

And more useful, I guess….

New London underground map redesigned for people with anxiety

A London Underground map has been published to help passengers with claustrophobia or anxiety conditions.  The new…

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East Croydon has 3 of the 5 worst train journeys in Britain

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All aboard… Conditions on some trains out of East Croydon are intolerable

Three of the five most overcrowded and uncomfortable rail services in the country operate out of East Croydon, it has been reported today. The news is further evidence – not that any is needed – for those commuters who endure train services into London that DafT, the Department for Transport under Chris Grayling, and Southern cannot run a railway.

The Tory Government and DafT have spent the past couple of years trying to blame trades unions for their own systemic management failures, while they continue to under-staff their rail service and deliver wretchedly poor value for rail users. An annual season ticket from East Croydon to London Bridge costs £1,704 (an annual into Victoria costs almost £200 less).

And all the time that regular rail users have to endure cattle truck conditions to travel to and from work…

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#SavetheGlam: Strong support for pub’s community value

Inside Croydon

Councillors, pub managers and beer enthusiasts gathered at Croydon Town Hall last night for the first meeting of the #SavetheGlam group

An application to have a 190-year-old pub building near East Croydon Station declared as an Asset of Community Value will be submitted to Croydon Council tomorrow.

More than 40 people turned out to express their concern for the fate of The Glamorgan, on Cherry Orchard Road, which is under threat of demolition following its closure last November.

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In Praise of Cellulose Paint

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A few months ago I was criticised for preferring to use cellulose paint when I spray; the concern being that cellulose thinners are aggressive and will damage the air-brush.

On the basis that I am of the view that “if it works for me” then I am going to carry on using it I am doing so.  I am helped by knowing that I am not alone in my preference as Ian Rathbone also recommends it and also because I have not yet had any issues with my airbrush.

The reason I prefer cellulose is that it gives an amazingly smooth paint finish every time, it drys very quick and gives a very durable finish.  Judge the former at least for yourself.

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More on the model in a future post……..

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