Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:23

my new raleigh array e bike

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For a few years now i have had a hybrid bike, called an "Active" designed by Raleigh (more like someone stood next to a proper Raleigh and copied the design on an envelope). Its getting on a bit and is showing rust bubbles.
when work came up with the cycle to work scheme i decided to take advantage and get a new proper bike. Yes it took me ages to decide but for the sake of husky racing and speeding to work i went for a Raleigh Array. an E-bike, pedal assist.
when it arrived in a massive box, all that really needed doing was to straighten the handle bars and tighten.

Thursday, 02 February 2017 20:27

Bognor Bus Stops

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A while ago i posted about the Brighton area bus stops that just didn't make sense. this time i will post about Bognor and Chichester.


Bognor town center has a good one by the post office where the yellow box (remember buses should stop on the yellow line if the bus stop is empty) that goes way beyond the kerb and blocks the side road.
This means buses have to pull up short to service it and by doing so block the loading bay.

Sunday, 18 September 2016 18:53

Another way to be overcharged by 1and1

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1and1 have history for overcharging or attempting to charge people to pay charges for odd items.  Here is another method they have. As they place several contracts under an account, if you wish to split that account and have two accounts to spread your contracts, then 1and1 will charge you for the pleasure. They consider that a new contract and also as an imported new domain, even if its the same person !

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:48

Highdown Highpriced low value Tea Rooms

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A very popular walking spot on the Angmering border called Highdown Gardens has a reportedly very popular tea room. A recent visit there  with the furry doorstop did not live up to the expectations of the "raving reviews" posted online.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:13

Never do lunch with me

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Names changed to protect the embarressed!

Pretty soon certain people are going to stop meeting me for lunch. some of you may remember the last time i met up with friend E for lunch. this time we did it again, with similar, disaster results.
Traveling to Portsmouth we knew it was going to go wrong when Friend "E" said she had taken the wrong turn towards Portsmouth and transporting friend "M" ended up the wrong side. Then she couldn't find a suitable space in the car park so just dumped the car where she could.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:15

Overzealous interview requirements

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Recently it has become apparent that companies are taking a very impersonal approach to employment requirements. They are becomng possibly nervous over the Right to work act and not falling foul of the immigration act.

Here is a transcript of a recent over the top email chain where the RTW act is overplayed and does not allow any leeway. Bolds added by me for highighting.

Saturday, 25 June 2016 23:08

I dont go to conferences

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Before the new conference season starts its time to get the rant out of the way. For years i have been asked if i am attending certain conferences. its nice to be invited to go to a conference, or even select the ones i am interested in and can actually afford to go to but here are the main reasons i dont go to conferences.

Friday, 17 June 2016 01:42

Quickstart packages for joomla are a danger?

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Using a quick start package may be the quickest way to get a fully set up , add your content site. but are you aware of the dangers.
we tested several quick starts from major providers ranging from Template developers and extension developers who include a ready to go version of Joomla.
We found that there were varying degrees of insecurities. None of these packages are plug/play/forget.

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