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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:21

New name - non existent service.

I will never learn. recently friend F and i decided to go for a carvery and booked on line at a re branded harvester, now called 'Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery'.
The booking part went fine, the car park had spaces, the restaurant was not busy. and that's where it all went downhill.
at the reception desk (two women with a laptop) we were behind a couple who were being told they should have booked, and there might be space in the bar. i commented quietly i'm glad we did.
so i gave my surname, and that was checked, and then... i have NEVER ever been addressed by my first name in ANY restaurant by a member of staff.

Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:23

my new raleigh array e bike

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

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

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 !

Saturday, 10 September 2016 19:36

Money vs Morals

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We are seeing an increasing number of forum posts stating that a site maintainer has had their or their clients sites hacked and they are unable to update from joomla 1.5 due to either custom designed components or not having a budget to do their upgrade.
Leaving aside the dangers of custom component design, not upgrading a site and leaving it open to security risks due to not having the budget is no excuse for a site maintainer with morals.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:48

Highdown Highpriced low value Tea Rooms

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.

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