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Chess board on Textile

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Physician, heal thyself

This morning, BT put out a press release promoting a booklet they are publishing on posture etc when out of the office and working. Interesting, sort of – as I tend to work in coffee shops for about half the

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Shepherd’s Bush station moved – a lot

Go to the National Rail website – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/SPB/details.html Then click on ‘Local Bus Map’ Then click on ‘Local Map’ Now zoom out. I wonder what zone that is in – or is it part of London Transport International? Hat tip

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Iraqi Asylum Seekers in the UK

I saw an interesting comment in this week’s issue of Private Eye about how the UK government is refusing to offer asylum to Iraqi’s who helped the British forces – such as Arabic translators – working in Iraq. As the

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Northala Fields

As I was up at Northolt at the weekend, I decided to wander over to have a look at Northala Fields – a local community park which has been recently refurbished with four huge mounds of earth. The park has

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Heinz Mulligatawny Soup

I am currently feeling somewhat ill (big aww!) and whenever I am ill, I tend to consume fairly large quantities of Heinz Mulligatawny soup. It is the only time I ever eat tinned soup – and I will only ever

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The last wooden escalator

I wandered up to Greenford in North West London this morning to have a look at one of London Underground’s little novelties. Greenford Station, on the Central Line is notable for a couple of reasons – it has the only

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St Michael’s Church by Covent Garden

Lurking in a little nook on one of the many streets around the back of Covent Garden you may spy what looks like a church trying to squeeze its way out between more modern buildings. Here you may notice if

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Personal information and high street retailers

Time for a bit of a rant, so are you sitting comfortably? Following the demise of my last less than trustworthy model, I find myself in need of a new printer. I was going to order one online, but as

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Transport developments in London

The latest issue of the transport plans for the Olympic Park has been published. From a rail transport perspective, the key points: Stratford Station Stratford station passenger numbers are expected to double by 2016. The trebling of capacity and improving

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Battersea Power Station Tours – Extended

I went on one of the recent tours of Battersea Power Station, and while you are not allowed inside the structure itself, it is worth a visit for a close up viewing of the building. Due to “popular demand”, the

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Google thinks the Labour Party is harmful

I heard on the news of the sad death of Labour MP, John MacDougall this morning and thought to Google to find out a bit more about him. Google sometimes flags up webpages which it has detected a problem with

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Are you being spied on by your kids?

As part of a new initiative, children are being encouraged to spy on their parents and report any environmental transgressions. Download the ‘Climate Crime’ cards and use them to search your home to make sure that none are happening under

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Back in Germany

Following on from my “where am I posting” a few weeks ago, this morning I notice a very weird reaction to the Geo-IP issues of tracking people’s location. I use Google Reader for my RSS feed tracking, and this morning

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Handwriting

After years of typing almost everything I write on a computer and only ever really using a pen for signatures or scribbling comments on post-it notes, my handwriting has degenerated to the point that it makes a 5 year old

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