Thursday, 15 October 2009

Travel for London Price Hikes AGAIN!

They are raising the prices for public transport in London. Boris Johnson says it's all down to Ken Livingstone and his wasteful system. Now whether that's true or not I don't know, but seeing as the main party is really not to be trusted, and his wingmen were often referred to as crooks; maybe it's all true.

But tourists still manage to get shafted - no oyster card sir? Well that's £1billion pounds per trip now...

Congestion Charge Redux

I have received a letter to say that of course I do not need pay for the erroneous ticket. Entertainingly due to the mail strike the letter saying it's silly arrived after the acceptance letter!

So there. Finally a win for the little man...

New Mac Photos

See here on my flickr pages for this - it even has it's own little set

My sister has also managed to get one. And LOVES it! It is so amazingly beautful I must say.

New MBP!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Congestion Charge

I have just been charged for using the congestion charge free diversion around Victoria - the Bressenden Place Diversion.

I think they will be apologising soon. I am annoyed that following the rules = ticket...

Not happy!

New Mac!

I have just got a new Macbook Pro...

My 6 1/2 year old TiBook is still going strong, but I needed something to take me into the next decade. Thanks dad! Totally unexpected and very gratefully received.

Bought day 1, arrived day 2, migrated day 3. Awesome.

Photos later when I've synced it all properly - investigating Chronosync.

Just used my old one - dear god the new one's screen has ruined me!

It is awesome all-round frankly!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The CWU - Are they actually idiots?

The CWU are responsible for the current parlous nature of the Royal Mail in the UK.

Who cares I hear you ask - we've got the internet, and ecommerce!

Bear in mind that contracts etc all have to be done hard copy and that letters for appointments for hospitals etc all go by post. Let alone all the people of a certain age who don't use the internet and are now completely isolated.

Well done the CWU. They have taken heed of the need to modernise (no more hand sorting please, we actually can use machine that do it quicker better and with less stealing), and taken that to mean that they should get more money for less work.

Private companies are jumping for joy - how else to get a foothold in a monopoly than by getting the 'workers' to strike, meaning that DHL, UKMail et al are the only alternative.

If you are working for a company, unless you are on Flexi-time, or have a special arrangement; you should work you contracted hours. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. You should not be allowed to slope off home at 09:30 when there is a stack-load of post to do.

But then what do I know, I only work in a public sector job that gets absolutely screwed continually and cannot strike. Plus I don't get the benefit of being in the outdoors all the time.