Done a queue

I’ve been busy this week, hence the lack of posts. When I said this might happen, William Deed left a comment saying he hoped that I would come back for Standinaqueue Day. I sorely wanted to stand in a queue (or is that standinaqueue?) and send the results to him. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the […]

Passage

The driving theory test went well. I only got 35 out of 35 for the multiple choice bit. For the hazard perception bit I got 63 out of 75. My mode score was 5 per hazard (the maximum is 5)! Crazy. Fair to say I nailed it then. Not bad considering I didn’t get much […]

Shouting ‘fire’ on a crowded train

I’ve just found out about something that’s almost as scary as numbers stations. Inspector Sands. I’ve seen more than one person on the internet calling themselves this, and I always thought it was the same person. I’m not so sure now! Inspector Sands is actually code for “get ready to run for your fucking life”. […]

Journey times mapped

MySociety’s latest really smart thing is Travel-time maps (via Boing Boing). They show you how long particular journeys take. At the moment there are maps for rail and various other journeys from Cambridge. There is also a map for rail journeys from Edinburgh Waverley station. Very interesting, and potentially useful as well. It seems to […]

Immigration: who is trying to avoid competitive wages?

Immigration seems to be a big issue in America at the moment. Many economists from many points of the political spectrum have signed an open letter on immigration, outlining “the hard-won consensus that economists have come to” on the issue. While it might be a hot topic in America right now, here in Britain it […]

Lazy.b; light.b; lime.c

I am shattered. I feel like I’ve been working hard for a full week, but I totally haven’t. I only went into Edinburgh twice this week and I didn’t even do very much while I was there. (Of course, revision didn’t happen.) The only thing that I can think of is the fact that I […]

Now I know why Radio 4 listeners are so conservative

I am probably your typical lazy student, although I’ve always been an awful morning person so it’s not really anything to do with being a stinky student. So when I have an earlyish lecture, it is a right chore, especially because I have to get up extra early because I have to take the train […]

The train that’s always late

According to this article on BBC News, the railways are actually in pretty good shape. Round here the trains seem to get posher all the time. I used to think those Turbostar Class 170 ones were quite luxurious as trains go (certainly compared to the crummy Class 156s). Then last week I went into a […]

Dog takes train to Kdy

A dog travelled 300 miles on the train, ending up in Kirkcaldy. “Lurchers are very intelligent dogs,” apparently. So what made it get off at Kirkcaldy?!