Exploring the Domesday data

I was pretty excited to learn this week about Domesday Reloaded. The Domesday project aimed to take a snapshot of British life in 1986. 25 years on, the BBC are looking to update it to document the changes that have taken place since then. I have been interested in the Domesday project for a while. […]

What the Foulkes?

As a fairly heavy user of trains, I was interested to hear on the radio this morning that Scotland’s trains are all going to be re-painted in a standardised Scotland-wide livery. It sounds reasonably sensible to me. I never got why trains from the west used that old-fashioned maroon and beige colour scheme, particularly when […]

Jinx!

It seemed to be going so well too. In 2006, Scotland’s rail service was pretty good from my perspective. The route I take — Fife to Edinburgh — is meant to be one of the worst in the country, but I think it is fine. Granted, I no longer have to go at peak time […]

Albatross crossing

A little part of my everyday life was changed recently. It was changed in a way that could have potentially made things better for everyone. Instead, it’s a stinking mess-up. Worse things might happen at sea. But more irritating things don’t. There is a particularly awkward cross-junction near the train station in Kirkcaldy. It’s not […]

No time to stand in a queue

Have I been writing too much about queues? The good folks at Standinaqueue must think I’m encroaching on their territory too much, for which I apologise. But if there were to be a blog that was the opposite of Standinaqueue — a blog dedicated to avoiding queues at all costs — I think they should […]

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 […]

Given a bad name

Bobbie Johnson has found out why he is often asked questions at airports. But it seems as though Garry had better watch out aswell. Oo-er.

I can’t be arsed getting angry

I can’t be arsed getting angry. But whilst terrorism is boring, civil liberties aren’t. So I’m just going to link to a lot of people who have got angry today. I did stick these on the linklog, but there were far too many good posts today so I thought I’d make a proper post to […]

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 […]