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Entries from June 17th, 2017

New ways to spend money

June 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Life, Technology

It seems like each new advance in technology just gives you more opportunities to spend money buying stuff you already have. The advent of CD led a lot of people to buy new copies of LPs they had on vinyl – a trend that is now getting reversed to an extent. The advent of DVD […]

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Silent crossing

June 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I learned a new thing today, while I was crossing London Road. The crossing by the junction with Martyrs Avenue has pelican crossings, or maybe they are puffin crossings, anyway they have the little buttons for pedestrians to push, and the bumpy pavement bits so that blind people know there is a crossing there, but […]

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One-wheel drive

June 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I think I have done my bit for increasing the general level of happiness in Crawley this week, because when is a fat bloke on a bicycle not funny? And if he is puffing away, even though not going very fast it is just funnier. The thing is I have had early meetings in the […]

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Only an idiot

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Politics

At the council today I gave the go-ahead to a change that only an idiot could object to. I have been down to Corals to place a bet on how many councillors will complain and who they will be. Just wondering what to spend my winnings on.

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Mexico to Jamaica

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Music

Somehow this managed to escape my attention when it came out last month, but Ozomatli have a new album out (Spotify) called Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica. About ten years ago, Ozomatli started getting a bit of a reputation as one of the best live acts in the world, with a lively mixture of Mexican-flavoured Latin […]

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Letting the side down

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I do feel like I have betrayed my basic priciples today. I worked from home, but still wore my work suit. To make up for it, when I clocked off I changed into cargo shorts and a t-shirt to go to a council event.

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Glad all over

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Politics

Now the election is finally done and I am not feeling so much “Glad all over” like the Dave Clark Five sang but “glad its all over”, and I’m sure I am not alone in that. There does seem to be a bit of election fatigue round here. Because we elect our borough council by […]

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