Sunday, November 12, 2006
Ceefax on a Mac, Chavs on the loose and fishing.
I went shopping with my sister and Mum yesterday afternoon; we decided to head for the Crayford retail park. Sat at in my sister's car at the traffic lights in Crayford High Street we watched as a gang of between ten and fifteen feral Chavs ran riot, attacking a double decker bus and generally causing fear and chaos in a quiet shopping area as they charged along the high street, pushing passers by out of their way and generally being threatening; a Remington 12 gauge pump gun would have been very welcome. If you happen to be aquainted with a Chav, you can download and print out a certificate of Chavness from here.
Check out the photo of my old Apple iMac above; if you want to know how I managed to hack it to receive Ceefax pages, drop me a line and maybe I will let you know. Look Around You for the answer.
Simon at work was asking about my amateur radio equipment, so a photo of my fairly modest gear is also enclosed above; please click on any photo for a larger image with greater detail.
I have added a few photos to my Flickr account - you can view them here.
One of the (few) compensations for living in Erith is the proximity of the River Thames - it runs past not very far from the back of my house, and I can see ships passing from my home office window. I went for a walk along the pier and jetty alongsde Morrison's this afternoon; it was very quiet, peaceful and a real departure from normal Erith life; a number of blokes sitting together fishing, talking and drinking tea from a communal Thermos flask (why is angling such a sex specific pastime?) It could have been a scene from a Hogarth painting.