03 February 2014

Monday miscellany

London's ghost stations - find a larger version here

"According to parliamentarians, sightings of mouse colonies are common in Westminster and MPs have reported droppings and nibbled corners on official documents." So Battersea Dog & Cats home has drawn up a list of top mousers and is offering them to be rehomed ... in the Houses of Parliament.

A couple of small points of interest in Blackheath -

A question of blog etiquette: how much editing to do? I recently received (forwarded via automatic email) this comment on a post I wrote on the Ragged Cloth Cafe blog -

"New comment on your post "When art is temporary, does it last? (by Margaret Cooter)"
Author : hottest soccer news (IP: ,
E-mail  [deleted by me]
URL    : [deleted by me]
Whois  : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/
I tend not to write a great deal of responses, but after reading a few
of the responses on this page When art is temporary, does it
last? (by Margaret Cooter) | Ragged Cloth Cafe, serving Art and Textiles.
I do have a few questions for you if you do
not mind. Could it be only me or does it look like like some of these responses come across like
they are written by brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are writing on other social sites, I'd like to keep up with anything new you have to post.
Would you make a list of every one of your social networking pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

It plainly has nothing to do with my post and is sent out automatically in some way. What I'm wondering is ... what's in it for him? Does he think people will respond? My inclination is to delete it immediately ... but as it's not defamatory or suchlike, that seems to be an over-reaction - yet it contributes nothing to the discussion. And the author (or his autopilot avatar) won't know it's gone.

Trash it or spam it?

Degrees have been conferred (at the Barbican) and photographers are out in full force -

There's been a coffee explosion in London, with lots of independent coffee shops springing up - now they've been classified into eight types - who knew? 

1 comment:

Kathleen Loomis said...

Re the message from the guy concerned about the brain-dead -- spam it. I've seen that message at least a dozen times on my various blogs. I have no idea what's in it for him, except that probably if you click back on his link you will either go to a porn site or be hacked.