Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Spam

I wonder what is happening, I'm starting to get some. Strange, but annoying. You really need to watch out for phishing, i.e. e-mails claiming to be from somewhere, when they are not. I have found a few from eBay and PayPal claiming strange activity on an account apparently belongs to me.

Buses in Edinburgh

The dispute with Lothian Buses drivers is now over.

Great, I'll get the refund for the inconvenience of buses not turning up.


I have noticed that they are trying to bull-doze through the trams, when there are far too many buses runing in the place that the trams are due to run.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Glad I didn't renew my bus pass

I'm Glad I didn't bother renewing my Lothian Buses bus pass at the end of last week.
Why? Quite simple. Had I taken the bus today I would have missed the two connections because the 37A was running on time.
The shortest route by bus to Roslin for me, is to take the 18 to Kaimes cross roads. Fingers crossed the 18 was running on time. Then I have to hope that the 37A is running 2 minutes late, otherwise I miss it and the next connection, with the 15A from Bilston into Roslin.
The problem with taking the earlier 18 is that the 15A only runs every hour, if I have to wait more than 10 minutes on the 15A, I'm faster walking!
By the time I'm missing either the 15A or 37A on a regular basis, I'm as well cycling the whole route, it only takes around 10 minutes longer than the fastest time I have managed by bus!
Most importantly, it is considerably more reliable!