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tonylast

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Nov 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I worked out in our situation it was never worth weekly/monthly tickets, only PAYG or annual. But with annual the gain was so small that it wasn't worth the outlay, especially if you had some WFH.

    Similar here, based in Dartford and commuting into Charing Cross - made myself up a spreadsheet and worked out that even just one day WFH means you can start to save on the season ticket if you pick up one Off-Peak train over the rest of it.

    Time-wise, we're 1hr 15min from door to desk at best or 1hr 35min if you don't catch the 'express' ones. Wouldn't want much more than that really, especially when you think a five day commute on the faster services means being out of the house for an extra twelve hours every week!

    I'm fortunate that working from home is an option at least a couple of days a week and flexible hours means I can save time as well as take advantage of the Off-Peak services at £4.40 a time instead of £7.60 on contactless and save quite a bit compared to the annual option.

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    Could just pick up an Everdrive to load ROMs onto?

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    We were awful today, almost like the players were playing in a testimonial - we’ve picked up more injuries since beating City and are crying out for a centre-half or centre-midfielder to get back off the physio’s table, but no excuse for that performance.

    Nothing else to add really. Concerned our heads’ll drop after that though...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We’ve got the Yale wireless too - just the basic one though. All we wanted was something visible as a deterrent, so didn’t bother with cameras etc..

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    Woken up...checked the BBC Football site...it really happened!

    Best game I think I’ve ever seen at Carrow Road. Despite an incredibly long injury list we beat them and did it playing football with no shithousing.

    So proud of the team, and so pleased for Farke. Now for Burnley and Palace away...

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    My thought too, but apparently it's a no.

    Can she get him along to a store to see how the iPad looks and works with a keyboard cover? It sounds like an ideal fit for the use case, and sometimes it just needs someone to see it looks like a laptop to get them off the idea of 'I don't want a tablet' - they're not stupidly cheap to purchase, but they really are a lovely size and should last for years without getting clogged up.

    Would suggest somewhere like John Lewis, where it doesn't feel too 'tech-y' - we just picked one up from there as they had an offer on the keyboard cover, got the 64GB iPad Air and cover for £550.

    If it really is a no, how about the MacBook Air? I'm still using my mid-2012 model for design work so even that would be over the top for email and browsing!

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    Well at least I can say I’ve been to Crawley, another ground ticked and one more to come on Saturday at West Ham - haven’t done two ticks in a week for years!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Garmin are running a ‘coffee and cake’ promotion...buy a 530 or 830 and you can claim a £50 pre-paid card thirty days after purchase.

    List of participating retailers here: https://www.garminrewards.co.uk/retailer­s

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    ...it will be bare wires...

    Read a tip somewhere (may have been AV Forums) that suggested avoiding this where possible when routing cables and using conduits all the way as all it takes is an inquisitive rat/mouse/creature and you have to do it all again.

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    Thanks both. May turn the power off and take a look before committing myself fully! House was built in 2007 and only had a few owners so I'd hope not too much has been meddled with...

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