Viewing entries posted in September 2014

RE: DocSquid Not Well

Posted by "Stephen Briggs" <sbriggs-at-pragmasis.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Gene Rankin [mailto:gene.rankin-at-gmail.com] wrote:
>
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Stephen Briggs
> <sbriggs-at-pragmasis.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > FYI I've just got back from taking Sarah into hospital :-(
> She's been
> > coughing up blood last week and again today. Allegedly no beds
> > available until I did a bit of gentle e-mailing with the
> consultants
> > and yippee, a bed became available this afternoon :-) She's
> not been
> > brilliant for some months but, with people booked on photo
> courses she
> > teaches, etc etc, she's been reluctant to take time out to
> go in for
> > treatment, and she's perhaps ended up worse as a result.
> Anyway, she's
> > in the right place now so hopefully soon on the mend.
> >
> Fingers crossed.
>
> > Heartlands hospital isn't the most enjoyable of places so
> even the odd
> > GWS e-mail will be much appreciated I'm sure. Her e-mail is
> > swalters-at-pragmasis.com
> >
>
> Done.

Brilliant. Thanks muchly.

Cheers,

Steve.

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Re: DocSquid Not Well

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Stephen Briggs <sbriggs-at-pragmasis.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> FYI I've just got back from taking Sarah into hospital :-( She's been
> coughing up blood last week and again today. Allegedly no beds
> available until I did a bit of gentle e-mailing with the consultants
> and yippee, a bed became available this afternoon :-) She's not been
> brilliant for some months but, with people booked on photo courses she
> teaches, etc etc, she's been reluctant to take time out to go in for
> treatment, and she's perhaps ended up worse as a result. Anyway, she's
> in the right place now so hopefully soon on the mend.
>
Fingers crossed.

> Heartlands hospital isn't the most enjoyable of places so even the odd
> GWS e-mail will be much appreciated I'm sure. Her e-mail is
> swalters-at-pragmasis.com
>

Done.

ObYank
--
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've
got it made." Groucho Marx said that.

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DocSquid Not Well

Posted by "Stephen Briggs" <sbriggs-at-pragmasis.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Hi All,

FYI I've just got back from taking Sarah into hospital :-( She's been
coughing up blood last week and again today. Allegedly no beds
available until I did a bit of gentle e-mailing with the consultants
and yippee, a bed became available this afternoon :-) She's not been
brilliant for some months but, with people booked on photo courses she
teaches, etc etc, she's been reluctant to take time out to go in for
treatment, and she's perhaps ended up worse as a result. Anyway, she's
in the right place now so hopefully soon on the mend.

Heartlands hospital isn't the most enjoyable of places so even the odd
GWS e-mail will be much appreciated I'm sure. Her e-mail is
swalters-at-pragmasis.com

I have to say we were well impressed with the attentiveness she was
given as we arrived today so hopefully that will continue over the
next few days/however long she's in there.

Cheers,

Steve.

--
Stephen Briggs
Engineering Director
Pragmasis Limited
www.SecurityForBikes.com - Ethical Engineering
www.alvecotewood.co.uk - Ancient Woodland for Wildlife
Tel: 01827 286267 Fax: 01827 701902

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Re: Road - The Dunlop story BBC NI

Posted by Paul Willis <flymo748-at-googlemail.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony <tonyrudd2-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> If you have access to BBC Northern Ireland then the "Road" documentary is
> showing at 20:30 on Monday 6th Oct.
>
> DURATION: 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES
>
> For two generations the Dunlop family from Northern Ireland has dominated
> motorcycle road racing. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary is the
> dramatic, tragic and inspirational story of two sets of Dunlop brothers -
> Joey and Robert, William and Michael. Brothers united by success, and
> united by loss.

Inky has already set the Sky box to record :-)

We went to see it in the cinema when it first was released, and it was
powerful then. Oddly enough, I think that it will be better on the
tellybox thing, as the stories will be more intimate to the viewer,
IYSWIM.

Cheers
Flymo

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Road - The Dunlop story BBC NI

Posted by Tony <tonyrudd2-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Hi All,

If you have access to BBC Northern Ireland then the "Road" documentary is
showing at 20:30 on Monday 6th Oct.

DURATION: 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES

For two generations the Dunlop family from Northern Ireland has dominated
motorcycle road racing. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary is the
dramatic, tragic and inspirational story of two sets of Dunlop brothers -
Joey and Robert, William and Michael. Brothers united by success, and
united by loss.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jhws7

Cheers
Tony

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Re: Full-hard copper, or beryllium copper

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

On Mon, 2014-09-29 at 14:29 +0100, andy pugh wrote:

>> http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CS1920slash30.html

But to me that screams out

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tender_loving_care

Sorry


--
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Full-hard copper, or beryllium copper

Posted by Richard Purdie <rpurdie-at-rpsys.net> on 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

On Mon, 2014-09-29 at 14:29 +0100, andy pugh wrote:
> Yes, but I _will_ know. And the switch is one of the more hilarious
> parts of the bike. Amusingly the fire engine uses ordinary Edwardian
> light switches in this style:
> http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CS1920slash30.html

So did my house until recently, along with wood, glass and porcelain
fuse boxes and so on. The ones that fizzed when you switched them and
then hummed whilst the current was flowing were my favourites.

I have some attachment to many of the house's original features, those
were not one of them.

--
RP

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Re: Still thinking about a small trailie

Posted by Jenny List <jennyalto-at-gmail.com> on 29 September 2014 | 0 Comments

>> OK, imagine you're going to your parents place in winter. Are you
>> happier tackling the little roads on a sportsbike or a trailie?
>
> Both bikes are actually equally hopeless on ice. The GasGas is further
> to fall, but cheaper and easier to pick up.

True, it does get a lot colder half way up the Pennines. Ee, it's grim
oop North, and all that.

Jenny

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Re: Still thinking about a small trailie

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 29 September 2014 | 0 Comments

On 29/09/2014 20:16, Gene Rankin wrote:

> Knees up -at- your chin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZJHoO11zNI ?????

> Peeps will larf. ;-)
>


--
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Still thinking about a small trailie

Posted by Jenny List <jennyalto-at-gmail.com> on 29 September 2014 | 0 Comments

> My GasGas is only slow because it is geared to climb trees. It reaches
> 65 (redline in 6th) pretty swiftly. I would have thought it would pull
> 80mph gearing to the national speed limit without too much bother.
> I still think I prefer something with road suspension and road tyres
> and a surplus 100hp on actual roads though.

OK, imagine you're going to your parents place in winter. Are you
happier tackling the little roads on a sportsbike or a trailie?

Oxfordshire's roads aren't as steep, but then again the Slowitt roads
don't flood in the same way.

I know these roads, and I know their traffic and riding conditions.
I've used them all my life. Trust me, an extra 100hp will not be a
huge amount of use to me as a commuter on them.

https://goo.gl/maps/nhwTE

The obvious route via the A34 is not somewhere I like to be at peak
time on or in any vehicle.[1]

Jenny

[1] Except the Deere. That would *really* piss off all the BMWs.

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