August 31st, 2005Uncategorized
August 27th, 2005Uncategorized
I’ve only just found citystats.org, which gives information and maps for Brighton. The mapping is pre-google maps so it feels clunky, but on the other hand the data is Ordnanace Survey to 100m (meters) plus photos to that sort of level too. I couldn’t find any mention of Jedis in the census data for religion, so that must have been bucketed into “other”.
August 17th, 2005General
So, Hull have got off to an okay start in the Championship, shame about losing to Wolves on Saturday though – and of course it had to be Wolves, Richard’s Dad’s team . I’m glad I only had a couple of quid riding on it!Tags: hull city
August 9th, 2005Uncategorized
Watching many many people doing the actions to a certain village people song while following a bus was a memorable sight, not quite captured by the video, but it gives you the idea (best with sound on):
August 4th, 2005Uncategorized
The other week I had a business meeting in Manchester, and, to cut a long story short, there’s no good way to get Brighton to Manchester for a day trip unless you hire a helicopter. I didn’t hire a helicopter, although I did look into that option.
Of the sane options — drive, train, fly — the cost/time/environment equation for a trip was surprising to me.
By car the journey would have taken 5hr 30mins (one way), pushed out about 0.21 tonnes of CO2 and cost something like £180+ as I would have to had hired a car for this journey the way things panned out. I’m not willing to drive 11 hours in one day.
I don’t know what the CO2 would be like for the train trip (I suspect the lowest) but it was the most expensive at £250 — I had no idea it was possible to pay so much for a standard one-day return fare. That trip would have taken 4+ hours with two changes and a taxi. Not too bad.
The option I went for was to fly: including taxis and taxes and trains and waiting around at airports it worked out to £220 and a 3hr 50min door-to-door trip. And less CO2 than the car, at 0.06 tonnes. That’s the part I can’t understand. Maybe I’m not using the calculator correctly, or have I misunderstood the air-travel-will-destory-the-planet reports?