Bridge to New Islington Tram Stop

New BridgeUnder planning proposal 106102/JO/2014/N2 there is a plan to put a bridge, and access in from the Marina side of the Ashton Canal to the Tram stop.

It looks like the hand rail work is either like for like on the bridge, or has already been done…

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The stairs are yet to be reinstated

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This is where the path will go through:

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You can see the TfGM tram stops on the other side of the grass.
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Trolling at work

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

I have been working at CASS Industries for a while, one of my co-workers changed the logon music on a computer I use at work to the theme tune for 1980s Austrialian childrens TV show “Skippy The Bush Kangaroo”.

He listens to Radio 4 a fair bit, and as a revenge trolling I going to broadcast over the top…

Using a Raspberry Pi I am going to broadcast a song continuiously…

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).

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Dear people, you are doing it wrong…

Again… go skippy’s, or eCar’s site is not skippy.org.uk

This page will keep getting updated with examples of people who can’t follow simple instructions:

Dear Skippy,

Ionut Cristian Otincilescu <otinionut@gmail.com> has written to you on the subject: Phone Contact

Hello, I’ve missed a call from you (01179066900) this morning. Can you tell me please what is all about?

Kind Regards

Your Webserver

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Ionut Cristian Otincilescu
otinionut@gmail.com
07716676881

 

Dear Skippy,

Paul Ash <paul_ash@btinternet.com> has written to you on the subject: car insurance

It took 2 weeks to change car insurance from one vehicle to another. Constant phone calls and emails. NOT good enough. I am STILL waiting for my certificate. I will NEVER use your company again

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

 

Dear Skippy,

debbie goodall <debbie.lill@yahoo.co.uk> has written to you on the subject: waiting for documents

it has been three weeks since i took out a policy with you for car insurance. i still havn’t received my documents?? i would appreciate it if you could phone me on my new number: 0776 217 0475. Thanks!

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

 

Dear Skippy,

Priti <pritipandya@hotmail.co.uk> has written to you on the subject: Day insurance

For Nissan car

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

I don’t think they know what happens to idiots abusing my contact form!

And another idiot!

Dear Skippy,

Tony Yates has written to you on the subject: Scooter insurance

I think I need some scoot insurance, please can you call me to sort a cover note out?
Thanks
Tony

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

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Tony Yates
toonyyates@gmail.com
07708239635

I don’t think either goSkippy car insurance, or eCar do scooter insurance… and I assume given Tony’s comprehension level he means one without a motor…! However after I pointed him back in the direction of this very post. Tony abused my contact form again…

Dear Skippy,

Tony Yates has written to you on the subject: Scooter insurance

I seen on your website that you don’t do scooter insurance if it has no motor, but it does have a motor, it is a 50cc petrol scooter.
Thanks
Tony

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

—–
Tony Yates
toonyyates@gmail.com

I can only assume he is really stupid!

And now for David Young:

Dear Skippy,

David Young has written to you on the subject: Spam texts

Hey

Can you please remove my number from your mailing list.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Your Webserver :)

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David Young
sorrywillnotprovide@confidential.co.uk
07708239635

I don’t think I run a SMS marketing server or a SMS spam server for either eCar or goSkippy car insurance.

Will this be the Downfall of the ACC?

The Association of Continues Cruisers is now operating outside its constitutional remit. this is not opinion, this is a fact, where my opinion is present in this post it will be written as such.

The Constitution was the central document for the ACC, it was front and centre on the website at http://www.associationofcontinuouscruisers.org.uk/constitution, Steve Jay seems to have accidentally deleted it (my back up here, wayback machine here, and PDF). It was placed in the public domain so that members, and non members alike could see what the ACC was about, and what its aims were (§4).
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Maker Faire Newcastle

Am I being trolled?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

I have been mistaken for Go Skippy Car insurance quite offten! even though my blog has attracted other peoples negative reviews of Go Skippy Car Insurance, (I have not won any Positive or good reviews of Go Skippy).

So to try and limit the number of people who got confused and try to get me to phone them about their car or van insurance policies, I added the following text to my contact form:
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New Islington Free School

Over the weekend I received a letter from Julie Roscoe (head of planning at Manchester City Council) informing me that application number 104709/FO/2014/N1: “erection of a part 2, part single story building to form a new 2-form entry school with associated car parking, landscaping, play areas, boundary treatment and vehicular access from Old Mill Street” had been passed after careful consideration of the proposal, it had however been subject to 34 conditions.

Conditions attached to the planning permission include:

  • Off site highway works
  • the submission of a travel plan strategy
  • CCTV details
  • canal protection measures during construction
  • secure by design measures

I have written back to Sue Wills (Case officer) asking for details on the 34 conditions. however am yet to receive a response.

With the Rochdale Canal making up the main route too and from Great Ancoats Street, and it being a Mecca for drug users

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Graffiti “art”, littering (including broken glass, used condoms) drinking, Prostitution, oh and on more than a few occasions human excrement.

I hope the council will see fit to clean up the area.

The Ancoats Canal Project do a great job, however the police and the council seem unable to care less.

Let’s hope the presence of a school will help?