Daily Archives: Friday, 11th May 2012

Weight and Stuff Report – 11 May 2012

Hmm, up again today, mutter, mutter. Motivation lacking again, probably because the rain drowned it.

After yesterday’s fun with the ticket machine, I got to the station in good time this morning. The first bit of fun was that I was too early for the artificial stupidity of the automatic ticket barrier to let me on to the platform area[1]. The next bit of fun was that I decided to check my work mobile phone for emails while I was waiting for the train. I don’t always do this before I board, but it was just as well I did. I found I’d missed a call, a text message and an email[2] telling me that the meeting I was going to in Leeds had been cancelled. So, I went into work instead, a little[3] earlier than my usual start time. And had a long day. Mutter.

Today’s picture is from my visit to York in April – a peaceful view of the river Ouse



Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/160s
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Location 53° 57.595′ 0″ N 1° 5.2493′ 0″ W

[1] This is worth a good mutter. I had an “off peak” ticket, which isn’t valid for trains before 8:30, or some other arbitrary time, depending on where you’re going. A human would understand that you want to get to the right platform before the train arrives. The barrier just says “sod off, ticket not valid at this time of day”. A human was available and let me through.
[2] Phone was in my bag while I was on the bus. It did vibrate, but not in a way distinguishable from normal emails arriving…
[3] To be greeted by the the expected sarcastic remarks from co-workers not used to seeing me that early, of course