Category Archives: Wibbles

A place to rant about stuff.

Who do they think they are?

Okay, I came across this site the other day:

They describe themselves as:

The Net Authority is an organization dedicated to the removal of offensive material from the Internet. The online world is teeming with pornography, depravity, blasphemy, and all kinds of hate propaganda. It is our mission to define a set of guidelines to which all information posted on the Internet must adhere, and to hold responsible those who would knowingly break those guidelines.

Erm, who the fuck do they think they are? “To hold responsible those who would knowingly break those guidelines? What the hell do you think you’re going to do about it? You’ve made up your own set of arbitrary guidelines, and want to threaten to somehow punish people who don’t abide by them?
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I hate trains

I’m writing this post on a train, using my Blackberry. Man, I hate rush-hour trains. Given the choice, I ride my motorbike to work, but, unfortunately, its off the road at the moment, waiting for a replacement engine to be couriered down from Wigan.Even if its pissing with rain, I’d still pick the bike over the train, any day. Why? Well, let’s see:

  • The bike costs me about 6-7 quid a day in petrol (and add a few more for maintenance, tyres etc)
  • I leave when I want to leave, get straight out there, pull up outside work, lock up and go in
  • It’s generally an enjoyable ride – filtering through traffic can be quite satisfying :)

Now, for taking the train:

  • The train is costing me just shy of 20 quid for a return ticket
  • I’m standing here all the way to London as there’s no seats free at all
  • I’m surrounded by people – I hate strangers invading my space
  • It’s boiling hot – this was briefly pleasant after freezing my ass off waiting for the train, but is now uncomfortable
  • I had to wait around for the train, and now have to wait at Finsbury Park to change trains, then at Moorgate to get the sardine simulator, sorry, tube
  • I’ll then have to walk about 10/15 minutes from the tube station to work. I don’t mind walking, but its not so fun in the freezing cold or pissing rain.

And they wonder why people in this country drive everywhere rather than using public transport? Perhaps its because, quite frankly, our public transport sucks.

Oh well, here’s my next train.

Those of you who work from home, I envy you, I really, really do.

Are all drivers selfish ignorant idiots?

Okay, my first rant post for my new blog :)

Maybe not quite all, but the majority of drivers out there seem to be inconsiderate idiots who care about nobody but themselves.

I ride to and from work in London on my motorbike, and I’ve lost count of the number of times people randomly change lanes without even looking.

Tonight on the way home, I came across a broken down car – a girl, on her own, in the right-hand lane at a set of traffic lights, with a broken clutch cable.  All the other drivers were squeezing past, some even beeping horns and looking generally annoyed, but not one of them bothered to actually see if they could help.  Even when helping push her car across the road into a side-turning where it was safe, people weren’t leaving room, just endlessly trying to fight their way through.

I know London traffic is horrible and we all want to get home as quickly as possible, but c’mon, surely a tiny little bit of common decency isn’t that hard?