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Saturday, 30 April 2005

Street furniture?

bus detector?As I was on the coach to work this morning (the last ever one to go down Crawley Green Road, unless enough pressure can be brought to bear to persuade Arriva to reconsider) I finally got the chance to photograph a piece of street furniture that has been puzzling me for a good while (click the picture to the right for bigger - as with most you'll find in this blog).

My initial supposition is that it's some kind of device to detect the proximity of high vehicles (such as buses) or some kind of infra-red beam detector. There isn't a matching one on the other side of the road, though. Perhaps someone who knows London better than I would be able to shed some light....

It's been a muggy, warm day today - perfect to be gently wandering round a perfectly air-conditioned office, sorting some delightfully tricky problems out. As it happens, our office has little metal grilles in the ceiling, but I don't think they do anything; the windows have been wide open all day and I recquisitioned a fan on a stick (I think the official name is 'pedestal') to point at my desk. The work hasn't been too bad, at least when I had been distracted from the tedium of software testing by some little engineering problems; it's nice to get my hands dirty on occasion!

Two random photos from Woodside...
baby kid
Ahh.. baby goat!
comedy llama
Comedy llama!

I'm hoping to go for a drink with my old pal Alec at the new-look Wyvern pub round the corner when I get home; the great news is that it's non-smoking, so I won't come home reeking. The developers have done a lot of really good work - it, and the fact that they're serving food now, certainly appears to have paid off, as the car park has been quite full when we've been past.

It'll be an early start tomorrow (the first attempt to catch the elusive weekend coach)... I'm sure I'll cope, though.

Posted by james at April 30, 2005 8:49 PM

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