I’ve suspected it, but it’s nice to have confirmation -it is cheaper for me to use Oyster Pay as you go then a Transport For London (TfL) travel code for my commutes between Zone 5 and Zone 1. Is it cheaper for you? (by looks of things, only if you regularly travel in to London during the weekend is it even worth considering a TravelCard).
Month: January 2009
I’m just helping somebody find temporary wireless internet access (ideally free wireless in London), and I remembered The Cloud. Their pricing is a bit odd: for Pay as you go access, the price if £6.99 for 3 hours or £9.99 for 24 hours, or you can go for their subscription wireless access, it’s £6.99 for a whole month. There must be a snag there – who would pay for 24 hours access, when it’s cheaper to get 30 days?
This comic on xkcd is quite relevant at the moment Yes, I’m splitting up with my other half – No, don’t panic K, I’m not really 😉 But she and I were watching Firefly over the weekend (10 out of 14 episodes done: big pity they cancelled it) and we did find it annoying that we didn’t understand the Chinese language in it: and we know at nearly the big “three oh”, we’re both going to find it difficult to learn a new language (especially since we would prefer to learn Japanese or Mandarin/Cantonese) as our brains have “solidified”.. Shame! Anybody got any tips for learning totally new languages when you are a bit old in the tooth? Neither of us know any other languages (apart from several computer languages and very basic French: but those don’t count)…
I’ve just wasted a few hours trying to get Zend_Session (part of the PHP Zend Framework) working correctly – previously, on this codebase, I had “rolled my own” cookie and session management system, but I thought I’d do it properly and utilise the Zend_Session system and store it all in a database… It didn’t work. Short answer as to why my sessions weren’t saving into the database (even after I switched to using the “default” Zend_Session_SaveHandler_DbTable ) was that I was setting up the session within the “routeStartup” section of Initalizer.php (which is loaded, in MVC fashion, via the bootstrap.php file). Changing bootstrap.php to: // Prepare the front controller. $frontController = Zend_Controller_Front::getInstance(); // Change to ‘production’ parameter under production environemtn $frontController->registerPlugin(new Initializer(‘development’)); $maxSessionTime=60*60*24*30*6; // six months Zend_Session::setSaveHandler(new My_Session_DbTable($maxSessionTime)); Zend_Session::rememberMe($maxSessionTime); (i.e. take move the session savehandler out of the Initializer, but keep all the $thingy=new Zend_Session_Namespace whereever they are needed) means it started to work. Most annoying thing: that there was no reason it didn’t work (no warnings, no errors, no documentation hints and no ‘out of place feeling’). Meh.
When Policeman start looking younger You don’t remember being absentminded. You have more patience; but actually, it’s just that you don’t care any more. Your memory is shorter and your complaining is longer. You look forward to a dull evening. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room. Your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio. You begin every other sentence with, “Nowadays…” A ‘late night’ now ends at 11 pm. When the actor playing Doctor Who is younger than you *sigh*