Slightly miffed. Atkinson’s car park in Sheffield used to be dirt cheap on evenings and Sundays – only 50p per hour. A new tariff started this weekend and it’s now £1 per hour!

They’re still cheaper than most of the other car parks in the city centre, so I’ll probably continue to park there.

I’ve been to London more times than I care to imagine. The problem is I’ve done all the tourist stuff I want to see, so any visits I make have turned into “which suburb have I not been to yet?”. I’ve got a forthcoming visit to go to a gig, so need to kill time in the day. For no particular reasons, I’m considering one of these random locations to drop into:

  • Dagenham
  • Eltham
  • Penge

Other suggestions (to go to or to avoid) would be entertained, comment away!

Northern Trains’s Delay Repay portal where deleting a redundant entry from an address field doesn’t actually delete it!

I presume the lack of postal correspondence from them is a result of them thinking I now live at:
<New number and street name>
<Old street name>
<Old suburb>
<New post town>
<New postcode>

I’d have hoped number and postcode would have been sufficient for the post, but, never mind.

Made a relatively easy journey by rail yesterday (Chesterfield to Headingley). Let’s see how that went.

  • Itinerary 1: Chesterfield to Sheffield cancelled – broken overhead power lines.
  • Itinerary 2: Sheffield to Leeds cancelled – no train crew.
  • Itinerary 3: Leeds to Headingley cancelled – broken train.

Fairly well then, only arrived two and a half hours later than planned.

Looking at the webshite logs, it appears I’ve ended up on the l33t hax0rs brute-force attempt list. Multiple failed attempts to log in using a variety of user names. Not that they would have ever got in, seeing as I’ve deliberately used a long password and 2FA.

It’s clogging up my logs and using precious bandwidth anyway so some black magic is now in place which should stop that in future.

Hooray, I’ve received my first spam comment on the website. Weirdly, rather than the usual suspects of porno, viagra or money/crypto scams, it was attempting to shill plastic piping in Russian. I didn’t click the link so it could have been a bait and switch for one of the aforementioned usual suspects.

I’ve now given £30 to Akismet to do spam scanning, as it’s worked pretty well when I’ve used it previously. Hopefully that will stop further attempts.