Holy Trinity Church Hardel Walk
The Big Dig

The spire of Holy Trinity Church seen from Cressingham Gardens.  Split level houses on Hardel Walk. Wild flowers growing adjacent to Brockwell Park on the site of The Big Dig, a London wide project for enthusiastic urban gardeners.

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Sorry II – blame HostMyBytes

January 6th, 2019

Sorry again it’s been down for days. As I said previously for $10 per annum I get a lousy service. I’m looking for a better server. The blog is still active and if you want an alternative there’s a backup here https://singleaspect.wordpress.com/

Earlier this year I decided to fulfill a long held ambition to find out what running a Low End Box entailed and found somebody to teach me. After a few days instruction I had one running for $10 annually and then paid for three more so I now have four Virtual Private Servers running in New York, one of which hosts this blog.

What I hadn’t bargained for was the downtime. Because it is so cheap (£7pa) I think they have over promised and under delivered in other words I think they have more customers than they have server space for so rotate the rented server space i.e. 95% uptime instead of the 99.999% uptime you get with more expensive hosting.

There is no way of predicting when the VPS will be down and out of the four I rent, one may be down at any time, normally for at least 24 hours and more often for a number of days.

So if you can’t connect to this blog one day, sorry. It’s not that I’ve closed the blog it’s just that for $10 a year I don’t get a 24/7 service. There’s always https://singleaspect.wordpress.com/ as an alternative which is the same thing in a different format.

We’re moving – slowly

November 22nd, 2018

This is the first step in a six month move. I have decided that for two reasons it is time to move the blog. The first reason is financial, there is no reason to go on paying for domain name hosting and server space with the administration this involves, when the blog can sit on a WordPress.com platform troublefree.

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Contact

November 14th, 2018

I have dropped my email address from this blog owing to a deluge of spam. If you want to get in touch with the author of the Single Aspect Blog leave a comment under any article and I will respond to you in due course.

World War 1

November 11th, 2018

I cannot begin to comprehend the First World War. I have never understood war at all, beyond the occasional need perhaps for two angry men to knock seven bells out of each other to settle a misunderstanding in a pub. I have never ever understood why these differences of opinion have to be extended to encompass entire nations and destroy civilisations. So today when I read this Tweet from Tom Cordell I thought yes, I agree with you and that’s why I’m posting it here.

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

November 4th, 2018

New Labour, you started this.

Bookmakers taking huge profits and football clubs taking sponsorship from gambling and leaving the NHS to pick up the bill and families to face grief is privatising profit and nationalising consequences.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/04/end-scourge-of-fixed-odds-betting-terminals

Austerity isn’t over

November 1st, 2018

Right to buy – Richard Blyth

October 31st, 2018

Sutton Estate dual aspect

October 26th, 2018