Friday, August 07, 2009

Question Time

Just testing 'Twitter' to see if it's back after yesterday's massive 'Distributed Denial of Service Attack' DDoS, allegedly by Russian hackers. It appears to be working OK but the less than tacit message from whoever was responisble for the outage at Facebook, Google and Twitter is very clear: "We can take your network down any time we like and the same is true of large parts of your critical national infrastructure too!"

Back here in Thanet, we've the BBC's 'Question Time' taking place at the Margate Winter Gardens a 7pm and I've a ticket. How quite I'm going to get there in time after flying a wedding banner over Deal castle at 5pm is another question but I'll certainly give it a try but don't expect me to be looking smart. Best hide at the back of the audience somewhere.

I've just finished reading today's Thanet Gazette and why anyone would want to visit our small island after reading it, is anyone's guess. Personally I find the pages and the editorial they contain deeply depressing, negative and I find it quite dismaying, that the Gazette struggles to find anything positive and normally not, about any aspect of living in Thanet!

Before I try and get this afternoon's wedding in, I have to drop by Westgate's Lymington road for the opening of the new recreation area. It's been a long time coming but thanks to the help and support of Kent county councillor, Robert Burgess and others , it's finally arrived.


Eastcliff Richard said...

It's Any Questions actually Simes. So don't be disappointed if you don't get to meet David Dimbleby.

In fact you won't even get to meet Jonathan Dimbleby as it's being chaired by PM comedian Eddie Mair.

Still, they know a good thing when they see it as they're having their pre-gig tea here in the Millionaires' Playground!

DrM. said...

Silly me!! Sadly, I can't afford tea in the millionaires playground, maybe one day perhaps!

Peter Checksfield said...

Surely the front page of the Gazette featured some potentially positive news?!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you breaking the planning conditions at Maypole again,(NO comercial flying)r

Anonymous said...

Which stories are depressing you DRM?

DrM. said...

I recall that when you last raised the subject 4:24 I explained that towing a banner is not always a commercial flying activity. In fact the CAA are quite ambivalent on the same subject!

Running a flying school or a charter airline, such as NetJets wuld be of course!