Posts by Gregor Ronald

  • Polity: Hooton’s Zombie Apocalypse,

    This sort of distraction is straight from the Crosby-Textor songbook.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: So Farewell Then, UCSA, in reply to Alice Ronald,

    Funny, I haven't heard that story before!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: So Farewell Then, UCSA,

    I saw Blerta perform in the ballroom in the early 70s. It's a shame that the plans for a new building don't include a replacement for the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, but as the English Department has almost been eliminated I guess there's not a lot of drama happening. Sigh...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    What Tom Wolfe called The Masters Of The Universe, in his novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities. http://bit.ly/1K7p4dT

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I'm 66 and still actively working in educational IT. Every day I get weak excuses from 50-somethings who say "I'm not as good as the youngsters". FFS, you can LEARN this stuff...!!!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Howard Edwards,

    After the big Chch quake, our POTS landline with analog handset was our lifeline. Cell tower batteries died after 12 hours, phones died in a day or so, but the old school phone plugged on...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Alst,

    Yep, used by Telecom (sorry, Post Office) techs to check if a line's working properly. 136 did something as well, can't remember what though.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Hebe,

    Probably at Eric Scott's old house nearer to the Banks Ave corner, he had a massive vege garden & orchard.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Yes Rob, the land has sunk - our River Rd section is about a metre lower than it was. Standing on it now you look up to Banks Ave School, but we used to be level with it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Hebe,

    We really were looking forward to rebuilding on our River Rd section near Banks Ave, it was a lovely area of town to live; close to the CBD, a good little cafe scene developing in Stanmore Rd, Palms Mall not far away, plus doctors schools etc. But not to be...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 84 posts Report Reply

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