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Tube-by-SMS Jul. 20th, 2004 03:22 pm
A reminder for anyone (like me) who'd forgotten about these services, or never seen them.

http://mobile.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/html/jp/sms_services.jsp

Upd Eeep.

(will have changed later, but as of 1537 it's nasty)
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From: deliberateblank
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 02:53 pm (Link)
And they're all down to separate simultaneous faults!

We have:
* signalling problems at Leytonstone Station
* defective train at Walthamstow Central Station
* signal failure at Stratford Station
* track defect at East Ham Station
* signalling problems at Camden Town Station
* defective train at Willesden Green Station
* an earlier defective train at Willesden Green

(The map confused me initially, until I figured out that it highlights things that aren't working rather than things that are. It's ideal state is everything greyed out.)
From: fellcat
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 03:45 pm (Link)
Your computer's clock is mis-set.

The map is still pretty nasty looking at 16:44.
From: deliberateblank
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 04:41 pm (Link)
Sigh.

No, it isn't. LJ entries are timestamped in the users timezone. Comments on entries are timestamped in US Pacific Time or GMT, depending on the phase of the moon (actually, that time appears to be GMT-0500 rather than the GMT-0700 I expected). This timestamp is assigned by the LJ servers and there is no way for the client to control this. Yes, this is broken. Changing the implementation now would be hard work. Try adding 8 hours onto the time.

Since I synchronise to several independant public NTP servers, once would expect my computer to maintain a fairly accurate clock!
From: deliberateblank
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 04:43 pm (Link)
Well, 6 for this entry, but it's usually 8.
From: redcountess
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 03:50 pm (Link)
And that's all maintenance issues - I really hope TFL kicks the Infracos arses!
From: deborah_c
Date: July 20th, 2004 - 03:57 pm (Link)
Ow. That's not meant to look like an ordinary tube map, is it...