08 March 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

The Five
Appropriate for International Women's Day, Gail Benjafield alerted me to this book, "a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper."

UK - Secret doorway in Parliament leads to historical treasure trove


Would you ditch your car if public transport was free?
When fares are removed, only a small number of people who previously travelled by car make the switch. Increasing the cost of parking, congestion charging, or increasing fuel taxes could all be combined with free fares to lower car demand.

A home that will keep you warm and cool the planet
We need to build high density, mixed-use developments with affordable housing and excellent green spaces … Provide basic services within walking distance, create safe spaces for people to walk and provide public transit that uses clean energy.

The most annoying app ... that could save your life

Snagit Free Trial
A utility I use practically every day.

The 5 Best Open-Source VPNs for Linux and Windows

Thanks to this week's contributors
Barbara, BT, E Gail Benjafield

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That article about the secret door was fascinating! Thanks John! Cheers, BT