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Tweets for week ending 2009-11-01

  • Blogged: Tweets for week ending 2009-10-25 http://bit.ly/4ve9DZ #
  • Found an old PC back-up – great fun looking through the caches at websites from 2001. I can't believe how much I visited conservatives.com #
  • Lab. group leader tells me my blog will "soon be totally ignored" because I was too partisan by saying he was too partisan at a civic event! #
  • Quitting blogging & Twitter will save me so much time now I know people don't want politicians (even the lite variety) to ever be political. #
  • You just know that – had they still been with us – Lennon and Harrison would have done Twitter better than @PaulMcCartney. #
  • I dun ma crime mappin' http://j.mp/Qaoo5 #
  • Astounded that I'm still having a discussion with Labour group leader that started because he thinks my blog should have political balance! #
  • Wow, @kate247 was right. An Apple reseller on St John's Hill! http://twitpic.com/n1ig7 in reply to kate247 #
  • Why do I persist with fourquare? (@ Wandsworth Town Hall in London) http://bit.ly/1kBSYZ #
  • I've been described by Lab candidate as "a combination of the worst of Dame Shirley Porter & Ceaucescau." Shld I be flattered? #
  • Does anyone actually use a phonebook or the Yellow Pages anymore? No 10 petition to create opt-in system for them http://j.mp/RAiFI #
  • Heading to the Town Hall now. Hope you're up for some Corrie! #
  • Heading through Nine Elms to go to an event in central London about, um, Nine Elms. I don't like rush hour! #
  • I have Wave! #
  • Huge turn out. Simon Milton now launching #9elms Opportunity Area Planning Framework. #
  • Milton now talking about high density development along a 'green corridor' for #9elms 16k home and 20-25k jobs. #
  • Milton: #9elms will have, river walk, improved roads, a 'linear' park, green fingers to link river & existing homes & footbridge to Pimlico #
  • Milton: Tall building cluster at Vauxhall (supported by Lambeth) up to 150 metres high. #9elms #
  • Thought I'd best check: anyone interested in #9elms tweeting? #
  • Milton: #9elms will have district heating and anaerobic disgestion power generation at NCGM. #
  • Milton: Vauxhall, #9elms and Battersea excluded from Crossrail levy to enable transport improvement to the area (?!) #
  • Milton: Northern Line Extension essential for the scale of development proposed at #9elms – but will need to be private sector delivered. #
  • TfL: There are other 'transport interventions' that can be implemented first – esp. roads – but Tube essential for #9elms #
  • Milton: Affordable housing important, but transport infrastructure is key – and need to be realistic about what can be acheived. #9elms #
  • Now onto Andrew Saint from English Heritage who is going through the 'historic mess' that #9elms has been! #
  • Saint: #9elms a spread of huge industrial cathedrals – the power station, gasometers, even a grain silo! #
  • Saint: Victorian industralisation meant #9elms lost all intimacy – only Brunswick House now remains. #
  • Saint: Power Station is London's Brooklyn Bridge. Although ironically never generated any power for Battersea #9elms #
  • Saint: #9elms was partly demolished by tanks for WWII tank training! #
  • Edward Lister, Wandsworth Leader now (obviously the best bit of the morning!) #9elms #
  • Lister: Wandsworth a successful business borough, but #9elms has eluded us. Finally we are seeing plans that stack up. #
  • Lister: Power Station plans are in, actually very few previous schemes made it that far. #9elms #
  • Lister: Relatively few landowners in the #9elms making development of this scale easier. #
  • Lister: #9elms unique. Larger than Canary Wharf, no similar area so close to the centre of a major city in the world. #
  • Lister: Challenges: securing funding, supporting existing businesses, getting transport right and securing benefits for existing residents. #
  • Qus from floor. Should we just knock down the Power Station?! Lister: it's a beloved building. Saint: it's lodged in public consciousness. #
  • Shouldn't the public sector pay? Lister: We never got money from Govt before, very unlikely to get it now! #
  • Damn, forgetting the hashtag. #
  • Lister: #9elms will need a sense of place – we're in the early stages of developing the vision. Inevitably it's 'two dimensional' to begin. #
  • Won't embassies 'sterilise' #9elms? Lister: we're looking for a top quality building, and know the embassy will bring other benefits. #
  • Blogged: Crime briefing, 15 – 22 October http://bit.ly/2BWwtK #
  • There's something wrong with my RSS feeds, Feedburner or @twfeed. #
  • Coffee over, second session of #9elms starting. First up Jeremy Castle from Treasury (owners of the Power Station site). #
  • Castle: Scale of ambition for #9elms has changed in 5 yrs – then GLA talked of 1,500 homes now 16,000 new homes.} #9elms #
  • Castle: Power Station actually remarkably fragile, but grade 2* listed and at heart of masterplan. #
  • Castle: Power Station Masterplan had 90% support at consultation. 95% support for Tube. #9elms #
  • Castle: Power Station will dominate development and will become a desirable destination for retail, offices and conferences #9elms #
  • Castle: Combined Heat and Power plant will make it a zero-carbon development. #9elms #
  • Next up: Baroness Brenda Dean, chairman of New Covent Garden Market Authority #9elms #
  • Dean: NCGM covers 57 acres, as 250 businesses and more than 2,500 jobs. 40% of fruit and veg eaten outside the home comes from there. #9elms #
  • Blogged: Lobby your MP for public spending accountability http://bit.ly/11G8hu #
  • Dean: Redevelopment of site necessary. Current buildings outdated. Consultation on new development starting next week. #9elms #
  • Dean: New vision for 'The Garden at New Covent Garden Market' a much more open and public face to New Covent Garde #9elms #
  • Dean: Flower Market to east to be privately developed to fund increased market space to the west. All will be self-financing #9elms #
  • Dean: Initial plans to be revealed next week at start of public consultation. Outline application next year. #9elms #
  • Finally Q&A session with lots of people on the panel – not sure I'll keep track of this well. #9elms #
  • Gah, @nlalondon have also been tweeting this event, though not using the #9elms hashtag. in reply to nlalondon #
  • Qu. from Evening Standard do all panellists think the Tube is necessary!?Power Station very keen, others… #9elms #
  • Covent Garden Market might not benefit from Tube. Ballymore support in principle, but needs wider transport context. #9elms #
  • How have discussions with English Heritage on Power Station gone? Castle: Very positive, has been an ongoing dialogu . #9elms #
  • Interesting points about the Royal Mail site in the middle of #9elms. Although RM didn't actually come along! #
  • Getting into some very specific and detailed questions here. I'm not going to attempt to summarise anaerobic digestion options! #9elms #
  • That's it, formal element of NLA's event over – hope some of you found it interesting and maybe even enjoyable! #9elms #
  • I'm in central London, is a decent data connection really that much to ask from O2? #o2fail #
  • And while I'm moaning about service, am I the only one who can hardly ever get in Facebook because of 'maintainence'? #
  • Anyone know an easy way to convert multiple tweets into a WordPress suitable page? #lazyweb #
  • I'm on Wave – but it's a bit lonely, anyone want to add me? jacousins@googlewave.com? #
  • Was thinking of stopping work and chilling on the sofa. Sadly someone has decided to watch some Strictly Ballroom whatever rubbish first. #
  • Good to see that every borough in London has 'average' crime according to http://maps.police.uk #
  • Exceeded my rate limit and 40 minutes to an update – how the hell did I do that? #
  • Bookmarked: Mayor of London – Planning – Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Fram.. http://bit.ly/4xVgK3 #
  • Oh, my rate limit has reset early. Just as I decide to sleep. Night night. #
  • I'm pondering the wisdom of letting MiniMe feed himself. He finds it hilarious but it is taking a long time and porridge isn't finger food. #
  • Blogged: Ambition for Nine Elms http://bit.ly/fXhdM #
  • In other news people who ignore hosepipe bans will have their water cut off http://j.mp/4BW3hW #
  • Perhaps we should start an anonymous web-forum about it. RT @citizensheep This is just GREAT for digital engagement http://bit.ly/40X4qp #
  • So if it wasn't racist why pull it? RT @beltain35: RT @TelegraphNews: Biscuit row: BBC pulls This Week http://bit.ly/1nVBB7 #
  • I'd love to hear people's view on the Mayor's planning framework for #9elms http://j.mp/odHYD #
  • Beginning to worry that I've not heard anything from the seller of the Mexican 'Digby the Biggest Dog in the World' poster I eBayed. #
  • I'm babysitting while @jesscousins is out having fun tonight. Rules are no alcohol and no girlfriend, but I can help myself to the fridge. #
  • What geeky excitement I have RT @NASA_Ares_I_X: Ares I-X has lift off! #
  • Why have a NASA iPhone app if they turn off the Constellation page for the Ares launch?! I need photos & video to sate my geekiness. #
  • I'm glad this important issue was clarified so long after the event – LabourList: Brown not asked about biscuits http://j.mp/2SuZaO #
  • Corrected link for this important issue LabourList: Brown not asked about biscuits http://j.mp/3OBvIA #
  • RT @domw: FINAL CALL: Who's coming along to the tweet-up in Putney tonight? Anymore for anymore? http://twtvite.com/k6t8e0 #
  • MiniMe's bath and bed time soon. Then I have the house to myself for the night. How should I (ab)use that particular novelty? #
  • Trying to polish off a few things on the laptop, but Adrian Chiles keeps distracting me. Curse you, Chiles. Curse you. #
  • Nothing on however many channels of TV we have, so going for Leon on DVD. #
  • Blogged: Brown, biscuits and decisive leadership http://bit.ly/25YEfh #
  • My day of solid acheivement is not working out anything like planned. #
  • RT @sscrltt Without railway tracks I wouldn't be able to commute to work and my family would starve… #weloveappendagesofthestate #
  • Blogged: Recession kills off regeneration plans for Roehampton http://bit.ly/3dZKem #
  • Always good to see local businesses on Twitter – SW11 may like to say hello to @Dandelion120 from Northcote Road… hello! #
  • I've not been terribly engaged with Twitter today. Wonder if we're growing apart… I notice I keep making eye contact with Wave… #
  • Tai Lung is one hard snow leopard, there's no way Po can defeat such kung fu awesomeness. #
  • A bit annoyed I've still not got lists on this account is Twitter trying to tell me something? #
  • Noooooooooo, Shifu don't die… Oh, it's all right, he was resting. #
  • Is there a #bbcqt Wave? #
  • RT @jesscousins: Bacon, egg, sausage, beans, black pudding, tomato, fried bread, toast & pot of tea £2.95 at Roy's Rolls. Bargain! #corrie #
  • Belatedly onto #bbcqt #
  • Ah, of course – the US is recovering because of Darling #bbcqt (and I'm sure everyone has said this, but Jacqui Smith?!) #
  • Is Jacqui Smith Hayley Cropper's sister? #bbcqt #
  • I'd like to hear what St Vince has told Lembit. #bbcqt #
  • John Sargent gives us a bit of Keynes. #bbcqt #
  • Lembit Öpik details Lib Dem economic policy. In summary: "We have Vince Cable, no-one else does." #bbcqt #
  • Lots of discussion about the effect of drugs on the user, but not about associated crime, either by users or the supply chain #bbcqt #
  • Will we be seeing any biscuit based racism in #thisweek? Or perhaps some other snack will be the vehicle. #
  • So we don't want an unelected and strong EU president. But is unelected and weak anything to shout about? (Brown, I'm looking at you.) #
  • Jacqui Smith/Anne Diamond weight-loss shocker RT @manwiddicombe: http://bit.ly/iKH92 #
  • Just been invited to an international swine flu conference in London. A mere $2,700 to meet potential carriers from around the world. #
  • Going to some cultured music thing next week so preparing by listening to posh music. Haven't recognised any from the adverts yet. #
  • Reading a magazine about the secrets of family success a nice lady delivered. All seems to boil down to letting Jehovah into our lives. #
  • Blogged: Putting on the poppy http://bit.ly/4BLfnp #
  • Does anyone know the commissioning process for Top Trumps? I want to create an 80s movies deck. #
  • Mikka makka moo. #
  • Why we must all vote for Jedward (whoever they are) http://j.mp/3yVQfd #
  • "Flash. Arrrgggh. Saviour of the universe." Shuffle was made for songs like this. #
  • Despite his advancing years and growing political acumen it's a source of real pleasure that MiniMe will fall asleep on me from time to tim. #
  • Ah, the Scout Post. I used to be able to manage a next day delivery guarantee in the mid-80s. Where has it all gone wrong? http://j.mp/SH7WL #
  • Blogged: Weekly wrap-up, 30 October http://bit.ly/29e2Zu #
  • Interesting discussion about Ceaususcu on #r4 now. Considering I'm supposed to be like him I'm taking copious notes. #
  • I can't help but be slightly disconcerted when MiniMe goes off to sleep without any fuss – can't help thinking he's planning something. #
  • Ah the #oneshow, the perfect way to unwind while I tie up a few loose ends before the weekend (when I'm working, again). #
  • Despite paying a small fortune to Murdoch every month there isn't anything on Sky I want to watch. Thank God for Star Wars IV on DVD. #
  • "Look, Sir, droids!" #
  • That's the Death Star destroyed… surely the Empire can't strike back after that… oh, hold it – they are! #
  • Fearsome they may be, but Imperial Star-destroyers have a really bad turning circle. #
  • Shocked at @jesscousins' abysmal lack of even basic Star Wars knowledge. #
  • I need to get myself out of bed and out for a run. Frankly, I'm struggling. #
  • GTFC top on on honour of last night's draw. Time for a run. I'm going out now, I may be some time. #
  • Hmmm, so Nike+ has decided it won't tweet my run after all.. Well, just so you know, I was really fast and ran for ages. No, honestly. #
  • You would hope that mistakes like this didn't happen http://tr.im/DHrL God help any '24' actors if they visit the UK. #
  • How long until #savestephenfry is trending, I wonder? #
  • I was hoping Northampton would win with an 11 goal margin today. At half-time they are 5.5 goals behind target. #
  • Northampton, I wanted an 11 goal win, you lose 1-0. You've let me down, you've let Grimsby down, but most of all you've let yourselves down. #
  • Am I the only one scared by the mob response to this issue? RT @beltain35: Stephen Fry is a Twitter quitter maybe: http://bit.ly/3hefaE #
  • Looking through some recent PhD theses, favourite so far: "Behaving Disgracefully: The Impact of Internet Dating [on] Women in Middle Age" #
  • Can I outsource life decisions to you people? Of course I can. Should I watch Jedward tonight, so I know what everyone is going on about? #
  • OK, so anyone care to tell me what time Jedward are on? #
  • I'm so excited. I'm going to be able to watch and tweet about Jedward. #
  • This doesn't look like twins. How long do I have to switch over for? #
  • Have Jedward had a shock? #
  • I feel dirty. #
  • I can honestly say that Jedward's performance tonight was the best one I have ever seen on X Factor. Now to bleach my eyeballs. #
  • If Jedward release an album I'll buy it as long as it comes with a video or two on iTunes. #
  • I seem to be accidentally cleaning the fridge. #
  • Absolutely fantastic: RT @pezholio: Alan Partridge narrating The Spy Who Loved Me pre-credit sequence. Comedy gold http://is.gd/4KftS #
  • Does this spammer really think I'm going to hand over bank details to someone called "Gary Loopy, finance manager"? #
  • I'm not sure if this is good, or bad: "wild, far-off but hopefully Al Qaida-free Wandsworth" http://tr.im/DPgh #
  • Impressed by the iPhone Layar app, less impressed everyone near me seems obsessed by the X Factor #
  • The top two trending topics are spam – is that why Twitter is so slow tonight? #

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