Archive for October 23rd, 2007

The Speed of The Elevator

Some of you might be interested to know that the maximum speed of the lifts in this hotel is 5.328 km/h. This is based on a sign in lift #1 which states the maximum speed of the lift is 1.48 metres per second.

I would post a picture of the sign, but that would reveal the location and name of my hotel…and for the moment, that is entirely a guessing game. I’ll update this post with a picture of the sign on Thursday.

(On leave in Sydney)

October 23rd, 2007 at 04:55pm

Sydney Day One and preview of Day Two

I will go in to a bit more detail later on, but right now I’m a bit pressed for time and uploading eight photos of the view from my hotel room. At this stage I’m not going to say where I’m staying, although anybody who knows Sydney or can find a few things on a map of Sydney should have no problems working it out once they see the photos. I will name the place after my stay has concluded, which will be Thursday. I originally booked this hotel for a particular duration, and then later on decided to spend more time in Sydney, by which time the hotel had no capacity to extend my stay, so I will be moving to another hotel on Thursday.

Yesterday was fairly uneventful. I arrived in Sydney early so I spent an hour or so at the new, and only partially complete, Rouse Hill shopping centre. I had lunch there and a bit of a stroll before making my way to the hotel. I got settled in and then realised that I had left my hadphones and headset microphone at home…I did not forget my radio, although I did forget the batteries.

The hotel’s clock radio did not work, and the television was receiving pure static. The hotel staff replaced the clock radio with another one that doesn’t work (and as I have my own radio I don’t really care enough to get them to fix it) and they had a technician fix the television signal in time for me to watch the final ten minutes of The Bill.

My personal 2CC webstream from home was working, so I rang 2CC’s Mike Welsh to discuss the topic (whether or not the partially demolished Cameron Offices in Belconnen should be heritage listed) he was talking about, and then I went off to the nearby shopping centre to pick up some batteries and have a coffee.

The night was very uneventful as I was tired, having not slept much the night before as I was preparing for the trip. I had dinner, heard some of Stuart Bocking’s show, watched Media Watch, sent Stuart an email, and went to sleep. I woke up to hear the first hour or so of Clive Robertson, then I gave him a call, and shortly thereafter, went back to sleep.

I will link to the photos later, but right now I have to go as I have hired a boat for a few hours, and I need to leave.

(On leave in Sydney)

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