Saturday, 29 October 2016

Unicoms

I am going to the residual Unicoms gathering for 2016. Effectively the Conference (and my presentation as well) has collapsed and it won't be revived in the future. My ow
n presentation has been superseded by a comprehensive webpage http://www.pluralist.co.uk/learning/ict/cdsforservices.html on using audio CDs in services - the preparation long term, preparation weekly and actually doing the activity on the day. There is much involved.

The collapse is indicative, of course, of the perilous winter state of the Unitarian movement, but comes at a time when publicity is all the more important. Unicoms is communication and comes with a technical edge, and the point about audio CDs is when there is no keyboard player.

About half a dozen to ten people will still be going, and some presentations will still be considered. One of these is using Wordpress for church websites. I am interested in this. My own view is that these enhanced blogs are too restrictive for websites and do not allow for the most direct, relevant, design. Pages have to be 'highlighted relevance' and this is only really achieved by coding to order. Menus and choices are vital presentations to give service times, location, and vital ideological information.

You should have a website for all news and information of interest, use a blog for described announcements regarding the website and then advertise on social media with opportunities for further comment.

London Rapid Transit Suggestions

I am not a supporter of an extra runway at Heathrow Airport. I do think the surrounding airports for London can be developed including London Biggin Hill. Goods need moving from Heathrow. What is needed is flexibility and capacity shifts in public transport. I have been interested in this for years, and is why people are surprised at my knowledge of London locations. I've developed maps and routes to enhance the London Overground as an alternative flexible system around the London Underground, with its own distinct colour-marked routes rather than orange everywhere. There is a single line going through Poyle and Stanwell Moor. The latter is hundreds of yards from Heathrow Terminal 5 and could be connected by a travelator. Buses could link the terminals to Wraybury on the line coming south from Windsor.

The maps are in the Localities Area of the Pluralist Website. The updated webpage of routes and now achieved is at http://www.pluralist.co.uk/localities/clitlilovlun.html and links go to all maps from there. The maps are standard, then with Crossrail 2 in original and updated forms, one set more geographical and one more diagrammatic.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Why I stopped Writing the Magazine

This entry is no longer appropriate and has been replaced by a Webpage on Unitarianism and Me in 2016.

Thursday, 13 October 2016