Waterfront Studios E16

Based in London E16, close to the developing Stratford City and within the London 2012 Olympic River Zone. Waterfront Studios is the name of a business centre in the heart of London docklands. This is a forum for the business community who work at this centre. A place to air your views, promote your business and share interesting topics.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Get listed !

Dorchester Productions Limited has been involved with the Docklands & London East Directory since 1986, originally on behalf of the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC). Since the LDDC's winding up, the database and the directory have been the copyright property of Dorchester Productions Ltd. To get your company listed free of charge - click here

Friday, October 07, 2005

Whats on at Excel in October?

11th-12th Symbian presents The Smartphone Show
11th-13th CORDIA Biotechnology Conference
12th-14th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
13th-16th UK’s biggest cycling show, Cycle 2005
19th-20th EGREX autumn graduate recruitment fair
22nd-24th Salon International international hairdressing exhibition
23rd-24th Complementary & Natural Healthcare Expo
27th-30th London Caravan & Outdoor Show
28th-29th The Best of Nigeria Expo
29th-30th London MCM Expo – London’s Biggest 2 Day Multi Media, Anime, Scifi, Movie, Trading Card, & Toy Show

For full info click here

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

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Don't catch a cold - or a virus...!

I have noticed an increase in email virus activity over the last few days. The messages coming in have been censored by my internet provider and usually look as follows;

----- english text -----
This mail contained a virus or a file violating the mail policy.
The file has been repaired or deleted. .pif: W32.Netsky.P@mm
Hint: most infected mails are not originating from the given sender address.
Notifying the sender does not make sense in these cases.

The emails being received all seem to have originated from businesses within Waterfront Studios. This does not mean that the infected computer IS one of the senders just that the infected computer may well have received one of the emails which has been sent to all of us from either ELSBC or GLE. Some virii can disable your computer security or anti virus software, especially if you have not been updating your virus definitions or also the security patches provided by the operating system manufacturer (that probably means Microsoft to the majority of us). To double check to see if this has happened try using an online scan security service such as "Trend HouseCall" to find out more click here. For Microsoft windows update click here.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Speed humps cause premature tyre failure - official

I have just had my car MOT test done. Only doing approx 6k miles per year because I choose to cycle to work most days. The examiner asked "do you go over a lot of speed humps?" I said I try to avoid them like the plague but my local authorities are making it impossible to avoid completely. He then pointed out very nasty wear on the inside edges (chamfers) of all four tyres. He said that he is seeing a massive increase in this problem and in his opinion it is all due to drivers straddling the speed humps which are described as "cushions" by some local councils. These are the square type humps with angled edges. He pointed out that one of my tyres is worn to a dangerous degree will have to be replaced due to this abnormal wear pattern even though the flat part i.e. circumference of the tyre is 2-3mm above the normal wear indicator. Worst case is that due to location of the wear (inner edges which are not in normal view) you might not realise you are wearing thin until a catastrophic failure or blow out occurs.

To try and reduce abnormal wear on your tyres don't straddle these type of humps - try to drive one wheel in between and one over the top part of the hump. Apart from that write to your local councillor / MP / and the Lft Hon Dictator Livingstone for a change of speed hump policy now!!!