TransLink recently changed their Next Bus SMS service to require that users include route numbers in addition to the stop code. For instance, where previously you could simply text ‘50913’ to 33333, you now must text ‘50913 99’. If the stop is served by multiple routes, you can include up to two route numbers in your SMS. This got me wondering: how many bus stops are served by more than one route?
At the beginning of the month, 24 Hours published Surrey bus exchange blocking SFU expansion, an article about how SFU Surrey’s getting a new 5-storey building, and what that means for the Surrey Central bus exchange. I keep an eye on what the City of Surrey’s planning for Surrey City Centre and noticed some errors, so I submitted a correction using their report an error link.
pytz is a Python library that provides the world timezone database. pytz tracks the IANA Time Zone Database, though its version numbers don’t exactly match. For instance, pytz 2016.6.1 corresponds to the 2016f IANA Time Zone Database release. How does this work?
TransLink offers secure bicycle parking at select SkyTrain stations. These are well-lit and high-visibility bike parkade rooms located near a station entrance. Access to these bike parkades requires advance registration in order to obtain a keycard to get inside. Once inside, the bike racks are first-come-first-serve, and you need to bring your own lock.
In Python, you can re-raise an exception caught in an
except block just by saying
However, there can be unexpected behaviour when working with nested try/excepts.
Consider the following code:
Setting your router’s Wi-Fi to be exclusively 802.11n greenfield can make your wireless ‘smart’ devices stop working in mysterious ways, even if they claim to support 802.11b/g/n. Under this scenario, the device may be able to see the 802.11n-exclusive AP, but can never connect to it, or claims to be connected but never gets a valid IP.