City-link: a depot too far.

I’ve order a new netbook from, I’ve previously ordered goods from before, and they had arrived with parcelforce, the problem was still the delivery of the goods with was during business hours, I do have a job so could not be present for delivery.

The benefit of parcelforce is that I could arrange for the delivery to be done at my local post office, which does not seem to be an option with city-link.

The only reason I went for the purchase was the slightly convenient collect from post office facility.

No I have to collect the goods from the next city.

If you are also thinking of buying anything from I would recommend that you check to see if there’s a citylink depot near you, via this link.

On another note I’m collating info for a delivery supllier database, so if you have ordered anything with home delivery I would like to know who it was with and which supllier they used.

To ask for an alternate delivery address (ie. work): 01534 877595

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A Vim Config file for noobs.

In the following vim config file:

Windows style copy and paste is remapped (real vim command still need to be use to copy between apps)

Two colorschemes are used for insert and visual mode.

And foldlevel if set to 2, so a bit of default folding is in place, but everything is not too far back collapsed (that can be altered, and the view can be saved with :mks! and resourced using vim -S “filename”)

" Settings {{{
set secure nocompatible
if version >= 600
  syntax enable

  if version >= 700
    filetype plugin indent on
    filetype on
    filetype plugin on
    filetype indent on
" }}}

" }}}

" General Settings {{{


"Make autoindent happen

set autoindent
"Show actual cursor position

set ruler
set showcmd
set showmatch
set showmode


set backspace=indent,eol,start
set formatoptions=croq
set number
set shiftwidth=2
set smartindent
set tabstop=2
set expandtab

" *always* use Unicode

set encoding=utf-8 fileencodings=

"Fix findstr for Win32

if has("win32")
  set grepprg=findstr /R /S /N

" Choose right syntax highlighting with tab completion

map <F2> :source $VIMRUNTIME/syntax/
" F9 toggles highlighting

map <F9> :if has("syntax_items")<CR>syntax off<CR>else<CR>syntax on<CR>endif<CR><CR>

"Vim 7 specific mappings

if version >= 700
  map <C-t> <Esc>:tabnew<CR>
  map <C-F4> <Esc>:tabclose<CR>
  map <C-a> <Esc>ggVG

"Windows like mappings

if has("win32")
  "Ctrl+A = Select All

  map <C-a> <Esc>ggVG
  "Ctrl+tab = Fwd Cycle across splits

  map <C-Tab> <Esc><C-w>w
  "Ctrl+Shift+tab = Reverse Cycle across splits

  map <C-S-Tab> <Esc><C-w>W

" show status line

set ls=2
"Make no *.bak

set nobackup
" keep backup while we are editing

set writebackup
"Do not wrap text

set nowrap
" do not highlight searches

set nohlsearch
"Turn this ON when we want to debug

"set verbose=9

"General Options ends }}}

"Java settings {{{

let java_highlight_functions=1

if has("autocmd")
  autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.java set makeprg=javac %
  "autocmd BufRead BufNewFile *.java set makeprg=ant -emacs

  " Mark Klips as XML files (17/2/2005)

  autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.klip set filetype=xml

  " Mark Mycroft Source as XML files (17/2/2005)

  autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.src set filetype=xml

  " Reload settings file everytime its written

  autocmd! bufwritepost _vimrc source $VIM/_vimrc

  " Shameless stolen from vimrc_example. I like this!

  " When editing a file, always jump to the last known cursor position.

  " Don't do it when the position is invalid or when inside an event handler

  " (happens when dropping a file on gvim).

  autocmd BufReadPost *
         if line("'"") > 0 && line("'"") <= line("$") |
           exe "normal! g`"" |

"Java Settings End }}}

"My color settings {{{
"Reset the default ones before we begin loading ours
highlight Constant  NONE
highlight Delimiter NONE
highlight Directory   NONE
highlight Error   NONE
highlight ErrorMsg  NONE
highlight Identifier  NONE
highlight LineNr    NONE
highlight ModeMsg   NONE
highlight MoreMsg   NONE
highlight NonText   NONE
highlight Normal    NONE
highlight PreProc   NONE
highlight Question  NONE
highlight Search    NONE
highlight Special   NONE
highlight SpecialKey  NONE
highlight Statement NONE
highlight StatusLine  NONE
highlight Title   NONE
highlight Todo      NONE
highlight Type      NONE
highlight Visual    NONE
highlight WarningMsg  NONE

"Now put in our own colors
highlight Comment   term=bold ctermfg=5 ctermbg=0 guifg=#FF005F guibg=gray
highlight Constant  term=underline ctermfg=6 guifg=#FF2F8F
highlight Delimiter   term=bold cterm=bold ctermfg=1 gui=bold guifg=red
highlight Directory term=bold ctermfg=DarkBlue guifg=Blue
highlight Error   term=standout cterm=bold ctermbg=1 ctermfg=1 gui=bold guifg=red
highlight ErrorMsg  term=standout cterm=bold ctermfg=1 gui=bold guifg=red
highlight Identifier  term=underline ctermfg=3 guifg=Yellow3
highlight LineNr    term=underline cterm=bold ctermfg=3 guifg=Brown
highlight ModeMsg   term=bold cterm=bold ctermfg=3 ctermbg=1 guifg=yellow2 guibg=red
highlight MoreMsg   term=bold cterm=bold ctermfg=2 gui=bold guifg=green
highlight NonText   term=bold ctermfg=2 guifg=green3
highlight Normal    ctermfg=white ctermbg=black guifg=grey90 guibg=#000020
highlight PreProc   term=underline ctermfg=14 guifg=cyan
highlight Question  term=standout cterm=bold ctermfg=2 gui=bold guifg=Green
highlight Search    term=reverse ctermbg=2 guibg=Yellow
highlight Special   term=bold ctermfg=5 guifg=SlateBlue
highlight SpecialKey  term=bold ctermfg=DarkBlue guifg=Blue

colorscheme darkblue

"use our custom font
if has("gui")
  set guifont=Courier_New:h10:cANSI

  set mousemodel=extend

" Custom Commands
command! DiffOrig vert new | set bt=nofile | r # | 0d_ | diffthis
     | wincmd p | diffthis

"highlight current line
set cursorline
":hi CursorLine term=none cterm=none ctermbg=3
":autocmd InsertLeave * hi CursorLine term=none cterm=none ctermbg=3
":autocmd InsertEnter * hi CursorLine term=none cterm=none ctermbg=4

"the main keystrokes that put you into insert mode
noremap i :colorscheme desert<cr>i
noremap o :colorscheme desert<cr>o
noremap s :colorscheme desert<cr>s
noremap a :colorscheme desert<cr>a
noremap I :colorscheme desert<cr>I
noremap O :colorscheme desert<cr>O
noremap S :colorscheme desert<cr>S
noremap A :colorscheme desert<cr>A

"You need the next line to change the color back when you hit escape.
inoremap <Esc> <Esc>:colorscheme darkblue<cr>

"Windows style copy pasting
vmap <C-c> y<Esc>i
vmap <C-x> d<Esc>i
imap <C-v> <Esc>pi
imap <C-y> <Esc>ddi
map <C-z> <Esc>
imap <C-z> <Esc>ui

set foldcolumn=2
syntax on
set foldmethod=syntax
let g:php_folding=2
"let g:objj_fold=1
set foldlevel=2

download here

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