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How to queue properly at Wimbledon

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As Wimbledon starts, it’s important to realise that the great summer tradition has rules. That would be "how to queue."

Yes, the All-England Club has done what every American has suspected is true – codified the British rules about how to queue for something. If you are waiting to get into Wimbledon, please pay attention, this is how to do it.

For example (and there are more)

  • Do not play music or ball games etc. after 10.00pm At this time all campers must be close to their tents and settling down for the night, recognising that other campers will be going to sleep. This rule is strictly enforced.
  • Loud music must NOT be played at any time (use personal headphones).
  • Do not play music or ball games etc. after 10.00pm At this time all campers must be close to their tents and settling down for the night, recognising that other campers will be going to sleep. This rule is strictly enforced.

Next up, can they work on the boarding gates at Heathrow?

Hat tip Rachel Clarke, more at the All England Club, picture by Jon Lim.

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Where’s your next Conference? Let Lanyrd tell you.

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British start-up set to help serendipity and conference scheduling as you share your jolly’s with your friends.

Billing itself as the social conference directory, the newly launched Lanyrd website is aiming to help you find great conferences to attend, help you discover what’s hot while it is still running, and catch up on conferences you’ve missed or attended but were a bit too worse for wear after the opening night at the bar.

Set up by Simon Willison and Natalie Downe, it looks at your friends on Twitter, does some magic in the background and pulls up what’s coming up, what’s happened before, and guides you to wards the conferences and events that are appropriate to you.

It’s either some very smart programming, or magic. But it works no matter what method they’re using, so congrats.

More at Lanyrd (which even has the obligatory Web 2.0 mis-spelling of the name)..

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Murray win sets up semi-final clash with Nadal

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andy murray

Andy Murray came back from a set down to clinch an impressive victory against Jo Wilfried Tsonga in their quarter-final encounter at Wimbledon. 

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Wimbledon Witnesses Longest Ever Match

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wimbledon Raw

…. And it’s still going!

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Berdych proves too strong for Murray

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andy murray

Andy Murray’s French Open campaign fell to pieces last night in Paris losing in straight sets to Thomas Berdych.

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Murray holds nerve to reach last 16 in Paris

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MURRAY

Britain’s Andy Murray is through to the fourth round of the French Open after an impressive four sets victory over Marco Baghdatis.

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