back to article All in all it's just another bork on the wall: For pity's sake, begs signage, climb onto the pub's roof and boot me up

In the battle of new versus old in today's example of signage silage, the only winner appears to be Bork. Snapped earlier this year in Wimbledon, southwest London, by Register reader Dragon Cotterill, today's bork has been affixed to the side of a building, casting its baleful gaze down onto the O'Neill's public house below. …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    StreetView image

    In the context of this article, it's interesting that the cafe on the other side of the offending pub is called Mori, which I believe is Latin for death

    1. Vincent Ballard
      Coat

      Re: StreetView image

      It's the verb "to die", but close enough.

  2. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

    Writing on the wall

    One step further towards Rush on Streetview, and it looks like the old signage is for Gents' and children's footwear...an aptly boot-related subject

  3. RuffianXion

    Reboot indeed

    Take the streetview back to 2008 and you will see that the property was once occupied by True-Form Boot Co. - https://buildingourpast.com/2016/07/05/true-form/

  4. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

    The writing's on the wall

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e8/79/5a/e8795adb7d91e1e5b7f7bfc40ab643c3.jpg

    "TRUE-FORM"

    That seems painted over something earlier.

    1. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

      Re: The writing's on the wall

      Missed the edit window while engrossed in this...

      http://paintedsignsandmosaics.blogspot.com/search?q=True+Form

      1. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: The writing's on the wall

        Good detectiving!

  5. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Network related?

    Not necessarily, that could also be the next fall through boot device after the hard disk/SSD has failed catastrophically and is no longer recognised by the BIOS. It's not likely there would be a network device that could be booted from in one of these devices other than during on-site maintenance. More likely it's got a 3G dongle plugged in for over the air updates when the OS has booted and the drivers etc are loaded.

    1. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge

      Re: Network related?

      well , you know with SSDs running at about £25 quid each , you cant afford too many fall through levels

  6. IGotOut Silver badge

    Failed local storage.

    All the Digital Signage I've used uses a local OS to download the media to run, so that network issues do not affect it.

    This looks like a simple case of a failed drive.

  7. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    The Broadway, a 2km walk from the All England Lawn Tennis Club

    Sounds like it could be a net fault.

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