2. I knowingly travelled on the longest escalator in Europe, at Angel. (Pedants please explain if it isn't.)
It seems to be the longest escalator in Western Europe. But there's one in Moscow, at the Park Pobedy station, that's almost twice the length. Moscow qualifies as being in Europe, I believe.
In NOCtool-related news, the network code has been written, integrated and lightly tested. I believe Jim Prewett is working on at least one UI at the moment. Once I've finished off a couple of other things, I'll look at writing something to integrate Nagios-monitors into NOCtool's infrastructure.