I slept well last night! A big thank you to all those old friends who came by over the weekend and helped make this year's Geekmas celebration an event to remember ... and remember in a very positive way. I always knew that it took special people to give up their weekends to the technology and the last couple of days have confirmed it.
Paddy and Roy were Pythoning away ... a whole host of interesting discussions in which we seemed to talk a lot about sorting and some of the new 2.4 stuff - the sorted method and sorting with named parameters such as key. Paddy was showing us how he transforms data just once if he has an awkward sort to do - clean, efficient, and with shades of Randal Schwartz's Perl transform but much easier to read. Example
Bruce's Ajax demo is on line on his own web space
I was inspired yesterday to write two other Horse's Mouth contributions based on Geekmas on Saturday - there's a piece on DHCP and DNS
answering a question from Julian, and Leah challenged me to write a few sentences describing what Object Oriented Programming is about
. Now that last one is a toughie - it's the "few sentences" part that I find hard to adhere to.
We also covered many interesting aspects of site design - how we're using Style Sheets through PHP in order to generate a flexibility of look and feel on the new Well House Consultants web site, and we had a fascinating discussion concerning the "mining" on a site - how to present relevant information based on the arrival country and subjects of interest to a new visitor, and yet provide tools so that these preferences can be easily changed. You'll read and see much more of these subjects coming up here later on The Horse's Mouth
Finally, Lisa and I announced "Well House Manor". Separate post, I think. (written 2005-11-28, updated 2006-06-09)
|Custard:||It must have been a great night at the curry house ;-) |
'Lina and myself were there. We just had to miss out on Sunday Morning.
Thanks again for a great weekend to Graham, Lisa and Leah.
It's great to have an informative discussion with such a diverse set of technical people.
I'll be in touch again soon. Take care,
(comment added 2005-11-28 09:46:02)
|Graham Ellis:||Geeze Bruce ... more haste, less speed on my part; yes of course you were there at "The Refa" ... it was others who missed out, and it was Sunday we missed you on. For sure, though, Saturday evening, afterwards, back at our place was the first time in an age that I was "under the influence"!|
(comment added 2005-12-02 06:35:40)
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