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Odd one out.

Paddington Station, Oxford Station, Border's book shop in Bristol, Regent's Park, London and London Bridge station. Which is the odd one out?

It's London Bridge station. I've bumped into people quite unexpectedly that I know at all those places, and at all except London Bridge station it was former trainees. I feel quite / delighted / elated to meet up unexpectedly with people and it shows what a small country this is - but I confess to being glad it's something that remains occasional.

The topic comes up today as it was on Saturday evening in Bristol where I had popped for a quick browse through the computer books that I met up with Adam - or rather Adam spotted me - and we spend a delightful hour discussing topics as wide as pair programming, Ajax, Microsoft's client side components and etiquette in Saudi Arabia. There are just some of our customers who think and work "out of the box" and Adam's one of these - a brilliant mind and a real nice person too and it was a pleasure to spend time with him. The only surgeon - turned - geek I know. We sat and talked in Starbuck's and from crowds when we arrived, we were seated in a near empty coffee shop before we said our farewells and I hadn't felt the time passing for a minute.

Update - September 2008 - I have added a simple Ajax Example here, and Ajax is now covered on our PHP Techniques Workshop

(written 2006-03-06, updated 2008-09-27)

 
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