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ajt (2546)

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Friday July 18, 2003
01:31 PM

[ #13541 ]

After a long and tedious week, I was invited along to this weeks tech meeting. Given that it was pure luck that I went to this meeting, it was very interesting from my point of view.

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  • very interesting from my point of view


    Or, more helpfully

    1. What did you find interesting about it - what weren't you expecting?
    2. As a newcomer, what do we do right?
    3. What could we do better? For bonus points, how?
    4. Did you expect the Spanish Inquisition?
    • Oh, hard questions...

      1. I was interested in the multi-ligual stuff, as I work for a company with lots of language problems, and that was interesting to hear about. Ponie was interesting, but at this stage I thought it was really well presented, as there isn't much to talk about yet - if you see what I mean. I like XML, so anything about XML is interesting, even if I know it already. The MP3 stuff was interesting as I like the problem, and I liked other stuff too.
      2. I thought the presentations were well organi
      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • Had I know you were there, I would have said hello, but I didn't spot any stone archways [] lingering with intent ;)

    One of the nice things when I do get down to meetings, is there is always someone I've met online who I get to meet in person. This time around it was Dom2 [], a very nice chap.

    Hopefully you'll be well enough to make it to YAPC::Europe. Just look for the noisiest bunch of reprobates, that'll be ;)

    • Since I put my back out I feel like a stone archway.... stiff and bent over.

      Yes I know it's a lame picture, but it's vaguely monastic, and I hate having my picture taken...... If I could find a decent picture of me, I'd stick it on PM or my YAPC page, however the best ones are also the least useful from a recognition point of view...!

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
      • I have to confess mines pretty awful, but seeing as several people have managed to figure out who I am when attending meetings, it's been useful at least.

        Dodging the tomatoes is another matter.