[Nottingham] [Social] Wednesday 15/09/2010 Fat Cats!

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 16:58:53 UTC 2010

On 13/09/10 12:58, Martin wrote:
> Folks,
> Venturing over to the opposite end of the city centre, we walk along
> Long Row for a Bell, and thence onwards along Angel Row and onto the
> Chapel Bar to seek out new life forms in...
> Fat Cats!

That was a good do! Good food at a very good deal. I guess we easily
made up for the good deal on the food by enjoying the drinks... I
sensibly kept to just one double cocktail. And good service also.

Hope it wasn't yesterday's minor text misinterpretation that kept Mat
and Bob away. Meanwhile, I must have been sozzled by just the one pint
of Old Trip to then mis-recognise Chris! Ooops!!

I managed to catch the intended bus for a change... but only by dint of
a high speed sprint to race it to the next bus stop. I won and took my
place to wheeze and gasp to recover for the rest of the journey.
Checking my atomic clock synchronised watch, it appears that particular
bus runs 5 mins early (or was it actually 15 or 25 mins late?)...

Good fun discussion including XFS, ZFS, cocktails, larger, The Bell Inn,
Fat Cats, tech support, air con and server room overheats, putting the
accountants in the server room for a day, Google, web navigation and web
search, cloud computing, high-performance computing and clusters, new
machines to replace entire clusters(!), glass walkways, base jumping,
and various else...

We then finished off in The Bell with their open mike session.

And then I sprinted for the bus again!

All good fun,


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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