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Wrapping Up

Posted on 2006/11/13 07:56:47 (November 2006).

[Friday 10th November]
Today was the last day in the office for this business trip, which would also be the last business trip I'd be making with my current company. There wasn't really a whole lot left to do following the big demo the previous day, just clearing up a few odds and ends.

In the evening something of a big night out ensued. There's a few people at US HQ I'd worked quite closely with over the last year - particularly two British guys - and so tonight was a sort of a farewell party in effect.

I had previously thought the Japanese were big drinkers, but having this chance tonight to compare on a 1 for 1 basis the drinking habits of the Japanese with a couple of people from my homeland, I realised they weren't really in the same league. My British colleagues knocked back pints as though they were eggcups, whilst my Japanese colleagues were literally falling asleep at the table after the first few. Part timers!

It turned into quite a late night - I think we were ought until about 2AM. I guess it was a tad bittersweet in a sense - when you leave a company, especially one on the other side of the world from where you live, the likelihood is there are some people you'll just never see again. Whilst for a number of people you work with this isn't going to be much of an upset, it is inevitable that you make friends with your fellow colleagues.

Comment 1

Let's see if the new system works... It might be nice to add a "link" feature to comment posting, some guests have their own homepages sometimes... :P

As for the drinking habits, you cannot beat a British or a German at this game!!

Posted by Lox at 2006/11/13 08:01:01.

Comment 2

Lox: I'm in two minds about the link thing - it's a bit of an open invite to spammers...

Posted by John at 2006/11/13 08:03:02.

Comment 3

John: True, I didn't think about it... On the other side you could implement the anti-spam system that is used on the board maybe. It does require a password, but it seems to be working alright..

It seems also that the CGI on the mainpage doesn't catch the date field, but that's hardly a problem I think.

Apart from minor glitches I am totally impressed about this job, really best compliments for having written the app in such a short time! :)

Posted by Lox at 2006/11/13 08:10:08.

Comment 4

Yea I'm working as we speak on getting the dates into the little excerpt that gets posted to the main page.

Posted by John at 2006/11/13 08:12:45.

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