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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lewisham bloggers have met

Last night 10 of the Lewisham bloggers met in the Jolly Farmers pub (nee Hogs Head by Lewisham Hospital) for a pleasant evening in which we all had a lovely chat. Andrew Brown had created the open invitation to bloggers in the borough. I have read about similar meetings amongst the 'blogging community' and knew it was only a matter of time before it happened in Lewisham. Thankyou to Andrew Brown for taking the initiative.

The topics discussed were various, though inevitably in such an acoustically precarious setting it was difficult to discuss any technical comparison of the various blogging platforms, or conduct conversation with more than 3 people. I wonder if we should have forcibly swapped seats every half hour in a manner similar to speed dating or networking events? Naturally we discussed local politics, technology and miscellaneous gossip but I forgot to ask everyone whether they used Firefox. Now that Firefox 2 has both inline spell checking and will restore from a browser crash (with the text typed into a form saved and ready to resume typing) it is the perfect platform.

10 out of 20 invited was a good turn out, but I implore other Lewisham bloggers to come to any future meet up, its great fun, especially as you feel like you already know a bit about everyone.

The 9 others sitting clockwise from me were:

Bob from Brockley
Sue Luxton
Andrew Milton
Andrew Brown
John Paschoud
James Cleverly
Max Calo
Jens Winton
Tom Hamilton

3 Comments:

At 7:27 pm, Blogger Andrew Brown said...

It was a real pleasure, Andrew, and I hope we'll do it again in 6 months or so.

 
At 3:15 pm, Blogger Andrew said...

I use Firefox quite a lot, but IE7 as well.

 
At 10:24 am, Blogger bob said...

I still haven't managed to post my Lewisham bloggers post, so in the meantime, Andrew, it was good to meet you (or re-meet you in a different context).

 

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