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seancorfield00:09:52

I had to look it up @lfn3: "The "double-double" is a uniquely Canadian term that is strongly associated with Tim Hortons. It will get you a coffee with two creams and two sugars (or double cream, double sugar)."

lfn300:09:08

Hey so I'm gonna be in the UK for most of October, are there any Clojure meetups I should come along to?

lfn300:09:23

Or alternatively can I convince anyone/everyone to come to the pub with me for a bit of a yarn?

seancorfield00:09:02

(depending on where in the UK you'll be... but I suspect London is the hub of Clojure activity?)

lfn300:09:20

I'll be in London, yeah.

lfn300:09:37

That's awesome. Down here we've only got enough people interested in Clojure for like, half a meetup.

seancorfield00:09:25

I'm currently based in the Bay Area (SF) and there's often three meetups a month within easy driving distance. And we get Clojure/West in our backyard about once every three years. Very spoiled 🙂

lfn300:09:38

Better weather too I bet. We're passing through SF on the way to London, but we're only there for a couple of days and I'm pretty sure my wife would have something to say if I ditched her for another nerd thing while we were in the states 😛

seancorfield00:09:33

There's a lot of fun stuff to do in SF... I always recommend the Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill -- interesting bit of history, beautiful murals, and a stunning 360 degree view of the city from the top.

seancorfield00:09:00

Alcatraz with the audio tour -- if you can get booked on (maybe book online ahead of time?).

lfn300:09:29

Yeah problem with Alcatraz is it apparently takes out most of a day, and we've only really got two full days in SF.

lfn300:09:42

I don't think it's going anywhere though, and I'm fairly confident we'll be back through at some point.

thomas07:09:52

moin moin morning

dominicm10:09:28

what a feeling, when @yogidevbear is on the ceiling? 🎵

thomas12:09:06

@dominicm wait till he falls down.... head first....

yogidevbear12:09:10

Don't know why, but that made me think of Homer and Spider Pig

peterwestmacott13:09:13

does anyone use a standing mat with their standing desk?

yogidevbear13:09:47

@dominicm? ☝️

dominicm13:09:07

@peterwestmacott I don't. Still on week 1. I'm on the fence about the idea. You probably shouldn't be standing that long, it's good to switch regularly. But I can see that you still might stand enough to need one (I don't know where I will land on this scale yet).

peterwestmacott13:09:01

How long is too long?

yogidevbear13:09:48

@peterwestmacott what could possibly go wrong... http://lifehacker.com/5735033/the-home-office-sandbox

peterwestmacott13:09:27

BUT, BUT, BUT…. THE WHEELS OF THE CHAIR!!!

dominicm13:09:31

I imagine it varies from person to person & time of the day. I think I read something about cycling 30 standing / 1 hour sitting, but I wouldn't swear to it.

jasonbell13:09:47

Oh my goodness.

peterwestmacott13:09:07

I hope the computer fan doesn’t suck up too much sand.

glenjamin13:09:47

30 minutes out of the saddle while cycling is quite a long block

peterwestmacott13:09:10

I’ve got a rather makeshift standing desk at home at the moment (experimenting) which is not in any way adjustable. So I’m standing on days when I’m at home, and sitting when I’m in the office.

dominicm13:09:01

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-right-way-to-use-a-standing-desk-How-long-should-you-stand-up-How-many-stands-a-day?share=1 Apparently a mat makes a big difference to how long you can stand. Might have to investigate later.

dominicm13:09:46

I imagine that it's a 20% kind of improvement. 80% of the benefit is in just moving as regularly as you feel you need to. Having profiles on the standing desk helps with this.

practicalli13:09:45

Hello. Any volunteers to speak at the next London Clojurians talk night, Tuesday 3rd October at SkillsMatter. Thanks

dominicm16:09:50

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/j-ibmjava4/index.html this looks like an actually useful feature for Clojure

seancorfield16:09:12

@jonpither I see Eric Normand featured your DevOps talk in his newsletter today -- should drive more eyeballs to watch it! (I enjoyed it)