James Laver james.laver at
Fri Dec 9 18:47:19 GMT 2011

On 9 Dec 2011, at 18:23, Mark Keating <m.keating at> wrote:

> Leo Nails it. Working all the time with large distributed teams means that you create several "virtual water coolers"and use chat/query channels for the cup of tea/break discussions and laid back silliness we all need to keep us [in]sane.

Some of the places I've consulted for have had IRC channels designed for this or a rule of 'anything goes' in at least one channel. Generally they stopped everyone from going insane, which I consider a good thing.

> I add my 2 pence to your 2 cents making a grand total of 5.14 cents.

Your 2 pence is worth pi cents? Truly you are a gift to perldom.


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