Programming Heresy

Richard Foley richard.foley at
Sat Mar 31 00:04:17 BST 2012

I can work outside, when it's not too hot, (30-35 deg. C. in Bavaria in the
summer :), sitting in the shade of a cherry tree is good. When it gets too hot,
or the snow is blowing, then I find it a good idea to move inside to my office,
which is near the log fire, (but not too near). Yep, when I think of the
alternative, commuting, (or parking), around the M25, it's a tough one to


Richard Foley

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 03:52:58PM -0400, Rudolf Lippan wrote:
> On Friday, March 30, 2012 at 06:40:12 AM, Roger Burton West wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:29:46AM +0100, Will Crawford wrote:
> > >On 30 March 2012 11:23, Dirk Koopman <djk at> wrote:
> > >> Get yourself a decent man shed with some decent windows that you can open.
> > >What kind of colour is "man"?
> > 
> > Pick one:
> > 
> > Whatever colour you want it to be.
> > The colour it was when it came from the shop.
> > The colour of all this left-over paint I had lying around.
> > Pink. Because I felt like it.
>   ^^^^^^  That is, of course, assuming you have a license.
> Back when I was doing consulting (remote), I a couple of  monitors, a keyboard,
> and a laptop on my back porch.  It was great until one day when the people 
> behind me got a pool and started blasting country music all day.  Eventually 
> I  ended up back in the house with a clutch of rack mount servers providing, um,
> white noise.
> I  highly recommend  working outside, it clears the mind and helps
> the code flow*.
> -r 
> * appropriate  libations notwithstanding :-)

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