Friday evening champagne

It has been a lovely day (weather-wise at least) so there was a mass exodus from the office to a local bar to take advantage of their champagne bonanza from 6 'til 7. Often times London can be a horrible place, unfriendly people, dirty, noisy and grim. But come the spring and it lights up. People seem happier generally and a few drinks just help this along.

Unfortunately we were saying goodbye to a colleague who has been deemed surplus to requirements since the outsourcing, he will be sorely missed. I am not sure the management team know by just how much.

In contrast we were put into competition with .Net in the bidding for a new system and it looks like we won. The speed with which Domino can be used to develop an application from scratch seemed to be the clincher. So interesting times ahead.