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    We have a new starter this morning; another contractor has just joined the team so I couldn't help having a sticky beak at the flurry of activity going on around the desk that he was due to occupy.

    I had to raise my eyebrows when it appeared that he was getting his own "fat boy" seat - one of those ones that look like an upholstered park bench on wheels and I was just pondering the IR35 implications of getting the client to accommodate an excessively large waistline when a beanstalk of a guy came over to press some flesh and introduced himself as the new starter.

    All was explained when he revealed that he has been hired as an Extreme Programming Evangelist and one of his first recommendations has been to introduce these double seats in order to facilitate pair programming and make it easier to buddy up with one's partner at the same desk.

    That's a relief then. I hate it when I can't work out what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    We have a new starter this morning; another contractor has just joined the team so I couldn't help having a sticky beak at the flurry of activity going on around the desk that he was due to occupy.

    I had to raise my eyebrows when it appeared that he was getting his own "fat boy" seat - one of those ones that look like an upholstered park bench on wheels and I was just pondering the IR35 implications of getting the client to accommodate an excessively large waistline when a beanstalk of a guy came over to press some flesh and introduced himself as the new starter.

    All was explained when he revealed that he has been hired as an Extreme Programming Evangelist and one of his first recommendations has been to introduce these double seats in order to facilitate pair programming and make it easier to buddy up with one's partner at the same desk.

    That's a relief then. I hate it when I can't work out what's going on.
    Pair programming? Is that a thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    I hate it when I can't work out what's going on.
    I hate it when sockies are too easy to spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    I hate it when I can't work out what's going on.
    You must hate life.
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    Ridiculous. Can;t think of anything worse than having to actually sit on the same bench as someone else when pair programming.

    I'm a big fan of pair programming but that guy/gal is a moron

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    Also easier to slip the finger while programming on one of these bench seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I hate it when sockies are too easy to spot.
    I hate it when additions to the pathatic Gricer stable of completely uninneresting sockies aren't dispatched in a timely fashion. It isn't as though they're well hidden. Middle-aged woman as an avatar: check. Bangs on about cycling: check. Implausible fifty-shades bent to every story: check. Vacuous content: check. Tedious, childlike, turn of phrase: check

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    Hmm. Jamesbrown.
    Middle-aged woman as an avatar: hard to tell, but possibly.
    Bangs on about cycling: avatar is a segway
    Implausible fifty-shades bent to every story: check.
    Vacuous content: check.
    Tedious, childlike, turn of phrase: check

    She's a witch!

    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Hmm. Jamesbrown.
    Middle-aged woman as an avatar: hard to tell, but possibly.
    Bangs on about cycling: avatar is a segway
    Implausible fifty-shades bent to every story: check.
    Vacuous content: check.
    Tedious, childlike, turn of phrase: check

    She's a witch!

    Shut it, northernladyuk NAT.

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