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2017-07-18 10:13 am
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Calling all London (and London-adjacent) queer programmers!

I seem to have got involved in organising Queer Code London. We have a breakfast meet in Central London on Tuesday 1 August Tuesday 8 August, 7:30am-9am, and I’d love to see as many people there as possible.

The breakfast is free and includes vegetarian options, and the building is step-free accessible. You’ll need to join the Meetup group to see the location, but it's in Central London within a couple of minutes’ walk of a zone 1 station. Spaces are limited, so sign up ASAP.

No allies, please – this event is for queer coders only — but please pass this on as widely as you like.

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2017-03-05 07:01 pm

[London] Tube question

If you were going northbound on the Northern Line and wanted the most efficient change to the Bakerloo Line, would you do it at Waterloo, Embankment, or Charing Cross?

I asked [personal profile] bob and he wasn't sure. Looking at the Tube map, the only station where the Northern and Bakerloo lines are on the same “blob” is Charing Cross — but am I misremembering that blobness is related to ease of changing?

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2014-07-13 05:05 pm
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[London] Croydon On Canvas launch, Saturday 9 August 11am–1pm

Croydon artist Bev Jones is holding her first solo exhibition next month. She specialises in street scenes painted in bright acrylics, including people, shops, and trams.

Travelling by Bev Jones
Travelling, by Bev Jones, reproduced by permission. This shows the southern end of London Road, including the no-longer-present Ship of Fools. I have put down a deposit and by the end of the year this painting will be living in my house!

The launch is on Saturday 9 August, 11am–1pm, at Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF, and I will be there because I'm buying one of her paintings and this painting will be part of the exhibition. (I am very excited about this purchase!) Would you like to come along too?

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2014-06-19 08:54 am
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[London] Computer Anonymous, Victoria, 6pm on Thursday 26 June

Next Thursday I will be going to the Computer Anonymous West London meetup at the Willow Walk, 25 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LW. I should be there from 6pm. Fancy coming along?

From the Computer Anonymous overview: “This might be the group for you if you want to meet socially conscious nerds to talk about interesting things. This is not an entrepreneurial meetup, nor is it networking: It is a support group, a place to meet good people and talk about good and bad things.

“Although education and outreach are both important to us, the primary goal is to create a social group for people in and around tech, from all backgrounds, where they feel comfortable and welcome.”

(If this sounds interesting but you're not in London, check the Computer Anonymous website to see if there's a group near you.)