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Paul Thompson
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Attended Oklahoma State University
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The Guardian: The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhZDSjxI

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Excellent article, very worth a read....
We compare HSPA+ and LTE networks and take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each network
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Recommendation of the Day: Get yourself a cup of coffee from Harris + Hoole

A few months ago my office moved my team from their Canary Wharf office to Cannon Street. As such, we had to find a new place to pop out each morning as a small group to grab a quick cup of coffee.

Having enjoyed Taylor Street Baristas over there, I looked for one in the area. Alas, there was one but it was too far for a quick trip out of the office. Instead we stumbled upon a shop called +Harris + Hoole.

Harris + Hoole is a quirky little chain that comes across much like an independent little shop. They make better coffee IMHO then you get at the likes of +Starbucks Coffee . or +Costa Coffee. And the environment is nice. In short, I've been very impressed.

I was recently surprised to find out that the shop had actually been started by the same folks as the (truly independent) Taylor Street Baristas but with a minority investment and support from Tesco. I was, to be honest, impressed.

I was pleased that a new company can take a fresh spin on an old thing (like coffee) and succeed. And I was pleased that after their initial success with Taylor Street Baristas, that they'd found a company like Tesco to back them and turn their small success into a big one.

Some people have criticised the shop for portraying an indie image while being 49% owned by the big bad Tesco. I say psha! to that. Harris + Hoole makes no attempt to hide the relationship with Tesco - it's right there on their website on their "Our Story" page. And they are legitimately the continuation of a small indie company's business.

And most of all, they make a great cup of coffee. :)
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Oh, this is so very good. #SayNoToVerticalVideos  !!! :)
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Dear Lloyds TSB,

Will your fraud prevention services (which are there to "protect my money") ever do anything except stop me from spending my money?

Tonight you cost me £300 by blocking me from buying plane tickets I found at a much better price then I've been seeing the past few weeks. In the past you've helped by stopping transactions for buying Christmas presents online and while spending money while on holiday abroad. Oh, and this weekend you helped me avoid spending money while camping just two hours from home.

Thanks very much for all of that.

Regards,
Me (looking for a new bank)
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Indeed. Sorted now and we managed to keep the better (though still frightening) price.
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BAT-SQUIRRELLLLLL!!!!
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Ab Initio Computer Programming Geek
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  • NYSE Technologies
    Ab Initio Software Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Aspective Ltd.
    Principle Consultant, 2007 - 2009
  • Daman, Inc.
    Senior Consultant, 2006 - 2007
  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2006
  • Knightsbridge Solutions
    Consultant, 2004 - 2005
  • Sprint
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2004
  • Oklahoma State University
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2001
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Ascot, Berkshire, England
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK - Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA - Mission, Kansas, USA - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - Pearl River, Louisiana, USA - Aurora, Colorado, USA
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american christian dad husband geek ... ab initio programmer for nyse euronext
Introduction
Hi folks, my name is Paul. I am a 30-something American living in the UK with my wife Andrea and three kids - Rachel, Miriam and Nathan.

During the week I work as an Ab Initio programming Computer Contractor for NYSE Euronext in Canary Wharf, London. I've been developing Ab Initio applications for slightly under a decade. My current project involves a lot of continuous flow programming. These days I am knee deep in web service development.
Bragging rights
Finally bribed an Ab Initio pen set out of my friendly neighborhood Ab Initio rep. http://bit.ly/AbInitioPenSet :)
Education
  • Oklahoma State University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2001
  • Ardmore High School
    1995 - 1996
  • Lone Grove High School
    1994 - 1995
  • Pearl River High School
    1992 - 1994
  • Pearl River Junior High
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Pondarosa Elementary School
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