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Science Park Demolition, Bjarne Stroustrup, and Taptu/Qualcomm Miscellany, Cambridge - 29th April 2007

It's not every day that an entire building is removed from the Science Park, but apparently this particular office/laboratory building has to make way for a terminal to service the controversial "guided bus" that is being built into North Cambridge. Nosher's office is a few hundred metres away, and the earthquake-like rumbles of destruction could be clearly felt in our building. Elsewhere, there's a round up of randomness: Taptu and Qualcomm meet up a few times, once at the Green Dragon in Chesterton and again at the Golden Curry on Mill Road, Marc gets a slug in his Tesco salad, which we watch oozing around for a bit before Nosher grosses everyone out and eats what's left of the salad, then Nosher's off to a nerd-fest lecture by Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the computer language C++, at the Department of Pharmacology off Lensfield Road in Cambridge, after that there's a barbeque round at Matt and Emma's, and finally Isobel is in the garden of the Ward Road flat.

next album: Visiting Dave Dood at Sanger, Hinxton, Cambridge - 3rd May 2007
previous album: A Walk up Sheepstor and Visiting Sis and Matt, Dartmoor and Chagford, Devon - 9th April 2007

2007 Matt and Marc do some paper prototyping at Taptu

Matt and Marc do some paper prototyping at Taptu

2007 Marc and Matt around a table

Marc and Matt around a table

2007 A nicely-lit tree

A nicely-lit tree

2007 A sunset near Wetherden

A sunset near Wetherden

2007 Sophie's got her frizz on in the back field

Sophie's got her frizz on in the back field

2007 After a day or so's demolition, much has already been destroyed

After a day or so's demolition, much has already been destroyed

2007 The digger gets stuck in

The digger gets stuck in

2007 A pile of rubble

A pile of rubble

2007 Big skips are filled up with scrap metal

Big skips are filled up with scrap metal

2007 Big piles of ironwork are lying around

Big piles of ironwork are lying around

2007 Air-conditioning conduit hangs limply down from the roof

Air-conditioning conduit hangs limply down from the roof

2007 The digger tidies up a bit

The digger tidies up a bit

2007 Two diggers in action

Two diggers in action

2007 The scene after day one

The scene after day one

2007 A few days later there has been a tidy up

A few days later there has been a tidy up

2007 Marc gets a slug in his salad

Marc gets a slug in his salad

2007 There's now nothing left of the building

There's now nothing left of the building

2007 Stef, Nick and Ben down at the Green Dragon in Cambridge

Stef, Nick and Ben down at the Green Dragon in Cambridge

2007 There's a Qualcomm/Taptu meetup at the Green Dragon

There's a Qualcomm/Taptu meetup at the Green Dragon

2007 Back at the Science Park, the site is almost clear

Back at the Science Park, the site is almost clear

2007 In the Kingston Arms, on Kingston Street

In the Kingston Arms, on Kingston Street

2007 The White Horse at Finningham gets its walls repaired

The White Horse at Finningham gets its walls repaired

2007 Later that day, the White Horse is all covered up

Later that day, the White Horse is all covered up

2007 There are some baffling skid marks near Wetherden

There are some baffling skid marks near Wetherden

2007 Improbable skid marks at Wetherden

Improbable skid marks at Wetherden

2007 Bob Last poses for a photo

Bob Last poses for a photo

2007 Bjarne Stroustrup waits to present

Bjarne Stroustrup waits to present

2007 Bjarne gives a lecture

Bjarne gives a lecture

2007 Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++

Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++

2007 Bjarne and a screen-full of new C++ features

Bjarne and a screen-full of new C++ features

2007 In the university lecture theatre

In the university lecture theatre

2007 Outside the Department of Pharmacology on Tennis Court Road

Outside the Department of Pharmacology on Tennis Court Road

2007 At Taptu, Hani spins up a new cluster of storage

At Taptu, Hani spins up a new cluster of storage

2007 A pile of 1U servers at Taptu

A pile of 1U servers at Taptu

2007 Sophie the cat

Sophie the cat

2007 We meet up with Qualcomm at the Golden Curry in Cambridge

We meet up with Qualcomm at the Golden Curry in Cambridge

2007 Pietro looks over

Pietro looks over

2007 Andrew looks uncertain

Andrew looks uncertain

2007 A table full of food

A table full of food

2007 One of the Ukranian dudes waves in the Taptu office

One of the Ukranian dudes waves in the Taptu office

2007 The Taptu office is slowly filling up

The Taptu office is slowly filling up

2007 Taptu's wide open spaces

Taptu's wide open spaces

2007 A view of Marc, and Nosher's desk on the very left

A view of Marc, and Nosher's desk on the very left

2007 Graffiti wall in Diss

Graffiti wall in Diss

2007 A huge pike looms out of the Mere in Diss

A huge pike looms out of the Mere in Diss

2007 Isobel reaches for Pringles

Isobel reaches for Pringles

2007 Matt sits outside the house

Matt sits outside the house

2007 Emma grabs a bottle of Rosé

Emma grabs a bottle of Rosé

2007 Isobel uncorks a bottle of red wine

Isobel uncorks a bottle of red wine

2007 Barbeque action in the back yard

Barbeque action in the back yard

2007 Isobel plants a cucumber in the garden of the flat

Isobel plants a cucumber in the garden of the flat

2007 Isobel in the Ward Road flat's garden

Isobel in the Ward Road flat's garden

2007 Isobel assembles a barbeque

Isobel assembles a barbeque

2007 Back in Suffolk, Isobel flakes out with Soph-bags the cat

Back in Suffolk, Isobel flakes out with Soph-bags the cat

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Matt and Marc do some paper prototyping at Taptu