Hello from Budapest! This post is coming to you from the heart of Hungary, land of gothic steeples and goulash.
Recently I've been mulling over whether to blog more about software, since confidentiality is no longer as much of an issue. Many of you know this, but for those who don't, I decided near the end of 2008 to move on from Google, after five amazing years. It was wonderful working on Desktop (stories) and Gmail and Lively (warm wishes to the hardcore users who worked around the clock to keep the product experience going with newlively.com), and now it is time to try new things.
At the moment I am traveling and fiddling with a couple of web site ideas. I spent the past couple of days in Budapest with my college friend Eileen. A few photos so far:
Art Noveau palace. It is now a Four Seasons hotel lobby.
Interior of Matyas church, with very pretty stained glass.
Eileen preparing to eat chicken with paprika and cream sauce. We've been eating a lot of paprika.
Me in a restaurant. The food is so good in Hungary!
We went into an underground labyrinth which created a spooky effect with lighting and drums from hidden speakers.
... until we came across this "excavation" in the labyrinth.
View of the Danube. Budapest is divided into the Buda section and the Pest section. In this photo, I believe we are looking at Pest, from Buda.