My Employment Pass for Singapore was just approved. Awesome!
I’m in Palo Alto for two weeks, and we’ve just moved into our new offices. Feel free to stop by if you want a demo of our latest product release, or just get coffee or tea at Café Venetia, which has become our most regular hangout.
I am now settled in my new home in Singapore. The view is legendary…
I am in Singapore for the next 10 days…
My current flying adventures are now documented on the new Sons of Ader blog.
Some readers have been wondering whether my recent drop in activity on this blog was the sign of something else happening, and whether my decision to move to Singapore was in some way related to it. Well, wonder no more: my blogging activity has decreased over the past few weeks simply because I’ve been busy preparing for the relocation of my family, and because I’ve spent a lot of time trying to learn how to fly a Cheetah XLS.
As you know, we’re currently working our way through the many bugs that need to be fixed before we can ship our final beta. While the rest of the team is doing that, there is very little I can contribute in terms of product development. In fact, the less I contribute, the less new features are being introduced, and the faster we can ship our product, which really is what we all want at the end of the day.
With that in mind, when an invitation came to join a group of 7 or 8 pilots to fly five planes from South Africa to Namibia over the course of three weeks, it did not take me long to sign up for it. As a result, I’m leaving for London on April the 28th, then flying to Johannesburg on May the 2nd. I’ll be back in Palo Alto on May the 28th. In the meantime, I must hope that most known bugs will be fixed, and that our new distributed meta-data cache and our meta-data upgrade framework will be fully operational.
Conclusion: don’t expect much blogging for the coming five weeks…
I’ll be back in Palo Alto for three weeks starting tomorrow.
Then South Africa for a month (don’t ask).
Then Palo Alto for a week.
Then Singapore again.
I’ll be in London on April 30th. Drop me a line if you’d like to meet there.
Big news: my family has decided to relocate to Singapore. This will allow our three kids to attend a Chinese-speaking school (my wife is American-born Chinese) and to discover a new culture. For my part, I will travel back and forth on a regular basis, planning to be in Palo Alto for a few days every 4 to 6 weeks.
Since our little team of nine is spread across Palo Alto, New York, Saint-Lô, Melbourne, and Singapore, it should not meaningfully affect my daily work. But with this relocation, it creates the opportunity of growing our team in Singapore.
I’ll be in Singapore from Wednesday this week for one to two weeks. If you live there and would like to meet, make sure to drop me a line. I should be able to show you the very latest version of our platform. And if you want to join Hugues, Yves, and I to help us finish our upgrade framework and authorization engine, you’re more than welcome!
My new travel setup proved highly effective during my last trip. The only change I will make to it for my trip to Singapore will be to revert to Bose QuietComfort 15 noise canceling headphones. The Sony ones are way too heavy and press too hard against my reading glasses. Also, the only noise reduction they seem to provide is through heavy foam padding rather than active noise canceling. Quite disappointing actually, but a good life lesson: do not fix what’s not broken!
I will be in Singapore from November 16 to November 25. Meet me there!
I’ll be in Japan from October 31 to November 8. Ping me if you want to meet there.