So it's been a while sinc... (12 Dec 2005)

So it's been a while since I've written anything here. In fact I probably haven't had a gap this long since the last time I worked at Google.

A number of people have emailed to ask how I'm doing and I've had to batch up all the replies for the last week. Serving dinner at work is great from a healthy eating point of view, but I really don't feel like doing anything much when I get home at 8, 9, 10 o'clock after dining there. You all deserve personal replies, but it's Sunday evening, just before bed, as I write this and I have to admit that it's not going to happen.

Over the weekend I moved into the forth place I've had since I've been here. I'm averaging three weeks in any one place so far but this place is going to last for a year - really it is. It's a really nice house in Palo Alto with four other people. Thanks to IKEA I now have some furniture but not, yet, any Internet connection here.

And the climate is crazy. It's mid December and I can quite happily walk home at one in the morning in only a t-shirt. Of course the natives are complaining about the bitter cold and wrapping up in three or four layers, but such is the world.

It's also the time of Company Christmas parties. Google's was last weekend and was suitably huge, taking up two San Francisco pier buildings. Turns out that the cheapest way to get to Palo Alto from SF at 3am is to hire a stretch limo. Odd but true, and a cool way to round off the evening.

I'll not be home for Christmas, I've only been here a few months and my family shan't be there anyway. I suspect Christmas will probably be pretty quiet so, you never know, I might get round to writing another blog post by then .