Yesterday was my first day as a resident Bostonian as well as a semi-unemployed Erlanger.
I must say that although my original impression of Boston wasn't very enthusiastic, I think this town will grow on me.
Boston is a college town in the truest sense of the word. In New York, everyone looks like he/she came from a different planet: people dress different, look different, speak different languages, and seeking different goals. In Boston, on the other hand, you feel like almost everyone is a student. I live somewhere between Boston College and Boston University, which makes the impression even stronger.
Because of its abundance of colleges, Boston feels like a very young town. In my advanced age of 26, I can't help but feel like I'm a TA or something :)
My new "office" is the Boston Public Library on Copley Square:
(You're probably wondering what that blue cow is doing there. Apparently, the cows are all over Boston. Check out the rest of the set for more cow pictures.)
Sometimes I don't get why many startups spend their money on renting office space when you can get a comfortable, quiet environment with good internet connectivity for free at the public library. Maybe it's that VC money thing :)
The Boston Public Library actually wins in the tech department over the New York Public Library for providing free Wi-Fi in the entire building, not just one room.
I didn't get much coding done yesterday, but today I'm hoping to finish implementing transaction handling in ErlyDB. It might take longer, though, so don't get your hopes up too high :)