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We were at the Kispál és a Borz (a cult alternative Hungarian rock band) concert yesterday at Pecsa. I haven’t been to Kispál for ages and now that I went again I must admit I really enjoyed it. They played some new songs which I did not know, but most songs I did remember. Little nostalgia…
Tonight I was participating at the 61st anniversary celebration of the establishment of Israel. The celebration was organized by the embassy of Israel in Budapest and they put together an extremely amazing “show”. The first part of the program was a joint appearance of the Budapest Klezmer Band, the Ballet of Gyor and the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra. It was a very nice performance on how these different groups worked and played as one. The second part was the amazing performance of the Sheketak Company titled “Rhythm in Motion”. I have seen couple of times the Sheketak, but it is always very much entertaining. It is an Israeli group of young artists performing a mixture of rock, hip-hop, beat-box, drum music and dance. If you have the chance to see time live it is absolutely worthwhile!
I have just disappeared in the last two weeks, not writing anything to the blog. Though I kept myself busy, just on an other continent. I was visiting partners and prospects in the US and just got back the day before yesterday so I am a bit still jet-lagged. It was a very interesting trip from a business point of view, but also from a personal side as I never had the chance to see the east-coast except Boston and Maine. Now I took my chance and spent the weekends in New York while visiting Boston and Washington D.C. through the weekdays.
(The Radisson on the 32nd and Broadway is very well located, well equipped and reasonably priced hotel to stay, while the Marriott Marquise on Time sqr. is a place that you should not miss, at least for a dinner at it’s bar located on the 8th floor with a spectacular view on Time sqr.)
But now I am back and must focus on finishing the release of the syslog-ng Store Box 1.0.2, which is a long awaited release with support for the iSCSI based ssb SAN edition and for the Sun X4540 based edition which comes with 48 internal 250GB SATA disk for holding up to approx. 10TB of logs. (More details will follow.)
I am back from skiing. In one piece which is generally a good thing as far as I am considered.
The snow was good so we had a great time and finally we did not have to queue for the lifts for hours as in Slovakia. We were at Gerlitzen (http://gerlitzen.com/) in Austria near Villach and I can recommend the place specially if you do not want to get lost in an over 100km ski runs place.
The tickets hold some kind of chips inside so I could check on the internet where I was skiing. (Maybe this is not the best from a personal data protection point of view, but much fun looking at the graphs.) On my best day I did ski 44kms and during the week I did around 170kms which is pretty good for me.
I just realized that I forgot to introduce myself, but I hope it is not too late to do so.
I am Marton Illes (friends call me Marci, which is the nickname for Marton in hungarian) and I am a product architect at BalaBit responsible mainly for the Shell Control Box and syslog-ng Store Box products. I am involved deeply in development, but time-to-time I help with pre-sales and do a little support as well.
The blog was started because our marketing guy (Attila) convinced me that it would be cool to write about my daily job and also it is a good place to rant about stupid problems I ran into. I must admit that I was wondering for some time about starting my blog, so here it is, hope you will enjoy it.
Attila put together the blog design (thanks for the nice pink box and give me a degree in advance. The truth is that I just had my graduation yesterday so now I am very happy and also have a little hang over… As a recreation I will leave for a week skiing on Sunday, so no updates next week!