On this big trip, I made particular effort to finally
visit Monty at his home near Helsinki. Somehow, in all my years
at MySQL AB, this never happened – a sad omission. So, I spent
the Easter days with Monty, Anna and now 5yo Maria.
I’m not a fan of most meetings, and in many cases in-person
meetings are not actually necessary to get things organised or
done, but I think this was both most enjoyable as well as
productive for our respective businesses and joint interests.
Good company, discussion, food, drink, sauna… fabulous.
It’s a great pity we live on opposite sides of the planet, as we
do get along very well together. We definitely don’t agree on
everything, but we’re always absolutely direct with each other,
and try to provide good arguments whenever we disagree, to
explore things further.