14 September 2009
This week I've been working out of the Google office in München. While much smaller than our head offices in California, I have to say that the food is even better. For most of this trip my German has been holding up surprisingly well considering I haven't used it in two decades. However once I got to Google's office it suddenly fell apart; I've no vocabulary for computer terms. What's a stack trace, a buffer, a compiler, a bug report, etc? It turns out that my German coworkers don't know either, so their conversations are a seamless mixture of German and English. A refreshing practicality which I'm not used to seeing in my home country where they invented "le chien chaud".
Here are a few photos of my visit to München.