Tbilisi continues to be great, and I’m really pleased by the amount of useful work that I’m getting done with the TI folks — we’ve gotten up to speed very quickly. Turns out that being a technologist at a transparency-oriented nonprofit in Georgia is pretty similar to being a technologist at a transparency-oriented nonprofit in America, except that if you were going to find an author for the novelization you’d want someone closer to John le Carre than Joseph Heller.
I’m staying at Betsy’s Hotel, which seems to be a kind of hub for the expat community. It’s a very nice place, and even has programmer-friendly amenities like the one you see below:
Zero-indexed floors! C’mon, you can’t find that kind of accommodation in the states. Admittedly you have to worry about an out-of-range exception whenever you head to the dining room in the basement, but so far nothing bad has come of it.