A developer in the bush
Mihkel is a Skype developer. Working on the Mac version, no less. He’s travelling a bit with his mobile office. A Skype friend in Italy did this mini-interview with him.
**Mihkel, is this you first time in Italy?**
Nope, that’s the fourth already. All times by car btw.
**Nice, so the first time you went here you was not able to use Skype right? How do you feel to use Skype to call every one at home for free?**
It’s great indeed.
]]>**How do you connect to the net? Are you using a portable PC?**
I’m using 2 portable Macs.
Yep, one iBook and one MacBook, I sometimes need to use 2 Macs at the same time for work.
**Are you working at the sun? I mean are you using Skype in public areas also?**
I’m working in different places where there’s Internet available. That’s a nice feature about working at Skype that you are not tied to one particular location.
**Cool! So people see you talking in the middle of the street? What do they say?**
We just had a meeting where 3 participants were in Tallinn, Estonia, 2 in London and me in Civitavecchia, Italy. Well, I usually don’t talk in the very middle of street, but yes, indeed, it looks sometimes quite strange when a person is talking to his computer. Some people have come and asked how is it possible to talk to one’s computer.
**So even in holidays you keep pushing and working for Skype.**
No, I have no holidays at the moment, I’m just working. In Italy. The arrangement I made was 1 week of holidays during which I moved to Italy, 2 weeks working here and finally 1 week of holiday to look around some more and get back home. Nice plan, isn’t it?
**Marvelous, thanks for telling us this. Enjoy the Italians, food, sun & ladies.**
Thanks, I’ll certainly do. Except the ladies — I’ve brought my own with me.