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On 15th May 1994 I got on a plane to Budapest. It was my first trip there. It was for work and there was a fair amount of alcohol consumed. Scrap that, there was a lot of alcohol consumed.

But we did work.

I went out with a delivery of the latest version of our software. The client, K&H, are still going but long ago switched off the software; actually probably only about 10 years since they migrated from the last version I put in.

The software was a retail banking system and I worked on the client side. The main backend was an IBM 3290 CICS system. I worked on the front office stuff which was all on the new fangled Windows platform.

To be precise, the front end bloatware ran on Windows 3.11 Workgroups with NT servers for the messaging. Each of the three messaging components needed it's own box as it ran at ~100% CPU irrespective of the workload; I sh*t yee not.

Everything was developed in VB3 and each and every form had a different style. The menus where all hard coded and yet the actually menu bars where created dynamically; fun stuff. Nobody trusted the inbuilt Date data type, so we had strings and lots of nasty code. Even one doofus-numbnut-brain-twok decided that a week was not seven days but 365/52 days as it made maturity of weekly interest fall on the correct anniversary. Somewhere in the pits of hell, I have some floppies with copies of the code base from that era; I will never look at them. Never!

Oh there was an Oracle DB there somewhere, but it did very little as everything went to the mainframe. I think it was one of those 'have to have an RDBMS for it to be serious.

But really, I never imagined that day that within a few year Budapest would be my real home and that I'd end up married to one of the locals.

Native. I went there.
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