Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

Apologies for not having written.  Having one’s computer stuck in a box in Hungarian customs gives one a good excuse, though.

As you may know already, I am now working in Budapest for a web startup company called Pressflex (

We make online web tools for publishers.  My title is Head of Client Relations, and that currently also means keeping track of all the programming tasks, and helping to organize the development of new versions.  We’ve got clients in the U.S., France and Hungary, and are expanding quickly.

I’ll be spending my time evenly divided between Budapest (a few hours east of Vienna, Austria), and Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Susie is now working for the University of Southern California as Research Director at the Annenberg School for Communications.  She’s teaching a class and working on some very interesting projects.

In case you’re wondering, yes, we’re still married, and no, we’re not crazy.  These are two really special opportunities and we figured it’d be nice to keep one foot in Europe and one in the States for a while. Who wants to spend all winter in Budapest or all summer in CA?

By evenly divided, it’ll be a month here, a month there for the next few years. At least, that’s today’s plan.

Susie left for L.A. in early August from Paris, and I arrived in Budapest in late August.  I’ll be back in L.A. in November, perhaps in time for the Nov. 6 Homecoming game, which is appropriate in this case.

I’m looking for leads on:
1) investors
2) employees
If you’ve got money or want a great job, drop me a line!

So, if I’m here in Budapest and you’re all the way over there, how do you get in touch with me?

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(Please let me know if you have trouble—about once a month, someone tells me they’ve been getting bounces at this address)
+36 30 223 57 48 cell Try this number first, please.

+36 1 337 4468 home   In my fabulous 14-foot ceiling apartment.

+36 1 312 1308 office The place is great, pictures TK on my site.

+36 1 269 5707 fax   3 feet from ^^^, entirely different number.

Send mail to me exactly like this:

  SMITH Travis
  H-1055 Budapest
  Kossuth Lajos utca 17. IV. 8.

(Basically, city goes before the street, and I’m on the fourth floor, apt. #8.  Utca is street. Last name goes first, often. Luckily, there’s no accents in this particular name.)

Last but not definitely not least: If you are on ICQ or AIM or some such, please let me know your number.  I’m 5670207 on ICQ.  Talking over the net is much more fun than paying $1.00/minute or more. (ICQ is software that lets you know when your friends are online and chat with them.  It’s at, FREE!)

OK, enough about me. Susie is at:

101 N. Grand Avenue #16
Pasadena, CA
USA 91103

(213) 740-6547 work
(213) 324-0753 cell
(626) 683-7562 home
(213) 740-3772 fax

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If you’re interested in hearing more about my experiences in Budapest, let me know and I’ll add you to my journal list. Just reply and say “Yes!”  I’ll get the idea.

If you know, or think you know, someone in Budapest, I’d like to expand the circle of people I know here. Drop me a line.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

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“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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