So Long Matt
By user12625760 on Oct 25, 2007
Yesterday the first person that I mentored at Sun left. 18 years ago Matthew Finch joined the OS group in the UK answer centre and Sun became a much better place to be. I'm sure our customers noticed it and still notice it. His dogged determination to solve the problem, find the answer, make sure the problem does not reoccur for that customer or any customer set Matthew apart. Then his knowledge of how systems work, how they are built, how they should be built if you want to diagnose them. I will miss his ability to persuade development that “yes we do need the ability JTAG scan of the system when it hangs” and I suspect so will development.
To anyone who employs Matt: Don't give Matt a problem you don't want solved.
And to Matt: Good luck in what ever you choose to do, I hope that choice includes returning to Sun.