Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

Goodbye Sun!

Today marks the end of a wonderful 9+ years at Sun for me.  I've been a Jiro Consultant, Network Storage Engineer, NetBeans Engineer, NetBeans Evangelist, and a Global Technology Manager.  I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding 9 years.

Sun has given the world so much for free (as in beer).  I'm happy that I was able to be part of that.  Sun has changed the world forever in a positive way.  Sun = Open Source.  Sun has set the standard for open source software.

 I have so many great memories working at Sun and cherish all the great Sunisms and Scottisms:

  • The Network IS the computer(for sure!)
  • .Not
  • "Kick butt and have fun!"
  • JavaOne
  • Beer bash Fridays
  • Sun Tech Days
  • SunTEA (made famous by IBIS)
  • Sun time (the real time people show up for meetings)
  • Work From Home, iWork, Open Work
  • "Please remove me from this alias" email storms
  • etc., etc.

 Thanks for the fabulous journey Sun!  I loved every minute.

Thursday Apr 26, 2007

I'm Still Alive! Getting Ready for JavaOne...

Yes I'm still alive!  I've been working feverishly on a project since about last November and I can almost talk about it.  Many of you have already seen it (Hint: the paragraph below).  Anyway, hopefully very very soon I'll be able to open up the bloggate (my new word!) and share my experiences with everyone.

Also, my BOF (Birds-Of-A-Feather) session for JavaOne has been accepted.  The title is, "Developing a Real-World Web Application with NetBeans Release 5.5 Visual Web Pack" and the session ID is BOF-9055.  I'm currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 8-8:50PM in Gateway 104.  There are lots of good BOFs in that same time slot but please show up if you can.

Thursday Apr 28, 2005

Snow?


I should have known. I was really on top of the "get ready for summer" thing this year. This is probably the earliest I've had the sprinkler system turned on and the fountain up and running.
I woke up this morning to snow in Greeley, Colorado. There isn't much. But come on! It's April 28th. Apparantly, it's going to be "yucky":http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCO0170?from=search_city for the next couple of days. I guess it doesn't really matter. I'm in the middle of a code-athon anyway. That's when you write code from whenever you can drag yourself out of bed until about 3 AM in the morning. Before the weather turned, I would actually hear birds singing \*BEFORE\* I went to bed. Now that's bad!

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