Thursday Jan 21, 2010

Sun & Oracle: EU Has No More Tears

The European Union cleared Oracle's acquisition of Sun this morning.

At the same time, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer cleared the release of this tape of the two singing No More Tears (Enough is Enough). It's a capella and direct from the studio.

Sunday Jan 25, 2009

A Ray of Light in a Day of Dark

I want to acknowledge the hard work and contribution made to Sun Microsystems by the employees affected in last week's reduction in the work force (i.e.: lay offs). I had worked with a number of them over the years and thus, I felt even greater sadness than had they just been numbers on a tally. As for those who have had the good fortune to continue working for Sun, we are now working on teams with a reduced number.

So, I dedicate this video to all: those who now seek a ray of light after a day of dark and those who now work at the break-neck speed illustrated by the time-lapse images.

And life goes on...

Sunday Sep 21, 2008

Sometimes OpenWork Gets A Little Closed...

...and I need to leave the room for some air.

OpenWork is Sun's work from home program.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Sun, OpenWork, and Don Quichotte

I've been on Sun's OpenWork program for over five years and the press is just now getting wind of the fact that, hey, this is a good idea. Here's a news story on OpenWork and what it does for Sun, me, and you.

And to begin the day bouncing, here's an OpenWork dance tune - it works anywhere. The recording is over fifteen years old and not a dated note in it's oeuvre. (Well, maybe the telephone call. And the hair. And the clothes. But not the notes! OK, maybe the hand claps. Still sounds good, though.)

Monday Dec 17, 2007

SmugMug Writes Sun A Letter

I was passed the following link by my manager today.

Companies That Listen: Sun

The fact that SmugMug’s CEO & Chief Geek took the time to write it just goes to show that SuperPat, JohnD, factotum and the other bloggers at blogs.sun.com, the engineers and developers of Glassfish, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice, OpenSSO and the other Sun-initiated open source projects and productized releases, the marketing people, product managers, program managers, technical writers, architects, managers, admins, accountants, lawyers and yes, even the guy with the ponytail, are doing something right.\*

Sun got a big star today!

NOTE: OK, the link goes to a blog entry and not a letter but if I had written SmugMug Writes Sun A Blog Entry than posting The Box Tops singing The Letter would've been moot. And just to bring it full circle, Box Tops lead singer Alex Chilton went on to form the vastly underrated...gulp...Big Star.

\*Oy...I hope I got everyone in this list. There's over 33,000 people worldwide.
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