Friday Aug 03, 2007

Nice change of pace

    I've worked at Sun for almost 10 years now. As a matter of fact, I juts got my catalog for picking my 10 Year service award. I started during the dot-com boom, and life was great, as was Sun's image. Then dot-bust, and we've been working hard to get the glow back. This week was a nice change of pace. Starting here with the announcement of our financial performance for the year, beating our goal of 4% operating profitability (actually made it to 8%). Some really nice results, and positive press about it as well. Check out Jonathan on CNBC's Squawk on the Street July 31st show if you don't believe me. :-)

    As I have mentioned before, I include Slashdot in my regular reads, and today this item showed up, Sun To Release 8-Core Niagara 2 Processor. Sun news makes it into Slashdot now and again, and sometimes Sun gets trashed, but more often than not gets a mixed reception. I like to review the comments to try to get a sense of how Slashdot readers feel in general, and the response to this one was quite positive. It really helped reinforce my faith in the strength of Sun's products and direction, which can waiver sometimes as I'm on the inside. Kinda like the old saying about sausages and laws, you don't want to know how they are made. Well, actually more like knowing all the details and blemishes makes it harder for you to see the positive. And man, does the Niagara 2 have plenty of positives.

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