By John Clingan-Oracle on Jan 23, 2007
I am no longer a member of the non-OpenWork heathen as I have joined the ranks of may OpenWorkers at Sun (here, here, here for example). Today I received a SunRay from the FedEx guy. I had the thing installed before my signature dried on his digital tablet. The Sun Ray did come with instructions, but my animal instinct instantly grokked the male/female power (and network) plug configuration. Literally 5 minutes after getting the box, I was up and running.
The first test was to check on my vacation days. I don't do that often enough since I don't VPN into Sun very often. I'm dangerously close to maximum accrual, but dagnabit, I'm not yet "forced" to take vacation days. Wow, close to working on a local workstation. There is some latency on large screen redraws, but given that I never, ever, ever, ever have to sysadmin the thing, I welcome the tradeoff.
The second test was to view one of the videos from Sun's recent Solaris 10 Web Launch. Admittedly I had to shrink the video by about 40% for the video to sync with the audio, but that I never, ever, ever, ever .. well, you get the point.
ThinGuy, buddy, this rocks!