By MrDGrobler on Dec 10, 2007
What has this blog to do with Sun? Well, I work for Sun. That's already a good start. And then I like stereotypes. 'White men can't jump' is a good one. So I like basketball, a lot, I also like sports in general. Both are indeed a big problem when you work in engineering like I do.
Hardly anybody cares about sports. Just an example: Last year we had the soccer (football) ((fussball)) world championships in Germany. Part of the Sun Ray engineering (my group) is located in Hamburg, so am I. Guess what, people in my team didn't know when the German team had been playing, haven't been interested in watching a single match and just loved to stay in front of their Sun Ray and continue coding or do any other useful stuff that is not sport.
If you like sports, you might understand how difficult it is coming into the office after watching a great match the previous night, and you want to share your opinion with your colleagues and ... nothing.
Only comments like, "Oh I missed this one" or "Really, no I had to fix this interesting bug" or just nothing, not even feeling sorry for you.
So maybe this blog could also be titled as "Engineers Hate Sports". As said, I like stereotypes. Bringing this a bit closer to my work, another stereotype is "Sun can't do software". I like this one, because I'm in software and it keeps me motivated each and everyday, to prove it wrong.
What you can expect from me, a bit on my work around Desktop Virtualization, around Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, a bit on sports, and stereotypes. And just on a side note, the last 2 MVPs in the NBA are white men. So there is hope even if you can not jump.