Glad He's On Our Team

Sometimes you run into someone who's a pain in the ass when he's on the other team, but you love having him on your team. Tim Bray is such a person, as in his recent Udell and Vinoski: "Hey Jon, our criticisms of WS-* are specific and have to do…

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Tim’s Bomb

Last night I got back from Pop!Tech and found that I had 110 new emails. While I always get a lot of email, this was a surprise since I’d just checked it 4 hours earlier. The trigger for this email was a posting by Tim Bray on…

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Rethinking

Having a work blog is making me rethink my blog strategy. When I rejoined Sun I followed in Hal Stern’s footsteps and separated my home and work blogs (Hal’s home, work). My sense at the time was that no one reading my Sun blog wanted to…

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My First JavaOne

I had to have one of the strangest first trips to JavaOne. You could wonder how I’ve been in Sun and Java for so long and never made it to JavaOne, and I couldn’t give you a good answer. But this was going to be my…

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My new gig

I’m excited to start talking about my new job, Vice President of Eco Responsibility at Sun Microsystems. I know this job sounds vague - more details in a minute. Over the last 4 or 5 years I’ve been getting deeper and deeper in energy and the…

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Job transition

Well, I left BEA and my role of Chief Architect of WebLogic last week. I’m excited to write about my new endeavor, but will save that for tomorrow so I can share a few thoughts about BEA. BEA purchased our RFID middleware company, ConnecTerra, last October. It was…

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Tim Bray quote of the week…

This probably won’t be a regular feature, but I often find things to get my mind going when I read Tim Bray’s ongoing. This week Tim talks about business blogging: “If your employees are going to say stupid things in public, you’ve got…

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