When
· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · September
· · · · 07 (2 entries)

JRuby Love · Charles Nut­ter and Thomas Enebo, bet­ter known as “The JRu­by Guys”, are join­ing Sun this mon­th. Yes, I helped make this hap­pen, and for on­ce, you’re go­ing to be get­ting the Sun PR par­ty line, be­cause I wrote most of it. [Up­date: It strikes me that thank-yous are in or­der. Giv­en that Sun is in the pro­cess of (ap­pro­pri­ate­ly) slash­ing some of its en­gi­neer­ing group­s, new hires are a lit­tle trick­y. A lot of peo­ple helped, but I think the biggest con­tri­bu­tions were from our Soft­ware CTO Bob Brewin and es­pe­cial­ly Rich Green, who ap­proved the re­qs about fif­teen sec­onds af­ter Bob and I raised the is­sue.] ...
 
Smallthought and Me · I’ve writ­ten be­fore about Dab­ble DB, about be­ing an un­abashed fan of the peo­ple and com­pa­ny and tech­nol­o­gy. Since I think trans­paren­cy is im­por­tan­t, this is by way of dis­clo­sure: as of to­day I’m a share­hold­er in Smallthought Sys­tem­s. After I’d ad­vised them not to take any in­vest­ment mon­ey, and then ad­vised them that they should prob­a­bly take the Ven­tures West of­fer, I asked if I could have a lit­tle piece of the deal, and ev­ery­one was fine with that, so to­day I signed the pa­pers and gave them the cheque. I guess there may have been a lit­tle Van­cou­ver home-side boos­t­er­ism in my want­ing to do this but not that much; I think I’m gonna get my mon­ey back and then some.
 
author · Dad · software · colophon · rights
Random image, linked to its containing fragment

By .

I am an employee
of Amazon.com, but
the opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.