Friends

There are lots (thousands) of layoffs happening today, at Sun, IBM, and Microsoft, and just I realized that I only have work email addresses for many of my friends and blog readers. If you’ve been affected by this, please add a comment here (I’ll see your email address, but others won’t) and remember to update…

Read More RIF time

Here’s the full announcement. Please forward to anyone that you think might be interested. Gene Saunders, one of the longest serving members of the Sun Microsystems family, passed away unexpectedly on September 19th. Gene had many friends and colleagues at Sun, in the United States and around the World. He was also in constant contact…

Read More Gene Saunders

I just learned that my old friend, Sun colleague, and fellow SecularLiberalGeek Gene Saunders died last week. (I just got off the phone from speaking with his friend Judy.) I’m going to miss his constant emails on politics, technology, godlessness, and Texas. More anon. UPDATE: Links to Gene’s blog and his photos, courtesy Alec. UPDATE:…

Read More Gene Saunders, RIP

I’ve uploaded the photos from Saturday (San Francisco Bay) and Sunday (Jack London Square and Alameda). Steve has blogged how we all tried our hands at slot-car racing after lunch on Sunday. It must be 40 years since I last handled a slot car controller, but it all came back surprisingly quickly. (Maybe here in…

Read More Weekend pics

On Saturday I headed up to Victoria, BC for a day trip to visit some good friends. The weather forecast was good, but as the Victoria Clipper IV pulled away from Seattle’s Pier 69 all we could see was fog. Thick, thick, fog. We made our way up Puget Sound and into the Strait of…

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Steve‘s move to Songbird is more than just a change of job. First, he’s become a Mac user! And second, he’s said goodbye to traffic jams on 880 and the Bay bridges: But damn if the commute to SF isn’t a helluva lot nicer (and a lot more fun…. riding a skateboard is orders of…

Read More Welcome to the cool world of Mac users who don't have to drive ;-)