Servant to a new master

I travelled up to Camberley on Tuesday evening, to spend yesterday at the UK head office of my new Lord and Master[1]. As a result of that, I now have a card, a VPN client for remote access to Sun networks, and a cryptographic security device to generate challenge-responses to access it is on order. I’ve also met some great folks, though not my own team, who are in California (including my manager) and in India.

Coincidentally, yesterday was also the day of a UK solaris meeting. I only heard about that when Chris Gerhard emailed me on Tuesday (I guess he’d just heard about my joining), but I was able to attend some of that event and meet the real geeks. I guess that by the time of the next such meeting, I should be sufficiently acquainted with the current state of Solaris to participate properly.

Anyway, I’m now employed to work on the OpenSolaris Web Stack, with particular emphasis on Apache. Or to continue hacking Apache but with an emphasis on the OpenSolaris platform. Or … you get the picture, more to come on the subject as and when. As soon as I have the new workstation with Solaris up and running, I’ll be scouring it for capabilities that can usefully be harnessed for Apache, and of course APR.

[1] aka employer

Posted on February 21, 2008, in apache, jobs, sun. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Was just tracking ‘apache’ tag, after I wrote first ever post at http://abbaskhan.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/apaches-errors-error-murphy-or-a-bug/

    You must be an old Java programmer.🙂

  2. Niq,

    Congrats, enjoy working for a boss who may well want you to do a 9-5 every now and then.

    You’ll enjoy your first full payslip I’m sure.

  3. I’m excited for you Nick, congratulations on the new gig!

  4. Big congrats, Nick! Tripartite win-win-win: World, You, Sun!!!

  5. So this is $bigco🙂

    Congrats and enjoy being enslaved😉

  6. Great news!
    The webstack sure could use some help😉
    (of course we already knew who you were working for by looking at where you was logging in from🙂

  7. you should convince them to give you a Sunray (http://www.sun.com/sunray/sunray2fs) for the remote access. It should save you a fair bit of the power use, although you’d probably miss the usual noise and heat that a PC creates.

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