Month: December 2011

The new Gig — Now at Infoblox

quick note since I’ve got nine zillion things going on and no time… I started the new gig this morning. I’m now the Technical Manager for Bloxtools at Infoblox in Santa Clara, California. Myself and my new cohort in crime (who will play the part of Community Manager) are coming in to support and build a community around these tools, and to help define a plan for for enhancing the tools and making them a more powerful and useful part of the Infoblox products suite. What’s this mean? well, when we figure it out, we’ll know. Part of what made this an irresistible challenge was that it’s really a blank slate; great challenge, great opportunity. And it’s going to allow me to help build a new community from scratch, which I was looking to do, and get back more to my roots and be more technical than I was at HP. Everyone I’ve met so far has been great, the company feels like a nice, comfortable fit, we don’t have CEOs randomly blowing up divisions because he’s bored, and I get to go off and figure out a bunch of stuff. I’m going to be busy for a while, but in a good way. And then there was the money… Which frankly, HP was rather reluctant to part with, even going back 18 months when I first had that...

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What’s been going on…

Thanks for your patience while I was having my little fun here on the blog. hopefully you were at least somewhat amused. Perhaps your curiosity piqued a bit. If you haven’t figured it out (perhaps by reading this article or even noticed that I made Techcruch for some reason I can’t fathom) today was my last day at HP/Palm/webOS GBU. Because we didn’t announce that I was leaving until the day before it happened, I couldn’t exactly talk about it here on the blog. I felt talking about unrelated stuff was — it just seemed wrong to carry on about apertures or unrelated topics with an unseen elephant standing in the room, but I didn’t want the blog to go completely silent for too long, because that in itself raises questions and gets noticed. (as an aside, I got my name mis-spelled two different ways in those three articles. I’m amused, and even better, it allows you to easily track where all of the “me too” sites go to do their “original journalism”). I felt strongly that the developers should hear about this  from me, on the forums and hear it that way first. In this day and age of the internet, that’s surprisingly difficult, but we pulled it off. As it turned out, the timing of my change ended up tracking right up against Meg’s decision on the...

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