Wednesday, May 28, 2008

June Photo of the Month


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This photograph of McWay Falls at Sunset is located on the scenic California Big Sur and can be found on page 5 of Nature Photographer summer edition. The photo looks great big! Big Sur is one of my favorite locations to visit.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Embarcadero Day 6

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Illusion Blog

Illusion Sciences is an amazing blog posting an illusion per week with an explanation of what makes it happen. Head on over and be amazed!

Embarcadero Day 3

I've received quite a few emails and a couple comments about my post yesterday "Goodbye Borland Hello Embarcadero Day 2". It's obvious that my dry sense of humor was lost on nearly everyone. Obviously people thing I'm stupider than I look. Wait, that didn't come out right. My spelling comment of Embarcadero was a joke! My attempt at humor. Sorry if it confused anyone. Yes I can pronouns Embarcadero and yes I can spell it. But it does take a bit of thinking to get it right. Maybe I'm pathetic at spelling (which is true) or maybe your just great at it and won the spelling B! I even know that Embarcadero meant "warf" in spanish. There's a lot of things called Embarcadero in San Francisco and here's a map to the new Head Quarters. Especially compared to CodeGear, Embarcadero is a mouthful.

But seriously, I guess my point is if this is the biggest issue, then everything will be just fine!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Goodbye Borland Hello Embarcadero Day 2

Yesterday was an amazing day. You can read all about it on various blogs David I, Allen Bauer, Nick Hodges, Marco Cantu, Greg Keller and my very short first post on the subject. You can also read the largest newsgroup post about it here.

I wanted to write a bit more than my very brief post yesterday about my day 2 on the whole subject. Well first off, I can finally spell Embarcadero. Now I just fumble on it a little bit. It's a finger twister, but eventually it rolls off the left hand.

Everyone in the office appears to be happy about the sale. The first thing said to me this morning was "Good morning fellow Embarcaderian".

I've worked at Borland for a long time now so I'm sad to say goodbye to Borland. But I'm excited to say hello to Embarcadero. Change can lead to new opportunities and possibilities. Looking at the Embarcadero portfolio of software and knowing what we have at CodeGear the future looks bright. I can't wait to meet all my new coworkers. When's the party?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Embarcadero Technology Agrees to Purchase CodeGear

I'm sure you've already read that today a couple press releases announced that Embarcadero Technology has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with Borland to purchase CodeGear. I won't bother reiterating all the facts so you can read all about it here here, and here. You can even read about it on Wikipedia here and here.

I just had a great chat with Jim Douglas who sits just down the hall from me about the "deal". Embarcadero Technology is a private company which is a new adventure for me that I look forward to. CodeGear and Embarcadero Technology compliment one another very well so I'm convinced that this is a good opportunity for everyone involved.

Now back to Tiburón.