heart and soul
Though I've yet to receive my red pill or my blue pill, I cannot let this eve pass without a formal farewell to the company I've called home since college. Just the other day I came across my original Sun badge while cleaning out an old box:
Sun was 6. I was 22. I chose Sun because it seemed like networking might be important for the future. We were battling IBM, DEC, and HP, and feared that Windows NT would be the death of Unix. Apple's future seemed bleak. Let that be a lesson to anyone who thinks they know what the future holds in this business.
In addition to being a phenomenal place to be an engineer, Sun had tremendous heart and soul. Thanks, Scott, for creating that. I will miss it.