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Published: 2014-03-08T12:13:16-08:00


Making friends, hiring and buying chocolate...


Busy 3rd week at PayPal (so busy I didn't have time to blog...must set aside a regular time). Interestingly formalized on-boarding process. I met with my group's HR minder about a week ago, so she could give me a many-page...

Week Two ... in which I get oriented


Last week I started in the middle of the 2-week "new hire" cycle, so until now I've not had to sit through "new employee orientation", but Monday was the day. As I was driving down to San Jose for a...

Agent of Change


I've taken a long break from this blog, but as part of my new job I have set myself the task of writing regularly about what it's like to work on open source at PayPal. So here's a quick take...

Dear Readers, can I ask a favor (well, two favors really)?


Dear Readers, can I ask a favor (well, two favors really)? Blatant plea for reader action, with the promise of beverages on me if the outcome is favorable...

Carding Harrassment


The Code of Conduct debate around Open Source conferences has been much on my mind again lately. Just today somebody called my attention to this blog post about yet another attempt to fix what some see as a real problem....


In Chicago at my first Drupal Association Board Retreat. So far, I'm mostly listening.

Howdy and...I'm *so* done with AT&T


First of all, let me say that I really appreciate that even though I've not blogged here in nearly 2 years, I still have a steady stream of followers. That's loyalty. Thanks. Most of the time I've been away I...

My next vocation


So it has been announced. Starting next week I'll have a new job. One friend pointed out that I could put "Wiki Witch of the West" on my business cards ;-). But seriously...I meant it when I said in the...

Assimilation begins...Oracle Censors Blogs.Sun.Com


I still know a lot of Sun people, and so avidly watched yesterday's press conference where the muck-mucks from Oracle described how they plan to assimilate the Sun least the ones they think will make enough money to justify...

So...Are We Alone?


January 27, 2010, Sao Paulo, Brasil Its been a little less than a year since I first received a request from my friend Tim O'Reilly to lend some time to the SETI Institute . They had just won a TED...