Well folks, today was my last day - well, actually half day - working for Oracle. I'm off to pastures new.
I started working for Sun Microsystems way back in January 2001, stuck through the highs and lows and the Oracle acquisition, but now I must move on. An opportunity has come up I just can't refuse (thanks Michael).
I formally announced my departure to my colleagues on Monday morning, UK time, and I think someone leaked it to the press ;-)... check what the Oracle stock price has done since Monday...
I wonder what it's like to be so important for such news to really have an impact on the stock price, maybe I'll find out one day :-)
My new job doesn't involve Solaris (more details on what I'll be doing coming soon), but fear not: I plan to keep my grubby mitts in the Solaris pie for the foreseeable future, if only on a personal usage level, so I'll still be posting Solaris related stuff here, along with other new and exciting things.
Unfortunately, leaving Oracle and not using Solaris full time also means I won't be in the My Oracle Support Communities anymore. I'm bowing out with an incredible 6075 points (this may go up in the next few days as people mark my answers as helpful or correct) and in 10th place overall in ALL of the Oracle Communities, which isn't bad for nearly 4 year's work. I'll probably frequent the OTN Forums instead from now on.
I'm now sitting at home writing this out feeling a little sad, a little happy, a little excited, a little scared, a little woozy (I really shouldn't have eaten those Krispy Kremes I got everyone) and I have a bit of an empty feeling. Sun/Oracle was a huge chunk of my life and now it's all over.
Oh well, onto new ventures. I'm about to embark on one of the most exciting and yet scary times of my life. I can't wait.