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Sitting in the dark…


March 12, 2008 8:07 am





I usually work from an office in my home, so it’s always an adventure getting out of the front door, let alone coming 5,000 miles to Provo to re-acquaint myself with my team (and for them, I think having me within sight – and sound! – is a kind of therapy that helps them to build up resistance).

I’m here for a week, before moving to Salt Lake City for BrainShare. Jet-lag is a wonderful thing for helping you catch up with work, I woke at 5 this morning (and 3am yesterday!). I’ve walked the 300 yards from the hotel to the Provo campus and I’m sitting at 7:30am in the office with the guys from the night shift, in almost total darkness, so forgive any typing errors!

It’s always good to come to Provo, even with much of management in Waltham, MA, and a fair chunk of engineering in Bangalore, India, it’s still a great place to meet the people who are so important in my working life. Teleworking has it’s advantages (Novell gets more working hours out of me than they would if I had to go to an office each day for a start!) but it’s very nice to actually be with other people for a change.

Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible next week: I shall be with the SysOps in the South Lobby all week.

Oh, looks like everyone’s arriving, the lights have come on,so I’ll sign off!

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