||[Apr. 14th, 2008|09:55 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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As most of you reading this are likely aware, I work as a Support Engineer for MySQL AB - which was recently acquired by Sun Microsystems.
If you have been living under some variety of rock-like object, you can see the press release here:
As part of that, as of this month I now work for Sun Microsystems Australia.
MySQL Support Engineer
However I am really doing the same job I was before.. so far the acquisition seems to have gone fairly positively. I was a little concerned about some of the employment/IP restrictions that our new fangled contracts bring but in the end I was able to sort out enough to satisfy me.
I am still working from Home, and there are no plans (at least for me) to move around within Sun - I plan to continue my role as MySQL Support Engineer.
I really hope this acquisition is beneficial for MySQL in the long run.. there are potential ups and downs but so far for me the experience has been very positive and the Sun team have been very welcoming.
The MySQL Users Conference is upon us this week, which means there will likely to be some interesting announcements from various MySQL-related companies as tends to be the case around major conferences (there are already some talk of a new product from "Kickfire" that sounds interesting, albeit sketchy at this stage)
In more personal news, they sold the house I am renting so I have to move. For more amusement Aleesha is over-seas until after I have to move so I have to move before she gets back, oh well. I applied for a house today and the Property Manager seemed very enthusiastic so I guess thats a good sign.
It's a very nice 3x2 townhouse:
It's also only a couple hundred meters from the local telephone exchange, so ADSL2+ speeds should be fairly flat (24/1 M) which will be nice :)
To follow me closer, check out my twitter: twitter.com/lathiat