Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Jonathan Schwartz has this wonderful quote about me in a recent interview 15 minutes with the great man:
Q:Turning to MySQL, how long do you think it will take before MySQL is fully integrated into Sun? We saw with Red Hat and its JBoss acquisition that this can be a slow, laborious process....
A: First, the personalities involved. Let's just say that integrating Marten Mickos into a company might be easier than assimilating a few of the JBoss personalities. Marten is a joy to work with and will make this integration work.
I got to hand it to you Jonathan. You hit the nail on the head. JBoss was full of prima donnas, a lot of them actually; it drove me nuts. My developers were bitching all day long, my executives were even bigger fat cats, my sales guys were testosterone freaks. Even the receptionist had an attitude. You would have thought as a former exotic dancer that she would have been friendly and polite. Not exactly: her favorite quote was "bite me".
I hate to think that you didn't buy JBoss because you didn't like me. I actually like you. You worked for McKinsey! All I got is a Ph.D in Physics. I had a hard time finding a job when I got out of school at 28. McKinsey rejected me after the first interview. They must have sensed that I was beta consulting material. Ironically, the only job I could score was pre-sales phone support with Sun...one rung below entry level. For three months, I was happy as a pig in shit doing that. Truth be told it was my most fulfilling experience at Sun.
You got a point, I'm probably as good at kissing corporate ass as you are at coding...and I sport a military crew cut.
I love you too,