I am now an Oracle employee. My last day at HP was last Friday. I have a lot of excellent memories of my almost nine years there. And the company is (finally) very serious about software and investing a lot in it. HP Software is a very good place to be. But so is Oracle and the very interesting position I was offered convinced me that now was the time to go. So I am now in the Enterprise Manager group with the title of Architect. More specifically, I am in the part of EM that manages Middleware and Applications. Which also means that I’ll get to interact with the ex-Bluestone people who were my colleagues at HP Middleware and later joined Oracle’s application server team (like Greg). And I just learned today that David Chappell (with whom I collaborated on several specs) recently joined that group too. This is a happening place.