The atmosphere was charged with emotion for Scott’s farewell at JavaOne, and I was there to witness and take part in the prolonged standing ovation. You could really feel the love (which is great because love covers a multitude of sins). In February I clocked up 20 years at Sun, so I remember the golden years with Scooter at the helm. But the one thing I have learned from his successor is to have an exit strategy. My current plan is for my fun at Sun to end on August 31st and to use the intervening time to blog some personal highlights from the past 20 years (the kind of stuff you’d love to put into a CV, but which would bore the socks off most potential employers). You have been warned.