Tuesday, September 13, 2011

personal and social conflicts..

This is probably more a post on plus rather than a blog post, but it got too long. So here it goes..

I have been reading a parenting book by John Medina - Brain rules for baby(highly recommended), trying to morph into a good parent and everything... anyhoo.. I found this little nugget in the book. The author is describing some observations by two sociologists Edward Jones and Richard Nisbett - "People view their own behaviors as originating from amendable, situational constraints, but they view others behaviours as originating from inherent, immutable personality traits". Thinking back to a lot of my everyday work, home and family experiences - this explains things so well.. everytime I feel like I am right, or everytime I think things ought to be done differently, maybe it's just my assymmetric brain failing to see the other side of the problem.

After reading that.. I couldn't help but admire these sociologists - reducing everything down to predictable, simple facts and observations.

anyways.. thought I'd share. Next time, a little more putting yourself in the other persons shoes and a little less of the "jump to conclusions" mat!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moving on from Mozilla..

After about five and a half years at MoCo, I have decided to move on to a new position at a startup in San Francisco. My last day at MoCo will be Feb 28'th. It was a hard decision for me, especially looking at everything I had a chance to work on and help build over the years, but I feel it's the right one. Working at MoCo has been one of the most challenging and satisfying jobs I have ever had and a huge thanks to all of the folks at Mozilla for making it that. I will still be living and working in the bay area, so I do hope to keep in touch with folks here.

In my new role, I will be working as an operations engineer with a focus on developing tools to better understand and monitor Hadoop environments (at least initially). The goal would be to open source these tools and contribute them to the community.

Hope to see you on the other side..