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This is a personal Blog.
On a serious note, this is a personal blog and does not in any way reflect the views of my benevolent employer (PMC-Sierra) who happens to have supported me in my “endless” recovery period.
About this Blog
I’m going to continue with the following categories:
- Clippings – Blog posts relevant to Comm Semi end markets. Broadband (PON/DSL), IPTV, Wireless, Internet, Digital Home, etc.
- Tech Commentary – My opinion on the above.
- Careers & Management: My own “What the !@#$ Does Marketing Do” series. I don’t know where this is gonna go, but I’ve been mentoring people on this topic for over 5 years. I’ve got a lot of thoughts in my head that wanna come out.
- Joie de Vivre – My hobbies. Music, TV, Golf, Vancouver Giants, and my problem with taking out the garbage.
Thanks to everyone who has dropped in. I hope it is useful to you. I’m still very much a newbie at this.
—————- Added Jan 22, 2007 ———————
Who am I? … this is an excerpt from my Jan 22 post…
The quick Google of “Iain Verigin” will tell you that I haven’t done much from 2001 to-date. You’ll find that I’m an early employee of what eventually became PMC-Sierra ( started in ’89), did a brief stint at GigE start-up Packet Engines (’97-98 ), returned to PMC in mid ’98, made a few donations during the “glory” years, and then lots of blog stuff. Wrt specialisations, you’ll see McGill Physics, UBC Eng Phys (EE), SFU MEng; and that I did lots of standards work in a technical marketing capacity – ATM Forum, GigE, 10GigE, OIF (SPI 3 and SPI 4.2), & IETF RFC 2615 “Packet-Over-Sonet”.
Filling in some blanks … I have not done much from 2001 to-date because I got really sick in late-2000 and am still recovering. Major bummer, but I don’t like to dwell on it, it already takes up too much of my time. One of the few things work-related things that I can do is read for a few hours a day. I work micro-part-time and have no explicit duties. I’m either a sage, dinosaur, or combination of both. I spend my limited work time reading reports, blogs, mentoring a few people, a couple scheduled chats a month w/ colleagues in coffee shops, maintain a research related Wiki site, and I rarely go the office (it is too difficult). (This probably too much info. C’est la vie.)