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Max Goff

Max Goff is the CTO for Kostizi, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a 20-year veteran of software development with 9 years at Sun Microsystems, 6 of which were spent serving as a Java technology evangelist, specializing in JMX, Jini, and Jxta technologies. He is a published author, writer, and inventor with three distributed computing patents, and three patents filed while serving at Kostizi. Goff holds an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an MSA from the University of Phoenix, and is a nine-time Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He is also a member of the IEEE and a professional-level member of the World Future Society.


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Java One - X - Early Monday

Posted by dmax69 on June 27, 2005 at 7:38 AM PDT

I generally tend to wake early on travel days with the nagging thought that I need to repack my bags, even though I pretty well packed everything the night before. Yesterday morning was no exception. My alarm was set for 6:30, but it didn't get the chance to go off.

Blogging JavaOne

Posted by dmax69 on June 15, 2005 at 12:21 PM PDT

Arun Gupta's Blog a few days back referenced joint Sun/Microsoft sessions at JavaOne. Clearly, interoperability between Java and .NET is of some interest to developers of all persuasions. But as a veteran of the first J2EE vs.

Fire and Ice ...

Posted by dmax69 on January 11, 2005 at 2:29 PM PST

According the a recent article in the JDJ, the return of technology has begun. The much-anticipated post-PC era has finally arrived, and the technology budgets will rise again ... soon. Good news, to be sure ... a return to the roaring 90s? Hmmmmm.

Moore in Storage

Posted by dmax69 on October 1, 2004 at 3:53 PM PDT

My old friend Peter Karlsson (formerly of Sun) recently wrote to say he had gotten married in Singapore (which is itself of rite of passage) and had also joined the ranks at Micro$oft. I was pleased to learn of his wedded bliss, and naturally a little saddened by the M$-gig news ...

Forget Nip & Tuck -- Could There Be an RFID Implant in Your Future?

Posted by dmax69 on August 24, 2004 at 11:57 AM PDT

Is the Idea of implanting a passive RFID tag inside your body something that raises your Orwellian fears? Do you get Biblical "End-of-Days" shivers?

The Incredible Shrinking Workforce

Posted by dmax69 on August 9, 2004 at 8:27 AM PDT

Eric Chabrow recently contributed an

to Information Week in which he analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics specific to IT professionals.

To Blog or not to Blog...

Posted by dmax69 on July 15, 2004 at 10:14 AM PDT

I left the employ of Sun Microsystems in November of 2002, after nearly 9 years of service, the final 6 of which were spent traveling our fair globe with the heady title of "Technology Evangelist." Two decades spent in software development, dating back to the initial emergence of UNIX in the commercial environment (I remember tearing apart an early Sun 68000-based workstation running BSD in