I was miserable at Google. It's a great company, and I think it's a wonderful place to work. But the position I was in just wasn't right for me. I didn't want to blog at the time, because I didn't want people to get the wrong impression about Google. Seriously, it's a great company; I just wasn't where I should have been.
So at the end of July, I left Google and went back to Juniper. I was happy at Juniper, and wanted to be happy again. Besides that, Juniper offered me a promotion, a raise, my choice of projects, and the opportunity to work under a manager I know I work well with. I'll talk about the work I'm doing for Juniper in my next blog post.
After I went back to Juniper, I've been concentrating on getting into the swing of things, so I still haven't been blogging. Now I'm doing well, and can start posting again.
Now, here's one last note to the blogosphere: you may note that I'm still using a Google's blogger.com, storing the photos using Google's Picasa Web, and displaying Google AdSense ads. If I were upset with the company, I wouldn't be doing these things. I'm strenuously emphasizing that I like the company, because things get taken the wrong way in the blogosphere, and I don't want anybody to get the wrong idea. I'm also free to badmouth the company if I wanted to, since they're no longer my employer and have no control over my actions. But I'm not; I'm talking about how great they are.
Anyway, my point is, hello world, it's nice to see you again!