Howdy, all. I was out traveling all of last week, first visiting Intel up in Oregon and then down to Santa Clara for AMD’s Financial Analyst Day and a chat the next day with their new CTO. I have been working on writing up my thoughts about the direction communicated by AMD’s new management team, which is interesting in many ways. However, last week’s travel took a lot out of me, and I honestly haven’t been very productive since returning. Progress is being made, though, and hopefully, I’ll have something finished soon. I think it should be worth reading, because we’ve learned quite a bit about AMD’s future and the people now in command of it.

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    • burntham77
    • 8 years ago

    Translated: I have been playing a lot of Skyrim.

    • destroy.all.monsters
    • 8 years ago

    Cool, looking forward to it. I’m particularly interested in reading how you cut through the buzzwords and haze.

    Papermaster and Su sure seem like the go to folks if you want to hear something akin to reality.

    [For those who’ve seen “Still Crazy” (an incredibly fun yet heart warming movie based on a fictitious group of 70s rockers) “even his shoes piss me off” – re: Read. ]

    • mutarasector
    • 8 years ago

    I look forward to your take on Anemic Marketing Devolution (see what I did there?)

    • Ragnar Dan
    • 8 years ago

    Poor fella. I stopped most of my significant work-related traveling before I started getting to the age it would use up my energy, so I wish you a rapid improvement. More sleep, fewer caffeinated and sugary drinks for a time, and make sure you’re getting the proper nutrition (take any supplements with dinner, not smaller meals, that way they’re more likely to be absorbed), and that should speed things up. Or at least it seems to work for me when I’m going on long trips like driving to Florida and such-like.

    Also, you might look into something you haven’t looked into in a while as a change. That might refresh your mind and remove what may seem boring. Though that’s probably rather difficult in your particular situation. One thing I’m somewhat interested in learning about, even though I’m no longer a major [url=<]Folding@Home[/url<] member of TR's Team 2630 (except temporarily to test something), is how AMD's GPU's are doing in Folding.

      • Vivaldi
      • 8 years ago


      IANAD. While I won’t make any assumptions on anyone’s diet here, I have found that my focus and overall clarity improve by replacing caffeinated drinks with fruits. They’ll help keep you hydrated, load you with antioxidants (which doctor’s profess to be the key to zen), and more importantly give you the *good* kind of natural, complex sugars. Not the sweet-and-low and/or Starbucks kind. And what do you know–it will keep your waist-line in check!

      I agree that like any other muscle in the body, it’s good to perform different tasks to keep the brain guessing and stimulated. Even if that means taking a 1 hour break to build a monument, or, who am I kidding, a large hole, in Minecraft.

    • dashbarron
    • 8 years ago

    The worst thing about traveling to the unknown is coming back with an ‘Ivy infection….

      • data8504
      • 8 years ago

      An Ivy BRIDGE infection!

      nyuk nyuk nyuk.

        • Vivaldi
        • 8 years ago

        +1 Curly reference.

    • DrCR
    • 8 years ago

    We’re, if I may speak for others in addition to me, looking forward to your thoughts.

    I’m still happily using a P35/C2D setup at the moment, my first Intel setup since the Pentium 75Mhz, but I certainly hope AMD remains competitive in the desktop CPU market.

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