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ReiJane Huai. Photo Both Barrels Communications !!!
ReiJane Huai, the founder and ousted CEO of FalconStor, has been found dead after a suspected suicide. According to Newsday, Huai was taken in an injured state to North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset, NY, on Monday morning and pronounced dead. The New York Post reported that Huai had shot himself in the chest on the …
The last sentence was probably the hardest to read. Working hard, being disciplined, and striving for a goal are all good things, but success is not assured and can be very fickle even if you attain it. We need to hold material things lightly - if they go, they go. But our family and loved ones should always be closer to our heart.
God-bothering (as it is often ridiculed here), would have helped this man to save his own life. Finance-speak is quite often extremely brutal and people are psychologically destroyed by that. In that case, it helps to believe that there are human beings who love you simply because you are a human being - not because of your "results".
Am approaching 25 years in IT programming and general hacking:
My former manager killed himself whilst implementing job cuts at my old company.
3 staff in a total team of 50 have had "burnouts" aka. Mental Breakdowns in past 15 months as job cuts were implemented.
Are we heading for a Mental Health crisis in Western IT as the job gets less "fun" and more a fight against bean-counters and off-shorers?
I don't think so, but I DO see more staff off work with Mental issues. That's fact,
But it is certainly not as bad as the army. I was reading that more British soldiers have committed suicide post-Falklands War than were killed by the Argentines. I suspect Iraq and Afghanistan aftermaths won't be much different...
Falconstor's biggest problem was, and likely still is (haven't dealt with them in a while), that they had all of their support in Asia. Anytime you wanted to open a support case, you had to make a call to Asia, and upload a 2GB dump file. To get anywhere it was a 3 day ordeal to even get them basic information. I'm hoping by now that's changed, but it immediately turned most people off from their products.
I sure remember Cheyenne / Bit software from their OEM voice modem bundle coming on floppy diskette, windows 3.1 days.
It had amazingly well written advanced voice functions which almost felt like using a full feature digital pbx of today. In fact, losing my temper with Windows built in junk, I tried to find and buy that software hoping at least backwards compatibility would work. That happens in 2002 or so.
So, he was responsible for that acquisition. Rest in peace.
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