Finally got a new job - at Arcot - starting 2003-04-29. Looking forward to it immensely: it even involves some coding, and they're a good bunch of folks, by all accounts. On first hearing about the job, I was concerned that they might be a snakeoil outfit, but a quick search revealed that their technical advisory team includes the luminaries Tahar Elgamal, Martin Hellman and Bruce Schneier. You can't really do any better than that. Catherine also starts a new job on that day, so things are looking up.