Since Paul is going to be visiting for a little while over the holidays I been trying to think of something he and I could hack on for one day or one night for fun, as in complete from start to finish in less than 12 hours, as is divinely intended for all cool hacks. I'm personally having a hard time thinking of something cool to do, I think he wants to set me up with some VoIP via Asterisk but that isn't coding.
In other news it seems I'm now in search of a new job, completely on my terms since I'm still working at the moment at least. Restructuring and continued outsourcing are moving the work I enjoy away and substituting work I truly dislike with absolutely no career growth potential in the new year. As someone who made it into a software architect role for just two months before restructuring (downsizing, layoffs) turned me back into just a developer in Sept. this year, the news of an impending lower point still on the career graph doesn't sit well. If anyone has leads in the Raleigh/Durham area let me know.