New new job
I feel like I've barely started at Sensory (which is fairly true; I've only been there since April 1st), and now I have decided to take a new job offer that suddenly sprang up and quit Sensory. I'll work from home for this new job, and the various advantages to this lifestyle are slowly occuring as I spend my last week and a bit at Sensory: being able to easily listen to my entire music collection without needing to muck about with mini-discs; being able to shop for food during the middle of the day, rather than at 6 with all the other rail commuters at Town Hall; I will be able to hop on a train and meet random office-bound friends for lunch without worrying about getting back to my office within an hour; and even more extreme flexibility in my work hours...
I'm also having fanciful dreams of figuring out a way to get a little bench or something and a laptop so I can work from the bath, but I think that's probably not going to happen.
It was a pretty stressful decision, compared to my previous "career choices" (I've never really thought in terms of trying to follow a career path and work up the management ladder, or whatever, so the term "career choices" sounds a bit odd to me). WebLink to Flow, and then Flow to Sensory were both easy decisions; neither could offer me a good prospect of long-term employment at the time I left them for a start. This choice wasn't so clear cut, but I think it was probably the right one (although staying at Sensory wouldn't have been bad, either). It's flattering to discover I'm so employable :)
I'm also looking forward to having a little more time for Twisted again; I've been neglecting it a little. My main contribution recently is probably helping Mary with random annoyances that she's bumped into while revamping the software for her website... actually, I have also participated in a couple of discussions on IRC and on the list which have been interesting, but talk doesn't really compare to code.
So, in short: Life is good.