The CTO of $T called me at the originally-scheduled time on Wednesday, not
the rescheduled time on Tuesday -- by that time I'd already made my
decision. Thursday I went in and signed the paperwork with $K for my
contract job at $D. I start Monday the 15th. There are a couple of good
perks from $K, including free access to SkillSoft courseware. (I think I
also get that through my recently-renewed ACM membership.)
Even after only six months of "retirement", the thought of going back to
work is somewhat scary. It's also rather surprising how few of the things
on my list I got done. (Of course, "moving" was also on the list, and
occupied an unexpectedly large fraction of my time. But still.)
I'll be at Orycon. The plan is to drive down after work (possibly after a
short day) on Friday, and return Sunday night -- it's only a 3-hour drive,
which makes it possible. I think I will have a concert, though I might
have missed my window for that by not turning in the questionaire on time.
Of course, now that I know I'm going to have an income, I promptly went
out and ordered a few things that I'd been waiting on. The first to
arrive, because it was nearly instantaneous, was the download of Cat Faber's new
CD, The King's Lute -- the physical copy will arrive
soon. (You get the download, which includes the sheet music and lyrics,
free with the CD.) You can get yours at her Bandcamp page.
I highly recommend it -- Cat's a brilliant songwriter and a fine
performer. This album is drawn from her recent "Alice Day" posts.
It's hard to pick favorites here, but I think I'd have to go with
"Cedarglass" and "Atheist's Anthem".
I really need to get a Bandcamp page up, don't I? Good project for
I also pulled down a copy of Heather Dale's Perpetual Gift (which is free, as the
title indicates, but I made a donation anyway).
Oh, and Janis Ian will be at the Triple Door in Seattle, Saturday, April 6th
The usual collection of links in the notes. Here: have a CPR
ad, with zombies.
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