Thursday, June 15, 2006

Moving On

Not as newsworthy as Scoble, but I'm changing jobs soon.

I've been in my current job for about 9 months, and it's been tough. I've never really settled properly into the organization, and there have been a lot of frustrations that I haven't been able to identify properly or address. Combine that with spending between 2 and 3 hours a day commuting, and it wasn't really a situation I wanted to continue in.

Last week got fairly frantic. I saw an advert for an attractive position with a company only a few minutes from home at the beginning of the week. Sent off my CV, got called by the agency, went for interview, went back for a second interview the next day. I liked what I saw, and they obviously liked me enough to offer me the post, so I start there in about a month's time.

I'm looking forward to it. And not just the job - 2 hours of my life back every weekday is going to make a huge difference.


Stephen said...

Congratulations. Long commutes are rough, I know. (OpenSolaris in use at the new place?)

Peter Tribble said...

They're not currently using OpenSolaris, but it could well be an option for some tasks.

tim said...

I always hate long commutes. It doesn't matter what you listen to or read (if on transit) while you are commuting it just takes too much time away from my day.

Currently at 20-25 minutes each way which is tollerable.

Have you tried the Nexenta (gnu-opensolaris)? I've been playing with it since the pre-alpha build and love it.

Peter Tribble said...

Today's commute was 5 hours. OK, there was an accident, but it's just pushing the average up even higher.

As for Nexenta, I don't currently have any x86 hardware available for test. I would love to play with Nexenta, and Ubuntu - maybe the sparc version of Dapper Drake might be feasible.