Well, the job search continues. I’m still waiting to hear from the two possibilities I mentioned earlier and I just received a phone call about a third possibility. I have a phone number to contact the folks who interviewed me about the travel tech support job and it’s been two weeks since I last talked to them so I gave them a ring today to see if a decision has been made. The good news is that they still haven’t made a final decision. The bad news is they’ve been swamped and haven’t been able to get around to doing the second round of interviews with those of us set to have one and they’re at a convention this week so I probably won’t hear anything from them until early next week, but at least I’m still under consideration.
The folks behind the job opportunity with the contract house I was working for previously still haven’t contacted me about a second interview so I sent off an email to the fellow I’d been dealing with there to see what the status is. The third opportunity that just came up would put me back at the automotive company I was working for previously in a different building supporting a testing environment that would be mainly PC based, though with some UNIX and webpage work tossed in. In short, pretty much a match for my skill base and the pay rate would put me right about where I was when I left, though for a different contract house. Not that I have a big problem with that at this point. I’m willing to work for just about anyone who’s willing to give me a job. Hopefully one of these three will come through before too much longer as my savings has dropped below the $2,000 mark which means paying all the bills next month is going to be a big challenge using unemployment checks (assuming they start coming soon). Whooeeee! Being unemployed is SO much fun!
In other completely unrelated news, it appears that Peter Fredson didn’t take too kindly to the attempts at constructive criticism he received on one of his last entries not too long ago. I haven’t seen a submission from him since which is a bit of a shame in some respects. It does remind me that I’m behind on my news reading and, thusly, my ranting about various things and that I need to get my butt moving and get more new content up here soon.
There’s been a few submissions from some newer members, but I’m not sure if they fully understand what it’s supposed to be used for. Some of them have read more like they were intended to be emails addressed to me than entries for SEB itself. A couple were written in chat-speak which is a sure-fire way to get me to not publish it—unless your intent is satire and I’m pretty sure these entries weren’t intended as such. I don’t have big expectations of proper grammar or letter-perfect spelling, but I do expect you to type out the word “you” instead of abbreviating it as “U.”
I’ve turned off the random-code on the end of trackbacks feature in EE mainly because someone’s been testing a new trackback spam script that has no trouble dealing with that attempt at security whereas other blog packages often choke on it. I’ve also modified the comments listing so that trackbacks will be displayed inline with the comments to make it easier to spot when someone has written more on a topic someplace else. Additionally, I’ve got a few ideas for a new layout for the site that I hope to someday turn into realities assuming I can come up with the needed graphics it would take. And that I can successfully get the idea out of my head and into the computer. Don’t hold your breath on that one.