Coding: Finally, I'm writing code again.
I'm starting off small, writing a simple SMTP client that
tests for open relays
using the same set of tests that the MAPS TSI test runs. Once I've got it minimally
working, I'll stick it up on SourceForge (the project
page has already been approved). Once that's done, I really
need to dust off rblcheck and
bring it up to date (with the most recent RBL listings).
Life: Thought I lost my wallet on
Saturday. Found out that a local restaurant I had visited
that night had it waiting for me. Relaxed immesurably. ;-)
Work: Still cleaning up from last week.
More people let go today, and we're all trying to figure out
how to make up for the lost hands on a few projects
(especially revision control; the release manager was
"released", without a suitable replacement for most tasks he
The biggest problem I'm expecting to come down the pipe
soon is the lack of problems. Let me explain: we're going to
be in maintenance mode. No new projects, and doing only the
bare minimum to keep us in a holding pattern and keep up a
reasonable sales level. Smart move for the business, since
I'm guessing they'll find the profitability they've been
seeking within a few quarters. However, not so much fun for
people like me, who prefer new challenges to keep them
interested. So, I suppose it really is time to dust off the
resume and find something new.