Well, I spent like 240 hours (quite an exaggeration) typing up my about me section, so I am pretty well tapped out on the writing front. However, the 404 page on the main page was bothering me, you know since there were no posts… Anyway, I am working hard on teaching myself C# to make myself a bit more marketable, robust, etc. I found out PHP can only get you so far in this business and with my desires to one day work in some capacity for Microsoft, I figured something like C# would be a safe bet.
So far, I am pleased with C# and my transition is working out pretty well so far. I mean, it is quite a bit different from PHP, but it seems that since I understand how code is supposed to work syntactically, it does make it a little less painless to learn. The biggest issue is figuring out what resource to use to do certain things, but the internet is pretty damn helpful, so things seem to be clicking fairly well.
I have the next week off from work and I am sure shortly after that, I will be laid off. This is of course calculated based on the current rate of asshattery going on in this wonderful company. The good news is though, that I have a C# resource book coming in the mail by the end of the week, so I am sure devoting a few hours here and there is going to help this learning process.
As far as a job, I have a couple projects that are pending release, and depending on how they are received will determine a portion of my “next-steps”. The wife and I have been looking at Redmond, WA as our next place of residence, but that obviously has some contingencies, i.e. renting or selling our condo here, finding jobs (Hey Microsoft, I love you, and so does my wife!). We have already found the apartment we want to rent when we went on our awesome road trip to visit Washington. We shall see.