New Job

As you may know, I've been between contracts lately. Had quite a lot of interest from my CV, but not been so lucky with the tests and interviews. Yesterday at about 10am a recruiter called me. Today at just after 5pm I was offered the job. A new contract, six months initially, with the likelihood…

Missed

Well, yesterday genuinely feels like the first day I've missed posting this year. A few post-midnight posts have counted towards the previous day, but although I'm writing this early in the morning, it's definitely the 16th. It's for a good reason, though: I went to the pub after work. ((I did start to write something…

Recent Events

Just in case you think that I haven't been paying attention to recent events... yeah, I know, how likely is that...? Brexit? Trump? Celebrity deaths? 2016 is well behind us -- though regarding Trump and Brexit, the worst is still ahead. But anyway, I haven't said anything about my work status since back in the…

Recent Events

It’s been a strange few weeks. There was the referendum, and its immediate aftermath. That’s still ongoing, of course, and won’t be over any time soon. Then there was my leaving do from work, as I’d reached the end of the at-risk period, and am now redundant, obsolete, out of work, etc. The do was…

Relaunch

Edit, 2016-11-16: Updated again to reinstate my former employer's name. If you pay attention to URLs and such -- and if you're reading this at all -- you'll be aware that my blog is not sited at the root or home page of the devilgate.org site, but at devilgate.org/blog/. For a long time the home…