Some Interesting Links, Plus What I've Been Up To

I’ve been inundated by recruiters lately (I think every recruiter in the free world got back from holiday on January 3rd, Outlook/the phone have been going non-stop since then…which of course is a good thing, but I’ve also been sick the majority of the new year which has made it tough).  Being on the phone 4–6 hours a day has been mentally draining, but well worth it…I’m currently in talks with a local company for a Sr. ASP.NET developer position…again, more details to come soon.  I’m way behind on news/blogs/anything not involving getting a job, but I’ve come across some interesting links these past few days:

  • Robert Hensing writes about Admin Personas.  We’ve all probably worked with some of each type, though I’ve had the pleasure to work with some talented system admins out there…watching them in “crisis mode” is pretty impressive.
  • Fredrik Normen writes about a great new feature in ASP.NET 2.0 known as Control State.  I like the idea more than the implementation details; that being said I’ve always thought that View State was a bit of an overkill, and it has its own set of quirks.  I’m looking forward to the finer granularity this will give ASP.NET developers.
  • Yahoo releases their anual picks of the year.  Need I say more?
  • Some great aerial before/after shots of tsunami damage in Asia.  Kinda puts everything into perspective.
  • Interesting article explaining how the quake actually raised the Earth (registration req’d).  Incredible…ripples circled the globe for 6 hours after the quake.

I have my final interview with the above mentioned company on Monday…I’m stoked about going back to work.  Getting laid off right before the holidays is probably the worst time of the year to lose employment (not that there’s a great time regardless).  We’ll see what happens, but it looks good so far.


# Mike said:

Good luck with the interviews bro.

Friday, January 14, 2005 8:15 AM