I’ve tried to put down the first words on this post and I really don’t know how to begin.
Tonight is going to be the first time after 10 years that I won’t have to go to work the next day.
Yeah as of tomorrow I will be officially looking for another job. I have been made redundant on my current job. Tomorrow I will be getting my termination letter with a dollar value on it.
How do I feel? To tell you the truth I don’t really know. As I’m typing this post I’m trying to find how I feel but I’m drawing a blank. Elated? Angry? Confused? Scared?
There is no animosity towards them in anyway as I understand they had to do what they had to do in order to survive. I might not like it but I understand. I am elated that I have been given this opportunity to do something which I want to do.
While I’m looking for new work I will be concentrating 100% on my iOS development activities and generally learning the language and maybe making a couple apps. As a software engineer by trade, I don’t see any issues with picking up the language. I have the internet to help me out if I get stuck. Right?
It will be good to get out of my comfort zone and live life differently for a while.
Hopefully now that I have some free time and Internet that is not blocked by websense I will be able to update this blog more frequently and maybe talk about how I go with my iOS adventures.
Ah the joys of backing up before doing a major update.
A few hours ago before I updated the site to wordpress 3.1 I made sure I backup the site just in case.
Well the just in case occurred. While updating the site to 3.1, it got stuck on updating. There was nothing I could do. The site was stuck on maintenance mode, and the back end administration stuff wasn’t accessible.
I just restored the back up and I was up and running again, with very minimal down time. The update to 3.1 also worked the second time which was surprising :).
So the moral of the story? Back up before you do anything drastic to any site. It minimises the down time dramatically.
Actually it a real pain in the ass. Just put your hand up if you have done the same thing.
Trapster sent out an email that their
The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email address and password were compromised,”.
“We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents, but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password”
So the past couple days I’ve changed all the password so all the accounts now have different passwords. Would have been a headache keeping track of them if it wasn’t for 1password.
1password is a password tracker that is available on the mac, pc, iphone and ipad. Using dropbox as the storage location I can keep all my passwords synced across all my devices which is a real bonus.
So no more password hassles.
Today I pre ordered a Fritz box 7390 from Internode. While a bit on the expensive side with a price of $399 I believe it’s worth the price.
The features are a couple pages long but some of the note worthy are ipv6 ready, dual band dual channel WLAN (300 mbit over 2.4 and 5Ghz range), NBN ready, VIOP( acts a Dect base with up to 6 headsets) and VPN. Also it’s supposed to be very stable for long range adsl connections and it comes with a 5 year warranty.
I will post more details when I get it.
Just like to wish everyone a happy and joyful new year. May the new year bring joy and happiness into your lives.