Ongoing May 11, 2014

With my job search starting up and various technical related things percolating (Android programming, RepRap) I suspect this site is going to remain mostly quiet until I have a new job lined up and can get back to some more fun and less focused pursuits. I expect that photography will keep going, but that ends up mostly on FaceBook at this point. I’m hoping to get back here and start using this the way I have wanted to by mid-summer…

Coming together

It looks as if the site is coming together. I’ve still got work to do on the entry page (which is now pretty skeletal) but in general folks will be directed to the several blogs directly in any case. I’ve added a blog to contain my career related information. Content here is still getting added, but I’m pretty happy with the look.

I’ve now gotten a couple new suits for interviewing in. I don’t normally need a suit for day to day working as a development engineer.

Early next week I think I’m ready to start talking to recruiters. A couple of them have been recommended by people at work and I’ll be giving them a ring.

Still trying to figure out the site layout

The realization that I can host multiple CMS on the site at the same time has opened up possibilities. That is great, but now I have to figure out how to lay things out and partition things so that they are manageable.

I was looking at putting most of my professional information on a static main page with links to this blog and other public resources on the site. At this point I’m beginning to look at adding in a ‘career’ CMS as a separate entity and placing all of my work related information there. That would permit me to more flexibly manage that information and have a more polished presentation while partitioning off my personal blog area.

I’ll probably go that way later today and update my resume to point at to steer work related visitors to that area.

A little while later I’m pretty sure I want to do this. I’m taking photos of some of my technical book shelves to use as decoration on that site and I’ll crop and clean them before I head in to work today.