Monday, September 2nd, 1974, was the first day of my career as a professional software engineer.
Today, for the first time in that 33+ year career, is my first day of my first interruption of that career: I’m now practically *) unemployed.
I’m sitting here today, a sunny Saturday in February, in my office at home, surrounded by boxes full of computer books and 33+ years worth of computer related junk.
I’m kinda sad it **) happened, but on the other hand … I’m ready to tackle something new and exciting.
Now … if only someone would offer me an opportunity to do just that …
I’ll keep y’all informed.
*) I said practically, because technically my severance deal will keep me on the payroll till mid May. But my office is empty, the lights are off, I handed in my entry badge and we drank beer all yesterday afternoon at the local pub with the last diehards of the ‘transition’ team (clean-up crew) that I was part of.