So I've started my first...and maybe only?...real consulting gig. It's with the good folks at Liquid Entertainment on super-secret stuff. It's mostly engineering consulting but I hope to sneak in a little process improvement on the side. They're in the valley, so the commute is a drag: an hour each way. By the time I get home my baby daughter is upset because it's past her bedtime...not the daughter I want to come home to. So you know that long hiatus in blogging for the past few weeks? Expect it to continue.
Side note: I read in "Linked" that a study showed most people get their jobs from second-tier contacts. That's never been true for me. Ed Del Castillo, CEO of Liquid, has been a really good friend for a long time - and almost all the jobs I've ever gotten have been through really good friends. So in my experience it's more important to have a few good friends than a lot of acquaintances.