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Being Headhunted [Jun. 16th, 2003|04:48 pm]
[mood |Chuffed]
[music |Natalie Imbruglia - 05-Wrong Impression]

Wow, haven't even started work and already people are trying to get me to go somewhere else...

As some of you may know, I've got a few moderate volume parts of my website(s) on technical(ish) areas. One of the is a massive HowTo on certificates and OpenSSL, such as installing CA certificates, running your own CA with OpenSSL, dealing with the more commong errors that crop up etc. It hides here. Another was my report on the Union debate on music sharing, which Hilary Rosen spoke at. It got /.'d, and lives here. You have a variety of large (1400x1050) wallpapers based on Roswell / Buffy / Smallville here. Let's not forgot my PhotoPub Powered Photo Collection.

All of these get lots of hits. The OpenSSL one gets a fair few emails - questions on how to do things, suggestions for improvements, general "thanks for writing the page" stuff. It's been about for nearly 2 years, and if any of the sections were going to get job interest, I'd have thought it'd be this.

My newest section is on Series 60 Smart Phones and Linux. It's been about for 2 months. So far, it's generated 3 emails. Doesn't have anywhere near the detail of the OpenSSL Stuff

On Friday, I got an email from someone who works for a moderate sized IT consulting firm which does a lot of wireless and mobile work (bunch of offices around Europe, publically traded etc). They were wondering if I'd thought about programming for series 60 phones professionally, and if I'd be interested in applying there instead of working for TorchBox.

They're not based in Oxford, and I'm really looking forward to working for TorchBox, so I've said a polite "no thanks". Still, nice ego boost, and Dave is convinced I should use it to wangle a pay rise from TorchBox....