Having moved to California only in November 2012, it was only a few months before I was putting serious consideration into finding a new job. In the end, no real job hunt had to happen: in June I was contacted about a job; in August I interviewed; in September I was offered the job and in October the visa transfer was complete to allow me to make the jump. So, I’m now an IPv6 evangelist at Yahoo, which is a specatular role, and puts me firmly back into a network architecture and network measurement role. Conference travel is basically guaranteed. I’m working from the Sunnyvale office now, with the aim being to split my time between San Francisco and Sunnyvale in the near future.
Washington DC and New York City: 10 days holiday time between jobs.
Montreal: a long weekend around US thanksgiving. Amazing for a couple of reasons: on one hand to drink beer with a old friend from a trip in 2007, on the other hand to experience an actual season. (Winter.)
I also spent about a month back the UK, as far north as Inverness and as far south as London, with the lion’s share of the time in Glasgow. While I was back home, I took some vacation time and walked the Great Glen Way during some spectacular summer weather.
All in all, I’m really pleased with the direction things took at the end of the year. Next year: more fun work, and hopefully more good trips, and also a couple of side-projects that I have on the cards!