13 Oct 2005
(updated 28 Dec 2008 at 17:19 UTC) »
Wow, life's moved on a lot since I was here last.
I got nearly killed by a careless car driver (pulled out
in front of my motorbike without looking) in summer 2003.
Spent a month in hospital, and a year in bed, still can't
really dance - I miss clubbing.
Got 'made redundant' while I was still bed-ridden a
month or two after I got out of hospital, which was pretty
low of them.
Once I was back on my feet, found a new job, in south
London, and moved to the area - near Wimbledon. Been there
a year now, they seem very happy with me, got a small raise
at my first annual review, so that's nice. I really like
working there, it's a nice atmosphere/environment - we even
have a pool table in our offices :)
Haven't done much personal coding since the accident -
got into an online game called Kings of Chaos, and ended up
leading the biggest alliance in its history - I got pretty
good ranks in Age 1 and 2, came 2nd in Age 3 Beta, 1st in
Age 3, and 2nd again in Age 4. I retired at the end of Age
4, which was last weekend... I'm hoping to spend some of
the Copious Spare Time that I should now find myself with on
more useful activities, maybe do some extra-curricular
work-related coding and tidy up some of our in-house tools.
I guess that'll do as an update for now. I don't
particularly plan to update here frequently, as I'm not
coding much right now, but I thought it would be nice to
catch things up while I drifted by.