The end of an era and the prospect of new opportunities

It’s the end of an era…

At the beginning of August, after coming back from vacation, I was advised that my position at IBM was eliminated. I had been with IBM for the last 15 and a half years, through two acquisitions – the longest I have been with any company (as my LinkedIn profile accessible from the side-bar can attest). It has been a roller-coaster ride over the last few years, but I generally enjoyed my time with IBM and, especially with all the great and amazing people I have had the chance to meet.

Since then, I’ve gone through the usual loss stages and I last week I started to actively look for new opportunities. The first thing I noticed is how hard it is to write a résumé when you haven’t had to do one in over 15 years! I’m now thinking that a job search is a full-time job!

This is also a good time to revisit my strength and what I want to do with my career going forward. I still have many things to think about in that regards. I do love technology, so it will definitely still play a role in my future. And perhaps I’ll have more time to blog…

Wish me luck!

Blogging from iPhone

I found myself looking at apps for the iPhone, and I found one that enabled me to post blog entries over the air. Of course, I had to try it out – and this is it!

I don’t know how flexible it is, or whether I need to enter HTML tags for line breaks. And the keyboard, although still usable, is still slower than a real hardware keyboard. Still, a bit painful…and no apparent integration with Safari.

What do you think? Is blogging from a phone, even the mighty iPhone, a useful thing?