Those of you inclined towards prayer, say one or two for me and my job situation. It appears that I might have to start looking for a new place of employment soon. If anyone in the LAX area is looking to hire a brilliant writer with (almost) a PhD in artificial intelligence and lots of experience with embedded software, spacecraft, and bureaucracy, shoot me an email. I'm good with all things technical, I know just about every programming language, and I've led software development teams for everything from embedded systems on defense satellites to web-based distributed applications. I play well with others, and I enjoy long walks on the beach.