Just had my 1st day in my new job as the Technical Architecture Manager for Matalan, as with all 1st days in new job’s there was a lot to take in, and I know I will be in learning mode for a good few weeks yet.

Other than that it’s been really good, the people are nice. The infrastructure there looks reasonable, though there are a lot of servers, but thats due to porley written Windows apps. There are a bunch of cool things coming up that I am looking forward to getting involved in, such as a virtualisation trial, move of some apps from DGUX to HPUX & Solaris and an upgrade of the SUSE Retail Linux till systems.

In sad news, I am reeling from the loss of my Thinkpad. Looks like I will have to save up, I need a laptop and nothing other than a Thinkpad will do ;-)