So... yeah... I think i've mentioned it on here before, but it's definately official now; i'm becoming an Aucklander again.
As of Saturday i'm domiciled back in Auckland; currently staying with my friend Nick while I 'sort myself out'.
The sorting includes getting settled into work; finding a new car, and a place for the family.
Hoping to bring everyone else up during the school holidays in July. So the hunting will begin in earnest from next week onwards, in terms of rental places. In the meantime i'm trying to sort out some wheels to get around in (hard to hunt for houses if you're immobile!)
Grateful to Nick and his fiance Lisa for their gracious hospitality; Lisa even loaned me her car for today to help me get to work and back. :)
Missing the wife and kids, I must say. Nothing quite like cuddles from your loved ones!
So in the meantime I bury myself in other matters. Today I set up an Ubuntu 10.04 box at work, to use as a 'second system' to provide me with a test bed for some stuff, and to free me from needing to have my laptop running constantly.
First thing I noticed was that They've Moved the Buttons that control Minimize, Maximize and Close. what a pain.
Fortunately the Python script Linked works very nicely, and i've been able to restore the old location. I'm moving between Windows and Linux constantly, a little bit of consistency (especially when you consider the habits of many, MANY years) is not too much to ask for!
Of course the Apple fanboys can keep things where they like them. Should be a choice. :-)
So while I settle into my new job (learning curve = steep, but a good challenge for me) I'll also get a chance to do some more tinkering, which is nice. Gotta brush-up on my Cisco-fu though.