February 15, 2006

Since Our Last Episode ...

It's been quite the past few weeks. Things all started at 9:30 in the morning on January 27th, when in an unpleasant early-morning phone call, I was told that I would be losing my job.

... in the original version of this entry, I'd followed that opening with a multi-paragraph story about what's happened between then and now — but after some reflection, I've decided that it's better (and more prudent) just to skip ahead to the happy ending: and now I have a new job! I'll still be working from home, and I'll still be working for Adobe. Starting March 1st, I'll be joining a team that's working on the next generation of the PDF file format. It's an exciting move: big problem space, small team, and (if we play our cards right, market forces work themselves out, and blah blah blah) potentially central to a big part of the company's business.

The downside: even though my work will only (for now) have a tangential relationship to Acrobat, and I'm not working on Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, that's not going to stop people I meet at parties from making drunken complaints about Reader as soon as they hear the word "PDF" in my response to "So, what do you do?" So let's get some things out of the way right now: yes, I'm perfectly willing to believe that Reader takes an incredibly long time to load on your (quite powerful, I'm sure) home computer, and no, I don't have any idea at all why Reader keeps asking you to download the upgrade to version 7.0.7, even though you already upgraded months ago. Any others? I've got to get prepared ...

Posted by Kevin at February 15, 2006 12:55 PM

Glad it all worked out. I'll see if I can think of any other Acrobat questions for you..lol

Posted by: J at February 15, 2006 08:14 PM
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