As previously mentioned, I'm mildly in favour of the new update page myself, but this was a good read nonetheless:http://naamah-darling.livejournal.com/233080.html
In other, more serious news, I had a short and entirely successful "I want a promotion" conversation this morning. The CTO here is leaving in February, and I'll be stepping up to take on a number of his duties, plus a few other things that he didn't cover. So. Some panic going on right now, but on the whole I'm looking forward to the challenge. And the payrise.
In extremely related news, we're hiring. And uh, that's my problem now. So if anyone knows anyone who is looking for a Perl Developer role, working on a fairly large-scale website project and related odds and ends, then please put them in touch with me - denny at online galleries dotcom. We're based in Hoxton Square, have slight flexitime (you can come in at half nine and leave at six, if you don't like mornings), and we're a very small company so it's friendly here. We are however working in the art and antiques industry, so we have adequate backing capital and are not about to go out of business under your nose :) Salary range is 30-35k, applicant's ability is expected to be in a suitably matching range. Usual skillset - perl, linux, apache, blah, blah. Experience of the Metadot CMS would be an advantage, but really isn't expected or needed - I'd never heard of it before I started, and it's pretty easy to pick up.
By the way, what job title should I ask for (if any) now that I'm going to be in charge of the (small) development team? I'm currently 'Senior Perl Developer', should I just leave it at that, or is there something better to hint at the managerial stuff I'm taking on now?