… and a new blog platform as well.
Or more precisely, the new blog platform is necessitated by the change. That change is:
A new job.
That’s right, and not only a new job, a new company. I have decided to hang up my Microsoft FTE spurs and take up with a new (to me) company and go back out in the field as a consultant to help companies recover from ransomware attacks.
It will be a challenging new job, but I’m much more hopeful about my future opportunities with this new company. Plus, the “stress” of the new job can in no way compete with the demoralization I’ve been subjected to in the last couple of years at Microsoft. It once was a great company to work for, and likely still is in other organizations, but the one I was most lately in had become toxic and hostile.
I start the new job in a couple of days. Which, of course, leads me to my next topic: platform!
Because as a MS employee I had a full MSDN subscription, I also had a free Azure subscription and I used it to host this blog and to test out other technologies as well. Now that I am leaving, I have migrated off Azure and moved the blog to WordPress.com to be hosted. This should provide me with an even more stable, updated environment, but it comes with the loss of my favorite theme. You will notice the stark appearance of this one.
It will take time for me to find the right template and graphics to make the site “mine” again.
And with this new job, perhaps I will begin to write more again. Perhaps I will have some more mental bandwidth again.
Perhaps, even, some happy thoughts and pictures.