After the last post, weird things started happening. But, the funemployment is over, I signed a new contract. And I found some positions that are still open.
As most of you probably know, I’ve been working for Zend Technologies since medio 2007 (first DevZone, then eBiz team). But to all things comes an end, and I have signed the “Termination agreement” that Zend handed me, which means I will no longer be working for Zend as of May 2nd, 2011. This also means I’m open for new opportunities. Let the funemployment begin.
As a fervent multi-monitor user, I ran into issues with the latest Ubuntu (9.04) in combination with Gnome and Eclipse. When I switched to another application which was (partially) overlapping Eclipse, I could not switch back to Eclipse by clicking the item in the taskbar. Nothing would happen, and if I clicked multiple times, the application would actually get hidden.
I don’t like pyramid schemes, but if both Matthew Weier O’Phinney and Ivo Jansch are participating, who am I to stop the trail? So here’s my list of seven(ish!) things you may or may not know about me (likely the latter), after receiving a tag from Ivo Jansch.
A couple of weeks ago, the PHP Enterprise Management Magazine Newsletter approached me with a request to do an interview with me for their section ‘Developers World’. My first PHP related interview, and I’m actually quite fond of how it turned out. If you want to know a bit more about me, read on for the link.
After the alluring article about Zend Studio Neon on RegDeveloper, Sebastian Bergmann managed to get his hands on a copy of a build, and posted some screenshots on Flickr. The text in the article, and the beautifull screenshots are promising a really nice IDE coming up. I haven’t seen an official launch date yet, but I heard it was supposed to be lanched in Q4 of this year.
I passed! Last friday, I passed Zend’s certification test for PHP5. The exam was pretty tricky, but I made it through. And for passing the test, Zend kindly rewarded me the title of Zend Certified Engineer, and offered me a nice logo to use on my website.
This morning, I tried to do some shopping at Zend.com’s webshop. Shouldn’t be too hard, should it? Go to zend.com, click a product, click ‘add to cart’, click ‘continue shopping’, choose another product, click ‘add to cart’, click ‘checkout’, … err, wait a second, where did the first product go?