Neil Turner's Blog

Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

Seeking jobs, making web sites and pwning newbz

  • This time next week I will be unemployed. Unfortunately my short-term contract at work hasn’t been renewed so I’m looking for work for after Christmas. Thankfully I have some money saved up to keep us afloat for a couple of months and don’t have any major expenditures on the horizon.
  • I’m finally back to developing web sites for people again, for the first time in a while. This one is entirely in Movable Type 4.2 (since it’ll be hosted on this server) and requires minimal design effort.
  • Yes, I did buy Wrath of the Lich King. Yes, this is the main reason why I haven’t been blogging so much lately. Yes, one of my characters is level 80. And no, I haven’t created a Death Knight yet.
  • Not done anything particularly interesting on the computing front either, apart from my adventure with VirtualBox. Though it’s a bit slower than Parallels 3 at present, it seems to do most of the things that made Parallels good, but for free.
  • Though I don’t talk about her incessantly anymore, Hari and I are still happily living together. October was the third anniversary of our first date, although I didn’t write about it at the time. Before you ask, any engagement is off until we’re in a better financial position.


  1. Strange you should mention looking for a job Neil.. The company I’m currently working for is looking for the following roles:
    * Games Designer/Producer (ideally with 5+ years of casual game development experience)
    * ActionScript Games Developer
    * Maths Tutor
    All located in Central London. If you are interest, you’ve got my email address 😉 If you aren’t interested in the above, still let me know and let me know what you are looking for (and where) as I’m getting a call or two from recruiters every day asking if I know people for roles…
    Alternatively, I’ve recently put together a list of unusual job sources or if you are looking for more freelance/contract work then my finding freelance work page may be useful 😉

  2. So sorry to hear about the job loss, Neil.