All I seem to have right now are questions about ponderous unhappenings and perplexing uncertainties...

Last week I interviewed with some of the Windows Live team at Microsoft, but more on the side of the native client applications that fall under the Live umbrella (Live Mail neƩ Outlook Express, Messenger, ...). I got an almost immediate rejection when I got back, and I spent several days snowed in without internet or cable stewing on the interview. I've got some interesting take-aways from the interview, but I'm not yet certain how any of them help me.

I had hoped that the interview would narrow some of my uncertainty about the future, but that hasn't happened. There aren't any easy "action items" for my TODO list.

I need some sort of income or funding... there's nothing like being broke and packed with student debt in an inflationary economy. I keep wondering if I would have been better off if I had not gone for my Master's degree... I'm not sure if the extra degree that I earned was worth its cost, particularly including some of it's possible opportunity costs my mind has been taunting me with.

The jobs I most want right now: don't exist, are not hiring, or don't seem to be considering me. I am geographically disadvantaged and too opinionated and too picky about which jobs I want and possibly even not talented enough. Not that much of that is news to me, only that the current economy shines such a lovely magnifying glass to it...

Well, back to staying up too late working on projects that aren't currently generating income but might some day...