I was made an offer I couldn't reject: joining the architects team
of HP's Change and Configuration Software Organization. It actually
wasn't my plan to begin with, but they just kept dragging...
No doubt an exciting and challenging new job, right at the center
of HP's single largest strategic effort in the software business. And
above all: I would be based in Mahwah, New Jersey, just 30 minutes
to the north east from New York City! Well, and as all the subtle
organizational and financial constraints were pretty much met to
my satisfaction, there was no way to say 'no': this is one of these
lifetime opportunities you either take or will never take!
So end of March 2004, I made the big jump and relocated over to
"the city that never sleeps". Ok, that's not precisely correct,
as a I live a little bit up north-east in the nicer green surroundings,
but a 30 minute drive down to Manhattan is short enough to
frequently enjoy the fascinating metropolitan flair of one of the
craziest cities in the world!