Good news: The new job is absolutely fantastic. I'm basically now a two way radio tech and am learning lots of fascinating stuff about RF and the offshore oil and gas industry. People are amazingly nice and seem to really appreciate the skills I'm bringing to the company. I'm actually feeling like I'd like to get cracking on some sales for them, which I never thought I'd say. We have the contract for all the 2 way in our town centre which is being handed over to me to look after so I'm going to get paid (more than I've ever been paid before) to wander around the town talking to the customers.
So lots of changes at the moment. I won't be able to hang around GameDev during the day anymore, so my forum posts are going to reduce a bit but I figure I've done my bit here over the last year and will be proud to remain a slightly less active member.