I'm really happy to announce that for a few weeks now, I have a new job. I'm currently working as a Windows developer at the HDRSoft company, authors of the Photomatix Pro I use personally for some time to do my HDR shots (all recently presented here are tonemapped using it) and which I mentioned in my posts and comments once or twice (and a few dozen times on Flickr), last time in my tutorial. Actually I find it really satisfactory to work on a piece of software I use, I think that it's much more motivating and rewarding too than working on yet another web service you would never use for your personal work. At the same time I'm doing something really challenging this time as all image processing applications can be considered as such.
I also gave a lot of thoughts to my potential future in the game development industry throughout last few months and I made my thoughts finally on that. Although I like games, I like playing them, making them is a real challenge and pleasure... but I don't want to do that for a living I think. The working conditions in the industry are rarely satisfactory (salary is one issue but long hours are much bigger for me). It doesn't mean that I won't write anything about graphics here anymore - no, in my spare time I hope to present some effects and techniques but what I mean is that I'm not pursuing GD career anymore. I also have plans to create some indie games in the nearest future and when I have more time (I'm also doing my Masters now) go back to nGENE.