Starting Feb 1, I'll have a new employer. I had two job offers to choice from. One job involved Perl programming, the other system administration (Linux/Solaris/AIX) and database administration (Sybase/Sybase Replication Server). Guess which job I took? Right, the system admin job. Right in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam - a city I absolutely loathe. There are some book stores with a decent selection (well, 'decent' for a Dutch book shop, their selection is dwarved by even the smallest Barnes and Noble) nearby though.