Sometimes, in case you hadn't noticed, life seems to have fun ideas of its own. I've been looking for a job for a few months without much success, doing mostly translations (something I don't think I'm really good at). All of a sudden, it seemed that the whole world wanted to hire me (and I must say that at some point I got a bit confused between some offers).
It was a very tough choice. There were very good offers in places I didn't feel like moving to (eg MKDoc in Sheffield had a very interesting offer), and choice along various axes.
Eventually I picked a job at APR-job, because they appeared to be very nice people, the job seemed interesting (TT web apps, yeah I have been known to use TT though not since I drank the XML kool aid), the salary was very decent, and it was in Paris.
So I was rather happy to know that I was going to have a job like that. But surprise: right before I was about to sign with them, another company jumps up and makes an extremely tempting offer: working with people I know and very much enjoy spending time with, a higher salary, offices a ten minute walk from my place, doing cool SVG and metadata research and working on W3C specs (probably sitting on Working Groups there, maybe in the same ones as Antoine which'd be fun).
So, of course, I gave in... I couldn't find a compelling reason not to. I feel rather bad for letting APR-job down so close to the moment when I was supposed to sign, but the Expway offer was simply too good to be dismissed.
I am thus now employed, and will start rigth after OSCon. I'm really looking forward to it!