Productive job hunting day. The wrap:
Avistar, the company which made me an offer after I had already started at Microsoft, apparently is hiring for that position again. Headhunter called and asked if she could push my resume that way, I said okay.
The recruiter who got me back to the Bay Area in 2000 is talking me up with 2Wire
Two SMS companies were interested in me until I said no tech support and no after-hours work
And had a phone interview for another contract at MS working with video encoders, they will bring me in for an interview this week, we hope. That one was courtesy of a guy I worked with in 1997-99 who is now at MS and passed my resume around. Thanks, Pete!
Also had about half a dozen hits from recruiters who had no clue, thought I was a programmer or database guru.
Left over from yesterday, a recruiter who thought she had something at Minerva (but it was a lower level job) has another company she is pitching me to.
On the apartment hunting side, the manager was not in so I did not get a chance yet to see if they would keep the rent the same. They probably won't. So I went to an apartment down the block, and they have a unit which is almost exactly what I am looking for, except no W/D and there are upstairs neighbors. The former AAMP apartment complex wants the same $$ as my rent increase would be.
The phone interview cut short my hunt for the day. Four more places I want to hit tomorrow. If deposits are refundable, I'll put one down if I find the right fit, the idea being if Avistar comes through I might want to move up the peninsula some, since they are in Redwood Shores.