I leave my contract today. Finally. Naturally now that I’m gloriously free and unemployed the rain comes down. I’ve suggested to the company that I’ll maintain the code for free if they make it open source, but I don’t think they’ve got the balls to do that, even though it would mean they sold loads of their core products.
The UK parliament passed the RIP bill yesterday. The security services will now be connected directly to all ISPs, monitoring everybody’s internet activity and emails. You can use encryption but you’ve got to give the keys to the government or you go to jail. Looks like the UK turned to shit while I’ve been away. Hopefully this’ll disgust people enough that it gets revoked or it doesn’t look like I’ll ever be going home. There won’t be much tech work there soon anyway.