I went in today and signed the paperwork, leaving with an employee handbook and a laptop. I guess it's official: I have a new job! Full-time, salaried, with benefits. My first day is January 5th. I'll be a senior java developer for Xede Consulting. (Pronounced "exceed".) I'll be placed on a client site in Southfield -- I don't know much about my future day-to-day activities for the client, but I have a very good feeling about my new company. Hopefully the feeling holds true! We'll see... I'm a little more cynical than when I accepted my last job, but excited nonetheless. I really hope this turns out to be a great place to work.