@HamPlan:
That was him putting on his suit. Look at the difference in skin texture between the before and after.
@Eddurd:
I have a brother who works in the area, albeit more toward Illinois, I suspect. I'll check with him and see what he's heard. You do computer programming, right? And applications, not embedded?
Job search
Ed, do you have a geographic preference in terms of jobs? And what sort of a skillset do you have? I have recruiters regularly asking me if I know other people looking for work. It's primarily Pittsburgh because I keep telling them that's where I am and where I'll stay, but I also get job offers for other states.