It seems I have at least some of a new job, working for the same company, but in a different rôle. Temporary and half-time at the moment, and mixed messages about whether it'll be permanent full-time or not. The group is doing nifty stuff, much more like research than what I've been doing until now. What they've hired me for is, well, Stuff. Everything from sysadmin to database design, possibly coding and "production engineering".