Had a phone interview today with a software firm in Newark. First, they sent me a programming exercise to do on my own time. I did it this morning and sent it in. Then they set up an appointment in the afternoon for a phone interview simultaneous with a VNC session in which I showed them how I would write a piece of code. (I actually like this approach because in this line of work, it's better to do it than to talk about it.) I guess I did well enough because just an hour after the phone interview, they called back to set up an on-site interview for next week.
Anyway, I'll try to take care of more of those calls and messages tomorrow before the grocery run. Things are happening too quickly but at least it's never boring.