Whenever one door closes, another opens.
Starting in May, I'll be working for Mark Logic as a "Principal Technologist" in their publishing group. Mark Logic is doing exactly what interests me: XML markup of mixed content. At the end of the day, I think that's where all the really interesting data is to be found: I'm a document guy. Typed object graphs and relational tables are a fine way to store data, but data doesn't have any meaning until it's put into context, and we put information into context by documenting it: by writing mixed content and surrounding it with markup.
My day job will consist of some mixture of web standards, product development, evangelism, customer engagements, consulting, and probably other stuff too. Ask me again in a few months.
So far, everyone I've met at Mark Logic has been great and the more I dig into the server product, the more impressed I become. I think this is going to be a lot of fun!