On April Fool's one year ago today, I received a message out of the blue from Jesse Proudman. "Very sorry to hear the news. We would love to chat if you're interested..."

And that's how I learned that my previous employer had shut its doors.

A month later, I found myself working at Oracle building new IaaS services. And now, just under a year after that, I'm still having a blast.

The joke's on you, April Fool's Day. I'm getting the last laugh.