My boss took me and a co-worker out to lunch for my birthday. I noticed during the meal that he wasn't looking at me. I wondered why, and found out on Friday, when I got laid off. I wonder if he'd intended to lay me off earlier, but didn't because of my birthday. Anyway. I got a reasonable (for Silicon Valley) layoff package, and I immediately signed up for unemployment. I've started contacting people that can help with my job hunt. It helps (or maybe hurts) that I'm an expert in electronic discovery search and review. We'll see.