22 April 2010

Long Hiatus

I have not posted anything in quite a while, primarily because of nothing of much significance happening. Here are some updates.

Business is slow. The primary reason is because no one is asking for my level of expertise in the local area. I also recently fired myself from a client. They had too many hands in the pot and I did not want to be in the middle.

I have been thinking about the WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) idea again. The concept is simple. A filtered (i.e. no porn, gambling, or other vise related content) Internet connection. I have the design mostly done; I think I could make it work. I even have most of the business plan done. The big issue is getting the funds. I am not sure I want funds from Uncle Sam (i.e. ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). I think the biggest hurdle is that I am unsure of the number of subscribers I can attract. I don’t think banks or charitable foundations would fund my project without knowing if it will succeed. And the key to success is having enough subscribers to cover the monthly costs and repay any debts incurred with the roll out. If anyone knows of a source of funds (without too many strings attached – I would love a grant), please let me know.

I am now a full time employee of Cornerstone Family Care, P.A. (I do the IT work and the Medicaid entry into the Texas system). I am probably the lowest paid full time IT person on the planet – but I will not go into that. But, I get to work from my office and can get things done without interruptions (unlike my wife who get interrupted constantly at the clinic and must bring things home in the evenings)

That is what is going on here. Kind of slow, but if I was busy I would be complaining about being busy…