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Without revealing too much …

… I’m in the middle of trying doing something recklessly entrepreneurial. How reckless? That is still to be determined, but I spend time on the drive home with Bitter talking about how, “This whole damned thing is crazy, and I’m crazy for staying involved in it.”

I wish I could reveal more, but for a lot of reasons I have to keep my personal life just that. I am not the one at the tip of this spear, but I am the one who knows how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. There are many cats in need of herding between here and not having to go look for another job. This is consuming the spare CPU cycles.

The good news is that our temporary offices now have Internet access that is not hopelessly bad. We should be returning to our somewhat regularly scheduled routine somewhat soon. I appreciate your patience in the matter. Previously I had a fairly well-regulated routine for supplying the blog with fresh material, which has hence had a wrench thrown in that formula.

15 Responses to “Without revealing too much …”

  1. mike says:

    “Previously I had a fairly well-regulated routine for supplying the blog with fresh material, which has hence had a wrench thrown in that formula.”

    I can only assume that by “well-regulated,” you mean you had lots of government oversight and strict rules to adhere to..

  2. Sebastian says:

    Clearly you adhere to the Brady Campaign meaning of this phrase :)

  3. Best wishes to you on the endeavor.

    Lately, being entrepreneurial doesn’t have to be more risky than the mythical “stable” job.

  4. Ed says:

    It’s OK you can tell us… it is a Weiner style porn site.

  5. ParatrooperJJ says:

    Gook luck with whatevet it is!

  6. SPQR says:

    Discretion is always wise.

  7. Andrew says:

    Good luck. God bless. Win or lose, congrats on being man enough to bet on yourself and take a shot.

  8. Alpheus says:

    To second CapitalistPig: I’ve heard one comment about how one self-employed individual was asked how she handled the risk, and her reply was “Most people have only one boss, who could fire them at any time. I have about a thousand bosses, and if one fires me, it isn’t the crisis that losing one boss is.”

    I have no experience being self-employed, unless you count *all* employment as self-employment (which I sort-of do), so I can’t confirm the statement, but it seems reasonable enough. If I ever do become self-employed, it will likely be in tutoring math, physics, and computer science…

  9. Sebastian says:

    it is a Weiner style porn site.

    Actually, a social networking site for congressmen and state lawmakers that facilitates sharing of nude or semi-nude photos with nubile young women (or men, as the case may be) would seem to be a viable business model these days.

  10. Sebastian says:

    Win or lose, congrats on being man enough to bet on yourself and take a shot.

    I wish I was only taking a bet on myself. I’d feel a lot better. I’m taking a bet on about six other people too.

  11. Ed says:

    it is a Weiner style porn site.

    Actually, a social networking site for congressmen and state lawmakers that facilitates sharing of nude or semi-nude photos with nubile young women (or men, as the case may be) would seem to be a viable business model these days.

    Hey Barney Frank would sign up. There’s your first big name customer. Sounds like a weiner… er uh … winner.

  12. I would never encourage anyone to leave a stable job in these awful times–but if your job has evaporated anyway, why not give it a try?

  13. Jennifer says:

    Often the crazy idea is the best idea. Good luck to you!

  14. Newt says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for years, and have derived pleasure and insight from it. You have built amazing expertise in this arena.

    That said, my arena is startups. I’ve done 3 successful tech startups, and one successful tech non-profit startup. If you want any feedback, or someone to bounce off ideas, drop me a line. I assume you can access my email. Be happy to help in any way I can.

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