Okay, you caught me. The title was click bait. How many MBAs did I catch?
In all seriousness, it’s been way too long since since I filled this space with meaningless patter so I’ll try to catch up.
This has been an interesting year. I came up with more business ideas the past several months than I had the previous several years. So many that I couldn’t stay focused on any one. Nor could I find anyone interested in taking any off of my hands. So Google Docs fills up with billion-dollar brain farts that someone else will likely make happen. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre.
As I posted a while back, I had decided I would form this thing called Tribal Method to 1) get my own $#|+ under control and 2) develop processes and resources for modern idea cultivation, collaboration and project management. Not long afterward I discovered that others were well ahead of me on the same course so I figured it makes more sense to watch and/or contribute to their projects. More on that in a post404 article or two to come.
On that last note, I had *almost* given up on post404 just a few months ago. Low readership was the main reason. I love writing but not solely for my own sake; readers are a necessary blessing. I was also (and still am) discouraged by the inability to get any contributor articles. But a funny thing happened: in July I posted My Nokia Maemo Story and suddenly I was getting views from everywhere. Which mystifies me. I put significant effort into A Geek’s Tribute to Jack Tramiel and it garners 38 views. I post my own personal ramblings and get over 2000. Folks, Jack Tramiel was a major reason we are doing what we’re doing. He definitely deserves better!
So I guess I still don’t get this tech blogging thing. Especially since I keep seeing people subscribe to my old WordPress site, Tabula Crypticum, when I don’t even write there any more. Guys, seriously: http://post404.com. I promise, more content is coming!
Oh, and in June I did make it to Tampere, Finland for Devaamo Summit thanks to many friends who loaned me part of the airfare. Thanks to a new job with a US railroad (just started two weeks ago) I should soon have the funds to start paying people back. There’s also an article in draft that I need to finish…
Circling back to Tribal Method, time management has always been a pain for me. My idea-to-time ratio sucks. I either need to generate fewer of the former or find more of the latter. Neither seems to be happening, so I’ll fight the urge to mania-task (multi-task just isn’t the word) and focus on a select handful of items. They are:
- Downtown Fort Worth Plan 2023 improvement/renewal project. I’m mainly looking to get a Hackerspace started (help?).
- post404 of course
- 3d printing community work. I may be helping Shapeways with a Dallas event soon.
- Nokia Developer Champion stuff. We have a meetup group of around 50 people for Windows Phone development. Yes, I would prefer working in Qt and on N9 or N950. Things are what they are.
- unfolo. I have an idea about temporary contacts. Under development. Follow @unfolo on twitter.
That list leaves out several projects I would really like to get going… some of them potentially huge game-changers. Millionaire-making stuff. But I’m just one guy and need to find people interested in making them happen. I will be discussing them at a high level at post404 soon. If something piques your interest, I’m ready to help make you rich.