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  •  Not yet, but I should (none)
    Plus, I have been in entreprenuerial situations for the most part. Founded my first company and exhibited at my first COMDEX way back in 1985. But I don't think that translates well to someone who has always worked in bigger organizations.

    I recently applied for a position supporting clients of a web site creation firm. I have been working with the skill set they were looking for since about 1998 (basically the LAMP platform) and did not receive even an e-mail back.

    So I just keep writing code and putting my own products up on websites, and trying to partner with people that could use my products. It keeps the rent paid and food on the table, barely at times, but the upside is if something ever really takes off, the payoff is potentially much larger. Plus, I like doing it.

    Lately I've been playing around with Ruby on Rails and AJAX (like what powers Google Maps), and it would be fun to put together a big interactive connect-the-dots type thing showing all the connections between the various players in the various scandals now emerging. AJAX would be a good tool for that.

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." Dr. ML King, from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

    by bewert on Thu Dec 08, 2005 at 12:55:23 PM PST

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    •  Those are cool technologies... (none)
      Ruby on Rails is pretty exciting development environment. I haven't had much time to investigate it but I have seen enough to peak my interests. I just haven't had the time. It seems like a great way to go for rapid implementation for some projects. My day job is developing web-based hosted service for large/medium/small companies. The large ones have enterprise and international requirements that Ruby on Rails can't support.

      AJAX on the other hand is something I am actively pursuing. I hate the screen 'flashing' as the browser has to hit the backend server and refresh the page. AJAX makes that so much more seamless. So I'm spending some time to see how to use that with my personal projects.

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