Summer is nearly gone…the projects are not.

A long term contract I have been a part of for almost 17 years was not renewed on July 1st of this year.  By all rights that would make me unemployed but it hasn’t slowed the lengthy and growing list of projects that await me.  I have never lacked for work.  I have often lacked for cash.  Entrepreneurism isn’t for the faint of heart, nor the lazy, but it can get a little dicey from time to time and I do occasionally yearn for the 9 to 5, if only to be able to go home at the end of the day and leave work behind.  But technology is my passion and call and as I endure the recession (yeah, even school districts are hurting) and try to augment my Java skills with Ruby and Javascript, I know that someday things will settle back into a dull roar.

So I have been coding Java and using jQuery and jqGrid almost non-stop for the past two weeks and I estimate about two more weeks of this before the more frayed ends of the projects that have deadlines are tidied up and I might be able to work on a couple of my overdue open source projects (like RRG and web5250).  So *just* about the time that I have some time to kick back and enjoy, summer is gone and I had no time to enjoy it…

Ah, the benefits of running your own business!

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