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I'm a geek, and entrepreneur. I've done my share of small startups, and have a crap-load of opinions on what it takes to be successful. In my adventures I've done a dialup ISP (sold in 2003), a distributed web crawler (now run by Wikimedia), a photo sharing site (dead), and a log file search engine (in progress). Back in the day I ran a metal fabricating shop. When I was a kid my family was in the oil business in Oklahoma, and in the 1930s my grandfather invented and patented the hardfacing process. Yes, I can weld. No, I won't fix your kid's bike.
In 2007, I packed up and headed West to San Francisco. I made it as far as Moraga, where I now have cows, deer and turkeys in my back yard.
I have a rather wide range of skills including, but not limited to, business planning, marketing, project planning, software architectures, programming, and server administration. In some of these areas I'm an expert, in others, well...I'll just quickly quote Mark Twain here and say "For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful thing, instinct is worth forty of it for real unerringness." In fact, I maintain it's both knowledge and instinct which makes for a good entrepreneur!
Learn. Risk. Live. I love it.