Thursday, 2 April 2009

This Blog looks boring

So I'm noticing my blog looks very boring and uninteresting. I think I'm going to have to start uploading photos. This weekend is the ideal time to start that.

Might try and fit more into it as well.

Alternate income

So the company I'm working for have finally admitted that we ain't doing as well as we'd hoped. They've gone and announced a 10% cut across the board, no one is free from it. It's very fair but at the same time, why does it have to be me?

Anyways, I suppose this means I'm going to have to up the anti and start looking for an alternate income or maybe even a replacement job.

Also on another note, I hear college fees might be coming back in. Should I try and squeeze out a Masters before it goes full force and ruins any ideas I had of continuing my formal education. Maybe I'm just best using Google as my teacher to find me all the material I need to educate me in the ways of engineering or lead me to sites where I can buy books to sort this out.


Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Business Ideas, ways to make money

Since I finished college I've been constantly coming up with ideas for ways to make things easier and for me to make money off.

A lot of the ideas get thrown in the bin, but there's still a load of them that are fairly viable.

After reading part of Google's founders (Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page) thesis, I'm really beginning to feel that it is part of my destiny to come up with at least one great idea, design it, make it, market it and make money off it. Hopefully I won't just use one idea but many.

At the moment, I'm looking into a number of different technologies to get myself going. I really wish I wasn't doing this on my own, wish I knew someone else who is a hardware engineer about the same age as myself and at about the same level. Most of my friends are software people and any of the hardware guys I've known are off travelling the world or they've changed careers completely. Of the 100 engineers in my year, I would say less than 10% are working as engineers at the moment.

I'm a little skeptical about putting my ideas up here but at the same time, I know nobody reads this blog so there's nothing for me to worry about really.

As one of my friends told me recently, it's in times like these during recession that entrepeneurs are forced to show their true colours. Will I be one of them or am I going to dissappear into the background? Hate to use a cliché but time will tell.