Spent some free time playing with the grammar. Also tried
to figure how to add xbase support as well. It may take
some time to get it working though.
Also spent a little time playing with the code, trying to
get the real/protected mode switch to work. It looks like
the kernel I'm trying to make is going to be BIOS bound,
which is probably not bad since all I want is to make it
small as possible though.
Finally got the pricing structure information and will
proceed to figure the framework of the distribution
channel, in case it takes off.
Asked some friends about information on how setup a small
rose farm. The roses I have here seem to have survived
under my care though. Next step is to increase the scale to
a higher level and figure if it will work or not. The
existing breeding/growing system have a high rate of
mortality (75%), not sure exactly where is the problem. The
instructions I got seem to have failed miserably. Think
I'll have to get more information from a professional
Got a go signal to start experimenting with the idea of
pushing another non-traditional product. Thought of putting
a 45 day lead to be a good number. From initial test, they
seemed to have good potential. Guess I'll never know
it until the 'real' tests are applied though.
One example is an individual who spends approximately
$1,000 a year on the product. Equivalent to 700 to 800
minutes worth of fun and enjoyment. That's because the
product is a consumable and is also perishable. From there,
an equation can be setup to approximate it. Definitely,
numbers like these tend to tickle the people upstairs
though, especially, when numbers are aggregated and
assumptions are properly put into place.
Time to write down my thoughts on the year 2001. That year
was definitely something, I would probably consider that
year to be my longest and worst year I ever had. The
industry were I belong to, slowly collapsed. The first and
second quarter was already showing signs of softening, the
market started contracting and everybody around started
worrying about their jobs and contracts. Some claimed it
would over by september and by december things will turn
out fine. Unfortunately, things turned out the other way.
2001 is definitely something I would consider a terrible
year. If I learned anything, that would be to not place my
entire career in one basket. Having two things (business or
not) working at the same time might be right combination.
As a person whom I met a couple of days ago told me that he
was prepared when his employer handed the pink slip to him.
He already had a backup business operating already. He knew
from day one he would be getting the pink slip and from
there he spent his free time working on getting contracts.
He would work his second business until 2:00 AM. Believing
someday he would be terminated.
I guess having a backup was smart thing to do, especially,
when working in a capitalist system. You never know when
things will get ugly.
Been thinking about 2002. One of the things that's been
rattling in my mind was the idea of a Linux breakout.
Perhaps 2002 could the year when Linux finally steps-in
takes a bite out of the competition. The images of Rocky II
seems to vividly show up along
with the great sounding trumpets.
Noticeable Cracks Along The Border
Thought about how the current economic experience have
impacted the rich and the middle class. IMO, it looks the
crack appeared during the time of 'downsizing' and was
again impacted by the recent massive layoffs and escalation
of troubled companies to the brink of bankruptcy. Now, it
seems the crack is much noticeable such that more people
are now having a negative opinion on how the rich corporate
owners have treated the middle class workers.