For all you do for all of us, you are entitled to repeat anything as often as you like, and rant to your heart's content!
Lemme fire up the cloning machine.
2002-06-05 05:22 pm (UTC)
Were you the one doing that totally insane mailman guy...let me see if I can find him...oh yesihaterichard
I swear that journal was so highly entertaining...
2002-06-05 05:25 pm (UTC)
you're killing me with that eli stuff.
but as for finding someone out there that will help you out like you want, i believe that there is someone. it is just a matter of finding them. dont give up yet... wait at least a week. :)
My 2 Euro-cents...
But why not train somebody until you're confident they'll be able to cope ?
On the other hand, I do think that 'owning' a business is always the best 'motivation' for doing a good job and working on it until you drop...
Giving it to someone that would still need to report to you probably won't work because it won't be his/her baby...and, as you said yourself, the pay sucks...
Selling it or giving it away completely and thus leaving it behind is the only real solution imho. I personally would rather have you stay on because I doubt Live Journal would evolve further (in a positive way) without you around, but if you need to leave...then you should, otherwise you'll end up frustrated about missed opportunities and other 'things' you could've done...
Your call I guess.
2002-06-05 05:26 pm (UTC)
and making up users and inventing their past lives and stuff
youre starting to frighten me :oP
2002-06-05 05:41 pm (UTC)
When I got that response I hesitated before responding back with the grammar corrections. I was like....fuck, I probably shouldn't be correcting whoever the fuck this is because I'm horrible at this myself. Oh well....as long as Brad doesn't see it I'll be fine. He's the only one who'd give me shit for it.
Hehh..then fuck...I'm replying to you :-)
My suggestions to your work woes.
1) Get on some sort of developing team for a big company. A REALLY big company. Something that's going to be fun, something with lots of play, something that'll get you just as much bank as starting a company on your own. There have GOT to be people out there who just pay people like yourself to sit around and think up good shit.....get it going, then hand it over for somebody else to maintain
2) Pay somebody to work on your shit...and pay them good money. Get somebody professional, somebody who can report to you and who you don't have to check up on. Maybe this type of person doesn't exist, I don't know. Seems to me though, if you're putting a high paying salary out there for somebody to dedicate their entire JOB to helping you with your projects, you could find somebody.
3) Write a program that locks down your computer from any LJ related things and make it run at all times that aren't 9 - 5. Ok...so maybe that's not entire solution...but the idea is there. You should try to separate work from life maybe. If you're just kind of always working on things....I'd imagine it'll always feel like you're always working.
4) Get a really hot chick and find some poontang. This one's my personal favorite suggestion :-)
2002-06-05 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Hahha...you fucker
Or he can combine 2 and 4 and get a really good deal!
But at least I exist, Eli!
2002-06-05 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Hahha...you fucker
Whooooah....welcome back. You're even more of a lurker than this man
2002-06-05 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Hahha...you fucker
2002-06-05 07:05 pm (UTC)
unfortunately I'm mostly familiar with desktop and networking.. no server issues. otherwise I'd apply :)
I know how you feel about that love of design, but not maintenance. I'm in the process of completing a community of gamers in Eugene and from the brief tests of the design I've gotten good reviews, but I have a thesis to do this summer and I don't have the time to work on this as much as I would have to.
I am happy that something Julian, Richard, and I designed a year ago is still going on even if we have since ninja vanished though. Now if we could only publish our board game my resume would look pretty sleek.
2002-06-05 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm a unix, php and mysql geek, and I *so* need a job. You should hire me. I am entertaining, and I have a good mp3 collection.
Have your checked out the Portland Perl Users Group to see if there are any people worth talking to? From what I have seen those kinds of groups are usually filled with people who are mostly talk and no code but sometimes you can find someone who knows their stuff.
"in other words, I want to work for myself but not deal with that whole running-a-business thing"
can i be the weird old lady working in your mail room?
You sound like Willy Wonka (my favorite movie as a kid)... Looking for someone trusting to take over your company... Someone who won't go and screw it up and try to run it "his" way...
Get drunk and set it on fire.
i have the same problem!
it's hard to reliquinsh (sp?) control, too... and the ego thing is involved as well.... and man.
but i have 500 projects i want done.... and i'm just no good at finding the right people who want to do them.