I wanted to take a moment to say 73 to the readers of BWIA News. (73 is Amateur Radio slang for "ending conversation, for now".)
I've tried to make a go of being a knowledgeable, independent writer on the subject of Broadband Wireless Internet Access. I am blessed beyond imagining that my wonderful wife Tina supported me... in every way... in trying to do this full time for the past eight years. I'm not terribly sad... at least Tina made it possible for me to try... and that's more support than most people ever get in pursuit of their dreams.
Writing about BWIA these last ten years has been a lot of fun; I've grown enormously as a person and as a writer, and its helped me and strengthened me in ways I never would have imagined, such as developing writing skills and knowledge of blogging / publishing that may be marketable. I might have even done some good in small ways for the BWIA industry and the WISP industry.
But, financially, for me, it simply didn't work out. So, it's time to accept that reality and move on, and I'm now looking for full-time work as a System Administrator or similar role in the Seattle (Eastside) area.
I'll still continue to write, here, and perhaps some of my other blogs, but that will be sporadic. When/if the new IT career settles down a bit, I'll try to commit enough "butt-in-chair" time to finally write "the book" (now bookS...) about BWIA from my perspective that have been in gestation for the same decade that I've been writing articles, blogs, etc.
73, and Thanks!
By Steve Stroh
This article is Copyright © 2008 by Steve Stroh except for specifically-marked excerpts. Excerpts and links are expressly permitted (and encouraged).
This article was written and posted via Broadband Wireless Internet Access (BWIA); Clearwire service using a NextNet Wireless / Motorola Expedience Residential Service Unit (RSU).
Reference - So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish... clever line from Douglas Adams