Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?

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Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:43 pm

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Hi,

I've spent the last 12-13 years developing software and firmware for lab
instruments, and I spent a great deal of that time working on Free/Open Source
software that runs on the instruments. Obviously, the generation of
instruments I was involved in developing run Linux + RTAI. ;-)

However, my former employer is no more (the business side completely broke
down as our boss passed away about a year ago), and in the end, nothing came
out of the negotiations with the former partners and competitors. Fortunately,
I got a small bonus out of it: that Free/Open Source software I worked on (the
EEL scripting engine, most importantly) is still mine.

So, right now I'm in the process of starting my own business. While waiting
for the bureaucracy to get to the point where I can actually start working,
I'm working on my new web sites, bringing various projects back to life and
stuff like that. I'll be focusing on two main activities: software development
consulting services and game development.

As to Google, not me... either!

That doesn't have much to do with Google in particular, though. It's just that
I've been doing this since I was a kid, but I still haven't actually achieved
much of what I've wanted to do ever since I started. Well, I did implement my
own programming language, which I'm using for various stuff now, but that's
about it... As far as game development goes, Kobo Deluxe is about it, and
that's not even my own design.

That is, it's about bl**dy time to take a step in the right direction...! And
just thinking about it while wasting all time and energy working on the
"wrong" projects doesn't work. :-)

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//David Olofson - Consultant, Developer, Artist, Open Source Advocate

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| http://consulting.olofson.net http://olofsonarcade.com |
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Hi,

I've spent the last 12-13 years developing software and firmware for lab instruments, and I spent a great deal of that time working on Free/Open Source software that runs on the instruments. Obviously, the generation of instruments I was involved in developing run Linux + RTAI. ;-)

However, my former employer is no more (the business side completely broke down as our boss passed away about a year ago), and in the end, nothing came out of the negotiations with the former partners and competitors. Fortunately, I got a small bonus out of it: that Free/Open Source software I worked on (the EEL scripting engine, most importantly) is still mine.

So, right now I'm in the process of starting my own business. While waiting for the bureaucracy to get to the point where I can actually start working, I'm working on my new web sites, bringing various projects back to life and stuff like that. I'll be focusing on two main activities: software development consulting services and game development.

As to Google, not me... either!

That doesn't have much to do with Google in particular, though. It's just that I've been doing this since I was a kid, but I still haven't actually achieved much of what I've wanted to do ever since I started. Well, I did implement my own programming language, which I'm using for various stuff now, but that's about it... As far as game development goes, Kobo Deluxe is about it, and that's not even my own design.

That is, it's about bl**dy time to take a step in the right direction...! And just thinking about it while wasting all time and energy working on the "wrong" projects doesn't work. :-)

--
//David Olofson - Consultant, Developer, Artist, Open Source Advocate

.--- Games, examples, libraries, scripting, sound, music, graphics ---.
| http://consulting.olofson.net http://olofsonarcade.com |
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[LAD] What do you do for a living?, Kris C, (Wed Nov 10, 3:17 am)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, nescivi, (Sun Nov 21, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Hans Wilmers, (Mon Nov 22, 10:37 am)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, audio lists, (Thu Nov 18, 5:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Rui Nuno Capela, (Fri Nov 12, 11:20 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Guido Scholz, (Fri Nov 12, 5:02 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Nov 12, 5:07 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Stefano D'Angelo, (Fri Nov 12, 4:25 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Loki Davison, (Thu Nov 11, 11:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Dominique Michel, (Thu Nov 11, 5:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Camilo Polymeris, (Thu Nov 11, 4:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Fri Nov 12, 12:36 am)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Harry Van Haaren, (Thu Nov 11, 5:12 pm)
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Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Brett McCoy, (Thu Nov 11, 5:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Jeremy, (Thu Nov 11, 4:51 am)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, David Olofson, (Wed Nov 10, 11:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Charles Henry, (Wed Nov 10, 11:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, , (Wed Nov 10, 10:44 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Nov 10, 10:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Kris Calabio, (Wed Nov 10, 11:07 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Thu Nov 11, 7:40 pm)
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Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Nov 12, 10:50 am)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Chris Cannam, (Fri Nov 12, 9:59 pm)
Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Fri Nov 12, 11:28 pm)
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Re: [LAD] What do you do for a living?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Nov 10, 10:23 pm)
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