[TriLUG] need an employee --- scratch that -- need a business
jim at neuse.net
Fri Apr 6 07:55:57 EDT 2007
Well, shoot! If Paul is in, I wanna play. I remember interviewing with
Paul for a job back in the day. After landing and starting up my second
largest contract in my ten year history last month, that money is about to
burn a hole in my pocket. I'm interested in kicking around new ideas :-)
Don't tell my wife that my 1999 VW Jetta is getting Bridgestone Potenzas,
struts and sway bar. He he. You only live once.
Jim Ray, President
Neuse River Networks
tel: 919-838-1672 cell: 919-606-1772
Connecting You to the World since 1997
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Paul G.
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 9:51 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] need an employee --- scratch that -- need a business
> Hi Greg!
> I'm interested! I don't have all the requirements listed below, but I
> have quite a bit of knowledge as well as self motivation and incentive to
> work "for myself" again. I built an ISP in 96 and (unfortunately) merged
> with someone in 99. Things didn't work out with the merger so I left. I
> have since (99-present) been working as a working manager of the SysAdmin
> group at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences in RTP as well
> as some consulting on the side. I also have a good relationship with a
> local ISP that might be beneficial. Let me know if you'd like to get
> together to discuss this opportunity.
> @ Thy Service
> > Ok, people, my desperation level is reaching new highs regarding
> > There is NO WAY I'm going to be able to do the work I have on my plate
> > myself. Here is what I have coming up:
> > 1. medium town in NC. They want FULL MUNICIPAL wi-fi coverage. This is
> > going to be a big one, and I'm not sure I even want to tackle it. I
> > I
> > don't want any part of it on my own.
> > 2. one 320 unit condo unit on the crystal coast (salter path, nc area).
> > The
> > competition is going to charge these people $13 per unit, PER MONTH.
> > Folks,
> > that is $4160 a month, over $49,000.00 per year! Half of that, even
> > eating the hardware costs up front, is $2130 per month. Once you are a
> > place like this YOU ARE IN. You can't tell me that a new company (me
> > whoever) making over $25,000.00 per year on one contract, our first one,
> > is
> > a bad thing. Granted I might come in even a little lower, just because
> > know where the competition is doesn't mean I'm going to gouge them.
> > Besides, I know the owner of this property owns other properities as
> > 3. 45 condo unit on the outer banks (speculative, but quite possible)
> > 4. TWELVE APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN GREENVILLE (speculative, this is in the
> > very early states)
> > What I'm saying people is this could be a great money-maker as a side
> > business until it grows to the point that it could be full-time.
> > Who am I looking for?
> > Must know and love all things open-source (even if you just like open
> > source, it's okay, but be prepared to get to know OpenWRT very, very
> > well).
> > Must know wi-fi *REALLY* well, including amplification and issues
> > associated
> > with amplification
> > Capture and release portals would be a good thing to know
> > payment systems would be fantastic..
> > ordering of provisioned circuits: T1s, T3s, high-speed Internet over
> > fiber,
> > etc.
> > networking (of course)
> > knowing a good bit about construction doens't hurt either, a lot of
> > antennas
> > get mounted externally through walls
> > The bad news is a lot of the work, site surveys, etc, will be done one
> > weekends, at least for now. How far can this be taken? I don't know.
> > may end up just being a good money-marker on the side for both of us.
> > Maybe
> > it will become a profitable company. It might totally suck and we both
> > end
> > up hating it and walk away. I don't know. What I do know is I'm over
> > head. I'm either going to find someone who shares the passion for this
> > I
> > do or I'm going to walk away from a lot of money and jobs. And I don't
> > want
> > to do that.
> > Reply to me off-list of you are interested.
> > Greg
> > --
> > TriLUG mailing list :
> > TriLUG Organizational FAQ : http://trilug.org/faq/
> > TriLUG Member Services FAQ : http://members.trilug.org/services_faq/
> TriLUG mailing list : http://www.trilug.org/mailman/listinfo/trilug
> TriLUG Organizational FAQ : http://trilug.org/faq/
> TriLUG Member Services FAQ : http://members.trilug.org/services_faq/
More information about the TriLUG