I haven't been working on this blog much lately, not that I think many have noticed. I don't get much traffic out here in the hinterlands.
Let's see, what have I been up to? -- Should I start backwards or forwards? Ahh, let's go backwards.
Just a quick list that I'll fill out later:
- My friend, Steve, and I have been brainstorming and researching ways to make his home-based computer services business profitable. Steve's very efficient with small networks and tech work, but needs more steady sources of income. It's a frustrating but interesting challenge.
- One of our projects was to set up a Microsoft Small Business Server(c) for a client. I'd been part of a team to troubleshoot two other installations. I really like this server configuration. It's no wonder it's taking the SME world by storm! (Win2000 servers drove me to look into Linux...)
- Seeing an opportunity here in Australia to catch the crest of a business wave, I decided to return get an MCSA/MCSE specialist certification in Small Business Server.
- A quick glance around at the landscape told me that there was no SBS UG outside the Melbourne CBD, so I bounced the idea off a few friends in different related fields, and ... Steve and I are going to set up a SBS UG here on the Mornington Peninsula. That idea is still in its infancy, but the response from Microsoft in the city has been great. Turns out that Henry Craven, one of the authors of a book I'm reading --Microsoft® Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed- has offerred to help.
- Assigned a training job/consulting project on Authorware, I found myself again emersed in the vagaries of Dreamweaver. Although I see why Authorware has become a popular development platform for elearning, I still lean towards the Courseware extension. It's more forgiving. Authorware requires more skill in programming and course design.
- That's the latest projects.