Montecristo Captain Quixote

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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
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and the ivy coiled around my hands

Sometimes I draw weird parallels and analogies and metaphors. It's a very useful talent to have when one writes software. Tonight I'm sitting here at my desk and chilling out. It's been a long day. At any rate, I was thinking about that old funny quote about corruption: "I either want less corruption or more of an opportunity to participate in it." I forgot the proper attribution. At any rate, I realized that sometimes I get in the kind of mood where I can say the same thing about love. I've met some very intriguing and attractive women in my span of years. Sometimes, the potential for what I could have had, could have, perhaps with a bit of effort and circumstantial breaks, weighs on me. I try to avoid thinking in terms of what I do not have, because that is a focus upon that which is non-existent, an absence of value, not a value itself, but nevertheless... sometimes I feel a certain doubt about it being better to have loved and lost. Ah well, it is a devil I know. He'll shut up after a good night's sleep.

My day job has announced that the company is restructuring the ownership, which is really a good thing, because one of the original founders died a year or so ago and his daughters really didn't have a good vision for where we should go so we're buying them out. I don't think it's going to negatively impact anyone's job, and it may turn out better for the company. It's going to be interesting to see if they can pull this off.

Tom and I went to a meeting with a real estate developer over at a club in Oakland after work. More investment potential. He's going to hook us up with some people who might be interested in investing. He's kind of a fun individual, he talks like a real estate developer, very blue-sky oriented. Maybe not the best prospect for us, but it's too early to tell.

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Who's Tom?

Just trying to figure out who all the players are in your journal. :-)


Heh heh, dramatis personae

Tom is the president of the company that he, Robert G., Don D. and I founded to pursue a project I call McGuffin. Every once in awhile I get tempted to sketch each of them out in an entries here. They're really a group of neat individuals. I've not mentioned in here what McGuffin entails, but it does involve a patent. We also managed to design our way into a side project which has been referred to in here as "Trigger." The latter one, I feel a little more free to discuss. Its actual name is Gate Hyper-Drive and it is a super high-speed gate driver for power semiconductors. We've just begun to shop Trigger around. Got a meeting in Palo Alto Monday to discuss it with our patent lawyer, in preparation for selling or licensing the technology.

I enjoyed that article about focusing on that which is non-existent. It's scary, but I think I have a tendency to do that more than I would like to admit.

It's my observation over the past few years that several women have been hot on your trail. What gives?!

I find it difficult believe that my page has left you with that impression. My fond friends hardly constitute a legion of adoring groupies. Heh heh. No, it's entirely me. I have adopted a bachelor's life (and a rather monastic one at that, to confess) since my divorce. Most of the women I know, to their credit, would not consider "chasing" a man who has not shown at least an equitable zeal in pursuing them, nor would I expect them to do so. Quite simply, I have not had romance in my life entirely because I have not made enough room in my life for it. I don't necessarilly regret that, per se, at least not at this point in my life, but off and on I do have a certain longing for the joys companionship can bring. It bites me once in awhile. Maybe one day I will be moved enough to change course and do something about it but as I pointed out, my particular loneliness devil tends to lose his voice in the light of the sun. ; )

We haven't heard from you in a while, or at least I haven't. Weren't we supposed to have lunch some time now that I'm on the useful side of the Santa Cruz mountains? Except here I am starting work next week (albeit the coolest job ever).

Yeah, I get to busy to sit down and compose my thoughts into some kind of post

As a result, I have about a bazillion words on stuff that has happened in the last two months or so which I haven't finished to post...

Life intervenes.

We ought to do lunch sometime, indeed.

Re: Yeah, I get TOO busy to sit down and compose my thoughts into some kind of post

Sometimes, I don't even spell check! heh

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