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Writer's Block: I'm The Boss [Oct. 27th, 2007|02:42 am]
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If you had the resources to start your own business, what would it be?

I think my own company would be to start my own computer security company. You know, do a mix of open-source security advisories on the downtime to build up public trust and to contribute to the community at large and also working on private customer's programs and ensuring, through a number of different methods, that their programs were more secure than when they came to us.

I'd want to use whatever methods we could - including formal proofs, static analysis, and runtime debugging, to show that a program would fail in ways that would compromise a system under certain conditions.

I know it's a tough business, but I can dream.

[User Picture]From: ferrousoxide
2007-10-27 02:00 am (UTC)
Eek. How did you do that weird thing? Not up for posting this on my own journal, but here's the answer:

My latest idea would be to start a business where i popped in to people with animals and provided nail cutting, tooth brushing, and coat brushing services. Sounds silly, i know, but often people can't and don't have the time to do these things and i don't mind them at all. As far as i know, no one is doing this anywhere.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2007-10-27 01:46 pm (UTC)
Basically on the LJ Home page, there's a section called "writer's block" and it gives you questions that you can reply to in your journal. It puts in some weird LJ Template tag and that sets up the question and button.

And yeah, your idea sounds kinda cool. Nice niche market.
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[User Picture]From: ebel
2007-10-27 01:10 pm (UTC)

Paul Graham

Have you ever read anything by Paul Graham? He's big on getting computer people to start companies instead of working for the man. The only resources you'd need to start a business like that is your own salary. Hopefully you'd be able to support yourself after about a year. So you don't actually need that much resources. :)
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