Long, Strange Trip

a prayer for positive cash flowWhat a long strange trip it’s been. And the strangest part has been the last week or so. I’m part of a dotcom that’s in the ASP business (which means that we host applications for our customers) I was employee 4, but I was a consultant before that. I think I got the second check that the company ever wrote. I feel a huge portion of the company is mine. (Of course, legally a small portion is mine). I’ve written the lions’ share of two of the three applications that we’re selling. I know that we had other help, and I don’t mean to diminish their input, but dammit, this is my company.

Two weeks ago monday, we lost 2/3rds of the staff. Last friday, the rest of us stopped getting paid. But something strange is happening. It’s not dying that easily. We’re fighting for it, since we don’t know what else to do, and we’re not going to let it go quitely into that good night. We have cool apps, we have customers that are happy, and we have bandwidth for a little while longer.

And we have volunteers. Volunteers who are willing to work for a bit of a miracle. Perhaps all that’s required is for the lights to not go out for a couple of weeks. Perhaps we have to prove something. Perhaps it’s impossible. But you know, sometimes I like impossible odds. It’s not like I haven’t hit on them before.

late sunset. There's a planet in the picture, and I'm betting it's mars from the coloring in the pic. It looks bright white to my eye, but the color in the image is bright red.

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  1. Commenter January 24th, 2001 8:10 am

    Eric – I haven’t found an email link for you on your site and I want to talk to you about how to go about ASP-izing an existing enterprise package. Can you help?

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