The question is always, “when are you going to start?” I mean, you can talk, strategize, and count the money you’re going to make, but until you start coding, incorporate, and put some money on the table, you’re just play acting. For me, I had to quit to make it real. I’ve been fortunate to work for and with some great guys, and I didn’t feel the need to leave to get away from anything. Work was good. Yah, the idiot savants of the coding world get old, but they’re as much a part of software development as
make, if less reliable. I tried to work at night, but I wasn’t tough enough. After work, the commute, the good time with my better half and the niños, and taking care of things around the house, I was dog-tired. I’d spend a couple of hours coding on the new site, but that meant ignoring work (there’s always more work to do) and exhaustion. So I quit.
And now I’d better make it happen.