Another year flown past. Hard to belive.
Advogatorites, I have come to make my yearly report.
Operation busNet, concieved as a vast and brilliant plan has
totally failed. I knew this after about a year but gave it
another six months to be sure. Operation redNose (or
blackTooth haven't decided yet) is comencing, but it is the
hard work longer time frame version. As part of this
transition of projects I am now a full time student in order
to gain the requisite knowledge. For those who know what I
am up to, I will be in a period of planning over the next
few years (while studying) and any input on methodologies to
use would be greatly apreciated.
For those who knew about busNet, the reasons for failure
were several. First off the hardware was spectacularly bad,
much worse than expected and a bit more limited than I would
have liked. Hardware reliability was however completely
dwarfed by software issues. A requiste for it all going to
plan was a certain amount of stability. I kept thinking
this would become possible as things settled down, but in
the end I had to face it that complete reflashes on a weekly
basis precluded the project from continuing.
Moral of the story. When projects are measured in years,
trying the quick and dirty method just wastes time. Time
lost 18months lost $ (certain missed oppourunity and reduced
income) of approx $50k
The bigger project will be better but is looking at 10years
before I expect to impress with results. It does however
mean big drop in income for several years, that kind of
sucks but if your going to get things done, you might as
well go the whole way.
Seeking: people with specialised knowledge. Skills
required: VLSI design (low power, complex fuctions, DPA
aware), maths (cryptosystems pki, threshold), Biological
(especially implant systems, bone conduction, nueral
interfacing, bio-power), advanced de-centralised trust
metrics (come advogato pour forth!), philosphy (morals in
It will not be another year for my next entry, so will see
you guys around a bit more.