It’s been two weeks since I last logged into the site to do anything.
Admittedly, there have been an absolute rash of software updates lately, and there were a few days where I couldn’t get into the site in the first place. I know this because I spent the 20 minutes I had available that day troubleshooting and opening a support ticket to Dreamhost. Ah, good times.
So what’s been going on, then?
I’m glad you asked. The answer is: a metric shit-ton. I feel like I’ve been on the dark side of the moon for the last month. My side hustles have been pushed WAY to the side. It’s The IRL in full effect, folks.
- I’ve got an interview with Derek Kuschel, the gearhead behind the CANbus Triple Kickstarter campaign nearly ready to publish here. It’s several months in the making.
- Likewise with an interview with a buddy in Colorado who does enterprise level network cabling and project management. He’s also got a few Mustangs and caught Jeep Fever.
- My conversation with Grant Hughes, who runs Rally.Build, is complete, waiting on pictures any day now.
- I’ve been emailing back and forth with a guy who restores Ferraris right here in the Phoenix area. We’re still chugging along, but getting close to wrapping it up.
- There’s a SCCA hotshot who owns his own pizza joint and still makes time to go racing every weekend during the summer.
- And I just landed interviews with a Canadian girl who’s Delica blew its motor somewhere in Death Valley, and a startup doing easy-design automotive vinyl graphics (think: all the cars in the first FATF movie).
- Plus recaps of Fezzik’s first 4WD trip (with the whole family) and first road trip back to California to volunteer at the High Desert Trails rally.
Oh yeah, and there’s this quarterly issue a little over a month late that’s about to drop on Amazon thanks to Deanna’s wizard level skills with InDesign.
I need to get Rocinante sold this weekend to pay Uncle Sam, cash a birthday check from grandpa to cover the cost of site updates (ooh, make pretty), and then there’s the whole question of when am I going to finish the business plan, raise us some money to do this full-time, and start building the really cool, educational shit collecting dust on the back burner? Or to race $1000 beaters through the California desert?
Apologies if this post is a little rough. I cranked it out in about 20 minutes on my lunch break. I leave you with something important to think about. I am…