August 21, 2010


Filed under: awesome,future,interfaces,life,work — mhoye @ 6:50 pm

The Tunnels Near Downsview

I gave notice at my job this week; my last day is the 31st. People have asked me where I’m going, and the fact of it is I don’t have a new one; I have an idea, and I’m going to try to turn it into a real thing. Exciting! And also a tiny bit terrifying, but nevertheless very exciting. I’ve got a lot of supportive mail from some pretty smart friends, and my lovely wife is giving me a year to go from zero to whatever I have in a year.

I’ve got a lot of people rooting for me, which is a relief. And a couple of people who’ve been offering what help they can.

15:35 <aaaaaaa> so. if there are things I can do to help, please let me know.
15:35 <aaaaaaa> you will probably be approached by bbbbbbb, or may already have been
15:35 <
aaaaaaa> I would also like to avoid stepping on your dick, and am happy to review/bounce ideas as you see fit
20:41 <mhoye> So, in Cyrano De Bergerac, there's a line about tilting at windmills. A fellow warns Cyrano that a man who tilts at windmills is likely to be cast violently to the ground.
20:42 <mhoye> Cyrano's reply is "Or perhaps up to the stars", or something to that effect.
20:44 <mhoye> I've been trying to come up with a pithy way to reply to what you just said, where the part about tilting at windmills is replaced with a bit about stepping on my dick.
20:45 <mhoye> It was going to both make a point about both possible outcomes while also comically exaggerating my manhood.
20:45 <mhoye> But it's not really coming together for me.
20:45 <
aaaaaaa> what I mean mostly is, let me know what you're working on from time to time, so I don't surprise you, and vice versa. although the tripping schlong (like the gripping hand) is some good imagery
20:46 <mhoye> Suffice to say that I also believe we can share goals and work very productively towards common if non-overlapping ends.
20:46 <mhoye> Which you can interpret as being flung into space by my penis, if you'd like to pursue that metaphor.
20:46 <
aaaaaaa> too much dr. strangelove, there
20:46 <mhoye> Yeehah.

Which is all to say:


  1. Sounds like fun! How much of The Idea can you share to friendly sorts without ruining The Plan?

    Comment by John — August 21, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

  2. Good luck! Wishing you the best.

    Comment by Jeff — August 22, 2010 @ 1:06 am

  3. Best of luck. And if you need more help…

    Comment by Zeynep — August 22, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

  4. All the luck!

    Comment by Rajesh — August 23, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

  5. Good luck to you, sir! I’m very interested to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.

    Consider me to be among those offering assistance if such would be helpful.

    Comment by Mike Bruce — August 30, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

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