This modern age has been bestowed with multiple forms of communication, most of them virtually instantaneous. We have phone, email, chat, text messaging (SMS), and other mixes and variants on those basic capabilities. For most people, this amount of connectivity is amazing and enhances life to an amazing extent. And for the most part, I think so too. But too much connectivity has its down sides, especially for people like me.
Shire Silver is one of my passions and hopefully will become lucrative enough to let me make a living at it. I've been working on the idea since 2007, when federal agents raided the offices of the Liberty Dollar folks.
As someone who tries to be a voluntaryist/agorist as much as practically possible, I do many things. I do small labor jobs for friends and neighbors, as well as try to find other income streams. For example, this and a few other websites that I've put together and manage have ads that return a small amount of money.
Sabbatical 2006 - present I have taken a lot of time off to re-evaluate what I want to do with my life. Much of that time has been spent mastering web development using Drupal, with the intention of becoming a web consultant. Programmer at PLATO Learning, Inc. 2001 – 2006 Worked as part of a team on a web based curriculum management system: * Ported existing data tier from Borland Paradox to MS SQL Server 2000. * Maintained, refactored, and enhanced the data tier. * Created and maintained test utilities.