I got my start running a dial-up BBS and FIDOnet node. I helped create my county's first ISP (on dedicated 56k line!), then moved on to the wonderful world of funded start-ups during the dotCom boom in Manhattan. Made a lot of money, then lost it all. I moved out west to get away from the city and the high city prices. I take a consulting gig from time to time, and I'm working on figuring out my next steps.