I retired on disability back in 2002, spending the previous 20+ years as a WAN admin, Network Engineer, Security consultant, Unix SysAdmin, Computer retail store owner, Navy Electronics Tech, etc, etc.
While sitting around playing computer games and working on open source projects is fun, it is starting to get a little old.
I've been thinking fairly seriously about starting a not-for-profit business; recycling old computers for use by cash-strapped schools, libraries and low income families, doing "working with Linux" and other basic classes, maybe even helping the Tennessee vocational rehabilitation program by providing "hands on" experience and training to others on disability. The area I live in is relatively backwards technologically, and I think it could be a real asset to the area.
I'm fairly certain I can pull this off without destroying my kids minuscule inheritance, and I've talked to a few local geeks who would help out when my disabilities limit my involvement. However, the more I look at it, in terms of meeting not-for-profit business compliance, the more overcomplicated it appears to get; and I really don't like the idea of doing this as a for-profit business.
My question is, is there anyone out there in
Actually, any comments would be appreciated.
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