This is a now page, describing all the different little projects that I have on the go, both online and off. It is an idea originated by Derek Sivers and I heard about it on a podcast, I am pretty sure it was this im Ferris one.
Still living in Halifax, NS and loving it. Bought a house last year and still making it our own and working at removing the layers of crap that previous owners thought were good ideas.
Spending our free time working on making the house awesome!
My main job is an electrical engineering consultant at JMK Engineering Inc, which is my company.
I am busy working on projects in Washington and here in Nova Scotia, and NO I don’t have any trips planned at the moment. If you want to know if I am travelling check out my Tripit Profile, travel for business is necessary and rarely the highlight.
The other business property that I am busy developing is Sparky Resource, which will be the place for working engineers, technologists and electricians to find learning materials and news that they can use on the job immediately.
I have started building a free email course on starting a professional business in Nova Scotia (more areas coming soon). It will be focused on working out when you are ready, how to register a company, setting up a bank account, registering with your professional organization, setting up an online presence, figuring out your business model, etc. (join the newsletter to be the first on the course)
Finally, I’m working on a couple of cool ideas and small projects around using renewables, energy storage, weather forecasting and an integrated control system to increase base loading via renewables in isolated communities.
I’m volunteering with IEEE like normal, acting as the vice-chair of the section and chair of the PES/IAS chapter. I am focusing most of my time there on building the active membership base by running monthly networking events with very interesting guests. If you are interested, and are in the area, like the facebook page, we post all the event notices there.
I’ve started a new personal project, a short weekly newsletter aimed at starting real discussions around big things, like renewable energy, food, nutrition, economics, business, life and anything else that I’m thinking about (mostly about starting professional services firms).
If this is something that piques your interest, signup here – http://www.jeffmackinnon.com/nl/