A roommate’s perspective

This is a guest blog from my roommate, Mike Soltys. Mike and I graduated from Clemson together and now he’s working on his PHD at CU. Here are Mike’s thoughts on start-up life:

Hey Tech-blog world! My name is Mike and I’m a guest blogger for Josh. As many of you who read this blog may or may not know, my roommates are starting up the “startup” company “EventVue“. Now, you’ll have to forgive me for poor tech-terminology and the like because I’m by no means a techy, but I’m going to try to give you my outside view of the tech-startup world.

I’d first like to talk about the cost of starting up a company. I’m in college. I’ve been in college for just about as long as I can remember and I’ll be in college for quite some time. As a college student, I’m poor as dirt but Its OK because I really don’t work that hard. My roommates on the other hand don’t even know the meaning of “weekend” and they’re just as poor as me. They say that some day they will be millionaires, and when thats the case I guess all that hard work will pay off… but in the mean time is it really worth eating cold pop-tarts because you can’t afford a toaster (or the energy to run one?)

The second major qualm I have against being a start-up dude myself is the heavy use of Mac’s. I’m writing this very blog on a Mac and I’m hating every minute of it. Do Mac users think they are “above” right clicking, or was the right mouse button just too visually displeasing to include on their laptops?

The benefit of being a start-up dude is the party’s. I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to a few tech party’s which are actually pretty classy (even though they usually do lack ladies). They usually feature good beer, good food and stimulating conversation about the latest website that I just have to go to.

I guess thats why they do it… the party’s, but honestly I think I’m happy with being the roommate of a techie and being invited to the occasional party without the hard work, low pay, and the stupid Macs. Well, until we meet again, take care tech world!
– Mike