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    Slow path out of IT?

    Not sure if anyone else feels this, but after a decade of dealing with IT I'm starting to feel like I've just had enough. As a result, tonight I take the first steps into an (attempted, and rather slow and measured) escape into a new field. I'll still be doing IT work for the forseeable future - but am trying a slow migration into new projects with a bare minimum of tech involved.

    So tonight's the first big step - where my partner and I will be taking ownership of four beehives. Four's not enough to go commercial, but a good way to start out and see if we're cut out for the life. If all goes to plan then within the next five years I won't need to touch another computer, except to post twitter updates about the latest swarm or our newest batch of mead.

    On another, related, note does anyone have experience of running a successful kickstarter campaign and would be willing to give us advice?

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    Jeez, what about all those late nights doing 'hive installs'.
    And then all your bees will move into the cloud, and you'll never see them again.

    And... bugs.

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    We've got processes in place to minimise bugs, and with more than one hive we should have some measure of redundancy, though there's no actual backup procedure as yet.

    Fortunately the bees are self replicating. :-)

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    Until they get hit by a virus...

    Seriously though - interesting idea, and the very best of luck with it!

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    Don't even joke about that, the treatment for some viruses involves burning the hive, and any others nearby to the ground. :-(

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    Best of luck. I hope you don't get stung.

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    Think the guy across the road from us has a wasps nest if you want that too???

    Good luck and a very different change of career

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    Sweet. Good luck.

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    I think we'll avoid the wasps, no honey you see?

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    Sounds really interesting, setting up that project will give you a real buzz....

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    Well, the bees and hives are currently in the trailer behind me, and with only one sting.

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    Good luck with that - sounds exciting
    mrwITch has always wanted to keep bees- I shall follow your progress with interest

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    @jamesb:

    I think @mattx used to keep bees, don't know if he still does but its worth a punt!

    Hey @mattx you still with us and do you still keep bees?

    There that should do the trick!

    Good luck with the bees and the slow move from IT wish you all the very best

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    Good Luck!

    Ive been looking at a move out of IT just trying to find something that i can do!

    But IT it is for now.

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    It's a trap - he's setting up a honeypot!

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