Windows Azure and Me

Hello everyone… well, another new product released by Microsoft.  This one has potential though…

Windows Azure is basically an operating system for an entire data center.  Yup, much like the OS on your desktop that manages the hardware for you as you write programs on-top… Azure manages the data-center tasks of distributed computing, load balancing, scalability, and more…

Now comes the question… how does this relate to me?

Well that one I’ve been pondering for a long time now.  During my divorce at the beginning of the year, i set out to strip my life to the essentials, ridding it of all the annoying aspects that have plagued me over the past 10 years.  As it turned out this was a business that didn’t give me the lifestyle I was wanting. 
My job for a vendor at the worlds largest retailer, Wal-mart, did however.  I now enjoy a simple 8 hour work day managing 4600+ windows servers in one of only a few data-centers of this scale.

In the process of simplifying my life, I have stripped away all projects and extra tech things to only one project.  My Home Media Network… where i have near instant access to every movie, TV show, and video I have in my collection.  This project is a rousing success… not a problem in the world… except the money to supply my need for entertainment… IE:  buying new shows and movies to add to my collection.

Here’s the problem as I see it.  I am an intelligent person, skilled in the aspects of business operations, technology and how it relates to a business experience.. but I don’t know what my next project should be.

I need an award winning idea to run with…  give me something simple like the website Twitter or complicated like a picture sharing website… I need an original idea that i can grow into something.

Being an intelligent person surely I can devote my time and efforts into a project that will permanently shed the need for a Job to support my lifestyle… something that eventually takes on a life of it’s own.  Something that will inspire the masses to contribute on a massive scale.  Hey, something as simple as getting one penny from every man, woman, and child in America at least once a year…

I need a project!