So its already almost December and I've been derelict in posting here. However, there's a very good reason: I've taken a permanent position with a company.
Now, that doesn't mean that I'm no longer going to be doing consulting work or letting my side business go away; on the contrary, I need to continue to work even harder and making sure my name and brand are established...both within my organization and external to it. I've been around long enough in my industry to know that very few things are ever long term, and things can change in a heartbeat...especially in today's economy. But for now things are going very well. I'm being challenged at work and I'm still diving into new areas of technology.
On the government front, I did in fact get my GST number FINALLY (end of September, shortly after my last post).