Regarding the former, I thought about starting a "Ruby User's Guide", ala TPJ. However, I don't know that Ruby by itself could survive so well. TPJ had problems and is only quarterly. My idea is to create a "Scripting Language Solutions" type of magazine, which would be Perl, Python, Ruby and PHP all rolled into one. Too diverse? I don't know, but at least I could keep it monthly that way. Should I try to join forces with TPJ? That's another thought.
Regarding the latter, my initial idea was a consulting company that specialized in Ruby solutions. I figured I would focus on Solaris and
My *main* issue with both is this - I don't have a clue where to begin. How do I get sponsors for a magazine? How do I setup contacts for a consulting company? How do I *sell* my idea?