Thank you for the replies everyone. I'll take it all under advisement and give it due consideration. Although like I said I'm not interested in software development or marketing. More interested in pursuing the chemistry and mechanics, the life processes. I don't think those of you focused on the software and IT of the biz get where I'm coming from. Just thought I'd share if anyone else was chasing the same things I was. (Not going to get into that here cause that's where the real prize lies, the real payoff).
Yeah I knew I'd catch some crap for criticizing. Those are mostly points I've seen elsewhere that got strong reactions from people who seem too focused on the IT. Just testing the "head" of this board. I was initially encouraged by most using their real name here and not juvenile attempts at a cool sounding "handle". Despite the criticism not being original I tend to agree with them. People are getting bogged down by the IT and losing focus.
God IT has become such a time waster. It takes so frikk'in long to do anything on the web. Pages take so long to load. All browsers are doing God knows what in the background, spell checking, gathering market stats. Seeing way too much of that hourglass when I surf the web. I have fairly good boxes and OSs. Dealing with malware. This project made me sick of the web again, All the greed and ego that just wastes time and IT resources. All of IT seems infected with it this these days, what I call the needy greedy factor. I didn't expect I'd get a lot of bites for people who wanted to try the software. Didn't think it was worth the time to put up an FTP of the application for a handful of people who might want to try it. And I'm also kind of looking for people with a certain "head" and that's why I requested an email, to make some contact with one or two people who I might share common interests and perspectives with.
The reason I do my own research is exactly some of the points made in reply to my initial post. You're forced to do things the way your institution wants. I also don't want to go to grad school and waste two or three years of my life on one idea. I get to chase a new thesis a new line of inquiry whenever I want. I don't need to learn anymore biology, chemistry or IT to pursue how the nucleus's life processes work. I'm really not interested in sharing the discoveries either. Its all just purely to satisfy my own curiosity. Not after the money or a name or any of the needy greedy crap. Not even interested in a formal job in the industry. It would be nice to find someone else with the IT well in hand a focus on the biology. Oh well maybe the next forum.
Oh, one last point, that endless debug and development cycle everyone seems so used to, even expect, isn't typical of all software. If you keep it simple and do a proper job the software does what its intended to for as long as the platforms last. Some spreadsheets and word processors are examples of this, They really haven't changed in 20 years other than keeping up to display and printer development and even this has been minimal.
Anyway, Good Luck everyone, whatever you're chasing. Once again, thanks for the replies!
I think someone changed the heading of my initial post. Not sure whats up with that????