Now: software/philanthropy. Prev founder @TursusSoftware (acquired by Zoomifi). I love typewriters, Austin, and wrenching on cars.

Austin, Texas
Joined March 2009
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Tell me your problems and I will fix them with CSS.
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Too often “MVP” is used to justify releasing software that barely even works. If you’re early stage and use the MVP to learn that great. (In the spirit of Eric Reis used of MVP) If you have existing customers don’t make them be your QA and have them find glaring problems.
MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is a maximum, long, and ridiculous way to say “1.0”. There should be no gap between minimum viable and what you ship to customers. It’s the same thing. Version 1 is tight, focused, and all it needs to be.
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Founders not wanting to build in public but looking for early users AFTER launch: nitter.net/Skeeter696969/st…
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It’s easier for me to buy a gram of heroin than it is for me to buy certain stocks.
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anyone know of a place I could stop by to trade in these old games?
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Not this one. The other one.
Robin Hood is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are not affiliated with any for-profit businesses that use a similar name.
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GME to 1000!!
UPDATE: GME, AMC, and KOSS are no longer restricted.
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Well they are using Robin Hood.
Taking money from the rich to pay medical bills for the poor... Yeah, we all know they won’t tolerate letting that stand.
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Yup. Hard to feel sorry for the short sellers. $GME
oh no the wrong people are manipulating the stock market
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Presenting: Lofi Bernie Sanders.
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Just got laid off suddenly today. If anyone knows of any open remote UI/UX or design systems-oriented frontend engineering roles, get in touch! RTs appreciated.
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Got got a message from a founder that took 20 years to get to $2m ARR 20 years But now ... now he's growing 100%+ #howbadlydoyouwantit
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Will never make fun of a start-up with 60+ months of runway again
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Yes. It's all about unit economics for startups. Will they get significantly better at scale? With pure software plays it's much easier than physical goods/services. Otherwise you fall into the faster you grow faster you run out of money hole.
Replying to @adam_keesling
The issue, however, was the unit economics. They just weren't sustainable The S-1 listed CAC at $94, but the true CAC was higher From 3/31/16 to 3/31/17 they added 387k customers and spent $179M in marketing. CAC ~ $460*
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THIS
Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent. – Bill Walsh
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One of my most controversial software opinions is that your sleep quality and stress level matter far, far more than the languages you use or the practices you follow. Nothing else comes close: not type systems, not TDD, not formal methods, not ANYTHING. Allow me to explain why.
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Stay positive 🧁
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do I have to write a Medium post explaining why I'm leaving San Francisco or am I allowed to just leave?
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Oh. My. God. An Apple IIe. Sat in my parents’ attic for years. Decades. And it works. Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game. And finds one! It must be 30 years old. I’m 10 years old again.
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