Page 2


πŸ—“ 2019 Year in Review: Prioritizing Health
• 2 min read • 1113 votes

2019 had a rough start. There I was, in the worst shape of my life, burnt-out on my startup, and living day to day without a plan. I was stuck, and desperately needed to get my shit together.
Continue Reading »

πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» Indie, a Competitive Advantage
• 5 min read • 306 votes

"How can I compete with them? I'm just a single person and they're a VC-funded company with millions of users." πŸ’©πŸ˜©
Continue Reading »

🎈 Abandoning the Static Site
• 6 min read • 1075 votes

The first version of my website, the site you're reading this on, was born seven years ago. NodeJS was just released the year prior and I was eager to give it a try. So, I built and released an open-source Node blogging engineβ€”aptly named Simple Blogβ€”which ended up serving as the first true home for my content.
Continue Reading »

βœ‹πŸ» Stop Calling Them "Side Projects"
• 3 min read • 646 votes

I see a lot of people in the software community continually bring up the same problems and questions regarding side projects: Should I launch my side project? I never finish my side projects. Should I charge for my side project? I don't have time for side projects.
Continue Reading »

πŸ“ˆ Indie to Acquisition
• 3 min read • 451 votes

In July of 2015 I was burnt out, tired, and in desperate need of a change. My job of three years was no longer fulfilling and I couldn't fathom continuing to give up a 40-hour work week to achieve someone else's dream.
Continue Reading »

πŸŽ™ Entrepreneurial Coder Podcast
• 1 min read • 19 votes

Listen to episode 🎧 I recently sat down with Ryan Chenkie to chat about my journey from indie to acquisition of Insomnia. We go over a bunch of interesting topics like fear of starting, burnout, and the decision to sell the company after three long years of hard work.
Continue Reading »

πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Deploy Netlify From IOS Shortcuts
• 5 min read • 3 votes

Recently, I bought an iPad Pro and have been using it for basically everything except software development, which it's not yet good at. This led to a problem, however, because I've been wanting to start blogging again but publishing posts requires many software-development-like activities which, again, the iPad is not good at.
Continue Reading »

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ Creative Pursuit
• 3 min read • 3 votes

Instead of making resolutions at the beginning of each year, I like to decide on a focus instead. Last year's focus was getting back on track with nutrition and exercise in order to fix my chronic back pain. This year, I've decided to focus on being more creative. But why creativity?
Continue Reading »

πŸŽ’ Moving Into a 30-Liter Backpack
• 1 min read • 18 votes

I'm currently sitting in the Vancouver International Airport, in my sweatpants, writing this post; waiting to board a plane to London, one-way, with no plans of returning any time soon.
Continue Reading »

πŸ„ Add Colorful Cows to Your Terminal
• 1 min read • 101 votes

Have you ever wanted to see a random, funny and colorful message every time you launch your terminal? Well I did, and and here's how you can do it too.
Continue Reading »