😈 Productive Procrastination
A few years ago—while trying to get Insomnia off the ground—I took some time to "modernize" the codebase by updating its import statements to the new ES6 syntax. Here's what it looked like.
🚀 Getting Over the Fear of Launching
What if it has bugs? What if it sucks? What if they think I'm a fraud? 😟 My good friend Nick is getting ready to launch 30hourjobs, which got me thinking about the topic. Actually, dreading is a better word.
🗓 2019 Recap: Prioritizing Health
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.
👨🏼💻 Indie, a Competitive Advantage
"How can I compete with them? I'm just a single person and they're a VC-funded company with millions of users." 💩😩
🎈 Abandoning the Static Site
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 engine—aptly named Simple Blog—which ended up serving as the first true home for my content.
✋🏻 Stop Calling Them "Side Projects"
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.
📈 Indie to Acquisition
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.
🎙 Entrepreneurial Coder Podcast
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.
🧙🏻♂️ Deploy Netlify From IOS Shortcuts
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.
👨🏻🎨 Creative Pursuit
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?