Primeminder Postmortem

Last week I sent out an announcement email to my project's mailing list to inform users that I would be shutting down my latest side project Primeminder.

I've done one of these postmortems before for a side project, and figured since I was shutting down Primeminder I might as well …

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Launching Bulk Eats

Late last year I shut down the first full scale project I had built. It was an excellent learning experience (as documented here). I didn't make any money on that project, but the cost of learning was pretty low. A few weeks ago I finished the initial content and made …

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A Failed Project's Postmortem

Ten months ago I launched remote-first (you can read more about that process here) which was the first paid product I've launched since I started working in IT. In this post I'm going to talk about why I believe it failed, the costs involved in such a failure, and how …

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Contributing to Open Source, it's Easier Than You Think

A year ago I decided that I wanted to start contributing to open source projects. I had spent a lot of time working on my own side-projects, but there wasn't really an open source project I was passionate about, so I just picked one (OpenStack) and it went terribly. After …

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