http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/12/why-i-want-bitcoin-to-die-in-a.html Via Daring Fireball To editorialize briefly, BitCoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to damage central banking and money issuing banks, with a Libertarian political agenda in mind — to damage states ability to collect tax and monitor their citizens financial transactions. Which is fine if you’re a Libertarian, but I… Read More


http://bootstrapped.fm/bootstrapped-episode-29-theres-always-one-more-year/ school lunches, fast food, Ludum Dare, game development, Minecraft, Userscape’s new employee, taking a vacation, 2013 year in review, amount of revenue to have before hiring full-time, the first two years of running a software consultancy, being too open about your employee information, Laracon 2014, and running an online retail shop.… Read More


http://discuss.bootstrapped.fm/t/best-places-for-bootstrappers-to-live/354 Over on our forums there’s a great thread on the best places for bootstrappers to live. This is one of our older posts but it still keeps getting interesting new additions. This is something I’ve been looking into myself a bit. It’s really hard when you can live anywhere to actually get up the… Read More


http://blog.wilshipley.com/2013/12/my-doom-20th-anniversary-stories.html And Carmack responded, the way he does, by just sending me all the source code. I don’t think there were any other words in the message Why is every Carmack story so good?… Read More


http://www.ecommercefuel.com/selling-an-ecommerce-store/ A rather fascinating look inside the operations of a drop ship ecommerce store. Me and Andrey discussed this on this weeked Bootstrapped.fm episode. I’d like to try running one of these someday.… Read More


http://swombat.com/2013/12/27/investment-increases-risk For example, building a business worth £20m is a pretty amazing achievement, but if you’ve raised £10m from a VC to get there, with 2x preferential rights you would be wiped out and result in very little money for you as a founder.… Read More


We saved 23% on healthcare for 2014 This is not a debate on Obamacare! Just our experience going through the process as a small company. Your milage may vary, etc etc. Early in the fall we received a notice from our healthcare provider Aetna that we wouldn’t be able to renew the plan we were… Read More


How we built BeSnappy.com for $317,000 You see a lot of press these days about seed/VC money, 2 million for this and 5 million for that. I thought it would be interesting to add up what it actually cost us to build a sophisticated web application using the latest technologies (BackBone, Laravel, Coffeescript, Less, message… Read More