Lifestyle design

I read Jeremy Lattimore’s blog post about lifestyle design on Startup Student the other day and it got me thinking. Sure, I have thought about the concept several times since I decided to found a company rather than taking a regular job, but reading that blog post made me more conscious about my decisions. Furthermore, […]

The week of June 15 in links

Last weeks links. Lots of RTs as usual. The span of links goes from zombie music all the way to cooking, but most of the links are to more classic geek stuff: I wonder how much time I will spend on getting Kindle stuff to work on my netbook. My Asus eee 1000he is my […]

A fistful of links

Here’s a list of links I tweeted over the last week or so (as requested by @dmpetersson). I considered shamelessly removing the RT info, but came to my senses and carried them over. Clearly shows that the majority of my links are retweets, but then again more people might discover the interesting people who originally […]

OAuth and the 4 hour work day

I must admit that I’m quite fond of the 4 hour work day. With that I don’t mean working excatly 4 hours per day, but the principle as explained by Scott Young. Come to think of it, the 4 hour part isn’t important at all, it’s the daily todo lists I like. I understand the […]

Authentication and Authorization

We are building a service. This service needs to relate to end-users. The users will mostly interact with our service through third party sites. The users, the aforementioned third party sites and others will probably refer to us as the third party, but I allow myself to be selfish for now. Anyway, the bottom line […]

Startup Scrum

We now have a written backlog for our product and we have completed our first few sprints. Velocity has been much higher than expected. This is partly a result of being in a low overhead startup and partly a result of finding good tools and applying kiss whenever possible. Actually getting the backlog documented felt […]

A name please

Coming up with a name for a new company is a mixed experience. I love the creative part of it where one tries to come up with something that reflects what the company will do while not preventing us from doing other things as well. I could live without the checking whether a name is […]

First Week

First week of full-time work for the startup over and what did I accomplish? I have dumped all of English Wikipedia into a CouchDB database and discovered that mapping over this amount of data on a single server is not possible. I find this weird so I need to do some more investigation, but that […]

Camping with CouchDB

When developing a new system, getting end-to-end functionality and being able to demonstrate it as soon as possible is important. While doing so, it’s also an added benefit if you do not spend a lot of time writing throwaway code. I have a set of scripts that let me test and use the system that […]

The startup funding dilemma

We are developing our startup plans and we are talking to business developers, but there is a few decision that need to be made. The original plan I had was to do heavy development first and then seek VC funding. In the current economy, that plan doesn’t sit to well with other people. We revised […]