Archive for the 'business' Category

An informal survey of Rails web application pricing

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Greetings, This is a very informal, off-the-cuff survey of some web applications in the Rails ecosystem that have varying payment plans, how they present them, and some of the differences among them.  The idea is not to compare the services, but to start to get a handle on how to price services on the web. […]

“We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Greetings, That quote is from a Treasury spokeswoman, quoted by Forbes, on why the bank bailout will need $700 billion.  A spokeswoman who probably has joined the unemployed today. There’s a lot of people suggesting that we should let them all die (including me, in a fit of deep fury, when the bailout first was […]

To fire, or not to fire, ‘workaholics’…

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Greetings, There’s an interesting few blog posts going on about folks who work really hard. It started from Jason Calacanis’s article of tips on how to save money when running a startup (many of which are good, but #11 is ‘Fire people who are not workaholics…’) and that was picked up at the 37signals SvN […]

Re: “When vendors get nuts”

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Greetings, This is in response to: http://wabisabilabi.blogspot.com/2007/05/when-vendors-get-nuts.html “When vendors get nuts” I’m not sure I deserve the shout-out from Kelly G, but I appreciate it! 🙂 To address one point in the post, though, you have to step back a minute and remember that those McAfee posts are probably made by one of their devs.  […]

Startup advice, for joining and starting.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Greetings, I joined another startup…  Not quite as small as Scoble’s new venture, and not part of the bubblicious blogging/vlogging/podcasting, etc. world, but still relatively small.  However, I have about 8 months of mortgage payments in savings, and several small side-services that make me enough to cover utilities and food if we’re really careful.  I […]