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Experience all the excitement and crippling self-doubt, as I document my journey with Saber from Side Project to Profitable Start Up

Do You Really Need a JavaScript Framework?

31 Aug 2017

A while back, I built a new BugMuncher control panel using the JavaScript framework Ember.js, in order to make use of the REST API back-end I’d also been working on. Deciding to go with a JavaScript framework for the control panel, instead of building it entirely in Ruby on Rails, is easily my biggest regret with regards to BugMuncher. And that includes re-writing the entire code-base from scratch. Twice.

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July 2017 Income Report

07 Aug 2017

To borrow a phrase from Patrick McKenzie (or patio11 as you may know him), this month I put BugMuncher in to maintenance mode. This basically means I didn’t put much time in, and when I did it was only for customer support and bug fixes.

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June 2017 Income Report

05 Jul 2017

I’ll warn you in advance, this isn’t going to be my most interesting update, simply because I had a really busy month, and wasn’t able to focus as much time as I’d have liked on BugMuncher.

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The UK Government is Technologically Clueless

06 Jun 2017

In a speech following the terrorist attack in London last week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to “regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorism planning” and to ensure there is no “safe space for terrorists to be able to communicate online”. This statement shows just how out of touch and clueless the government is in these matters.

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May 2017 Income Report

01 Jun 2017

The universe is watching me. It knows. That’s the only explanation. The universe knows how much time and effort I’m putting in to BugMuncher and rewards me accordingly.

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April 2017 Income Report

03 May 2017

Usually, I hate the phrase ‘emotional roller coaster’, but fuck me, was April an emotional roller coaster. It started well, really well, I was up $260 monthly recurring revenue in the first week! Then in the middle of the month things started to go down hill.

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March 2017 Income Report

04 Apr 2017

March was a pretty decent month, loads better than February, but then that’s not really much of an achievement. This was my first month with the new pricing structure, and without the free plan, which definitely had an effect, and mostly it was for the better.

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How to Kill Yourself with a Remote Job

23 Mar 2017

A remote job can be like love at first sight or it can remind you of that time you agreed to go out with your friend’s co-worker, even though for some reason your friend couldn’t find a photo of said co-worker beforehand.

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Why I'll always suck at marketing

08 Mar 2017

Regular readers of this blog will know that marketing is far from my strong suit. In fact, my inability to get marketing is a regular theme on these pages, as I often feel it’s holding me back.

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February 2017 Income Report

02 Mar 2017

Ah February, always seems to be a bit a shit month for me. In fact I could pretty much just copy and paste last February’s blog post - not much income growth, and only a small net increase in paying customers. Still, growth is growth, and grow I did.

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