Building Nightrain

I recently built a product called Nightrain and made it profitable. In this post, I would like to introduce Nightrain and share how I built it.

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What I Learned Bootstrapping Startups After College

Everyone knows that startups should make things. But somewhere along the way, it seems that we have lost touch with that simple truth. This is my talk given at Fishburners. In this talk, I describe lessons I learned while bootstrapping startups after finishing school. Although abstract, they all stem from a single observation: there is too much bullshit in the startup scene.

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Passion Might Kill Your Product

Just as Odysseus bound himself to a pole upon approaching the island of the Sirens, we have to rationally restrain ourselves from the sweet callings of our passion when building products. Passion ennobles us with a strong impetus for moving forward, but also drags us into an abyss of self-deception.

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Pitching Dnote

Recently, I pitched my latest product Dnote to a live audience and panelists at Fishburners. The pitch is followed by panelist and audience questions. In this pitch, I focus on the problem, the solution, and the personal narrative of how I am making Dnote, much based on my article Making Dnote.

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Making Dnote

I am making a product called Dnote. It is a tool to spontaneously capture what you learn while coding without leaving the command line. In this post, I am going to share why and how I have been bootstrapping this product.

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I Am Making Flowmad

I recently started making a product called Flowmad. It is an app that helps you become more witty and smooth while texting other people. In this post, I would like to share why and how I have been building it.

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