Bootstrapping loneliness

Bootstrapping loneliness

Update: 2019-09-24
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Jon and Justin discuss a variety of things. Warning: Justin says the f-word twice.

  • 80s trampolines

  • Jon's new microphone: mic + pop filter = $65 USD

  • Transistor's history:

    • πŸ’» March 2017: first-line of code

    • ✍️ Feb 2018: signed partnership docsΒ 

    • βœ‰οΈ March 2018: invited first paying (beta) customers

    • πŸŽ‰ Aug 2018: official launch

    • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» April 2019: I go full-time [kind of] ($10k MRR)

    • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» July 2019: Jon goes full-time ($19k MRR)



  • Bootstrapping loneliness. What do you do when you're independent and you're not working for a big company?

  • The risk of "relational churn." People you know will move away, and gradually you'll lose friendships over time.

  • We're starting the 3rd week of our 6-week dev cycle (inspired by Basecamp's "Shape Up"). Justin already wants to ship it. 😜

  • How we're managing new ideas / bug requests without a backlog

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Bootstrapping loneliness

Bootstrapping loneliness

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