Scott Meade is starting a seven-day Rails development extravaganza with the end goal of getting a product off of the group. He mentioned I’m one of his inspirations, which I find absolutely mind-blowing. Best of luck and keep us up to speed!
Everybody Say Hiya To the New Guy
Originally written: August 11, 2006
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Patrick McKenzie (patio11) ran four small software businesses. He writes about software, marketing, sales, and general business topics. Opinions here are his own.
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When Ruthlessness Is Required
I’m not in favor of ruthlessness when it comes to customers, employees, or competitors. Business is business, but a little bit of humanity goes a long way. However, investments, on the other hand, have neither feelings nor moral standing.
Tweak Your Installer, Double Your Sales
Here’s yet another micro-tip, regarding your installer. (You do have an installer, right? If not, run over to NSIS and get started — scripting one up will take you less than an hour. Trust me, it will work out much better for the majority of your customers than “Here’s a ZIP file, hope you know what to do”, at least if you’ve got non-technical users like me.)