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I write about things I make. Currently making Penflip.com. I write about things I make. Currently making Penflip.com.
As a developer and aspiring entrepreneur, I try to stay in tune with startup happenings. I scan hacker news, read a few blogs, and occasionally listen to interviews with successful founders. Sometimes they talk about their paths to greatness and achieving success.
Failure is a funny thing. In startupland, the word is thrown around constantly... fail early, fail often, learn from your failures. Apparently startup culture even glorifies failure.
As far as I can tell, that's bullshit. I almost never hear about failures. Why? Because it's embarrassing, that's... (more)
Note: this was originally posted to my personal blog on Aug 8, 2013.
A little more than two years ago, I aspired to be a developer at a startup. So I taught myself Rails, tried to break into Airbnb (unsuccessfully), talked to a bunch of companies, and ended up at a freshly baked YC startup in Lo... (more)