MY STARTUP LIFE-- or lack thereof
what happens when life ends and work begins    
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...August
More Meetings 07/31/00 "Hey, it's Lyle Lovett," said the Salsateer (aka Mr. X, aka "Larry").
Cnet 07/09/00 Who's on Cnet TV? Yep, you guessed it.
Bunnies 07/28/00 Who's on Page 36 of the September 2000 Playboy? That's right, you guessed it, Deepleap is.
Squirrels 07/28/00 I can see squirrels out the window of my new office. "...And they were married and..." (Tip o' the hat to Mike Judge)
New Office 07/27/00 I moved my desk from the bedroom to the back living room, so now my commute is about 30 seconds instead of the previous 2. The fun part about having my office out here is that I have a choice between having my machines powered up or having the AC on. Hrmm... something will have to be done about the wiring in this old house.
Small Electric Fire 07/27/00 Nothing major, just a little too much draw for my poor old house to handle. The only casualty was a flatbed scanner, oh, that and the smell of burnt plastic gave me a killer headache for the remainder of the day.
Letting Them Talk 07/25/00 Today we had a final sort of meeting about the v2 UI. Sometimes it's very helpful to give people a set of questions or problems and just let them talk about it. What's even more interesting is when the solutions that they come up with as a group resemble, in distinctive ways, your own. That's when you know it's worked through.
Lunch Economics 101 07/25/00 A simple rotation would make the most sense, no? Not really. We always manage to lose a person or add a person one day or another and that just completely ruins the rotation. "Larry" wants us to just use cash, "it's retro," he says, and you know, maybe he's right.
24 Things About Deepleap 07/24/00
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  • The URL is www.deepleap.com
  • The URL is www.deepleap.com
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    Have you never tried just typing things into the location bar?
  • Wings 07/23/00 "I want wings." Ben & "Larry" have somehow convinced themselves that the food at Hooters is good and that it would be a perfect option for lunch every day. I opted for a bagel at flipnotiks instead.
    Prospects 07/20/00 Frankie Red Beard is coming to town.
    Office Hours 07/19/00 Be in the office at 10:00am.
    "Music. Response." 07/18/00 Time to set up an office mp3 server. Wait a second! Didn't we say that months ago?
    Bouldin Creek Coffee 07/13/00 We have a new, closer coffee house and they make some of the best iced mochas I've ever had. jum jum.
    The New Economy 07/12/00 As adam always reminds me, "You gotta spend money to lose money in the new economy."
    Fat Bastards 07/11/00 Now that we have 6 people in the Austin office (like that?) lunch requires two cars. Adam is small so we could cram into one car if we had to, but now we offically need two cars. That's ok. But the problem is that with four people in my car it bottoms out while backing out of my driveway, I have to remember to drive slower than normal with fat people in the back seat (which, you know, is a joke since "Larry" is by no means fat).
    Language Barrier 07/11/00 "Quit speaking portuguese!"
    Employee #2 Starts 07/10/00 "Larry" started today. The office is getting crowded. You know, it's always good to coordinate when someone new is coming to the office for the first time. This morning I was awoken by a man peering into my room at 9:00am. No one else was at the office.
    Frequently Heard 07/10/00 When you put a bunch of engineers in one room, some odd musical tastes evolve. Thus: Sex Supreme by Tenacious D, Laser Eyes by Siffl & Olly and We Love Dancing by Arling & Cameron; Opps I Did It Again (ok, only adam likes this one).
    No Luck 07/10/00 That luck that I wrote about on the 9th... didn't happen. Investor groups are funny because you have a contact point and then there's the rest of the group but your perspective is always warped by the contact point. So when the contact makes you think that everything is coming along smooth and then tells you, at the last minute, that he finally proposed you to the entire group and they said "ohh no, much too early-stage for us" things kind of suck.
    Heat 07/09/00 Transcribed from notebook: "This is when you realize you're working for your own company and not just some startup that doesn't pay so well. This is also when you realize you work for a startup in Austin. The past few weeks have been exceedingly streffsul, exceedingly hot, and pretty damn exhausting. With any luck today will put it to a nice close. We had a good meeting yesterday, we went swimming, and hopefully by the end of the night I'll have some contract work lined up to pay the bills."
    Meetings 07/07/00 Bad meetings are really bad.
    June...