startup listy:

Friday, March 3, 2000 -- publicity....
First, our commercial...

Now, the newspapers

Monday, February 28, 2000 -- one track mind.
brb: "We ARE going to get coffee, but we have to LAUNCH first."


today is our alpha launch. if you're lucky, you're on the list.

Wednesday, February 23, 2000 -- so...
So we're planning on shipping an alpha test soon, so I've made everyone sit down and prioritize, set dates and deadlines, practically a Gantt chart of shit to do, shit to finish, shit to code and make pretty and oh god oh god, we'll never get this thing done in time but WE WILL because we're fucking superstars, I swear. I've never worked on anything this cool before, anything this useful before, anything so so fucking good. And you're gonna love it, I swear. We made a tv commercial today. It took us about 10 minutes to shoot, and a few hours to edit down. You'll see it soon. A week ago, I hated my coworkers. Too much time together, driving me mad. This week, I love them. We're so good. Things are coming together so nicely, and I'm sitting here, I'm using deepleap, and I'm thinking "my god, this is so amazing." Bryan's been doing good, Lane's been doing good, Courtney, well, I never hate Courtney. hehe. Did some working from home tonight, got so much done that I might start doing this on a regular basis. As long as it doesn't storm like it did tonight, causing my modem connection to drop every 20 seconds, I'll be ok. Important for survival in startup: smoke breaks (no matter if you smoke or not. take a break, goddamnit!), weekends out of town, big monitors, fast computers.

Monday, February 7, 2000 -- malaise
we went over the specs I wrote today and everyone put their comments in, so now I have something along the lines of 500 hours of programming ahead of me. I'm being serious. I just made a major breakthrough in my coding. I think Bryan did too... he made it to the next level of Crazi Taxi. (nobody said the world was fair.)

Thursday, February 3, 2000 -- initial public offering
so we're called deepleap. thats about all we're willing to tell you so far.

Thursday, February 3, 2000 -- monkey business
brb: I need an aeron chair
bb: I need an L shaped desk
lb: we need money, boys.

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 -- a bit lost...
Ah, another 11 hour day of programming on this fine, fine.. uh, hey, what day is it?

Tuesday, January 25, 2000 -- but for the grace of god...
Now, while we're all incorporated and have a bank account and a lawyer and such and such, we still don't have some of the finer points of an internet company down...

...like, for example, bandwidth. 4 people, 9 computers, 56k modem connection to the internet. I am in the land of type-ahead programming, click click click, wait 30 seconds to see my changes, backspace backspace backspace, fix the typos I made. Minutes go by and I've made 2 lines worth of changes.

When will the gods bless us with a DSL connection? I do not know.

Thursday, January 20, 2000 -- good sign
bb: Lane, you are really on top of things.

l: I try.

Thursday, January 20, 2000 -- contractual obligations?
"Hey, I didn't see 'move lots of boxes and sleep on piles of garbage' in my contract!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2000 -- interfacing
bb: I really think we should stick with the drop down menu
brb: You're an idiot.
bb: Simple, easy, fast. People know how to use it already.
brb: But with DHTML tabs and automatically refreshing pages and categorized subpages, it'll be just as fast and easy.
bb: Uh. Riiiight.


although I'm the backend guy, the frontend is what people will see so I feel I have to give my input. He sure does love his dhtml.

Sunday, January 16, 2000 -- in the mail:

  • video card/mouse
  • 64 meg iBook ram
  • Belkin omnicube
  • G3 upgrade card
  • hot chicks

    Sunday, January 16, 2000 -- ouchy
    bb: these desks are really ouchy
    brb: yes
    bb: ouch!
    brb: we need lots of tape.

    Sunday, January 16, 2000 -- important business issues
    "Lane, how can we work together if I can't rub you & touch you?"