Jimmy Jacobson

Developer and Co-founder @ Wedgies. Ex Zappos and Full time #VegasTech https://www.wedgies.com


How an App Made Me a Better Person


I'm very funny. It's probably a defense mechanism developed during my tenure as a 96 pound high school freshman. And all the years of awkwardness that went before and came after. I know I'm funny because a lot of people tell me. Empirically speaking. I'm hilarious. Put me in the middle of a crowd and I can entertain with stories, jokes and of course the…


Quoting Strings in Javascript

Single, Double or Does it Really Matter?

Programming languages can be very opinionated. And programmers even more so. We recently ran into an interesting issue on the wedgies.com engineering team when discussing everyone’s preference for quoting strings in Javascript with respect to our code style guide. No one had the exact same opinion.


Is it Okay to Drive the Speed Limit in the HOV Lane?


There I am, minding my own business, in the HOV lane of the freeway, when I hear someone honking at me. Another vehicle has come up behind me and is riding my bumper, honking the horn. If I was in any other lane, I would just get over and let them pass. But this is the HOV lane, often surrounded by solid white lines. I am not supposed…


The Most Helpful Investor that Never Invested


A reply to Josh Felser’sDear Founders” Post.

Sometimes the help you want from someone isn’t the best help they can give you. This is the story of one investor who never invested money in Wedgies.com, but has been extremely helpful and helped our company grow in the process.


Twitter Just did Something Great

They closed an annoying open loop for mobile users and decreased abandoned tweets.


My Father’s Bookshelf

The books you read are as important to who you are as your DNA.


My father has always had a bookshelf. Even when he was a poor college…


How an App Made Me a Better Person


I'm very funny. It's probably a defense mechanism developed during my tenure as a 96 pound high school freshman. And all the years of awkwardness that went before and came after. I know I'm funny because a lot of people tell me. Empirically speaking. I'm hilarious. Put me in the middle of a crowd and I can entertain with stories, jokes and of course the…