Turning Down TechCrunch
If journalism can’t be open, what can?
Gittip is a weekly gift exchange. We launched about a year ago, and we currently have about 1,000…
Five months ago I introduced the idea of blog-post driven development—what is the blog post we want to be able to publish and how do we get there?—as a way to focus our product development efforts. The first post I put out there was “Pay Your Heroes.” I want to put a second post out there:
We’ve shown in the past that an…
A developer error earlier today led to a loss of about five hours of data.
One of our support staff used production credentials locally in order to fulfill a support request, and neglected to remove the production credentials afterwards, so that a subsequent schema wipe affected the production database.
Here’s an observation from two cycles of growth experience: the property of a traction channel that makes it work at first, later becomes its limitation.
Gratipay’s first traction channel was Hacker News. HN has a fundamental bias towards shiny new things, which helped us a lot … until we weren’t new anymore.