Victus Spiritus


I shit you not, it's December 2010

13 Dec 2010

Wild Web Projects and Attention Black Holes turn into Time Warps

It feels like only yesterday I was harping about how cool it would be if social communication platforms advertised serendipitously to the browser and not just page context or a single search. But that was the summer of 2009, and I experienced my first hit of raw building fanaticism. I had no idea where to begin without a shred of web dev experience.

Just a couple of days later I put together a notional framework with the help of friends, and began digging in to a metric crapton of web dev languages to figure out how to implement a prototype. But almost 18 months have passed since I began, and it feels like hardly longer than the blink of an eye. I'm not eccentrically rich from my first startup, to the contrary I'm fairly light on capital these days, yet I've grown wealthy in a variety of areas which will no doubt impact my and my family's future.

What changed in 18 months of struggling to hack out a compelling product