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Bootstrapped, Episode 67

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In this episode, we talk about Mr. Rogers, releasing How Are Sales Today, writing desktop apps in C++, Parse closing and Uberdeck, Scribbleton, Userscape’s new office, Userscape’s partner program.

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February 8th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 66, “I’m Done Doing”

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We discuss conferences, sleazy game industry, Andrey goes deep on his passion for coding, saying no to work, going to the psychologist, meditation, meetups, vacations, Disney love.

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February 3rd, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 65, “Star Wars is the ‘Dora the Explorer’ of science fiction.”

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In this episode, we talk about Star Wars, how much Ian loves it and how much Andrey hates it, synchronizing hardware between home and office, code signing and certificate confirmation, international currencies and writing currency exchange code for How Are Sales Today, direct sales, the Userscape marketing plan for 2016, tracking advertising, adding more features vs releasing software earlier, and on-premise vs. software in the cloud.

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December 30th, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 64, “A Carl Sagan Joint”

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This week Andrey doesn’t tell me I’m on the wrong mic until half way through and we also cover acronyms, Jessica Jones, babysitter acquisition strategies, How Are Sales Today update, HelpSpot update, we go through Andrey Butov’s favorite movies and TV shows.

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December 3rd, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 63, “How Are Sales Today?”

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In this episode, we talk about the new app from Quantic Insights, opening up a business bank account, meditation, mellowing out with age, new Userscape office, and Fallout 4.

 

 

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November 19th, 2015 at 3:40 am

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Bootstrapped, Episode 62, “I have the flu”

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Ian and Andrey talk about podcasting, marketing, blogging, free will vs determinism (whoa), adwords, Twitter and HelpSpot history, selling internet plumbing libraries, HelpSpot pricing for SaaS and on-premise, healthcare in the US, moving to Canada.

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November 5th, 2015 at 7:29 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 61

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In this episode, Ian and Andrey talk about new hardware, Star Wars, HelpSpot Cloud, back-end systems, Quantic Insights, virtual insurance for virtual crap, and fantasy football.

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October 22nd, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 60, “Pump the hotness”

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We discuss how we don’t hold to our topic, home contractors, physical servers, internet secure, desktop software development, rewriting software from scratch, online banking, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars vs Star Trek (again).

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October 13th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 59

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In this episode we talk about photography, Userscape’s new employee, health insurance, Finsumi, building everything yourself, outsourcing, Quantic Insights, C++, customer support, working from home, audiobooks, and video games.

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October 7th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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Bootstrapped, Episode 58

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In this episode, we discuss Andrey’s PhillyPopecation, Release Notes Conference, how we do sales at UserScape, why you should never offer unlimited/site licenses, Jet Brains pricing, SaaS pricing for on-premise products, Ian’s Last Of Us update, video game violence, “shooting feel” in a game, we talk AGAIN about having dogs, dead fish.

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Written by Ian Landsman

September 30th, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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