rartastic replied to your photo: The way that you can tell that Marco is a nice guy…
Why does instapaper cost so much to keep running? Any chance that was an exaggeration?
Well, first Marco pays himself $9,950/month in salary…
(OTOH, he lives in Brooklyn, so I assume his rent is about $9,000/month. :-)
Honestly, I have no idea, and that’s an interesting question, however, I don’t think it was an exaggeration. I suspect that the costs are for database servers (and “backup” servers in case of increased need), storage, backups, and bandwidth.
I’m going to ask him, and maybe he’ll talk about the answer on Build & Analyze.
fuiru replied to your photo: The way that you can tell that Marco is a nice guy…
Interesting. How does Instapaper differ from Read It Later, other than the latter being free?
Honestly, I’ve used Instapaper since forever, so I haven’t checked out Read It Later. I can tell you that I find Instapaper “integrated” into more iOS apps. There’s also an API that you can use to add your own articles, and you can even send URLs via email (or even just long emails). You may be able to do those things in RIL, I’m not sure.
Anyway, I’ve only given away 8 of the 10 copies I offered, so there are still 2 left if anyone is interested! See http://funsizebytes.com/post/29415698386/the-way-that-you-can-tell-that-marco-is-a-nice-guy for details.
Held in a lot of farts during the wedding and reception, huh?
Having met us, do we strike you as people who hold in a lot of farts?
thefount replied to your post: The Wife watches Mad Men s01e01 for the first time
“I don’t like any of these people.” That also was my reaction to the show and sums up why I didn’t watch past season one.
I get that, but to me I think they are some of the most interesting characters on TV because most of them are neither as good or as bad as they initially seem*, and we get to see them struggle between the times of doing the right thing and doing the thing they want to do that isn’t the right thing.
* Well, with a few exceptions, obviously.
My fave ep for series 2 is episode 3, but believe me, you’re gonna love the first episode for… reasons. :)
It’s ok, you can say the word “breasts” on the Internet now.
(I would have also accepted “boobies.”)
Also legs. And eyes. And cheekbones. And… well, you get the point.
fuiru replied to your photo: You might have to be a nerd to properly enjoy this…
My favourite text adventure was one where you type “Fart” and it went “A cloud of noxious fumes rise up. You cannot breathe. You are dead.”
(Did you notice how I started and ended with farts? That’s a “callback,” folks. Did I mention I have a degree in English from an accredited institution of higher learning? Did I also mention that auto-correct fixed my misspelling of “accredited” (twice now)?)