Sunday, November 30, 2008

A New Setup

A little more than a week ago, we moved into an apartment in Foster City/San Mateo. The big plus here is that we don’t have to rush through an hour of traffic to get to meetings in the Valley. Suburbia provides fewer distractions here than you would have in San Francisco, but the hipness level is low, and a good bar is hard to find.

Fewer distractions have allowed us to make progress on the prototype. It turns out that this is more productive than working in a coffee shop. My commute now takes 10 seconds, and my workspace has a nice Dell flatscreen monitor and my favorite ergonomic keyboard. In addition, we have blocked YCombinator’s Hacker News and similar sites on our router, which resulted in an additional productivity boost.

Things are progressing well on other fronts, too - I’ll keep you updated. For now, it’s back to work.


Timo said...

When you say "Back to work", I'm strangely reminded of that recruitment video.

Jakub said...

Congrats guys! It's exciting that your product has entered its very early infancy!
Just curious - where are you guys located now? SF?
Take care

The Boss said...

The hipness level is definitely low as you move south. I believe that's why so many more big players and successful startups are further south than in the city.