…actually paid for utility shareware. They were more apt simply to take what they could get for free. Scott did some research and realized he wasn't alone; other programmers who had released games in their entirety as shareware were broke too. People may be honest, he thought, but they're also generally lazy. They need an incentive.
Then he got an idea. Instead of giving away the entire game, why not give out only the first portion, then make the player buy the rest of the game directly …
When it came time to distribute the games, Scott took a long, hard look at the shareware market. He liked what he saw: the fact that he could run everything himself without having to deal with retailers or publishers. So he followed suit, putting out two text-based games in their entirety and waiting for the cash to roll in. But the cash didn't roll; it didn't even trickle. Gamers, he realized, might be a different breed from those consumers who actually paid for utility shareware. …
…changing both how decisions were made in the company and how leaders behaved, moving away from what Scott vividly described as decision-making by "politics, PowerPoint and persuasion," and "the conventional, the consensus, and the commonplace."
In this discussion, Scott identified four things leaders have to do in an established company in order to "enable decision-making based on the best ideas that can be validated in the marketplace." These were: setting …
Scott argues that such experiments "are designed to be analyzed using methods that tightly control the type-I error rate under a null hypothesis of no effect".
Type-I vs. Type-II Error
A Type-I error is the incorrect rejection of a true null hypothesis . That is, picking a treatment that isn't materially better. In contrast, a Type-II error is "failing to reject a false null hypothesis". That is, failing to switch to a better treatment.
— Scott May 2, 2013(@ scottgu)
Scott Hanselman was kind enough to try out the beta and he wrote up his thoughts on his blog: Penny Pinching in the Cloud Enabling New Relic Performance Monitoring On Azure Sites
Make sure to ask us for a demo in the exhibition hall. We're looking forward to talking with you next week in!
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…overview of the ‘rules' of application development. There's also an excellent summary of Scott's talk over on the FounderFuel blog - thank you to and from the FounderFuel team for putting this together and inviting us down!
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thoughtbot'sis joined by Scott Orn, venture capitalist at Lighthouse Capital Partners by day, and co-founder of Ben's Friends by night. Ben and Scott discuss building a community, the future of Ben's Friends, and how running the site helps him be a better , teaching people, and getting value out of giving back. They also talk about his work as a venture capitalist at , how the money flows, …
…by Q1. I plan to complete and release atleast one album with one of the musical projects I'm a part of. I plan to write here at a more regular cadence, either monthly or bi-monthly. In 2013 we haven't made solid plans yet, but we may travel further and for longer stretches of time. The overall goal to simplify and focus more time on less things is paramount.
Happy new year and good luck with your own goals and plans for 2013.
It was clear from the start that Scott had a real knack at dev-ops - configuring servers, monitoring system, and backup systems. For a number of months Scott worked with PostageApp was dreamed up on our trip to in 2009 to solve the problem of sending application driven email for all of the social network …on setting up these systems, and he soon extended these efforts into creating whole applications that would support the software that we were building for our clients.
* Scott Brinker goes on a quest for awesome mobile landing pages .
* your site is giving your customers stress.asks if
* Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom explains why the speed of a product determines how much it will be used.
* Jonathan Klein shares latest site performance report. 's
* swesource shares a tutorial for setting up New . on AS7