How Chris and Andrew Became 10X Black Hats

Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We start off with the guys talking about taking time off, vacations, getting a massage, float therapy, and good books to read. We also learn about taking smarter notes and different apps that you can use to help you with that such as Drafts and Notational Velocity. Also, the guys explain more about using Obsidian, which Andrew is a big user of, using Zapier, and integrations being the key to the game as no code gets more popular. We end with Chris and Andrew going nostalgic on us, going back to their high school days sharing unbelievable hacking stories and exposing themselves as 10X black hats! Download this episode now to hear these stories and much more!

[00:00:51] Chris gives a shout-out to Adam McCrea, the Developer behind the Rails
Autoscale for Heroku, and how he grew the product over the course of three years and
had $300,000 in annual revenue. He was recently talking about it on an episode of
“Startups For the Rest of Us.”

[00:02:21] The guys talk about feeling burnt out, Chris going on vacation in two weeks,
Andrew needing a massage or float therapy, and good books to read.

[00:08:48] Andrew tells us he is slowly working his way through meta programming
Ruby and starting to read how to take smarter notes.

[00:11:12] The topic here is about taking good notes. Learn about a cool app that
Andrew likes to use for quick capture called Draft. He also tells us about his Obsidian
database you can check out on Chris tells us about writing blog
posts and using Notational Velocity that stores and retrieves notes.

[00:23:10] Andrew and Chris talk about integrations being the key to the game,
especially as no code gets more popular, and coming up with product ideas using no-
code apps, and they mention using Zapier, IFTTT, and Automate.

[00:26:28] Chris tells us one of his long-term goals for Jumpstart which has to do with
having the ability to send and receive web hooks with Zapier. He mentions to hit him up
if you are using Jumpstart Pro and want to integrate with Zapier.

[00:29:12] Andrew asks Chris if he saw the Tweet from Patrick Collison from Stripe
about 170% faster Ruby.

[00:35:38] Chris dates himself and has stories to tell that start off with flash drives being
popular and a portable apps community he was into. Andrew tells us he somehow
figured out the WIFI password every year in high school and got caught. Chris and
Andrew share more “high school hacker” stories and expose themselves as 10X Black
Hats! ☺

Chris Oliver
Andrew Mason



Join our newsletter

Got it. You're on the list!
® Remote Ruby