Let's see how fast I can make $2117.91 USD. The goal is by end of day, Sunday March 18th.

I made it! 🎉

Income to earn: $0.00!
In the bank: $47.00.
Contracted but not yet invoiced: $2100.91.

I am live-blogging my entire process and thought patterns over the three day challenge here. Follow along!

Frequently Asked Questions

Twitter: @richlitt
Email: richard@burntfen.com


- Mon at 00:47 - How did it go?
- Sun at 19:14 - The crash
- Sun at 17:12 - Art
- Sun at 13:02 - Jekyll Scheduler builds on command
- Sun at 10:35 - Goal achieved
- Sun at 02:10 - Express, Heroku, and OAuth conquered
- Sat at 19:23 - At the bleeding edge
- Sat at 16:56 - Getting Probot working
- Sat at 15:54 - Providence at the cafe
- Sat at 15:14 - Business models for Jekyll Scheduling
- Sat at 14:48 - Negative feedback
- Sat at 14:35 - Scheduled Jekyll Posts
- Sat at 09:56 - Morning reflections
- Sat at 00:59 - First day post mortem
- Sat at 00:21 - Better navigation
- Sat at 00:03 - Working blog
- Fri at 22:56 - Setting up a blog
- Fri at 18:06 - Adventure branding
- Fri at 16:03 - Patreon Post
- Fri at 15:36 - Afternoon goals
- Fri at 13:28 - Hunger
- Fri at 13:06 - Marketing this project
- Fri at 12:40 - Machine Learning?
- Fri at 11:54 - Probot
- Fri at 11:42 - First Client!
- Fri at 11:13 - Small notes and Buffer
- Fri at 10:33 - Reputation
- Fri at 10:32 - First Contact
- Fri at 10:19 - The First Tweet
- Fri at 10:12 - Introduction

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This project is maintained by RichardLitt


I’m worried about the effect that this will have on my reputation. “Richard, he’s such a scrounger,” is the first thing I’d expect people will hear. “He could have been a great scientist / novelist / keyboardist, but instead he does stupid experiments like this.” That’s the voice in my head right now. “This is just like the User Is Drunk. Charging ahead without thinking about what it looks like.”

I don’t particularly like or want to listen to those voices. For one, this isn’t like the user is drunk. I have a specific need. For two, I don’t think that people are actually that hard on me - I’m my worst critic. For three, this is - above all else - art. It’s an exploration into what is possible, into different ways of living as a human. That’s what I am here to do! Have fun, and explore different modes of living.

Also, while I’m at it, I need to find a way to get rid of some of the shackles of debt. Debt is pernicious, and being in the capitalist system is awful. I’m constantly judging myself and others by how much money I have to freely spend, and I don’t like myself when I do that. I’d rather be free of it and do things I actually want to do - write, hike, think. But I can’t do that while under the burden of the system, and student debt is the most pernicious burden I have at the moment. This is one of the ways I can get rid of that.

Why aren’t I focusing on more long term goals? I am. That’s what I do most of the time. But I personally get the most joy from small projects, and I haven’t tried this one before. So - why not? Who are you, inner critic, to tell me that that’s not right?

Beam me home, Scotty!