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

Providence at the cafe

While I am busy working on the Probot app, I kept looking over my monitor at another person here at the cafe who had a ton of stickers on his laptop - almost all of them about infosec, but one for Unsplash. I figure that Unsplash has a large presence here in Montréal, and this is probably one of their developers. He looked like a friendly developer, and I wanted advice - so, I walked over, introduced myself, and asked what he’s working on. Then, I explained what I’m working on, and asked if he had a couple of minutes to talk about Jekyll scheduling.

He pointed out that I really don’t need to actually have a ton of instances, and that I can use Heroku’s cronjob for this job just fine. He also thinks the dual approach is good - one paid, one not paid. So, I’m going to go forward with that. (Come to think of it, License Zero might be good for this, too).

I asked if he wanted to help out - he said he might later. I’m excited about that!

At the same time, Andrew Nesbitt of Tidelift reached out on Twitter and said that I could work at my normal fee - in this case, $75 seems to be a good amount, and is what I list on [Maintainer.io] - for auditing and doing documentation work for a project on Open Collective. I will put in an hour later today or tomorrow (time permitting) - but, for now, that generous offer is another $75 towards my goal. I’m very excited about this, because it’ll give me an opportunity to bill through my Maintainer Open Collective which I haven’t actually done yet. I can’t wait for this experiment. More on this later.

Beam me home, Scotty!