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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I have no idea. I’m going to figure that out next. This is where I will be logging my efforts.

How can I follow along?

What is this repository

I am starting this repo as a place to blog about my efforts. Why here? Because I tend to write Markdown, and GitHub displays that just fine. And because I don’t actually need more than that. I’m used to Git, and this will leave me with an interesting publishing platform.

Why 2117.91? That seems oddly specific.

It’s the amount of money in one of my US Government Stafford Loans, set at 6.5%APR. I want to see how fast I can get rid of it. This is an attempt to do that fast.

… By Sunday?

Arbitrary constraints are assets. I’m hoping that this goal will help give me the illusion of scarcity of time, which will make me think a bit more creatively about how to accomplish my goal.

Can I help?

Of course! Open an issue with your questions, or write me at richard+2117@burntfen.com, or hit me up on Twitter at @richlitt.

If you want to donate money.

I am not a charity case. I plan to make money by providing services. But if you’re a charitable person, I certainly won’t stop you. 🙇‍

USD: Click here
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ETH: 0x5f6c46fE24B412ba3d935FEdA5a590e8d5f264cC

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PRs are, of course, accepted. Also, comments. Help would be great!


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Beam me home, Scotty!