A guide to Section 1202 tax benefits for entrepreneurs

I’m writing this post because in my nine years of being in the startup world, I have never met an entrepreneur who had ever heard of section 1202 or section 1045 (upcoming post). The topic hardly ever comes up in conversation, and when it does I just get quizzical looks. It’s amazing to me that […]

Tax benefits for entrepreneurs willing to move to Puerto Rico

A few years ago, in order to encourage investment in Puerto Rico, the legislative assembly passed Act 20 and Act 22. Act 20 provides tax benefits for founding a Puerto Rico company, Act 22 offers tax benefits for entrepreneurs and investors willing to move to Puerto Rico. This post will cover the details of Act […]

Schwab password policies and two factor authentication: a comedy of errors

Like probably millions of people I have a Schwab brokerage account, and that account holds a good portion of my savings for retirement. I care very much about protecting my savings, and one would expect that Schwab would care a great deal about protecting a reputation for protecting me. This is why, during a recent […]

Notes for the class “Startups, Chapter 1 Getting Started, Founders, and Employees”

You can find the notes at the following link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/194775/StartupsChapter1.pdf

Modifying pg_backup to include a latest directory

I wanted to use this script to back up my database, but I needed a directory that would always have the latest version in it. I added/modified the following lines in the script: LATEST_BACKUP_DIR=$BACKUP_DIR”latest/” rm $LATEST_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz cp $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz.in_progress $LATEST_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz mv $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz.in_progress $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz Here’s the new script pg_backup.sh: #!/bin/bash ########################### ####### LOAD CONFIG ####### ########################### while […]

How to set up a Linode environment for the Pyramid Framework 1.5, Python 3, PostgreSQL 9.1 on Debian 7.5

I’m in the process of working on a new startup, and I finally decided to break down and do things right this time, which means leaving PHP and my custom written framework in the past. I’m not really a system administrator, so I figured when I set up my Linode there would be a guide out there to go by. To my surprise, even the Linode hosted config repository didn’t have what I needed or it was out of date. So, I just decided to do it all myself and learn it from scratch.

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Usability lessons from neuroscience

I have just finished a wonderful book, Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read, which ostensibly is about the origins and the neural underpinnings of the human ability to read. Dehaene not only takes on the conventional wisdom that reading is a sequential, letter by letter process, but he unwittingly sheds light on the foundations of many universally accepted usability practices.

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