The past 96 hours in my home have been emotional. Wednesday night when I arrived home, an out of state coworker shared with me news from the NY Times covering the Iowa Bill - Senate File 359. A bill with a title that reads like a one person horror show; AN ACT PROHIBITING AND REQUIRING… Continue reading Concerned about Iowa
I remember the day my friend shot himself in the head. He got into an argument with his girlfriend at the time, put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He wasn't a good friend per se, but he was a friend. I liked him, cared about him, and remember always having fun… Continue reading I can’t.
Our family has had CenturyLink internet services at the house for a while and they are reliable but the speed hasn't been that great. It's advertised at 60mb and normally I'd see 30-25 over ethernet, and ~10-15 over wifi. Sometimes that lagged even lower. Since we don't have cable and all of our TVs and devices use… Continue reading How Fast is Mediacom’s 1G service?
Over the years I've done quite a few interviews and not many questions stump me anymore but this one did. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? It's not very often someone asks a question about you in a interview. I came home and talked about it and realized that I'm an introvert whose job… Continue reading Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I shared this with a friend a few years ago. It's humbling to work on a project long enough to see most of your best work replaced by something new. A lot of the work I contributed to in the early days at Dwolla, we've shut down or replaced. Even my early business models have… Continue reading Saying Goodbye To Old Products
I was having a conversation with Jami this afternoon at brunch about different books that friends or acquaintances have written and how that ends up changing our relationship with them, normally for the better, because of how much more we know about them and the depth of what we're able to discuss when we are… Continue reading Showing up
2016 is a year that I'll remember more about how I felt emotionally rather than the milestones. The specifics of it I don't think I will recall well 10 years from now. I think I'll remember more about how I felt at various points this year as opposed to specific events. Jami broke out on her… Continue reading 5 Takeaways from 2016
I had the extreme pleasure of giving my first college lecture with my partner Jami this year. This was unique for me. I’ve given more college lectures at this point than I received in college so I always take a lot of joy from these interactions. I never found my place in college as a… Continue reading Much respect to those that ship
Dwolla just brought Same Day ACH online for our customers and I'm super pleased with how it works. I wrote about this briefly in the past but looking at just how simple it is for people to build into their app just puts a big smile on my face. Existing customers sending money simply designate… Continue reading Same Day ACH in a API
There is an update that was put on Dwolla's website today called Focus. The post is about functionality that will no longer be supported in our products. Sunsetting features is nothing new for the company but this feels different. The company is different. The products we're building now are different. Where we're innovating is different. It feels… Continue reading Focus is good