Two months ago, Fearless Leader gave a neat talk
at WebVisions 2008 about how to make money off your particular web passion without resorting to venture capital interference or selling out, and the slides
and the audio (MP3
) from his talk are now online. It's plenty cool enough to watch/listen to on its own merits, if you've ever dreamed of running your own web company or making a small-but-cool web tool -- but since MetaFilter (and what it's been like to start and run MetaFilter) are mentioned prominently, I thought it was worth noting here, rather than on the Blue.
I'm glad you didn't have to sell your bike, Matt!