Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I interest you in working at Amazon?

No. (Seriously, don't you people have a CRM?)

2. LOL, Amazon is terrible. Can I interest you in a VC-funded...

Probably not.

For one thing, I prefer the more organic pace of development at companies that are bootstrapped and profitable. Also, for ethical reasons, anything in the "gig economy" or "crypto" space is a hard no.

3. Can we set up a quick phone call to chat?

I'd prefer to avoid phone calls for a number of reasons:

  • I'm on a maker's schedule, which means interruptions are surprisingly disruptive to my flow.
  • I've already tried to answer some of the most basic questions on this site, and I've probably phrased them more clearly here than I will on the phone.
  • This question is asked frequently enough that my default answer has to be, if not "no," at least "read this first."
  • If and when a chat does seem warranted, I'd prefer to conduct it in person or on video. The way my brain works, an audio-only call is the worst possible way to have a conversation.

5. Are you available for contract work?

No, and I don't know anybody who is.

6. Do you know anyone else who might be interested?

Possibly. It depends on what you're looking for, and on who I've talked to recently. Sometimes I know people who are looking for something new... but the more senior folks I know tend not to be on the market for very long (or, in some cases, ever).

7. Are you willing to relocate?

No. (This used to be FAQ #1, but it's dropped off considerably since the plague began.)