Good luck with everything.
So no, I don't have a perfect history, but it's pretty good considering the scale at which I've worked.
Edit: Fwiw, I've only started 3 companies, not including this one. Not that many, considering a 6 year time span.
Your snide comment seems to go totally against the idea that we should fail quickly and often.
Out of curiosity, not knowing anything of the subject of your scorn -- why are these multitudes of start-stops an issue?
Maybe this intern, who's academic path is in-line with the premise of his startup - are just the thing he needs to have this one be the one.
Or are you a friend of his teasing him?
He was an early supporter of my Alky project (see http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1018290 ), who's still apparently bummed that it was killed.
Nothing ever gets shipped from him, nothing failed quickly to begin with. ( I don't just mean Alky, either. )
Stop parroting community tropes.
https://github.com/daeken/RenrakuOS - 2010
https://github.com/daeken/EveInject - 2009
Quote from his blog:
What have you built and what are you building?
Product-wise, I haven't built much; the biggest thing I've built was Alky, which allowed the conversion of Win32 binaries to run natively on OS X and Linux. It was a marginal success, although it ended up failing later for business reasons.
These days, I'm working on a few things:
Renraku: http://daeken.com/renraku-future-os This will eventually be combined with OpenBAMF/IREctive: Reverse-engineering platform and module store (My primary for-profit project right now)
The Emulator's Handbook: A book on building an emulator from start to finish. There's simply nothing there yet, which is a damn shame -- we need to get people involved here.
So far unnamed: A book on reverse-engineering game protocols and emulating them.
In the future, I'd like to be developing and selling Eyetaps and other hardware around Renraku.
This isn't fail-fast, it's ship-nothing. It only bothers me because he keeps attention-whoring for every little idea he gets and ends up disappointing anybody who thought it was cool.
As for EveInject, it had some bugs, but worked beautifully -- in fact, people are shipping code based on it to this day.
If you want to see a dozen failed projects of mine, I can show them to you. I can also show you many successful ones.
To be honest I'm quite impressed with his projects. They're certainly non-trivial and exciting things. Can you show something better?
He didn't see all of them to the end. Who did? Does uploading something to github mean that you have to maintain it up until eternity? There's a lot of "flakes" on github (and HN) in that case....
Before you go naming and shaming, make sure you have at least a good case.
So, just in the interest of full disclosure - what have you shipped/built/released if, by your own words, this is such a big deal?
Just curious if you're some hyper producing hacker ninjastar or if you just have it out for this particular HNer.
If you must know, I'm a software engineer at an early-stage startup in SF.
But, now you're on HN calling a guy out on his projects like some project nazi because you probably think of yourself as really smart, but your more young than smart.
So, it is ok if this guy starts shit and for whatever reason they dont get completed. Keep plugging.
You're statements calling him out defacto call attention to yourself and what you're doing - so I would recommend getting back to work for that startup rather than posting on HN in the middle of the day.
Time to hit the reset button.