Sure, but TMobile doesn't have the best coverage outside of cities. I have this plan as well, but once I leave NYC and get out to rural Pennsylvania, the coverage is abysmal. Often minimal cell service, let alone data.
We're missing you Shane! Still remember seeing your facebook post. I think that was Alex's first tea time, and she had great things to say about your group! Bring some of your freshness back to the table brother.
(Also next time I'm in New York, come to one of my tea times. Would be cool to exchange high fives. Maybe a hug if I'm real lucky.)
I used to do that, then I released how many pieces of software I have installed, and tweaked and adjusted to my preferences. Usually there is little benefit to an upgrade so I just leave as is (or use a rolling release Linux distro).
I discovered a weird interaction between f.lux and fullscreen gaming. They seemed to fight about which gamma etc to use.
It was nothing you could see, and other than a jerky in-game mouse you did not notice it. And after an hour of playing, dying cmd+tabbing out to Safari to surf while waiting for respawn, WindowServer core dumped, logging out all users in an instant.
This is fixed in 10.10.3. The jerky mouse pointer problem still remains. I don't use f.lux anymore.
> Mr. Price, who started the Seattle-based credit-card payment processing firm in 2004 at the age of 19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 to 80 percent of the company’s anticipated $2.2 million in profit this year.
What a crazy world we live in where people can start companies and pay themselves a salary of $1 million. Wouldn't that money be better off being reinvested into the company? Sure, they are doing it now, but didn't it cross their minds when they (he?) first decided his contributions were worth $1m per year?
If it's his company he can pay himself whatever salary he sees fit as long as the company doesn't tank, in which case it might be looked at as 'bad management'.
After all, it's mostly a taxation issue, if he pays himself a million in salary he'll pay one tax rate, but if he pays himself a lower salary and a chunk of the profits as dividends that's simply another tax rate.
So you can start your own company and pay yourself whatever you want as long as you stay liquid as long as you own the thing. As soon as you have other shareholders or co-founders you won't be able to do that any more.
Yeah, what a crazy world where a person who creates 70 jobs after taking on great personal risk and working hard gets rewarded after 10 years. I suppose you'd rather that he never got rich, and didn't even bother to take on risk and work hard and create those jobs in the first place, because why bother if he's just going to make the same money he would otherwise?
As this is HN, surely the argument is along the lines of "he should plough everything into growth and take external investment too". Then, instead of paying himself $1m per annum now, he could have a 10% chance of $100m in 10 years time!
I think his 70 employees probably prefer his existing approach, even when he was taking all the $1m for himself.
Yeah, but ycombinator's involvement seems like it would keep vcs on their best behavior. It's (I believe) common knowledge that all the founders and the yc principals share info on vcs, so screwing founders (for real, not just in the founders' opinion) has much higher costs.