There might be a typographical error in the Privacy section:
"We use Oauth to look at the amount (of?) email in your inbox, nothing else."
(I don't mean to nitpick, but we want your site to be the best it can be!)
Start-up people (from my experience anyway) are the outcasts, but being different is what liberates us.
We stick together, help out in any way we can, and share in our successes AND failures.
I commend you for not only getting over the fear of taking the start-up leap, but also being honest with everyone on Hacker News.
There are VERY few people I know with that amount of bravery, and it is something you should be proud of.
You are not an idiot, and your father probably just doesn't fully understand what happened.
Everyone has problems, but often hide behind a false mask of growth and prosperity. Things are not always what they seem.
I'm sure the people here on HN would be happy to help you out in any way possible, including myself.
We need to stick together in the good times and the bad.
Things will get better. They will.
Definitely illustrates the difference between saying and doing. Many people say they want to date a "supermodel," but how many people want it enough to go for it?
Sure, the digital world has just strengthened the "walls" people put up in public, but that just makes breaking down those walls that much more memorable.
Think about it...Did you thank someone today for something, no matter how small, or say "Hi!" to a stranger or new co-worker?
A little goes a long way, and I often find myself pleasantly surprised at the stories people share.