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Joel on Software

2000/09/12

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Cats

"The number of dumb things going on here exceeds my limited ability to grok all at once. I'm a bit overwhelmed with what a feeble business idea this is."

Read my full review of DigitalConvergence's new Cat:

Wasting money on cats

New office!

Fog Creek Software has a new office. We moved in yesterday:

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The office is located about a block from South Street Seaport. It has windows everywhere, a full kitchen, and some exciting bright-red walls (but not for long!)


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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About the author.

I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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