BigWideLogic is the personal home page of John Biggs, a writer and entrepreneur. I’ve written for TechCrunch, Gizmodo, and the New York Times. I’ve also written multiple books including fiction and non-fiction.
This is a podcast about failure and how it breeds success. Every week we will talk to amazing people who have done amazing things yet, at some point, experienced failure. By exploring their experiences we can learn how to build, succeed, and stay humble. Our theme music is by Policy AKA Mark Buchwald.
Not that anyone particularly cares, but I recently dug up some work I did way back in 1991 when I was a Bishop Watterson High School sophomore. As a quiet, friendless nerd (except for my equally quiet, friendless friend Rick), I was fascinated by UNIX and found a book at the library that basically showed you how to write all of the UNIX commands (ls, cd, etc.) under DOS. There was another application, a fake command.com that turned your fonts upside down and all sorts of things, designed to scare people using your computer. I think it was called AprilFools or something. That app included C source code and basically amounted to a command.com replacement, albeit a dopey one. Continue reading
My new book, Get Funded!, is out and I’d love for you to check it out.
Get Funded! is a compendium of advice and stories about how Eric and I got funded. It’s a book for beginning entrepreneurs and our goal was to give you the tools you need to raise funds for your startup.
South Brooklyn is quiet. Where there was once an endless chaos of cars and trucks rolling up Sixth Avenue onto the highway, now there is only the expected. The morning begins with a lost Leviathan calling in the fog, a ship coming up an empty river under a silent bridge. Birds come next, in this city of perches, chirping and skittering in the ivy outside our home. The next few hours are tedious with the sound of truck tires hitting a single metal plate in the street outside.
And then we hear the distant sirens, high and lonesome in the empty streets.