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That Time I Wrote a Virus

In early 2001, the company that my brother Aaron and I had started was still itty bitty. How small? Our business plan from July 2000, stated that we had 75 dialup Internet customers. That’s pretty small. Maybe even microscopic. Until now, we had survived on our initial shareholder investments, and about $20,000 in loans I had made to the company. We…

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Denting the Universe

We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here? This is one of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes. Whether or not you are a Steve Jobs fan, we can probably agree that we want our lives to matter. For many of us, reviewing the “dent” we have made will…

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Time To Expand

Up until now, our dial-up Internet service had only been available to people in Atlanta.  Granted, it was a lot of people, but having a nationwide audience would be better.  Think about it, if we could get 100 customers in  just Atlanta, could we get 100 in every state?  5,000 customers would be a good…

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Going All In

For a little over a year my brother and I worked at our little startup in our spare time.  It was not always easy. I would dream of the day when I could work for myself during the day, and then have the evening off like normal people. In late 2000 the opportunity to do…

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User Interface

Sometimes when I run across things we did in the early days of SafeBrowse.com I just have to laugh. Did we seriously think that we were going to build the next big Internet brand on this logo: Honestly, we were doing the best we could with the talent and resources we had back then.  But,…

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