Dan J.

Dan J. lives in Vancouver, BC. He's been developing software for going on eight years, during which time The Daily WTF has gotten him through many a terrifying codebase.

Mar 2013

Freelance Fun with Dick and Jane

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When you're a freelance software developer and the relatives come calling, you learn quickly - if you want to keep your business afloat - how to let them down easy. When friends of relatives come calling, however, it gets tougher, especially when they're as enthusiastic as Jane.

Dick's second cousin (once removed) had pitched Jane's idea as "similar to Khan Academy or MIT's online college", which didn't really float Dick's boat: it sounded either extremely boring or impossible. But Dick sat down for coffee with Jane anyway, and found himself confronted with the following business plan: