Scott Watermasysk Husband, Father, Bootstrapper, Developer, Builder, Shipper.

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by.

I am a bootstrapped business founder & advocate, ruby on rails developer, husband, father, sometimes basketball coach. I love to build things.

I have worked at startups (we call them small businesses on the east coast) for nearly 20 years. This site is a collection of what I am working on, learning, and find interesting.

I am @scottw on Twitter and can be emailed at hi@scottw.com.

Recent Posts

Better Jekyll Excerpts

When you use the built-in excerpt feature, Jekyll returns the first paragraph of text. It does this by looking for something called the excerpt_separator. The excerpt_separator defaults to \n\n, which is ideal for most short posts.

Feb 12, 2019

Unlimited Software Does Not Exist

In software, nothing is unlimited. You can market and sell your product without any limits, but when it comes to computing, there are always limits.

Feb 06, 2019

Simplifying Shorti's Api

If you are not familiar, Shorti is my API only simple URL shortener. The source is on GitHub.

Feb 02, 2019

My Mac Mechanical Keyboard Search

Short Version I enjoyed using both the Das Keyboard and WASD Code V3. The smaller size and backlighting would have been enough to push the WASD ahead, but the rollout and Windows requirement of the V3 was too much to overlook. In the end, I kept the Das Keyboard and returned the other two.

Feb 01, 2019