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

Recent Posts

Versioning Coffee Script

KickoffLabs current widget framework was built on CoffeeScript. The entire system is something that started small and then grew over the last seven years. It is managed (I am using this term very loosely) via...

Jan 16, 2019

Revisiting The SaaS Behind My SaaS

Back in 2014, I wrote a post called 33 Amazing SaaS tools that Power KickoffLabs 1. Since it is not a good idea to litter your company blog with posts about the internals of the...

Jan 15, 2019

Might be Time to Retire 'Grandfathered Pricing'

A couple of weeks ago, I half-jokingly asked on Twitter: Any idea why we grandfather pricing and not grandmother? Are grandmothers more OK with change? Bryan Marble was nice enough to explain: Grandfathering refers to...

Jan 15, 2019

Hello Indie Triage

I was navigating around Indie Hackers one day, and I came across this post, Indie Hacker Etiquette: No Post Left Behind. But I do feel that this is a powerful enough community and could be...

Jan 14, 2019

News To Me: Netlify Edition

Time for another round of It’s News To Me. Today is the Netlify edition. I continue to be impressed and amazed with Netlify. It reminds me of when I started to use rails (in 2011)....

Jan 11, 2019

TabNine: You Had Me At Sidekiq Options

Tabnine is a nifty new tab completion plugin for a variety of editors (such as Vim and Atom). It is free to use on small projects and requires an upgrade for larger projects. It has...

Dec 21, 2018