Scott Watermasysk Husband, Father, Bootstrapper, Developer, Keyboarder, Pained Sixers Fan.

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This is my (Scott Watermasysk) personal site.

I am a bootstrapped business founder & advocate, ruby on rails developer, husband, father, sometimes basketball coach, and appreciator of fine keyboards. 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.


KickoffLabs - I guess a project is a stretch since this is also my livelihood. 😀 KickoffLabs is a platform for growing your business with viral marketing contests. I have been working on it for about 10 years (March 2011), and it is still going strong.

ThocStock - A tool to find the best in-stock custom mechanical keyboard products

MKRank - A tool help you rank and sort your favorite mechanical keyboard products

Bootstrap Weekly - This is a weekly newsletter for bootstrappers that has been on hiatus for a couple of years. I have a new direction for it and you should see it pick back up in 2020.

How I VSCode - A simple way to share how you are using VSCode.

Eleventy Origin - I am a big fan of Eleventy (static site generator). It is the right mix of power and simplicity. Origin is my personal starter template.

Indie Triage - Tries to help ensure all questions asked on sites like Indie Hackers get answered. (Paused for now. APIs are not solid enough to build on yet)

Jekyll Rest - An API for Jekyll (more details). It should be usable across other platoforms as well...which I will verify soon for this site.

Shorti - Simple API only URL Shortener (more about shorti).

New Jersey Bootstrappers - Still in its infancy stage, I am hoping to grow & connect a community around small self-funded business ideas.

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