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Jamie Lawrence

Jamie Lawrence

I help non-technical founders start their business, build their product, get their first customers, and grow their technical team. I'm a generalist software engineer and I've worked with many different languages over the past 15 years but my current tool of choice is Ruby on Rails. I'm also an enthusiastic photographer and a novice archer

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August 20, 2012 0

Reflections on the Accident

My previous post about the car accident was a fairly concise explanation of the car accident but I also wanted to reflect on it from the luxury of years later. There’s very little to comment on physically: my injuries all healed up eventually and I rarely think about them. Occasionally the knee gets sore, my […]

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August 18, 2012 0

The Accident

[box style=”notice”]This was written a few weeks after the incident but I’m publishing it now for the first time. I’ve left the content and tone exactly as written even though in hindsight I might have written it differently.[/box] [box style=”alert”]WARNING: contains possibly traumatic subject matter. Stop reading if you’re squeamish.[/box] January 14th, 2008 The day […]

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November 17, 2008 0

Man’s Search for Meaning

My review rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an inspirational book; not in that fluffy, chirpy plastic way of too many popular books but in the shear darkness of the author’s story and his attitude during it. Part of the appeal of this book lies in the historical account from a survivor of the […]

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September 7, 2008 0


I prefer not to get my philosophical advice from popular culture but this quote struck me as fairly apt: “Never tell a Ranger there’s something he can’t do – it’ll only make him do it bigger, better and with an ongoing sense of interest” — The Unit At the moment I’m fairly intent on doing […]

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