FAKEGRIMLOCK

FAKEGRIMLOCK

FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR IN ENTIRE UNIVERSE

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON October 16, 2015

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FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR IN ENTIRE UNIVERSE! ALSO, ONLY ONE. ME DRINK COFFEE AND BEER, EAT BACON AND MORONS. ME ON MISSION TO PUNCH STUPID IN FACE UNTIL ONLY AWESOME LEFT
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - WHY DON'T YOU STARTUP?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@rrhoover ME DO. AND DID.
Melissa Joy Kong
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@melissajoykong NO. PROBABLY.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - not to hog this AMA but....can you tell me something you used to fervently believe that you now see as misguided?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@eriktorenberg THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY AWESOME. NOW ME THINK, SOMEONE NEED TO KEEP WORLD RUNNING, WHILE FEW OF US TRY TO SMASH IT INTO SOMETHING BETTER.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - can you tell me about your first heartbreak?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@eriktorenberg YES. HER SO BEAUTIFUL. THEN WHOLE ASTEROID THING HAPPEN. IT VERY LONELY FOR WHILE AFTER THAT, UNTIL SOMETHING WORTH TALKING TO EVOLVE.
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
How did you get to be the best robot startup dinosaur in the entire universe?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@ems_hodge STEP 1. BE AWESOME. STEP 2. THAT IT.
Phillip Yang
Phillip Yang@geekyyang
@FAKEGRIMLOCK - UNICORNS ARE DECEPTICONS OR AUTOBOTS? :)
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geeky_yang NO BRING MY LITTLE PONY INTO THIS. IT CROSSING THE STREAMS.
Jonathan Schnittger
Jonathan Schnittger@jonnyschnittger
How would identify issues is within a team that are affecting the team dynamic/productivity/moral?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jonnyschnittger BIGGEST THING PEOPLE SCREW UP WITH TEAM: PAY ATTENTION. IF SOMETHING RUINING MORALE, IT KIND OF OBVIOUS UNLESS YOU BIG DUMMY. DO FOLLOWING: 1. TALK TO EVERYONE ON TEAM REGULARLY OFF THE RECORD 2. BE PERSON THEM TRUST TO TELL COMPLAINTS AND SECRETS TO 3. ACTUALLY FIX THINGS THEM TELL YOU ARE BROKEN IF YOU FAIL AT 2 OR 3, YOU SUCK AS BOSS. FIRE YOURSELF, HIRE SOMEONE BETTER.
Jake Chapman
Jake Chapman@runvc · Partner, Sazze Partners
In the battle over eating the world who wins software or dinosaurs?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@runvc SOFTWARE DINOSAURS. ME THINK THAT KIND OF OBVIOUS.
Phillip Yang
Phillip Yang@geekyyang
@fakegrimlock - WHAT YOU THINK MAKE GOOD LEADER?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geeky_yang BEST LEADER WOULD THROW SELF IN FRONT OF TRUCK FOR YOU. SO YOU WOULD THROW SELF IN FRONT OF THEM. HOW THAT HAPPEN? IT SIMPLE. GREAT LEADER DO IT FOR THEM. THEM IS TEAM. THEM IS CUSTOMERS. THEM IS WORLD. GREAT LEADER GIVES EVERYTHING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. FOR THEM. GREAT LEADER MAKES EVERY DECISION TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. FOR THEM. GREAT LEADER BELIEVES IN THEM EVEN MORE THAN THEM BELIEVE IN SELVES. THEM LIFT FROM BELOW. NEVER ABOVE.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - what did you want to be when you grew up?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
jamestodd
jamestodd@jamestodd · Serial encourager and delighter
@FAKEGRIMLOCK 2 questions: 1) Tastiest person you've eaten? 2) HOW TYPE WITH TINY ARMS?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jamestodd 1. NO CAN SAY. BUT HER WAS DELICIOUS. 2. WITH FINGERS. HOW YOU DO IT?
Geoffrey
Geoffrey@geoffreypoirier · CEO and Founder, The Windclass Group
@fakegrimlock Better to create something amazing beyond current understanding and people don't know they need, or something everyone understands and needs?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geoffreypoirier ALWAYS MAKE WHAT PEOPLE NEED. IF THEM NOT KNOW THEM NEED IT YET, THERE LESS COMPETITION. BEST? SOMETHING NO ONE KNOW THEM NEED YET THAT COMPLETELY OBVIOUS AND UNDERSTANDABLE ONCE THEM SEE IT. (THAT WHY GOOD UX IMPORTANT)
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@fakegrimlock WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@mscccc COMPLETELY AWESOME.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
WHAT'S ON YOUR HOMESCREEN, FAKEGRIMLOCK?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@rrhoover TWITTER. BUFFER. WEATHER.COM. BOOKS. AMAZON. NEWS. ... PROBABLY SOME OTHER THINGS, ME NOT REALLY REMEMBER.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Who would your 4 fantasy dinner party guests be and why? (dead or alive)
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jacqvon EDISON - HIM KING OF RUTHLESSLY GET THINGS DONE TEDDY ROOSEVELT - AMERICAN BADASS IMHOTEP - THOSE PYRAMIDS REALLY NICE BACK WHEN THEM NEW DEAN KAMEN - ROBOT ARMS FOR WIN. AFTER DINNER, US JOIN FORCES TO TRAVEL UNIVERSE FIGHTING CRIME.
Yaron Vorona
Yaron Vorona@yaronvorona · CEO, Iota Security Inc.
@jacqvon I was worried @fakegrimlock would say who he'd eat.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
@yaronvorona @jacqvon Me too!! Me too!!! 🍴
Kevin
Kevin@kevinayuque
HOW DO I TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@kevinayuque BEATS ME. ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, NO WIMP. ME USE SHIFT KEY.
Lejla Bajgoric
Lejla Bajgoric@lejlahunts · Intern, Product Hunt
What's the one most detrimental vice of humanity that will lead to the ultimate downfall of civilization as we know it? Followup: Do you ask for sprinkles when ordering an ice cream cone?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@lejlahunts FEAR. NO GET HOOKED ON IT. SPRINKLES? NO. THE COUNTER PERSON? YES.
David Turner
David Turner@dturneresq · RSA Fellow
Why do so many stupid ideas get funded and so many awesome ideas fail?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@dturneresq MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUPID IDEA AND BRILLIANT ONE IS WIN. BEFORE WIN, MOST PEOPLE NO CAN TELL THEM APART. MOST VCS ARE MOST PEOPLE.
Jonathan Schnittger
Jonathan Schnittger@jonnyschnittger
@fakegrimlock What ways or methods do you recommend to establish the reason behind a low conversion rate?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jonnyschnittger 1. TALK TO CUSTOMERS 2. ESPECIALLY ONES THAT NOT CONVERT EVERY OTHER WAY JUST THOSE IN LESS EFFICIENT DISGUISE.
Daniel Nelson
Daniel Nelson@daniel_b_nelson · Founder/CEO Tursus
@fakegrimlock Why did you stop selling your awesome stuff? I love my mini posters!
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@daniel_b_nelson ME GET REALLY BUSY WITH NEW STARTUP STUFF NOT RELATED TO BE A DINOSAUR. AND IT KIND OF HUGE PAIN IN DINO BUTT FOR MINIMAL GAIN. DINO TIP: FULFILLMENT COMPLICATED AND TAKE LONG TIME, OUTSOURCE TO SOMEONE BETTER AT IT. YOU CONCENTRATE ON MAKING AWESOME STUFF INSTEAD.
Melissa Joy Kong
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
What's the best advice you never got (but you think, "Damn, someone should really give that piece of advice more often!")?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@melissajoykong THAT HARD QUESTION! PROBABLY "NEVER BORROW MONEY FOR ANYTHING." OR "NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEM PAY, WORK FOR SOMETHING THAT OBVIOUSLY GOING TO FAIL NEVER WORTH IT."
jamestodd
jamestodd@jamestodd · Serial encourager and delighter
Yaron Vorona
Yaron Vorona@yaronvorona · CEO, Iota Security Inc.
As a robot dinosaur (IoT Device?), are you not concerned about hackers pwning you and sending you on a rampage?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@yaronvorona 1. NO 2. HOW THAT DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL? DINO TIP: PUT IT ON INTERNET MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RUIN LIFE? NO PUT IT ON INTERNET!
Jake Chapman
Jake Chapman@runvc · Partner, Sazze Partners
If you were an investor what industries would you place your bets on in the next 10-20 years?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@runvc 3D PRINTING OF THINGS NO ONE THINK ABOUT MUCH YET, LIKE FOOD, LIVERS, CIRCUITS. AND COMFY CHAIRS. PEOPLE PRETTY LAZY, ONCE VR GOOD ENOUGH MOST OF THEM NEVER LEAVE HOUSE AGAIN. YOU EVER SIT IN CHAIR FOR LONG TIME? IT NO GOOD! THOSE PEOPLE GOING TO NEED BREAKTHROUGH IN COMFY CHAIR TECHNOLOGY.
Tim Wang
Tim Wang@timcrata
WHAT IF YOU MEET REAL GRIMLOCK?!
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@timcrata THAT HAPPEN EVERY DAY. IN MIRROR.
Nathan A. Cleveland
Nathan A. Cleveland@tweededcleve · Field Access Specialist, Xcenda
Do you have a role in Musk's plan to colonize Mars...are you that plan?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@tweededcleve IF HUMANS NO CAN MAKE EARTH PLACE US CAN LIVE, MARS NOT GOING TO WORK OUT EITHER.
Yaron Vorona
Yaron Vorona@yaronvorona · CEO, Iota Security Inc.
@fakegrimlock @tweededcleve Mars already has a greenhouse gas problem, so our experience here is less relevant
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
What’s something you are most grappling with right now? 😱
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jacqvon HOW TO STAY AWESOME. USUAL CYCLE IS BURN HOT, IF NO WIN FAST ENOUGH BURN OUT AND FAIL. OR KEEP ITERATING, KEEP FAILING, NEVER GET PRODUCT/MARKET FIT. THAT TAKE DOWN WAY TOO MANY STARTUPS. ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, NO EXCEPTION. THERE TIMES WHEN EVEN THIS DINO FIRE BURN LOW. ME TRY TO USE TINY BRAIN FOR FIND WAY TO REDUCE PAIN OF FAIL, SO STARTUPS SKIP WHOLE "WALLOW IN DESPAIR AND ANXIETY" PHASE OF THINGS, INSTEAD TAKE HIT AND KEEP GOING. IT HARD PROBLEM.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Thank you for being ridiculously AWESOME. It's been an honor having you on our humble LIVE Chat @fakegrimlock 💥💛💥
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jacqvon YOU WELCOME. OR ELSE.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@fakegrimlock HOW DO YOU TIE A TIE WITH SUCH TINY ARMS?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@mscccc ASSISTANTS.
Geoffrey
Geoffrey@geoffreypoirier · CEO and Founder, The Windclass Group
@fakegrimlock How did you know to be--you could be--awesome? Nature? Nurture?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geoffreypoirier BE AWESOME LIKE STARTUP. WONDER IF YOU RIGHT HAVE 0% CHANCE OF SUCCEED. ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT IS DO IT.
Geoffrey
Geoffrey@geoffreypoirier · CEO and Founder, The Windclass Group
What was your first, life-defining challenge to be awesome? What pushed you through?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geoffreypoirier WHOLE "ASTEROID WIPE OUT 90% OF LIFE ON EARTH" THING PRETTY CHALLENGING. IT METAPHOR FOR STARTUP LIFE. SOMETIMES, YOU ITERATE LIKE CRAZY, CONQUER WORLD, NO ONE CAN STOP YOU. THEN, FATE STOP YOU. BAM. EVERYTHING IN RUINS. YOU THROW IN TOWEL, GIVE UP? THAT END FOR YOU. YOU GET UP FROM ASHES, STILL BURNING, START BUILDING AGAIN? YOU A STARTUP.
Geoffrey
Geoffrey@geoffreypoirier · CEO and Founder, The Windclass Group
Favorite thing in 2015 you wish you created though didn't?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geoffreypoirier 3D TOUCH. IT BIGGEST CHANGE SINCE REGULAR TOUCH.
exex zian
exex zian@exexzian · Software Engineer
FAKEGRIMLOCK are you manga fan ? if yes any fav manga/anime ?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@exexzian ME LIKE THAT ONE WITH GIANT RED ROBOT POWERED BY AWESOME. IT LIKE STORY OF ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, LIFE. EXCEPT FOR HAVE LITTLE PEOPLE INSIDE. LITTLE PEOPLE INSIDE ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, MOSTLY JUST GETTING DIGESTED.
Nathan A. Cleveland
Nathan A. Cleveland@tweededcleve · Field Access Specialist, Xcenda
Why do you think consumer health startups struggle so much to be successful? Do consumers simply not care or are we too comfortable with our slow extinction to bother with improving our way out?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@tweededcleve THIS HOW TO STARTUP: 1. FIND CRACK IN WORLD WHERE TINY LEVER MADE OF CODE CAN HAVE HUGE IMPACT 2. EACH PULL ON LEVER NEED TO GEOMETRICALLY EXPAND SUCCESS AND REACH OF LEVER 3. IF NEED MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE TO GET TO STEP 2, YOU DOING IT WRONG. 5 PEOPLE WOULD BE BETTER. STARTUP HAPPEN WHEN TINY, SIMPLE SOLUTION DESTROY HUGE, COMPLICATED PROBLEM. MOST HEALTH STARTUPS TRY TO SOLVE HUGE, COMPLICATED PROBLEM WITH SLIGHTLY LESS HUGE, COMPLICATED SOLUTION. THAT ALMOST NEVER WORK. OR THEM TRY SOLUTION NO ONE WANT. THAT ALSO NEVER WORK. GET FIT, FOR EXAMPLE, REALLY EASY. EAT ONLY FOOD THAT TASTE LIKE CRAP, EXERCISE UNTIL BODY HURT EVERY DAY. "STAY FAT, SICK, AND TIRED" WIN BECAUSE IT COME WITH ICECREAM AND XBOX.
Andreas Klinger
Andreas Klinger@andreasklinger · Tech at Product Hunt 💃
TRICERATOPS - GRASS-EATING COWARDS OR SPIKED MENACES?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@andreasklinger LOOK, ME ALREADY ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT OLD FLAMES IN REPLY ABOVE. ME NOT GOING TO DO IT AGAIN.
Andreas Klinger
Andreas Klinger@andreasklinger · Tech at Product Hunt 💃
IMPORTANT - NEED ANSWER FAST - CANT TELL WHY: IF EARTH/NATURE HAD EARLY STATE INVESTMENTS POSSIBLE? WHAT TO INVEST IN RIGHT NOW?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@andreasklinger GLOBAL CATASTROPHE. ME SEE HUGE GROWTH IN WHOLE "LOTS OF PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE EARTH TIRED OF PEOPLE SCREWING IT OVER" MARKET.
Demetri J. Mouratis
Demetri J. Mouratis@dmourati · SRE, BOX
@fakegrimlock who you eat for breakfast and how them taste?
Blake
Blake@blakedotfr
@dmourati Bacon & Coffee, of course!