From 2006 to 2009 Jason Seifer was a close friend, and as of last Saturday he is no longer with us. I’m really sad about this. We made an amazing team those few years, co-founding a blog & business (Rails Envy), educating people on Ruby on Rails, and creating a bunch of funny videos. In early 2009 we had a falling out and because we didn’t account for what would happen if we hit a crossroads in our business. We had to shut down the blog and company we both had worked so hard to create. It sucked.
I regret the way things went down, which is part of the reason I was driven to create some videos on how to deal with equity more fairly. It might have saved our friendship. The following years I reached out to try to repair things, but he never was interested. I wish I would have tried harder. It sucks not having any more chances to repair the friendship, or at least an opportunity to say thank you.