Boris Mann

Open Source. Community. Decentralized Web. Building dev tools at Fission. Cooks & eats.

This is my space for NotesYes, basically a personal wiki, although becoming known as a Second Brain, saving and highlighting Articles and other Links.My general rule is that if I share something with two people, I should capture it as a local note.

Recent Blog Posts

Yes, these are infrequent blog posts! Photos and short content is over on the personal microblog.

Seeds

You can browse current and past ProjectsProjects
Current Projects

Venture ScoutsVenture Scouts
Growing the next generation of founders and funders in Canada
One of my current ProjectsProjects
Current Projects

[[Venture Scouts]]
[[Cobuilding]]

Backlog

[[Custom Bags in Vancouver]] – I want to test my [[Ship IP Not Product]] ideas, and make a template for forming a group, designing a bag, and finding local makers and supply chain to make items locally, on demand
[[Community ISP]] – can we form co-ops and collectives and create community ISPs?
[[Vancouver Local Makers Directory]] – a list of made in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
[[AllTheBestRecipes]] is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
items, ideally with direct call to purchase

Older Projects

[[Berlin...
. There is a DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://venturescouts.ca which anyone can join.
There are a variety of members-only groups on the site as well, including Pitch Deck Review.
To Do

TODOTODO
Mainly, things will just link here.
Kick off peer mentoring: get members to post a peer profile with the topics that they’re interested in providing peer mentorship on, as well as how to get in touch / book some time (e.g. Calendly link)
[[...

CobuildingCobuilding
Exploring shared housing options in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
through [[Community Land Trusts]] (CLT) and other models.
Registered https://cobuilding.ca, which is going to be a DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum setup with email.
10 Unit Apartment Building Costing
The apartment I currently live in is a 3 story, 10 unit apartment building. I was doing some research and found a similar apartment on West 12th.
It has a full PDF of rent and expenses, showing that the total annual expenses, including property taxes, is $41K...


Backlog

Custom Bags in VancouverCustom Bags in Vancouver
– I want to test my Ship IP Not Product ideas, and make a template for forming a group, designing a bag, and finding local makers and supply chain to make items locally, on demand
Community ISP – can we form co-ops and collectives and create community ISPs?
Vancouver Local Makers DirectoryVancouver Local Makers Directory
There isn’t a directory of local artists and other makers in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
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Ideally, this would have a number of goals:

list local makers
increase sales to those makers
connect local supply chains

What goods are made in Vancouver?
This is sort of the main question, perhaps connected to “Can I buy X in Vancouver?”.
Shopify Site, Monthly Specials
An idea is to build a Shopify site that lists makers.
Users can browse makers and go directly to their site. Can also subscribe to a mailing list wi...
– a list of made in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
items, ideally with direct call to purchase

Older Projects

[[Berlin...
. These are mainly small VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
focused things, I’m pretty busy as the founder of FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June 2019 with Brooklyn Zelenka.

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
Discord chat https://fission.codes/discord
DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top Community Tool.
forum https://talk.fission.codes

.Check out the Fission blog.

Starting with the StartupStartup
Startup and small business operations and efficiency
“Startup” is this weird phrase that means lots of different things. For me, one of the things that it means is really internalizing a couple of different concepts.
One is the Lean Startup, which has lots of baggage associated with it today, but at its core there is the Build - Measure - Learn loop.
You start with a hypothesis (another key concept), like “adding an ecommerce channel will lead to more sales”, and then you build the minima...
note, there are various recommendations, products, and recommendations to explore.

If I haven’t sent it to you already, you should read When Tailwinds Vanish: The Internet in the 2020sWhen Tailwinds Vanish: The Internet in the 2020s

The Internet tailwinds that propelled Silicon Valley’s meteoric growth for decades are stalling out. The ripple effects will jolt the tech industry.

By [[John Luttig]] https://luttig.substack.com/p/when-tailwinds-vanish


Like any mature industry, Silicon Valley must battle to maintain growth in the face of immense economic gravity. For the first time in Internet history, startup growth will require a push from the company and not a pull from the market. Unlike the organic pull that drove m...
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