This isn’t a story of facing adversity and triumphing over it. The truth is, this story is still being told and we’re just getting warmed up....
FULL STORY: https://usefathom.com/news/v2
You are the best. Truly admirable!
Does that business have high enough operating costs that it would have to be shutdown if there were no users? I have no idea what type of costs are involved with a scaled out infrastructure, but I always thought these types of businesses were great because you had the luxury of neglecting it without any negative business consequences other than running slightly less efficiently.
What Jack said below. I also shut it down as I had lost my technical partner and the thought of finding a suitable replacement was almost too much. Luckily I already knew and had worked with Jack, so it worked out.
The infrastructure wasn't moved to being infinitely scalable until I joined. Fathom had 2-3 dedicated servers beforehand and required a lot of DevOps work. When I joined, myself and Paul spoke and we decided that we'd pay a premium to have no DevOps work at all. And the downside of not having a developer on your product is that the product doesn't get developed.