When I was a younger version of myself, I was always curious about the complex chain of dependencies that even a relatively simple web app requires.
As such, I try and run Buttondown as transparently as possible: I update this page at the start of every month to reflect new expenses and growth. (Unfortunately, Notion doesn't lend itself well to time-series data, so you can't see growth over time.)
My general philosophy on spending money for Buttondown is to default towards it, within reason: Buttondown doesn't have external funding, so I can't exactly burn through my checking account with wild abandon, but it's also not the thing I depend on to make a living, so I can afford to take some liberties.
Anyway, all of that is to say: none of these are probably that surprising, but I hope you find it interesting! Click through each item to read more about how I use it.
(You may also be interested in Buttondown's sustainable funding of open source software.)
In addition, there's some stuff I've spent money on in the past and no longer do so:
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