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Keep a social journal of your work progress as you make and learn things.

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It's like keeping a journal of your work progress, but in public.

It's somewhere to talk shop and be part of a community of people making and learning cool things.

As a two-person startup Hello Code, we wanted somewhere to share what we're working on in public. This gives us accountability to ourselves and to our users. As a small team, sharing our work ideas, struggles and daily efforts also helps us feel supported and part of a community. It's the missing ingredient that gives us a place to share what we learn, and talk shop.

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Recent public logs

larouxn
larouxn

👋 Hey littlelogs, it’s been a while. Almost two months actually! Well, all that #MidnightMurderParty talk of automated deploys and such that @rhitakorrr and I have taken part in over the past many months… year now even… well, deploys are gone. Automated deploys that is. It took me about a year to realize that this project is small enough that I could simply write a 5 line bash script to accomplish everything a humongous, frustrating Capistrano process was doing.

Automated deploys are dead and the repo and servers have been subsequently cleaned up quite a bit. Furthermore, now we’re able to update! Ruby 2.4.1 was released yesterday… we’re running it in both staging and production. Also, we upgraded to Puma 3.7.1 which provides some nice DDOS protection-esque functionality. We’re lean, not mean, up to date, and moving forward once again. 😅

Other stuff, I wrote a short six song EP in about a day and a half earlier this month. If you’re interested, you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/ottawa-ost

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

I started scheduling my todos in a calendar (inspired by @Kraahkan) to stop myself from putting them off for “productive” things I didn’t mean to be doing. I added a recurring “Writing” entry every morning before work to encourage both daily writing and getting up earlier. This means that staying up all night and waking up late don’t cut into work time; they cut into my writing time. So far, it’s kept me from staying up too late for no reason, and all my todos have been getting done.

Since my last log, I’ve:

josh
josh

More work on #exist #customtracking today, letting users manage all their custom attributes and displaying them on the mood timeline to match the Android app.

I also spent a long time trying to apply for the compulsory worker’s injury insurance thing we need to set up now, even though it’s just me and @belle working from home. There’s only a couple of companies in Victoria that offer it, and man, they’re all so bad at online forms that even the one I ended up going with did not at all inspire confidence. Plus they ask for lots of numbers you’re supposed to just know, like next 12 months’ revenue and expenses. I hate doing this stuff and by the end it made me question whether it’s even worth running a small business. 😩

josh
josh

Made good progress today on #exist #manualtracking — this time, making the necessary changes to the web interface. Back on the productivity wagon! A little more to do so users can edit and manage custom tags from the web, then some better custom entry UX in the Android app, then beta testing time.

belle
belle

Left #exist for #ios alone over the weekend to see how well my #healthkit background updating would work. Today I had a look at the logs and it looks like all my data is updating without me opening the app, but not as often as I’d like. A change I made to stop duplicate updates occurring seems to be stopping a lot of non-duplicate updates getting through, so I had to try a different approach to de-duping the updates. I also noticed the app is getting a lot of “Network connection lost” errors when trying to send requests. Not sure what that’s about yet, as I haven’t been able to reproduce those errors to debug them. Still, getting closer and closer to releasing the #applehealth #sleep update to beta testers!

belle
belle

Worked on #larder for #ios yesterday. Still lots to get done before it’s ready for beta testing, but I’m slowly making progress. Yesterday I improved the design and layout of the login screen and the add bookmark screen.

joseph
joseph

More #website construction today. Trying to simplify things a touch. Focusing more on my blogging than the community aspects, though it’ll still be around in a “bonus” capacity, so to speak. Studying for #school will commence tomorrow since Spring Break is nearly over. :(

Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Most of the day was spent out with friends and family. Got a little done.

  • Timing changes. Rescheduled a recording session for #patreon, and made a decision to slow #invasion work for a few weeks while my partner prepares for a potential career switch.
  • Pushed through a couple frustrating problems around #chronicle (new name for #wireapp). Have the navigation drawer working (FINALLY), am moving on to recycler view + tablayout.
Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Although I don’t feel productive, things are good. Scheduling helped!

  • Finished a draft of #freelancing content. Took longer than expected.😪 Started with a design I didn’t like, and ended up redoing it. A reminder never to rush.
  • Been playing piano, recording to encourage good practice. Discovered I overcomplicate when playing, and have since benefited from lowering the # of chord changes I do. I’m improving, would love to release an album soon! #music
  • Got stuck in unity for #invasion, scheduled a call to go over things with a friend. Everything should be👌 tomorrow.
  • Had a good meeting for #patreon. Now have a list of launch tasks, and a deadline of 2 weeks for a content queue. I’m confident the content will be good, but am realistic that it’ll take time to gain traction and make it profitable.
  • Had a (slightly silly) idea around #minimalism. Going to restrict myself to one bowl, plate, utensil and bottle, and wash each every time. Might be nice not to use the dishwasher.
rushmayo
rushmayo

Lost my primary hard drive. Felt like I lost part of my heart. Then got a migraine. Wished someone would have taken part of my brain.

Saturday will be a long day. In-laws in town. Wife’s birthday. Tension over the data extraction. Will be something to look back on and laugh about one day.

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blackshaman
blackshaman

Reviewed lessons 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi on #anki today. I’m proceeding slowly but steadly.

I’m more than halfway through my current Avalon #novel. I plan to finish it by the end of this week.

Also produced some #blog related content.

I’m starting a ‘non-spent money’ list to celebrate every time I decide against buying something. Instead of having just an updated expenses list (=money going out), I like to idea of keeping track also of everything I didn’t get in the end (=money staying in). #minimalism

josh
josh

This week has been a write-off in terms of productivity. Spent a lot of time helping @belle hunt down that bug, did the necessary #support for people suspending accounts etc, and otherwise ended up doing various things that got in the way of real work. Oh well. Some weeks are just like that, right? Not sure if Friday will redeem the rest of the week or if I should just let it go and do something enjoyable instead.

presence
presence

Hired my replacement, recorded an audition, researched new workstation parts for the new kid to build his box with.

belle
belle

Yesterday I tried using beginBackgroundTaskWithExpirationHandler to ask #ios to give my app more time to complete tasks in the background. This seems to have fixed the #exist for iOS bug @josh and I have been struggling with for a week now. Certain calls, usually when my app was in the background, were taking ages and eventually timing out during the handshake stage with the server. It seems like it was actually iOS killing the tasks, but I don’t know why it was taking so long to do so. I didn’t try this beginBackgroundTask method earlier because everywhere I’ve seen it mentioned it seems to be used for continuing tasks in the background that were started in the foreground, which isn’t what I’m doing, but it seems to have worked anyway! #laterlog

Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Did some scattered work today. A little bit on #invasion , some #music recording, but nothing substantial otherwise.

I’ve realized I need to start a habit of strictly scheduling what I’m doing and exactly when. I think I can attribute all of my success Monday to the great planning I did.

I’ll plan out the rest of today and tomorrow and report back!

danielscib
danielscib

Missed a few days of logs…

Worked on: #ProductMarketing campaigns in Hubspot, which has become easier to use, but still frustrated by having to work in multiple tabs in order to be efficient. More #UserInterviews. Jumping back in with the training team for one day soon to help out there. Knowledge base work is going slowly due to other projects for both me and others on the project. Read through all articles in Pocket.

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