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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

rpgdan
rpgdan

Had a sale at the new price point so that’s nice to see :) (When I first released, I had a couple of people who bought it, tell me they thought it was worth more, so I wasn’t too worried about the increase).

Last week I finished up some freelance work.

Currently I’m doing some coding that I know isn’t the most effective use of time regarding the book, but I personally find it interesting :) I don’t want to get too sidetracked though, so I’ll and wrap it up in the next two weeks.

10 hours ago

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rushmayo
rushmayo

Having separate browsers for work and life is so nice. Especially when you​ don’t have a separate business phone. And much safer for password protection.

13 hours ago

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rpgdan
rpgdan

Increased the price of the book which was one of my goals at the start of the year.

My test notifying visitors that this was happening had unexpected results (for me anyway).

http://imgur.com/pCJpNGO

Saying that “It’s good to buy now, because the price will rise” actually resulted in lower click-through for the buy button! (10-20% down)

I added a new A/B test for a money back guarantee.

I really need to redo the entire landing page but probably not today!

2 days ago

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josh
josh

I’ve been nudging my #exist #android #customtracking beta testers recently, trying to get feedback (in traditional fashion, only 3 or 4 of the group bother to say anything), fixing some small issues, and doing some extra bits and pieces to round it all out, like writing some new insight types. The little feedback I have received has been positive at least, so I don’t think there’s too much left to do. When @belle has finished and tested it for iOS (maybe a few months?), then we can launch 😁

In the meantime I’ll need to work out what to go on with.

rpgdan
rpgdan

Been a while since I last updated.

  • visited Greece for work
  • editing for book finished + updated version released
  • sent a notice I’ll increase the book price to the mailing list
  • opened a UK bank account for the book (and let’s me deal with tax more efficiently)
  • published a couple more articles to the site

Currently working on a more involved article.

  • Update the price next week
  • Update the landing page soon
belle
belle

Finally finished reading a research paper this morning, based on a study done using #exist! It was mainly about correlations and how to figure out which ones are interesting to users and avoid overwhelming the user with too much information. Some really interesting insights in there.

After that I went back to last year’s annual Exist user survey and read through all the free-form responses again. Nothing gets me more fired up about working hard (and impatient about everything we have to get done) than reading lots of user feedback and thinking about concrete ways to improve the product.

Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Been sick, but getting back in the swing of things. Recorded two #podcast ideas for anchor, with two separate friend groups. I think I’ll get around to editing later in the week.

Did a couple little things for #chronicle. Added support for a logo in the drawer, wrote some utility code for manipulating the cards, and fixed some small UI inconsistencies.

josh
josh

Today, as a little side project because it’s a public holiday here, I took the Swedish subs for a Swedish movie @belle and I wanted to watch and converted them to English. The movie didn’t have any English subs available, so I wrote a little #python script to parse the Swedish srt file, send each section to the Google Translate API, and write a new sub file in English using the original metadata and the resulting translation. It probably cost about $1 - $2 to do, I estimate, not too bad — but the stupid Google API console doesn’t seem to be able to tell me the exact cost until it’s time to get charged. Oh well. The result was pretty decent for machine translation, though, I was pleasantly surprised.

belle
belle

Yesterday I spent the afternoon working on adding #customtracking to #exist for #ios. @josh helped me work out the basic steps to get the user’s custom tags showing up, but I got stuck on the layout and ran out of time to get it working.

I also finally made it to a #cocoaheads meetup last night. I’ve been meaning to go for months and something always stops me, so even though I got off at the wrong train station and had to walk an extra 25 minutes to get there, I made sure I did!

#laterlog

djordjevlais
djordjevlais

Okay, more about my #toxicity #sideproject: After noticing that more than a few of people I know experienced some kind of a toxic relationship, either at home or at work, I decided to dig deeper. Most of them agreed that having no objective overview of their relationship is a big problem—it’s always “Well it’s just this time, it won’t happen again”.

So the idea is to create an app that would serve as an objective diary: you can only note down events from a list of preselected toxic behaviors, and, hopefully, you’ll be able to see the repeating patterns. I’ll probably use React/React Native to cover all possible platforms, but first things first. The plan is to make it a free, open-sourced app, so if anybody wants to help, just let me know! I’m currently reaching out and interviewing both the folks who went through these problems and doctors who could help with their expertise.

djordjevlais
djordjevlais

Hey there #littlelogs! I’m Djordje, digital designer and front-end developer from Belgrade, Serbia. Other than geeking out about typography and functional CSS, I’m spending my days cooking, doing yoga, meditating and playing with street dogs.

I’m currently transitioning from freelancing to a full-time job and trying to get #toxicity, my #sideproject off the ground. Will write more about it in the next post!

Btw, inspired by #mastodon: might be a good idea to make these #introduction logs a tradition, so old-school loggers could find newbies and welcome them to the community?

Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Did some planning for #chronicle today. Have a beautiful project plan 90% done, it’s helped me clarify who my audience might be, and what my priorities should thus be. I’ll be sure to share it if this project is a success.

Also been fiddling around anchor. There are a couple cool shows I’m digging, I’m definitely going to experiment with that later this week. Really easy way to dip my feet into making a #podcast