Vincent Ritter

Hey, I’m Vincent. I’m a dad 👨‍👧, husband 👫 and an independent programmer 👨‍💻 that also freelances.

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Oh don’t mind me and a simple little prototype… but what could it possibly be?

Interestingly I didn’t buy the Playdate today. Also interesting is that I will be the same when there are new MacBook Pros to buy… just not motivated to buy things lately 🤨 Am I broken?

So, I’ve seen two small reviews of Windows 11. And oh my, so many delightful touches. For example how the “dock” animates new icons or actions. Love that.

Feels all very human friendly.

Weekend away 🎢

Had a great time with @manton deploying changes to Micro.blog 🥳❤️

This weekend we’re heading to our local theme park for two days. They’ve opened up a new zone called Aqualantis… and I am really excited to check out Abyssus. Look forward to it!

🎢❤️

Spent some time this morning on a little side project that I’m doing with a friend. Something to do with trading… Happy how the profile create screen looks. Hope to blog more about it perhaps.

The last few days have been tough. Online I’ve been noticing so much hate speech.

We already have so much hate in this world, and now it is more. Don’t label someone just because they do or do not. You don’t know them or their circumstances — personal, psychologically, medically or otherwise. You are not them. They might seem stupid, or not, but again — you do not know.

You are you. No one else.

Treat people with respect no matter what colour of skin, religion, faith and lately their choices. We already have enough of this shit in the world. I thought it might be getting better, but now it’s just getting worse.

You’re not helping if you continue to hate and profile things you have no personal understanding of (because you are not this person). Take a step back and think… think if someone close to you spoke like you do.

Spread your story, but don’t shit on people that you do not know.

On the internet it’s so easy to hate… and it also easily translates into the real world.

I have an internal mantra that I don’t want to be around people that bring me pure sadness. This is true here also with so much hate.

Do what is right for you and don’t judge someone because they took a different path. Everyone has their own road they walk.

The world needs more love, now more than ever.

Each to their own.

❤️

New Gluon beta release for Android. 2021.2 Build 46.

There is a new beta release for Gluon on Android. It’s 2021.2 Build 46. It’s propagating on the Play Store at the moment. If you noticed, there was also build 45 which came out earlier this week.

Release notes:

A few more bits for me to do, but hoping to release this soon.

Enjoy it, and give it a go. It’s available as a open beta test so feel free to test it and let me know any feedback.

For my next personal project, I am going to concentrate on something to do with meditation. Ideas are flowing, pen is hot.

18,000 emails gone. Bye bye. It’s been fun storing you for no reason.

Started adding a few Mail rules… one is to archive everything older than 90 days and move it into a different mailbox/account. Then I also delete everything more than 2 years old. No need to keep all the baggage lying around and taking up space. 🧘‍♂️

Thank you so much to everyone, especially in the Micro.blog community, for your comments and excitement. It really means a lot and I am so grateful for the opportunity. Can’t wait to dig in and help Manton and the community ✌️❤️

🎙 #33 - Welcoming Micro.blog.

Abstract Development

Ah yes, I finally reveal what I wanted to reveal. So here it is.

Looking forward to this relationship so much and can't wait to work on it more and more.

And don’t worry, Gluon is staying with me!

Recorded July 20th, 2021.

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Duration: 00:06:47

Ah yes... the bliss of ideas in the shower and then immediately writing it down and… buying 3 domain names.

I’m getting a little bored with iOS and Android. There need to be more choices. I’d like to see Microsoft make a comeback… and others like Palm or even Blackberry.

Finished reading: 10% Happier by Dan Harris. Great story of discovery and personal journey towards meditation. Recommend it heartily.

Direct link to website here.

Making a start on the next Android version of Gluon 🥳

Desktop, July 2021:

🎙 #32 - Just can't get anything done.

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It's been nice and warm, but that means my brain just doesn't work. So, it's been a bit of a slow week.

Trying to reset my mind by trying to go away for the weekend.

I tease some new client venture... but not telling you just yet even though we all know about it already I guess haha.

More promoted content in Gluon and how I am not managing that. Trying to keep it fresh.

Sublime Ads had a little outage... which is incredibly shocking. And nope, I didn't work on it - didn't even take my laptop to my remote work location (but I didn't know that when I recorded).

Recorded July 15th, 2021.

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Duration: 00:06:55