Vincent Ritter

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

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Always seem to be put off by releasing podcast episodes because I think they are out of date by even a day, and secondly I feel they are sometimes boring. But what the heck, I’ll just keep going. One day I’ll find my groove.

I’m a little unsure what "personal" project to work on this week. There are many plans in my head. Perhaps I’ll just pick one… and go with it.

Do you reckon I have enough Gluon based projects? One is missing too!


Yesterday I had a chance to wash a horse, which was afraid of water. Happy that he kept super calm though with me. I feel like I levelled up. Then he enjoyed the carrot afterwards.

Oh and talking about Gluon… going to give some TLC to the Android version also very soon ✌️❤️

I’m going to start blogging about the new version of Gluon soon again. It’ll be like day one of the project. Excited to get started.

Bootcamp seems to be broken in the Monterey beta. Guess I won’t be able to check out Windows 11. In all seriousness though, I am planning a dedicated Windows machine once Apple announce new laptops. So my old laptop will be ruined forever — just like the keyboard.

A good day 🍻

Wanted to go for a swim this morning, at 08:40… opens at 10:00 AM… and Sauna not until 16:00. So then decided to try and work on my tan line that doesn’t see the sun… opens at 10:00 😭 So back at home. Reading. Blogging. Planning.

Looking at registering a domain name… and came across this lovely extension:


A few weeks ago I announced that I will be trying out Discord for Gluon. It’s been fun, but it’s not for me. Thank you to everyone that joined in. It’s nothing personal! I prefer the way it was before and just looking at keeping it all cozy and central to email and direct feedback.

Whilst I did love the feedback loop and conversations, it just distributed how I work a little bit too much for my comfort. I also didn’t want to branch off to yet another avenue of support and mainly presence. At the end of the day my blog, and the app, is my presence and that’s how I like it.

I’ll be removing the server next week.


In my latest podcast episode 31, I cut it a little short at the end and it seems I don’t finish my sentence. I can only apologise for this… reasons in the show notes.

🎙 #31 - Reflecting.

Abstract Development

We drove to the Masurian Lake District in Poland for a short holiday, which was really amazing... except the place we stayed at. At least our daughter had a great time!

On the drive I had much time to reflect on what I want to do next and how I approach things.

Oh and phones just rub me the wrong way.

Side track a little on playing games, or how I don't.

I hint at Gluon's future... and perhaps another side project to do with (a simple app for replying). Should I uninstall it?

Discord... hmmm, no thanks. So I'll be closing it down for Gluon, email is the way!

I talk about my other in progress app that I never work on... Status for

And then something AMAZING happened, but I won't talk about it yet.

A tiny update on Sublime Ads and what I want to add to ads. Switching the Status page to

OH and a super massive sorry for cutting the ending a little. I was disturbed, things were said... I was sad... feelings were hurt (for me). WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Recorded July 9th, 2021.


Duration: 00:13:28

Previously I hinted at the idea at looking for a new car, an electric one. Seen a few Tesla’s on our trip… and boy are they really ugly (each to their own I guess). Happy to see so many brands offering them now though. Maybe next year we bite the bullet.

When someone leaves a bad review because they can’t do something… instead of writing an email with a bug report or anything 🤬

Back at home. Planning a small trip over the weekend not too far away. Going to stay low for a little bit and hope to emerge next week.


We’re heading back home today after a shorter trip away (we cut it short). We’ll do something again in a few weeks. Already spent the night in another city (Łódź)… drive back home is around 5 hours.

Caught up for 30 mins on all the things I missed. Nice view of nature. Was great.

Am on Holiday for a few weeks with my favourite two people ❤️ We arrived last night after a 10 hour drive. Enjoying the Masurian Lake District in Poland.