Vincent Ritter

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

Browse my blog timeline below and use the menu to find out more.

Timeline Subscribe...

Exercising went better than I had hoped today. Happy. Tomorrow I try and continue ✌️

Hope to start exercising today again. It’s been a week and a few days. Due to 🦠 and 😴 I had to stop. I can DO IT!

👋 Hello, I am alive. Have been recovering and also been neck deep in emergency client work. All great fun. Coding is great, love the problem solving — certainly keeps me on edge. Speak soon everyone ❤️

I want to see another version of Apple Watch… one that just concentrates on the health features, like heart rate, blood oxygen, ECG… one that is slimmer and doesn’t weigh so much. With basic features like Music, Podcasts and some other basics. Nothing more.

🎙 #27 - I can't speak for more than 5 minutes

Sometimes client work is fun... this is one of those where it is.

And yeah, I sound groggy in this one... just one of those things.

A quick teaser on my new idea... and should I go down the route of creating a social network for families? Probably a bad idea.

Gluon needs a new editor, so I'm doing some research. Not everyone knows markdown... or wants to learn it. So I'm looking at best of both worlds.

Recorded March 15th, 2021.

Links

Duration: 00:05:10

Save the trees! I’m currently downloading a 2.44 GB macOS update that patches a WebKit vulnerability. Yup, WebKit! I mean this is 2021… so depressing Apple still force full updates to users. They need to become more modular with all their apps! Who is in charge there??

It takes between 18 and 24 months for pineapple plants to flower and then produce fruit

Did not know it takes so long! Growing Pineapples.

Another night of hardly any sleep. Was up until at least 04:30… so tired.

🦠 Urggghhhh. When will it END???!!!

3 hours of disturbed sleep. Thank you persisting cough. 😭

May another night of client work begin.

Physical book arrived today. Smells so good!

Less is More — Jason Hickel.

Facebook needs to cease to exist. For mankind. For the planet. For future generations.

Relationships are strained as I treat my wife with my coughing 24/7 😂😭

Approaching 02:00 AM. Not gonna lie… struggling. Etching closer to what I want to achieve for this session though.

Another night shift starting. Whoop. Playing catch up with a client project is fun.

Early days, but out of most music streaming services… Tidal, Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music… I’m greatly enjoying Apple Music because of the app. It’s not perfect, but it still is the best. AM can be slow to load, but I have to just hope it improves.

I also love the fact that they support different system themes… which all others clearly lack.

Deezer had the worst Mac app (electron based, like the other ones except AM. However it made no attempt to work with system controls like skipping tracks etc.)

Spotify and Tidal look the same to me. Their dark theme is nice, but no light theme. However I feel that both electron apps are look too busy.

I’ve been using Spotify before Apple came into the scene… and their app still looks identical — it would be nice if they did something fresh. Also don’t like the way they push Podcasts into your face. It’s not music, it shouldn’t be there.

Tidal… don’t like the logo. Reminds of a rapper neck chain/necklace thing. Also too close to a cross (if you get me). Master quality sounds for their music… I tried real hard on different great headphones and the HomePod… sounds the same to me what I get from Apple Music.

Anyway, nice little experiment. I never really spent too much time away from Apple Music. It’s my go to for music for a long time now.

Spotify and Tidal paid plans together are still cheaper than what I pay for Apple Music though.

Currently building an image generator, for a client, in ReactJS. Love the process of building something from scratch. And of course I cannot mention who… because NDA and blah blah blah blah.

One of those things that drives me to become 100% independent is that I won’t have situations where I need to pull out all the stops on a client project… which also includes the weekend. But then I can’t because family life is never on the right page. Much conflict and emotions.

Probably for the better of course… but I just look like a complete idiot… There is no balance. So here I am, so late at night. Tired… but I have to make progress.

I’m close to tears. It’s not always easy.

… shite? Because my keyboard on my lovely laptop is exactly that. Shite.