Vincent Ritter

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

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I was dreaming that Apple announced a new app building framework, similar to SwiftUI, allowing you to create cross platform (Apple) apps super easy without all the headaches. And they used Nova from Panic as their new development IDE.

Then I woke up...

Thank you to everyone sending in bug reports for the Gluon beta. Really appreciate it! I know that I sometimes don’t reply if it’s minor… I see all of them, so don’t worry.


I’m toying with the idea to re-do most of Gluon’s theming and underlying navigation engine. I know it will lead to many weeks and months of work… but I think it will be worth it - especially for what I’m planning.

Will decide after 2020.4 shipped.

Another 10 episodes to go for my podcast until I buy a proper microphone.

The thing I really love about developing web applications is that there are no gatekeepers. You can do what you want, without dictatorship getting in the way. You only have to battle browser quirks. I truly hope it stays this way for a very long time!

🎙 #15 - Faffing around

Abstract Development

Hello, another episode for you listening pleasure. If I sound funny, I was actually lying in bed… less echo and I was a bit tired but felt like recording.

My daughter went back to Kindergarten this week, after 10 weeks away (due to… you know what). Then I concentrate really hard on playing games and see how Windows is so much better at games than the Mac (although I don’t go into detail).

Client projects galore, thankfully, so I need to get back into shape and do it.

To finish off, I give you a small update on personal projects… and wanting to write documentation. Yay.



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You know, there some words I've known since I was a school boy. With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. I fear that today.

- Captain Picard’s Civil Rights Speech 💬

So true today.

Never give up! Never surrender!

- Galaxy Quest (link to video) 💬

Day 4 of exercise at home complete. Had a break yesterday. Feel good. Except the timer, to know when to wind down, on the workout app on the watch, I’m not tracking anything except my general mental mood (all in my head) and new found strength in my back and body. ✌️

I would have loved if Apple used REAL people for the WWDC announcement, using a portrait mode effect (done at home) of sort instead of Memoji. Yet another way to disconnect anything human with technology. Soon we will be just blips and blobs with virtual heads 😞

Tomorrow our daughter goes back to Kindergarten… after 9 - 10 weeks at home. I’ll probably miss her being around.

Do, or do not, there is no try

Master Yoda 💬

I'm thinking of acquiring a small and cheap gaming PC that can lie in the corner... summoned when needed. Any suggestions for sub $1,000?

I’m using ActionText with the awesome Trix editor for Sublime Ads… so you can add some nice stuff for your ad content - thought it might be useful to add basics to it.

Did a bit of tweaking to the Sublime Ads holding page… it was using the application JS files, which I didn’t want. So now it’s under a ~100KB page load with only a few basic things.

Also made a few things… PINK. Looks bad on this image due to compression… but it’s 🤩

Instead of wearing masks… let’s all just wear Storm Trooper helmets. At least it will look more epic.

Pushed out beta build 5 for Gluon 2020.4. Includes a few timeline sync changes… Also pushed out the Android 2020.4 first beta… which includes all updates in the iOS build. More to come 😋

Going to attempt to re-write most of the Gluon feed fetcher… I will probably fail.

Xcode is re-installing. I could make a nice lunch… shame it’s way too early for that. Maybe I can watch a Star Wars movie...