Vincent Ritter

πŸŽ™ Podcast

A new medium to share and create.

Podcasting is another medium for me to share what I’m up to. So I’m pretty excited to get this out to you. As time passes I’ll probably find my groove and go from there. This is my first podcast that I’m sharing, so please bear with me on the β€œErrrmmsssssss” and β€œhmmmmms” and the long gaps.

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A personal journal where I talk about things I’m working on, the up and downs of freelancing and finding more independence.



πŸŽ™ #29 - When you tap, and nothing happens.

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Getting an update ready for Gluon... oh and I started a Discord server just for giggles.

Thinking of a new podcast just specific to Gluon releases... because that is all I seem to do here on this one... blah blah blah.

Talking about Gluon. It's become apparent that a lot of people seem to use the app, more than I have initially thought. Which is nice of course.

A side project has landed on my desk. Hooray. Building it in Ruby on Rails. It's motivating me to start my other personal side project to take on HEY World. And nope, not talking about Basecamp.

And then we're back talking about... YESSSSSS... Gluon! My internal struggle with adopting SwiftUI or not continues, especially with everything going on in the Apple world these days.

And nope, interstellar travel does not exist.

Client work is important, but more important is family life... which sometimes I just mess up. I touch on this a little and give myself a financial check where I'm at if everything just went south.

Recorded May 19th, 2021.


Duration: 00:14:07

πŸŽ™ #28 - Sometimes I have problems concentrating.

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Working on a Gluon update for iOS. Checking in on how that's going. UI tweaks, timeline sync... old code.

Back to recovery with loads of exercising. Enjoying ο£Ώ Fitness+ a lot.

Not a lot going on on the web front at the moment, on a personal project basis. Looking at taking time to make a few tweaks here and there and also add embedding option for Sublime Ads.

Recorded April 30th, 2021.


Duration: 00:04:33

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

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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.


Duration: 00:05:10

πŸŽ™ #26 - I'm only one person

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I know I know, it's a week too late... but here you go.

Oh my, recorded 3 times to make this episode. I give you a small peek into what I was talking about in those unreleased episodes...

Sublime Ads is launched and that means a huge weight has lifted off my shoulder allowing me to get going with other things.

Client work is coming in and I'm trying to find time to make other plans go forward.

HEY for Work is great. That's all I'm gonna say.

Did I mention the Apple documentation is bad? Nope? Well... it is. I talk myself into something LIVE on the podcast, as I talk. Internal conflict galore!

I may or may not be talking about SwiftUI.

Recorded Feb 22nd, 2021.

FYI: Gluon 2021.1 has now shipped for iOS 🥳


00:00 - 02:17 Hello & Intro. Trying to get this to recorded.
02:17 - 03:04 A huge weight lifted off my shoulder.
03:04 - 03:20 Gluon update update.
03:20 - 06:24 TIME, Client, work, HEY for Work.
06:24 - 15:00 More... Gluon! Internal conflict about something.
15:00 - 16:38 This one is for maique.
16:38 - END On the road, see you next time.


Duration: 00:19:25

πŸŽ™ #25 - It's launch day for Sublime Ads

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Today is the day I finally release Sublime Ads for general sign up, so everyone can use it. I'm not expecting much however it's nice to formally allow anyone to register.

My mind was racing about changes that I wanted to make, but I'm holding myself back.

Is required two factor authentication set up too much for just getting people through the door? I'm torn.

I mention that this is a MVP and that I'm not stopping there of course.

I tease a few features planned already, because I want to use it in Gluon.

Recorded Feb 1st, 2021.


00:00 - 01:15: Hello & Intro
01:15 - 02:45: Head is racing, changing 2 factor requirement?
02:45 - 03:07: Breakfast, press a few buttons
03:07 - 06:00: This is only step one. Teasing future features...
06:00 - END: Gonna head home, get the show on the road!


Duration: 00:06:45

πŸŽ™ #24 - Sublime Ads, ready to launch. HEY for work. Gluon.

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Hello everyone, a new episode for you enjoyment. I cover being on the mend after nearly two weeks of being ill. I missed my exercising routing, so it's good to be back.

On February 1st, 2021 I am planning to launch Sublime Ads to for general sign up, after nearly a year of development. I was bed bound, so I worked on it to polish a few things.

HEY for Work has infiltrated my mind and I am hooked! A tiny little review on why it's helping me.

A new version of Gluon is teased, but nothing concrete just yet.

SwiftUI woes... Gluon will stay on React Native for this next version... because the documentation for SwiftUI basically doesn't exist.

Continuing that, I dream of being "Accepted" for a job at Apple to get that documentation sorted.

Recorded January 29th, 2021.


00:00 - 01:26: Recovering, exercising.
01:26 - 07:06: Sublime Ads, getting it ready.
07:06 - 09:11: HEY for Work - email
09:11 - 10:24: Gluon update
10:24 - 11:14: SwiftUI documentation???
11:13 - END: Bye


Duration: 00:11:29

πŸŽ™ #23 - It's the wording...

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Finishing client projects, but there are more in the timeline. I also reject some work because I stick to my values.

Getting a cold/flu - the joys! And yeah, it's totally allowed!

Sublime Ads homepage. Finding it difficult to find the right words because there are just too many use cases for it. Ads without your consent? No thank you!

News FLASH! I have ideas about GLUON!


Duration: 00:10:30

πŸŽ™ #22 - January is for planning.

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The holiday plans were just plans after all. Nothing happened, but that doesn't mean you failed. Family time is important.

January is the month I plan for something new I want to pursue over the course of the year. From ideas in the shower (and other places) it goes to my notebook. First physical and then digital.

It's important to pursue your own ideas, no matter if someone else has done it. Don't be put off by it.

But first, I want to launch Sublime Ads in Q1 - I also talk about more tax/vat related stuff... boring. Did I say it's boring?

Designing in code... it's just easier for me. I prefer it from head to code. I'm just one person after all.

Did I mention Gluon? Nope.

And then I try not to spill too much on my new project idea.


Duration: 00:10:02

πŸŽ™ #21 - It's a Sublime Ads kinda week. Project plan for the holidays.

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This episode is full of self promotion. Hooray!

I start with motivation to restart my writing process when I'm working on a personal project.

Then I go ahead and blurb about Sublime Ads for most of it. So if you're interested you can see what it's about in the link below. Mainly talking about my latest changes and getting it ready for a public release. Super happy that a few folks are already using it. Certainly need to work on more documentation, although early feedback has been good!

Billing is boring. Probably chose the wrong domain name...

Video tutorials anyone?

Slowing down client work, even more is a must.

Then I mention that THIS year I wrote about slowing down... but because 2020 was a time warp it ends up I wrote it 2 years ago... pfff.

I hate the word "marketing" website... but I don't know a better way to describe it.

Should I live stream a frontend build??? Would be kinda fun.

A failed episode that I recorded, so I decide to mention it.

Do some stuff for yourself, it's important... even if you work for the "man".


Duration: 00:14:17

πŸŽ™ #20 - Playing games, coding and Christmas shopping.

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Hello dear listeners, it's been a while. So last time I recorded and released it was in July... woah!

Anyway, here I am rambling away as usual. Am I selling it yet? Probably not.

I talk quickly about Gluon and the rewrite for SwiftUI... I've not been doing much here yet. Then I mention trying to release an update for Android "today". Let's see.

I talk about playing more games and less coding. Don't get me wrong, I love coding - it actually replaced my game playing for a long time.

Whilst on the topic on SwiftUI, later on in the episode, I mention picking up an older project and re-write it.

Amazon... Christmas shopping. Eeeekkkk.

Parenting is hard when your kid just doesn't listen to you anymore. Is this normal? 😭

Thanks for listening.


Duration: 00:06:22