Vincent Ritter

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A medium to share, create and talk.

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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.

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πŸŽ™ #53 - Wrapping up the Micro.blog app. Thoughts on themes for shoutouts.lol.

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Finishing up the release for the new iOS app for Micro.blog. Working on Micropub and XML-RPC, and trying to get through it.

Talking about shoutouts.lol and the theme section, as I'm not really happy with it. Any ideas on what I should do? I certainly have some ideas. Adding support for more image formats.

Then I move from Bunny DNS back to Cloudflare for shoutouts.

And it's Micro.camp time this weekend! Check the link for details.

Recorded Monday, 15th of May 2023.

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Duration: 00:08:04

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πŸŽ™ #52 - I'm back

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I talk about Micro.blog and getting it ready for the 3.0 and what remains.

Thoughts on digital "social" media and my decision to close Mastodon and not going down the route of hosting it. Writing for my self for "therapy".

Exploring the idea of having a central place for everything, like update blogs, newsletters and more.

Then randomly I talk about moving back to Overcast for my podcast needs, and supporting some new podcasts I've been enjoying over the years. That pretty much sums it up.

What should I do about Sublime Ads? I don't know...

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Duration: 00:12:32

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πŸŽ™ #51 - Holiday time

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Sorry, no meaningful show notes this episode as I wanted to get this out for your listening pleasure.

I touch on Micro.blog, the web and the app we’re building. Then I touch on Gluon, what I’ve been changing (like push notifications) and why – teasing some new features. And of course I forget to talk about the other features I added to Gluon, like pinned profiles 🙃 Oh and I touch on plans on monetising Gluon somehow… somewhere…

Next on the list a quick update on Sublime Ads and how I spun it off to create shoutouts.lol – and I tease a few ideas I have, even though I think it’s one of those well rounded 99% done projects, meaning I don’t want to change too much.

To finish the year I bring back apps from the dead and perhaps something new I might pick up.

Recorded December, 23rd 2022.

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Duration: 00:14:02

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πŸŽ™ #50 - shoutouts.lol

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In this episode I talk about taking what I made for Sublime Ads and making it even simpler, in effect copying my own idea - because who needs GitHub Copilot?

So, introducing shoutouts.lol.

My journey to why I did it, like playing with the new Ruby on Rails 7 and import maps (huh?), and tell you more about shoutouts.

On why I kept it simple and building a base for my... next... project...s 😅

Recorded November 4th, 2022

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  • [00:00] - [09:05] - Intro & shoutouts.lol
  • [09:05] - [10:21] - Next projects...?, Outro & Bye 👋

Duration: 00:10:21

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πŸŽ™ #49 - Stealing my own idea

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This week I talk about new things I worked on for Sublime Ads the past few weeks: Clients and Client portals for the PRO plan.

As I worked on it, I came to realise that there could be a much easier way to get started, so I’ve been working on something on the side.

Sunday was my day for Micro.blog and continued work on the app… including allowing to zoom the web view depending on your dynamic font size in iOS.

Overall just a quick update and more on it later.

Recorded October 25th, 2022

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  • [00:00] - [03:10] - Intro & Sublime Ads
  • [03:10] - [07:37] - Stealing my own idea
  • [07:37] - [08:31] - Micro.blog & Bye 👋

Duration: 00:08:31

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πŸŽ™ #48 - Micro.blog’s new iOS beta update.

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We've been busy working on the Micro.blog iOS app for a few weeks, bringing a new update (version 3) to TestFlight, to you your favourite fruit company.

It's a long beta and will run along the releases of the Android version.

I cut a lot of this episode because of a car that started parking right next to me... I left some of my comments in. Then I tried talking more (not present in this episode) but more and more people started parking... so I gave up.

Thanks for listening. If you like the show, feel free to support me.

Recorded October 10th, 2022

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  • [00:00] - [00:34] - Intro & back to school
  • [00:34] - [03:51] - Micro.blog changes
  • [03:51] - [04:37] - Outro (yes, really...)

Duration: 00:04:37

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πŸŽ™ #47 - I'm just trying to be "mediocre successful"

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It's the first episode after the school holidays... and yes, just got around to editing it, so it's WAY out of date.

First off I welcome ya'll back and touch on trying to do a little less technology. You can skip this section...

Now to the juicy bits. Micro.blog App and recent Android changes and moving onto making it cross-platform (as in... get it ready for iOS release)(finally). And as you might be aware, we've come quite a long way since this episode.

I touch on profile pop ups that we introduced on Micro.blog.

Oh and Gluon... poor app.

Then I touch on my blogging habits in August and trying to stay offline a little more. You may also skip this section.

Recorded September 2nd, 2022

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  • [00:00] - [01:23] - Intro & technology
  • [01:23] - [04:30] - Micro.blog changes
  • [04:30] - [05:48] - Gluon mania
  • [05:48] - [06:27] - Blogging & staying offline & Outro

Duration: 00:06:27

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πŸŽ™ #46 - Sometimes I get hung up on stuff. The past me was dumb. Retro thing going.

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I've been working on a few updates to Gluon and I talk about slowly catching up with an Android release for those also. It's harder than I wanted because the past me was a little bit stupid.

A glimmer of hope for Sublime Ads? It's still at $0 MRR. Yay!

Next steps for Sublime Feed. Learning, learning and learning.

I explore just 3-rd party apps, change my background and go a tiny bit retro.

Recorded May 16th, 2022

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  • [00:00] - [00:50] - Hung up
  • [00:50] - [03:43] - Gluon updates
  • [03:43] - [04:49] - Sublime Ads
  • [04:49] - [05:45] - Sublime Feed
  • [05:45] - [END] - Retro thing going. Sour Apples.

Duration: 00:06:54

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πŸŽ™ #45 - Taking it slow. Exploring.

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Sublime Feed now has a login and registration page and stuff that goes around it.

Although I wanted to make this a one week challenge I decided to take it slow and get it right. At the end of the day I just want something that works well.

Then I explore why I'm favouring Laravel over Ruby on Rails... perhaps it's just me though.

Recorded May 13th, 2022

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Duration: 00:07:50

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πŸŽ™ #44 - A new MVP. PS: This episode is already obsolete πŸ˜…

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I'm planning a little code challenge, for Sublime Feed, but at the beginning of the next day... after recording this episode... I go completely against what I said here. Have a listen. Good for the record.

But anyway, Sublime Feed, a week to build something... but a week is not enough... as I tell myself over and over again.

More to come.

PS. Not using Ruby on Rails 🤣

PPS. McDonald's breakfast screwed up my energy levels, so I was mostly knocked out 😔

Recorded May 9th, 2022.

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Duration: 00:04:53

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