Vincent Ritter

πŸŽ™ Podcasts

A medium to share, create and talk.

Podcasting is another interesting medium for me to share what I’m up to. So I’m pretty excited to get these out to you. As time passes I’ll probably find my groove and go from there. Enjoy.

Abstract Development

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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Little Mindfulness

The "do nothing" podcast designed to take small breaks because a little mindfulness goes a long way.

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Sponsorships available. Whoop πŸ₯³

Each episode is able to take one sponsorship. The episodes themselves run for about 10 - 15 minutes and are short on purpose. Usually I release one once a week, but sometimes have a gap if we have a school holiday or other things. In general I talk about freelancing, my own projects and sometimes technology.

You can buy one sponsorship for one episode, or book for several episodes for a discount.

Pricing is simple. $250/€250/Β£200 per episode. If you want to book 3 or more episodes in advance, let me know in your email.

Email me for more info. hey [@] vincentritter.com

Episodes

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

Abstract Development

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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Timeline

  • [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.

Abstract Development

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˜…

Abstract Development

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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πŸŽ™ #43 - Shipped some stuff. Planning some stuff.

Abstract Development

After weeks of behind the scenes tweaks to Sublime Ads, I finally announce what I've been working on. Image resizing. And no... image resizing wasn't the reason for all the changes... in fact it was figuring out pricing changes to keep it sustainable.

Changes to Micro.blog for much better responsive layouts. All in all I am super happy and it was well received. Manton is great to work with! I tease some other changes I'd like to do.

Planning a new Gluon website with new images and perhaps some snark... because everyone needs a bit of March.

Recorded May, 5th 2022.

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Timeline

  • [00:00] - [05:45] - Sublime Ads
  • [05:45] - [07:30] - Micro.blog
  • [07:30] - [08:33] - Gluon
  • [08:33] - [END] - Outro

Duration: 00:09:18

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πŸŽ™ #42 - Tracking time.

Abstract Development

The past few weeks I have been on the hunt for a time tracking app... and this is my journey what I found and how I use it, and why.

There was a deep itch I had to scratch, doubting my own ability to do what I am set out to do, so I try and get into the habit of time tracking... something I never really did and also pushed aside as a "this is a corporate thing".

But I out found something interesting...

Recorded April, 6th 2022.

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Duration: 00:12:49

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πŸŽ™ #2 - Feeling a little stressed. 2 minutes.

Little Mindfulness

In this episode we do a 2 minute session to ground ourselves and do nothing.

This week has been hard on myself, and I am sure I don't feel alone with this at times. Client work is doubting my ability.

Doing nothing is hard, so just go with the flow and relax, get back into a state of self and control.

Note that long gaps are intentional in this podcast 😋

Thanks, and hope you enjoy.

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Timestamps

  • [00:00 - 00:58] - Intro.
  • [00:58 - 05:40] - Let's start. A little prep, then 2 minutes.
  • [05:40 - end] - Thank you, see you next time.

Duration: 00:06:31

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πŸŽ™ #41 - Going with the flow.

Abstract Development

Client work you say? Yeah, that didn't happen. I did jump from one task to another to keep my interesting going for a change of scenery. It's good to allow yourself to do that.

I tease a small code challenge, but I put it off for now, and it'll probably come a little later after I finished my client work.

A few tweaks to Gluon in this episode... mainly about the timeline and fixing a few bugs. Oh and adding Focus mode (mental health mode).

Then I tackle something I wanted to do for a while, which was adding a rudimentary timeline marker sync on Micro.blog. Nothing too complicated, but now it marks the last item you scrolled to on the main timeline - which means apps can make use of this! Deployed last week, before I could release this episode.

I introduce my new podcast, Little Mindfulness... with chapter markers.

Recorded March, 23rd 2022.

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Timeline

  • [00:00] - [02:15] Going with the flow
  • [02:15] - [05:03] Gluon tweaks and changes
  • [05:03] - [06:50] Micro.blog timeline marker changes
  • [06:50] - [End] A new podcast, Little Mindfulness.

Duration: 00:08:30

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πŸŽ™ #1 - An introduction. 2 minutes.

Little Mindfulness

In this episode I welcome you to a short session of doing absolutely nothing. No, not full on meditation... just sitting, do what you want, as long as it's nothing.

We do a 2 minute session to get us all started with a quick stretch of your neck, or whatever it takes to get us relaxed.

Thanks, and hope you enjoy.

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Also, I want to apologise for the pops at the start - I don't fly aeroplanes anymore, so no idea what came over me. Less popping as we progress.

Timestamps

  • [00:00 - 03:54] - An introduction to the podcast and the why.
  • [03:54 - 08:25] - Let's start. Getting ready to do nothing for 2 minutes.
  • [08:25 - end] - Thank you, see you next time.

Duration: 00:08:58

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πŸŽ™ #40 - Spark of creativity.

Abstract Development

Micro Camp was over the weekend and I am happy the way it went in general. A lot of good things to take away with and improve on for Micro.blog.

Also announced the official app for Micro.blog.

Not everything was peachy with the platform of choice, so I had that spark of creativity to make something of my own, naturally expanding an old project of mine - even though I announced it was end-of-life. Good for keeping creative and experimenting.

Creativity comes and goes... so you need to keep your options open.

Oh and I now offer affordable sponsorships for this very podcast. If you're interested let me know (link below).

This episode is sponsored by me.

Recorded March, 15th 2022.

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Duration: 00:08:18

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πŸŽ™ #39 - Mojo.

Abstract Development

Welcome to another episode. Sponsored by... Hemispheric Views... no, just kidding.

School holidays are finished, so I'm trying to find my mojo again... always a little difficult when you have your kid at home.

Micro.blog for Android app is getting close to finish, which means I can work on the iOS portion of it (slowly). Looking forward to it.

Taking into account the state of the Micro.blog app, I will continue working on Gluon with the same codebase. And yes, it's React Native.

Sublime Ads upload forms... but wait... I kinda lost it and decided to work on smaller features. Trying to keep the momentum moving and help my productivity.

Oh and some changes to the podcast perhaps. Maybe I will start sponsorships.

Oh and Micro.camp is happening on March 11th.

Note: This recording sounds a little weird... seems I enabled "stereo" recording for some reason.

Recorded March, 1st 2022.

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Duration: 00:09:36

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