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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I don't offer sponsorships on the podcast. I think it's weird having to depend on advertising money to run your own show. Something feels wrong doing it, so I decided not to.

You're more than welcome to donate via your preferred method, and you can find out more on my support me page. I do direct donations or you may use a third-party.

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Episodes

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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πŸŽ™ #38 - Torn.

Abstract Development

Wait… this is not episode 36… it’s 38.

Ah yes, the world is an interesting place... and so is developing for the big bullies with native apps. So I am torn if I should continue with it. Is it worth it? Probably not...

"Safetyism"... no thank you!

I move onto working on the Micro.blog for Android app and enjoying working with Manton on it.

I reveal my word of the year...

To finish I give a quick update on Sublime Ads, now that we passed 1 year since launch.

Oh and we have a bit of ambient sound of rain in the background, so if I sound weird... it was raining in my podcast studio.

Thanks for listening.

Recorded February, 7th 2022.

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Duration: 00:15:12

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πŸŽ™ #37 - Let's get this year started.

Abstract Development

Ah yes, it's the new year. The year of possibility and perhaps for people to start liking each other again? (please). Oh wait, this is not what I'm talking about.

I touch on the official Micro.blog app, for Android, I am working... and how happy I am with it. Will it replace Gluon? I don't know.

Sublime Ads turns one year old (from the public release). It makes zero money right now, but that's fine with me.

Then we go deep into my brain about Gluon... nah, not really... but I also mention it and my plan for that. No promises.

Then I start rambling about new years resolutions, nature, frogs mating and living in a sandwich.

Happy New Year everyone ✌️❀️

Recorded January, 3rd 2022.

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Duration: 00:08:29

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πŸŽ™ #36 - How I Podcast.

Abstract Development

I share how I podcast in this mini episode. You'd think I had it all figured out.

Also have problems saying the number 36. Blame the lack of liquid (coffee).

Recorded December, 7th 2021.

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Duration: 00:05:24

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πŸŽ™ #35 - Don't let anyone get in the way.

Abstract Development

Sharing is caring, right? Yeah. I had some bad interaction with someone which brought me down.

I was put off from sharing more and just staying quiet... do what I do.

But it didn't feel right, after all, no one should make me feel that way.

A short episode to talk about that.

Recorded December, 6th 2021.

Duration: 00:04:00

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πŸŽ™ #34 - I was in a weird place

Abstract Development

Yes, here I am again after some months of downtime. And yes, I probably get all the months wrong in the episode.

A quick update on my relationship with Micro.blog, what I'm working on... and the lack of updates - thank you screenshot crash on Android.

Diving into hybrid app development... liking it.

I realised that recording at home is somewhat difficult. So I'm back in the car with my trusty phone and terrible acoustics.

Our daughter started school, so it's all new to us. Spending loads of money.

My reasoning for not recording, getting into a weird spot. Embracing the colder climate and days.

I tease my winter plan for Sublime Ads and all the things I am working on.

Recorded November, 16th 2021.

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Duration: 00:09:35

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