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.



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



  • [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


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.


Duration: 00:04:53

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

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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 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.



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

Duration: 00:09:18

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πŸŽ™ #42 - Tracking time.

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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.


Duration: 00:12:49

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πŸŽ™ #41 - Going with the flow.

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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 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.



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

Duration: 00:08:30

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πŸŽ™ #40 - Spark of creativity.

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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

Also announced the official app for

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.


Duration: 00:08:18

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πŸŽ™ #39 - Mojo.

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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. 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 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 is happening on March 11th.

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

Recorded March, 1st 2022.


Duration: 00:09:36

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πŸŽ™ #38 - Torn.

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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 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.


Duration: 00:15:12

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

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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 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.


Duration: 00:08:29

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