Daily Stand-up September 20, 2020

#TheCommitals: Weekly Check In (Week 39)

Janice @Janice

How did you fare last week?
What's on deck for this week?
What's your goal for the month?
[Optional] Still on target for end of year goal?
[Optional] Brief description of project with link (if applicable)

@louisswiss, @helengriffinjr, @vimalin, @jpusateri, @Guidione_Machava, @natejcho, @DF_V, @davey, @VisionIsScary
@breedaddy, @janice

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    Not sure how this works -- just join in, yea?

    -- Switch from social media consumer to creator (inspired by @trulykp)
    -- 5 Tweet goal reached (https://twitter.com/jamilabreu)
    -- Joined Forward Thinking City + went to Happy Hour (by @matsherman)
    -- Attended Jam Session event (by @edmunda)
    -- Group voice chat with chill IndieHackers on Chalk (by @rosiesherry)
    -- Got amazing growth advice from @iammarcthomas
    -- directmemo.io featured in Trends.vc (by @dru_riley)

    -- Start (for real) new social app I've been mulling over (minimum: a sign up page)
    -- Start weekly check-ins on IH (Done!)
    -- Send 5 tweets (1/5 sent)
    -- Chatting about design w/ @jimzarkadas
    -- Covid-friendly dinner w/ @talktohenryj

    -- Start building new app in public (5 Tweets minimum by Oct 1)

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      Some great additions, will probably take a little time to figure out how to swim in the wider pond and what to do with new audience!

      Good luck this week. I've used Landen.co before for quick landing pages and it's been great to work with

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      Glad it was helpful, Jamil.

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    Not a damn thing. (Had to wrap up my end of release (main gig) before heading on vacation. A week full of long days (and nights). #WorthIt


    Vacation! I may pop in to chip away at the list below. But only as my heart desires.


    Build Website [Completed]

    Complete Blog Post [Completed]

    Review Drafts [In Progress]

    • Onboarding
    • Module 1
    • Module 2

    Create Workbooks [In Progress]

    • Onboarding
    • Module 1
    • Module 2

    Market [In Progress]
    ✓ Research best approaches to maximize LinkedIn.
    ✓Create presence on LinkedIn.
    Schedule posts.


    30K MRR. What the hell. Might as well go big or go home. To achieve that revenue, I must provide value for 1000 subscribers.

    $90 of $30K MRR


    Name. Diversity Decoded
    Tagline: Refactor your tech team for diversity.
    Elevator Pitch: A daily newsletter of short, actionable insights for tech leadership to build and retain diverse talent.

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      Enjoy your holidays!

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      Janice, enjoy THAT VACA!!!

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    How did you fare last week?
    Did not do much since the release last week Monday.

    Unless you count yesterday and this morning as I then managed to add initial support for VMware Player 16.0 (not available for customers yet)

    Which means that Vimalin will soon support 3 products from VMware: Workstation, Player and Fusion.

    Oh also ran some tests with Vimalin on the freshly released VMware Workstation 16 and VMware Fusion 12.

    What's on deck for this week?
    Consulting, more infrastructure changes at the datacenter.

    Probably no time for Vimalin for the rest of the week, but there's always a chance.

    Goal for the month?
    Incremental progress... make sure things keep moving forward

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    [Last Week]
    I did some research into different chat solutions and various ways to create a mobile app. I dev on my PC mainly these days so was looking into React native, but I have been so far unable to create a smooth enough pipeline to do what I want to do. So it looks like I'm going to be using Unity again, which I'm very familiar with, and just working on Mac to work through that AWFUL build process. Otherwise I can spend another week on React native and try to work through debugging.

    I'm not 100% convinced yet, only 90%. I really enjoy working with React so am not looking forward to switching gears again.

    I also had a few days' diversion to help someone else scope out a pretty awesome idea.

    [This Week]
    Flesh out basic chat on the web app
    Begin working on mobile app chat
    I began homeschooling again this week, which underscored the NEEED for all this stuff I've been working on.

    Lift Academy
    Safe online community for kids with classes/events/friend matching

    [Year End Goal]
    $10k MRR. Not on target, will need to rescope the path to $10k

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      Mid-week update...
      I had a rocky start to it as I changed my dev pipeline but I started calling the mobile app into being. I already have a decent group chat and other social features roughed in and running on iOS so it's a huge bump from where I was this weekend.

      In my mind this puts me back on track for MRR, though I'm technically still probably a few weeks away from being live on any App Store

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