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  1. Comment on Full-stack developers starting a software agency? in ~comp

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    Fantastic, I hope I can provide some value to you!

    Fantastic, I hope I can provide some value to you!

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  2. Comment on Full-stack developers starting a software agency? in ~comp

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    Whilst I have no direct experience, I think it sounds like a good idea!

    Whilst I have no direct experience, I think it sounds like a good idea!

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Full-stack developers starting a software agency? in ~comp

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    Awesome! I wondered if it was too much of a niche, so it's really good to hear it resonates with people.

    Awesome! I wondered if it was too much of a niche, so it's really good to hear it resonates with people.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Full-stack developers starting a software agency? in ~comp

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    Thanks jwong I have fixed that up 👍

    Thanks jwong I have fixed that up 👍

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Full-stack developers starting a software agency? in ~comp

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    Haha totally, this is pretty much my main catalyst. What would younger me have liked to hear? :)

    Haha totally, this is pretty much my main catalyst. What would younger me have liked to hear? :)

    3 votes
  6. Full-stack developers starting a software agency?

    Hey guys, I have been flip-flopping back and forth on this idea for a while, and would love some feedback on whether peeps would find this valuable. Although I still call my self a "software...

    Hey guys,

    I have been flip-flopping back and forth on this idea for a while, and would love some feedback on whether peeps would find this valuable.

    Although I still call my self a "software developer" (and try to code daily), for the last 8 years I have ran a small 5-person agency that I started from the ground up, so my role was really CEO/CTO/CFO/Everything-O. My company focused on delivering high-quality custom software. Not brochure websites, and not Wordpress - our niche was internal business software (or as I like to call it "boring software for boring businesses") - and for a client service company we got very high margins of return.

    Last year my business was acquired by a larger company which was an amazing result after the time and effort I had poured into it. I have realised I now want to help other developers who want to start their own software agency, or maybe they already have and are looking for hints or advice on certain topics.

    So I have started Dev to Agency - a part blog part guidebook for how a full-stack developer can start and successfully run a software development agency, the things to pay attention too (and the things to ignore), and the key-values that I feel helped my business go from nothing, to 7 figures per year, and then to being acquired (if that is a path people would want to take).

    I have just published my first couple of posts, About Dev To Agency that is a rundown of what I hope to achieve with this, then a post about My small custom software development agency - which gives an overview of what I built and where I think my articles will add value, and lastly You are the gold standard which covers how I feel an owner/maker should set the businesses standards and practises based of their personal values.

    I have never written a blog before (or really done any writing before), so it would be fantastic to get some feedback from the community, and if there are any developers that this could interest then please subscribe on the website.

    Cheers,

    Chris.

    15 votes
  7. Comment on What programming languages or technical projects did you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    For my hobby project, I used Laravel Livewire for some SPA-like action on a non SPA - with some javascript sprinkles using AlpineJS

    For my hobby project, I used Laravel Livewire for some SPA-like action on a non SPA - with some javascript sprinkles using AlpineJS

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #1: Roll Call and Beginning! in ~creative

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    I have been having a lot of self doubt about whether I can achieve this one, but I am going to commit to writing and recording some songs. Whilst I originally wanted to say commit to 4 or more, I...

    I have been having a lot of self doubt about whether I can achieve this one, but I am going to commit to writing and recording some songs. Whilst I originally wanted to say commit to 4 or more, I think I need to release some of the pressure and say a minimum of two.

    Country / Alt Country / style, lo-fi bedroom recordings sang with an Australian twang.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Getting back into some Alt Country classics, a lot of Ryan Adams and Wilco

    Getting back into some Alt Country classics, a lot of Ryan Adams and Wilco

  10. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Not yet, but will let you know when I get started! 👍

    Not yet, but will let you know when I get started! 👍

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Im purely a hobbyist/bedroom musician, but in terms of my voices natural "output" - I (try) not to put on any accent.. Which may sound obvious, but the majority of popular Aus (And UK) music is...

    Im purely a hobbyist/bedroom musician, but in terms of my voices natural "output" - I (try) not to put on any accent.. Which may sound obvious, but the majority of popular Aus (And UK) music is sang in a more Americanised accent, and it's hard not to fall back to thus - especially as a lot of the country & folk music I like is American.

    In terms of my lyrical style, i'm yet to nail this - but I know where I want to be.
    I like the idea of writing using traditional concepts and stories - but using modern metaphors. The last couple songs I wrote (over 2 years ago) where about not being able to afford a house/apartment in my home city (called Home sweet home loan), and another is called Cryptocurrency Blues - which is about a lady who's vice is investing in blockchain (but I struggle with that one sitting to close to the edge of comedy)

    I got through real musical "waves" - where I can write 10 songs in a year then nothing for 4 years... So i'm currently feeling really motivated by Timasomo!

    3 votes
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  13. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Ok now i'm getting pre-emptive performance anxiety! 😂

    Ok now i'm getting pre-emptive performance anxiety! 😂

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Very slowly (a few hours a weekend) working on a tool to quickly capture, manage, and collaborate on User Stories for the development of software projects. I own a software development agency and...

    Very slowly (a few hours a weekend) working on a tool to quickly capture, manage, and collaborate on User Stories for the development of software projects.

    I own a software development agency and have built a pretty opinionated system of using User stories (and acceptance criteria) so building an opinionated tool to not only meet my needs, but hopefully other peoples too.

    It will just take another 487,998 weekends at this rate 😂

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Jinkers... Well I guess I actually have to do it then! 😅

    Jinkers... Well I guess I actually have to do it then! 😅

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Oh awesome, this could be the kick in the butt I need. Last December I wrote a list of 20 creative endeavours I wanted to completed in 2020... In late October I am at maybe 0.5 of 20 😐 I'm going...

    Oh awesome, this could be the kick in the butt I need.

    Last December I wrote a list of 20 creative endeavours I wanted to completed in 2020... In late October I am at maybe 0.5 of 20 😐

    I'm going to put my goal out there..
    I'm going to use my new-found-love of old style American country music and write a small album / EP... I guess "modern" country songs sang in the old style, but with an unabashedly Australian accent!

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Hank Williams - Jambalaya (on the Bayou) in ~music

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    Man I am loving this song, and all Hank Williams actually. After watching the Country Music docu-series (by Ken Burns) it's blown my mind a bit how amazing some of the old schools country stars are.

    Man I am loving this song, and all Hank Williams actually.

    After watching the Country Music docu-series (by Ken Burns) it's blown my mind a bit how amazing some of the old schools country stars are.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What should I know about intermittent fasting? in ~health

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    Don't over think it! Read (and ask) enough to know you're being safe, but then keep it simple. I have done intermittent fasting on-and-off for maybe 10 years, and I think the main thing it has...

    Don't over think it! Read (and ask) enough to know you're being safe, but then keep it simple.

    I have done intermittent fasting on-and-off for maybe 10 years, and I think the main thing it has taught me is to not be scared to miss a meal (or two). But from reading a lot about it people also can feel things differently - so like any food/health related practise - do what works for you, and helps you feel good.

    Not eating till 4:30pm is actually what works for me! Even though I have been WFH since the COVID hit - so there is no reason why I could not be eating - I feel good in a fasted state (though I do drink coffee with milk, so a "semi-fasted" state), I like the structure, and I don't go crazy at 4:30pm and over eat.
    I generally look forward to a small meal (say one third of last nights dinner) to break my fast, and then I have a normal dinner around 7:30pm. I make sure I eat good nutritious food blah blah but thats another thing.

    Some people/blogs say recommend you take some vitamin supplements if you are going to keep this up for a long time (specifically electrolytes), and I have had periods of taking these with periods of not taking them - and I don't feel a huge difference. But YMMV.

    I am not following regimented fasting at the moment, (I have felt some anxiety recently, so in an effort to debug that I am eating a banana and some nuts mid morning) But from practising fasting I have no wish to go back to 3 square meals a day.

    I like to think of it this way... For a freaking long time humans did not have the luxury of 3 (possibly very diverse) meals per day,
    so not eating till 4:30pm? If you feel good you will be fine!

    4 votes
  19. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    It's not a cerebral challenge - but for a "weeknight watch" I am enjoying Cobra Kai SE2. Somehow they hit the exact right mix of retro playfulness for me, which helps it edge away slightly from...

    It's not a cerebral challenge - but for a "weeknight watch" I am enjoying Cobra Kai SE2.

    Somehow they hit the exact right mix of retro playfulness for me, which helps it edge away slightly from the cliff, avoiding the free fall into a twee family melodrama (with karate!)

    4 votes