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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. emdash
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    Our business is going well—all things considered (ignore the current pandemic completely destroying any market for our apps at the moment). Created the official business email address, paid for...

    Our business is going well—all things considered (ignore the current pandemic completely destroying any market for our apps at the moment).

    • Created the official business email address, paid for with the business credit card (currently managed by Google Suite, but DHH (of Basecamp fame) who is building hey.com hasn't ruled out custom domains eventually, so that'll be our port of call when available).
    • We've begun the process of developing a companion iOS app for our first product. Looking at the entry requirements to enrol in the Apple Developer Program as a business—which you must do if you'd like to even deploy apps over TestFlight—it looked like a hell of paperwork (confirmation I have legal authority of the business, confirmation the business is a legitimate entity, D-U-N-S number, website). However, apparently we already have a D-U-N-S number, confirmation of legal standing was mostly done on their end, and I got a super simple website landing page up in 5 minutes with nginx. 2 hours later I got a call from Apple DevRel telling me our application was approved. Yay.
    • We completed three application deploys into staging this week. I still haven't found a deploy process that satisfies my ideals yet—I want that blue-green zero-downtime, CI/CD integrated, deploy-on-commit-to-master goodness, and I am not a devops guy. I have so much more to learn.
    • Took advantage of the GitHub Teams pricing change which is now free to create an organization on GitHub. The name we wanted for the org wasn't available, so I sent off a request to GitHub support to release the username—and amazingly they actually gave it to us. Thanks GitHub ❤️.

    It kind of sucks we have no customers at the moment, because if it wasn't for COVID, we totally would have a handful testing our app in beta.

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  2. acdw
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    Not much of anything, feels like. Though I did start setting up a group buy of flour locally, which is cool. And I baked four loaves of bread. But I didn't do enough with breadpunk.club I feel...

    Not much of anything, feels like.

    Though I did start setting up a group buy of flour locally, which is cool. And I baked four loaves of bread. But I didn't do enough with breadpunk.club I feel like. I feel like I'm letting people down.

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  3. Kuromantis
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    Not me but my mother has made a few face masks since she knows how to use a knitting machine.

    Not me but my mother has made a few face masks since she knows how to use a knitting machine.

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  4. twisterghost
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    I've been going pretty hard into hacking on an actually-kinda-good tool suite for tabletop RPG DMs/GMs. I spend a lot of time writing for games, running them, etc, and all the tools I've tried to...

    I've been going pretty hard into hacking on an actually-kinda-good tool suite for tabletop RPG DMs/GMs. I spend a lot of time writing for games, running them, etc, and all the tools I've tried to keep notes / write story / track characters / track items, etc all are like 60% of how I'd like them to be. They are either slow, clunky, ugly, disparate or held back in some way. Roll20, D&D Beyond, Scrivener, Notion, even just wikis and plaintext files, they all get like most but not all of the way there.

    Its still in its infancy but I'm trying to combine my love for quick workflows (a la vim/tmux) with the flexibility of content rendering and availability of the browser. My goal is something that gets completely out of the way of the game runner, giving them the tools they need to run their game, show players information, take private notes, etc, while also having a solid place to actually do writing, etc.

    I'm running a game tonight (online) and hoping to get it to some kind of usable place to at least take notes and make rolls.

    2 votes