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It’s Friday again somehow! :-)

Last weeks thread: https://barnacl.es/s/8etixd/what_did_you_accomplish_this_week

This is a place to share what you accomplished this week for your business. Feel free to brag a little, and don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice!

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    This week I did as much research as I could for a couple of markets that seem like they may need a saas project. I am using the MOZ keyword explorer and deciding wether buying a year’s subscription will save me time or not. Beyond that, I have continued writing down ideas and stripping my current side project down to its bare bones requirements for MVP.

    So a lot of thinking and reading, not too much action!

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      Sometimes the thinking and reading is necessary for decisive action later on! I commend you for researching diligently. Aaaand I sound like a stilted TV show character, but there ya go.

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        Totally agree! It just is a fine line between productive research and stalling. Hopefully I still fall on the side of the first.

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      Had to travel for my day job, but just today I got my redesign of Cafe Micro finished. Left to do is: finish sales page, make sure payments are working, setup stamps.com account, email marketing partners, and other things in forgetting about. Launching this week :D

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        Added .gg and .je domains to park.io

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          Not much business wise. But i did almost finish processing my backlog of pictures. I also started working on some graphics for Fobricator.

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            Continued riding the research train to productville. My current research is focused around the Elm programming language. I’m organizing a conference around it as well, so it’s something of a current obsession.

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              Hanging in there. My day job gave me an ultimatum to go full time. As long as I have to do that, I’ve been looking at outside opportunities for a new one the last two weeks. (It’s too early for my projects to support me solely.) I have a couple possibilities that might be really satisfying lined up. Fingers crossed one of them comes through and I can rearrange my schedule to continue my projects.

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                Updated styles for organic.pearmarket.co. I am focused on tracking the right metrics, so design is on the back burner, but I am trying to update something every week. I missed last week, but got this one.

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                  Nothing, basically. I had the week off from $DAYJOB work, but instead of working on personal projects I treated it as a sort of mini-vacation and did pretty much bugger all. I binge watched all of Twin Peaks on Netflix, and watched a couple of movies (Pirates of Silicon Valley and The Thirteenth Floor, specifically). Otherwise, surfed the net, and vegged out.

                  The one semi “productive” thing I did was finish reading Everything and More by David Foster Wallace. I’d started it a long time ago and set it aside, and it had been lingering for a while. So I finally chewed through the rest of that. Interesting book.

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                    Redesigned the item and producer pages on organic.pearmarket.co. I included the masonry.js jquery plugin that works well in react, but jumps the content around when javascript starts on the page. Kind of negates the benefits of creating an isomorphic javascript app, but I want to see how I feel about it in another week. masonry does use the space on the page better, and is actually responsive, instead of being kind of responsive like it was before.

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                      For my photo gallery, I pre-calc the layouts server side for all of my possible screen sizes. it leads to some css hackery, and my implementation is only really practical if you have no more than 2 distinct breakpoints, but it avoids the problems with masonry.js that you mentioned. It’s a little tricky to explain, but with any luck I’ll have a public demo up soon that should make it clear.