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379: Shipping Personal Projects

January 6, 2021

This week, we talk through our playbook for shipping personal projects. In The Sidebar, we weigh the tradeoffs of building an online persona. Should designers thought lead?

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In this week's Sidebar, Karl asks: Where do you both land on the idea of having a web presence that is focused on showcasing your opinion versus showcasing your work?

Follow up:

We reflect on our 2020 goals, and think about the year ahead. Listen to our 2020 goals episode from a year ago.

  • 2020 goals:

    • Marshall: ship a SwiftUI app, update personal website
    • Brian: Write more, revenue generating side project
  • 2021 Goals:

    • Marshall: Be more like Ted Lasso whenever possible
    • Brian: Shifting creation:consumption ratio


Main topic:

Michael Knepprath asks: Do you have a checklist you run through when launching new products or features? Also, is Product Hunt as important as it used to be for this?

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Darkroom, a fantastic iOS, iPadOS, and now macOS application for editing your photos.
  • Marshall shared the iFixIt Pro Tech Toolkit, a wonderful set of tools for getting into the meat of your electronics.

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