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379: Shipping Personal Projects

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

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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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