The title of this weeks post is probably a little unfair on myself. Lots of stuff got worked on last week but no milestones to talk about. After reading a blog post on productivity, I think I need to start focusing on fewer things to achieve more. My constant context switching is fun but less productive.
So this is my idea of starting a proper business and learning the ropes of a limited company. The idea is to provide a technology prototyping service, basically making proof of concepts for people. Progress this week has been around getting a site up and running (VibeInnovation.com), talking to accountants and stuff and preparing my business PayPal account.
I am trying to automate as much of this as possible and just make it run itself. After that, I need to design a service or product that it offers that people will want and pay for.
Progress on this has been pretty good, for the MVP I have decided to use Google’s Firebase to handle the backend communication and data. Once the paperwork is done for Vibe, my primary focus will be on Echo.
Keyword Research Ninja
So I have updated the costs of the product, linked it to my business PayPal account and created a product page. All I need to do next is link it to the product and the site is done.
Finally started playing around with the VEX EDR v5 hardware, ready to make a large epic robot 🙂
So, I am trying my best to make sure I update my blog regularly so that I can look back and see what I have achieved.
Burf.co, now with no search button
So between spending over 12 hours building furniture for the wife (2 new bunk beds, 2 desks, 2 chairs and a bookcase) I also managed to build a new MVP of Burf.co. The previous version was using Swift and was all in one (frontend/ backend). The new one is properly structured and uses VueJS for the frontend hosted externally, and the backend is in Java Spring Boot. It is just a prototype at the moment and doesn’t even have a search button, you just type and it starts getting the results (and smashing the db) but it was a fun prototype to build and is definitely the way I want to go.
- Increase dataset from 10 million to 100 million and make it fast as f*ck
- Add site pages (contact, about, submit etc)
- Add tag cloud and routing to make it better for SEO
Business Success Diploma
So ages ago I signed up to Shaw Academy as it has some great courses and reviews. I got a lifetime membership so I wasn’t in a rush. Since I finished the bodybuilding show, I have been caining through the course at super speed and hope to take my exam this week:). It was one of my new year’s resolutions to do (so was Hack24 🙁 ). I am learning a lot and hope to carry on with more advanced training around business.
The above projects are the fluff as I call it to get out of the way so that I can focus on Echo and getting this startup off the ground. I already started building a basic website for them. Once that’s complete, its time to focus on the MVP
When it rains, it pours! So before I had even thought about the above 3 projects, I had decided I was going to build a humanoid out of VEX EDR, which is a brilliant building platform. They had just brought out their new V5 system which looks epic (more powerful motors, more motors, vision control, touch screen etc). VEX was very nice in sending me some V5 hardware to start building this 3D Printed / VEX EDR humanoid! This will be my chilled weekend project 🙂