Too many jobs
Justin's been doing a lot of performance work at the day job. He's been doing some strategic caching and optimizing of queries and has managed to drain a job queue from over 42,000 items, down to about 10. The problem may not be fully solved, though.
Mark failed to hit his primary goal, but he did a bunch of other stuff, including Manning's Rust in Motion which was an explicit goal not to get too sucked into. He also had quite the HN adventure, submitting a post that quickly got to #2 and then flagged off of the site. After a few revisions to make it a bit more personal and re-posting it, it went up to #2 again and did much better the second time. Also, the Facebook interview went well and they've invited him to a "virtual onsite" interview.
A fairly successful indie hacker who runs a site called Semicolon and Sons strongly recommended Rob Walling's book, Start Small, Stay Small to Mark, and its lessons on out-sourcing in particular. Mark never read it, but did see a lot of similar advice in 4HWW around the same time and Justin's had a great experience with outsourcing work on his upcoming Roblox game.
If you're coding everything on the back-end for it anyway, is it better just do all life-cycle emails from a transactional email service? Justin's considering moving all of Nugget's marketing off of Drip and just using Mailgun for everything. Speaking of email software, Noah Kagan has been promoting a new service called Send Fox. It may be worth keeping an eye on, given his success with his SumoMe suite of list-building tools.
- Web apps aren't tech. They're "tech"
- John Carmack's BAFTA speech
- Semicolon and Sons
- Start Small, Stay Small
- Nugget Academy
- Alchemist Camp
Justin's goals for next time
- Work on Nugget
- Eat 90% vegan
- Keep blood sugar in check
Mark's goals for next time
- Work on Phoenix Igniter (double dog for reals this time)
- Publish the already recorded screencasts
Video version at https://youtu.be/6GUXIgFd_4M
On Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reactor/id1500109358
Recorded on 2020-08-05Back