Justin is energized with his conversation with the other Justin on Techzing earlier in the week. What it takes for an entrepreneur to succeed as an entrepreneur, even in a limited sense, is so situational and poly-causal. It's very difficult to make a consistent, timeless framework. Justin is looking for a way to boil it down to first principles, but Mark is skeptical about the return on effort for people learning from them.
Mark's new microphone is here and so far the results have been good! He managed to do a decent length run completely fasted this week and is going to try to keep the diet in check and continue intermittent fasting. He got some work done on an easter egg in Alchemist Camp, but still hasn't gotten back to Igniter. The mic is making it easier to record screencasts efficiently though, since it blocks out most background noises.
People are getting through the Nugget bootcamp, but very, very few are signing up for the paid course afterwards. It's difficult to tell if it's due to how they found and chose to sign up, but it's somewhat surprising that people finishing a free course would be less likely to sign up than those who were pitched straight from email.
Gitlab's second reduction of CI/CD minutes is starting to bother Mark. The first reduction wasn't onerous at all, but now he's a bit concerned, especially for any projects written in Rust that have longer compile times. For now, it's okay, but even needing to worry about whether or not to delay a deployment is enough that he's starting to look for other options.
Today's Topics include:
- First principles
- Email conversions
- Balancing proper vs quick engineering
- Crowded markets
- Selling ideas
- TechZing Ep. 333
- Zero to One
- First Principles
- The Kingdom of Nouns
- Formidable Labs
- Alchemist Camp
- Nugget Academy
Mark's goals for next time
- Record screencasts for both a free series on Ecto and a paid one on Absinthe
- Investigate a billing edge case for customers sign up multiple times
- Work on Phoenix Igniter
Justin's goals for next time
- Exercise on the trampoline 5 days
- Keep building out the sever-side of the Roblox game
- Keep Tweeting about Nugget
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On Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reactor/id1500109358
Recorded on 2020-09-09Back