I know that to have any hope of getting a small business going, I have to make a bunch of failing products (that I learn from) before landing a viable one, so I need to make the failures as cheap as possible.
So I'm building this minimal version of this product so I can try it out. (I can't use all smoke and mirrors to find what I want to know here.) I think I'm about 50% of the way to something I can use in daily life. And it's taken 18 hours over two weeks?!
The thing is, 40 hours for a functional prototype is really cheap for an established company. But it just seems like way too much for a gamble when you also have an almost-full-time job. And yet, what else can you do? Try nothing because everything's too costly?
Heh, I got a doctor’s appointment. The soonest available one is in the middle of December. Ah, US health care. I have a premium health insurance plan, even.
I assume these are the good bees, but I have to admit, I can’t tell the difference between them and their evil counterparts, the wasps.
It’s a nice day to take your training wheels out on Memorial Drive.
I've been tired all week and continue to be tired, despite sleeping a normal amount.
But I am at least not moving right now. I met up with some work friends in Davis because one of them is moving to Florida. Tomorrow. His moving van is going tomorrow, and he is driving his family and dog tomorrow.
Moving is the worst, and moving cross-country is the extra-worst. I bet the actual moving part of moving to Canada would be the super-extra worst.
Forgot to work out today; 12 pull-ups, called it a day.
Observing a first grade class on Zoom in which the teacher lost her internet connection. It’s 15 kids repeatedly saying “What’s going on?” “Where is everyone?” “Everybody mute!”
We attended the school meeting about going to school in-person. They did a really thorough job thinking things through. If we end up having to leave the country, I will really miss this school district.
Katt made this embroidery This Is Fine. If you’re gonna burn, burn in cozy textures!
35-minute run on easier, hill-less route. 12 pull-ups.
I spent an hour writing an email about the problems with Seesaw, the app the guy sometimes has to use for school. It takes a while to word things such that they have a good chance of being taken the right way.
35-minute run, 12 pull-ups.
New fave condiment. It’s like eating oily gravel, except with a spicy umami aftertaste! I wonder where they lifted/sourced this from. It reminds me of tasty pan leavings.
I told an employer that I wouldn't take a take home test today and wrote about it.
Despite having a full night’s sleep (but possibly not a good night’s sleep), I was drowsy and tired all day. I stuck to what I was trying to do all day, and it was something I want to do, even, but a day of work on it produced what I’d normally do in a quarter of the time. I was in this situation a lot at the beginning of the pandemic. I need to avoid getting stuck in that trough at all costs.
I just noticed my DOO(M) board game from this angle and found it incredibly funny for no discernible reason.