Start your project, track the progress, get it done 🔥
You might be too busy to start now, but you will have less time in the future.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
You missed the best time to start, the second best time is now.
Sometimes it is not about how much time we have, but how motivated we are.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
Life ends when one gives up learning and doing new things.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
A year from now you may wish you started today.
Success only come to those who dare to attempt
There is no good idea, safe idea or stupid idea, just idea we like to work on.
Do that thing you always thought of trying.
Everyone should have a now page to tell about
"what I'm doing now".
Inspired by Derek Sivers
Keep a public log of Work In Progress to get feedback and support.
Share about the things you have done, your plans and your thoughts.
Magic of Commitment
Once you commit to post consistent updates, it builds the momentum to things done.
You get into the habit of making progress.
- to remember/show what I build in the past
- to share a postmoterm of why it fail
I go this idea when I was refreshing my CV and building a personal profile/portfolio page, which I realized I have forgotten about some projects or I no longer have any material to prove their existence (web page no longer online, no screen capture).
Desmond Lua posted 2019-02-03T07:09:43.084441
Evaluate the idea: https://code.luasoftware.com/products/archive-of-my-dead-product/
Basic UI design
Learn & setup Git
Create a demo page: https://product404.com/products/hackerio
I might be too busy or lazy to create a blog of technical tutorials (it does slow down my programming), but those notes are meant for myself (I treat them as documentation), then I am slightly more motivated to do it.
One of the reason many online tutorial sucks is because the author didn't really use the tech in production, thus I shall only document about tech I used and the problems I faced.
Besides, since I did google for a lot of answer online on a daily basis, perhaps it's time to contribute back into the information pool.
Lua Software Code: https://code.luasoftware.com/
PS: Thanks Boo for giving me the idea, else I will probably would not do this.
Desmond Lua posted 2019-02-03T05:46:02.205263
Lua Software Code Update - Jan 2019:
🔥 5 new tutorials
📝 23 new howtos and code snippets
🎯 664 total posts
💡 2 articles on product development
👧 40,958 visitors per month (Up 28% from last month)
PS: created a new section on product ideas and development to share my experience/perspective as solo dev
I am learning Kotlin and Android's latest Architecture Components, so I build this app to put my learning into actual practice.
Try LuaPass: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.luasoftware.luapass
The stack so far is kinda like this
docker on Azure
I have a bunch of issues regarding efficiency, the app displays heavy renders of maps and visualizations
- I need help setting up CI/CD
- I need to update a lot of tests (I'm using pytest)
Actionable Social Media Insights
We strike to provide social media measurement, analysis and reporting that will drive ROI and leaving a lasting WOW to your boss or client.
We work hard to be as much valuable as possible to our customers. Whether we’re empowering them with software or educating them with content, we always strive to be useful.
In a world full of software that overcomplicates things, we aim to stand out as a breath of fresh air for businesses, small or big, looking to keep things simple. Automated & low-touch.
Liberation. We believe that amazing work doesn’t require a 9-5 office hours and an office. We can build a great company with everyone on our team living on their own terms.
We enjoy the work that we’re fortunate to do, and the people that we’re fortunate to do it with. As crazy as it sounds, we look forward to Mondays.
We optimise our financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. We stirke to build a profitable 100-year-old company.
Be Top One Google Search result for the keyword "CPLEX" and relatedOptimiser.com updated 2018-09-09T20:28:00.815490
- Browse job by tech stack
Desmond Lua posted 2018-09-03T04:49:37.865520
After going through tech job posting for last 30 days, the task to process/clean/tag the postings seems to out weight the benefits gained.
As a job finder, the important thing I look for are
- Culture/Product of the company
- Salary and Tech Stack of the job post
The current job boards are not perfect, but the search feature is adequate enough to filter keywords I am looking for. As for quality of company and job, this is not something a job board could solve. As for processing each posting to offer a more structured data, it is nice but would not be very helpful.
I would stop this project as for now.
FlowRabbit: Task management with time tracking for solo makersDesmond Lua updated 2018-10-04T05:03:20.652516
- Designed for solo makers
- Productivity Tracking: Integrated Pomodoro timer and productivity reporting to measure your time spent projects and type of work; also highlight your productive days/hours.
- Enhanced Kanban Board: a more flexible kanban board which support task grouping and expandable checklist. Includes widgets to show quick project status and Pomodoro reporting.
I have been using KanbanFlow (not the best UI, but it works) for a few years and notice it lacks some features I would love to have. Trello, Asana, Ora, ZenKit and Airtable are good products in their own ways, just not suited for what I have in mind. I run the risk of developing a product for myself only, so I should explore if others find this product useful for them.
WhatIDoNow: Making a website to update what I am doing nowDesmond Lua updated 2018-10-04T05:03:30.490625
As I develop the app further, I realize the app is quite useful to help me keep track of progress. I can now backtrack the updates and thought process from inception until now, and time spent on each updates. Starting is the easy part, being motivated to work on it consistently is the hard part. I am planning to build in reminders and gamification to motivate me to keep shipping.
Let me know what do you think 🤔. Drop me an email at email@example.com or ping me at https://twitter.com/d_luaz
Desmond Lua posted 2018-03-10T16:47:45.866740
Experiment with marketing WhatIDoNow through sharing on IndieHackers and Reddit with about 10+ signups and 4 active users so far. Created @LoveWhatIDoNow twitter account to share products, arts, and DIY things build by others. Have a long way to learn about marketing.