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July 2021 Status Update

Jul 7, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Well it’s July, and as mentioned last time, it’s time to take a break. Except… I don’t want to take a break. 😅😭 I think I mentioned that I am working on the identity system. Indeed, I have taken a wrecking ball to this sucker and it is now officially wrecked. I’ve been picking up the pieces and putting them back together, but it’s been taking WAY longer than expected. Continue reading

Startup Battlefield Retrospective

Jun 13, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business life etc
Some time has passed since I got myself riled up and did a very brash thing with the Startup Battlefield 2021 Application. I wanted to put some thoughts here around it as I have found writing helps get me out of my design/development funk. Not that I am in a funk right now, but I’d like things to be a bit crisper than they are. So my feelings on the entire ordeal are a bit conflicted. Continue reading

Startup Battlefield 2021 Application

May 27, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business life
On our last check-in, I mentioned working on some finishing features and then moving onto videos. WELLLLLLLLL as it turns out, during that time a nifty article popped up across my RSS feed that I could not archive: Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021 Extended?! Not by one but by TWO weeks? I started to look at the dates and schedule, and a butterflies-in-the-belly notion started to take hold: could I possibly conceive submitting an application to the tippy-top of all tech events and jump for the improbable if not impossible? Continue reading

May 2021 Status Update

May 5, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Goodness, what a run. I have basically been on a development tear since the last check-in, clocking about 10-12 hours a day. I guess that’s my typical schedule, but all of it has been totally dedicated to disciplined development, which is the ideal. So upon last check-in I believe I was spilling about having some videos done by now, which WAS ALL A LIE. 😅 Shows you for taking the time to believe me. Continue reading

March 2021 Status Update

Mar 5, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 1 min read
Categories: business life etc
Aw jyea… I am finding myself with the time to write a status update, so that must mean I am in another creative jam. 😆 Well it’s not that bad, but I thought I would take a few seconds to chime in here. Things are going pretty well. I am down to one last feature item, which should take about two weeks (🤞). Then after that, it’s off to the races with completing deferred tasks. Continue reading

Confronting Competition

Feb 5, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business life
It’s been a tough week here. What compounds it is that I was really on a roll there, ahead of schedule and cooking with momentum. That all seems like ancient history right now, so I guess I am spending some of my time here “getting my house in order.” First, Twitter is such a distraction. A double-edged sword, really. I use it to find out the latest news, but then I find out about all the sites out there that could be considered “my competition. Continue reading

February 2021 Status Update

Feb 4, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Well, another checkin so it must mean I am stuck somewhere again. 😁 Indeed, another bout of “The Analysis” has struck, so I am left staring at the ceiling for hours at a time, awaiting the inspiration to save me. There’s also Twitter, which I find myself switching to uncontrollably to find the latest news – whatever it may be. I am getting close, however. This is the last task involving “new” analysis, and this is one of three tasks (or stories) remaining. Continue reading

January 2021 Status Update

Jan 25, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 1 min read
Categories: business life etc
Happy New Year… ish. 😁 I am having a little down time – a case of the January’s as it were – so I decided to check in here with a little update. Things are actually running at a pretty good clip here. In fact, I hesitate to mention it but I am in a bit of a groove as of late, pretty much writing solutions and supporting code at will. Continue reading

December 2020 Status Update

Dec 11, 2020 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business life etc
December 2020… I cannot believe we’re in the final month of the year, yet here we are nonetheless. I am actually a few weeks behind on this post, but good to have gotten to it late than never. This past month for me was easily the most productive. In fact, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel here. I have been slamming out code and putting things together in a way that has been incredibly rewarding and efficient at the same time. Continue reading

Minding Distractions

Nov 18, 2020 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business life etc
Well I guess I am on a roll here. 😁 I’ve been spending some time on Twitter lately, and it’s made me realize what a gigantic distraction it is. Not just it, but any social media. It’s so addictive, and once you’re bought in, it’s all the more difficult to ween away. I abruptly (rage quit) Facebook in 2019. March 14th (Pi Day) to be exact. It totally totally sucked the first year or so for me, because I felt I basically abandoned all my online friends. Continue reading
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