My February Update
2023 is 2/12 done
Hey hey! Chris Sev here. February flew by. Hope yours was a productive and zen one.
This is a big update since the product that myself and my cofounder Samuel have been trying to build is finally ready for open beta.
In this newsletter we’ve got:
Devtr.ee open beta
🎊 We’re live!
We’ve made it! Exactly 100 days after starting, I can happily and confidently say come and try our new project!
Create your portfolio in 5 minutes.
Make it 🎨 beautiful, 📱 responsive, and 🌑 dark mode ready.
We display your data from GitHub, Twitter, YouTube, Dev.to, and Hashnode with more coming soon.
Big shoutout to all the beta testers. Since we started private beta, there have been hundreds of new features and fixes added. Devtr.ee looks monumentally different than it did just 1 month ago.
I’m sure with more of your feedback, we’ll take another leap forward.
We also added a slick onboarding experience so you can truly build your portfolio in less than 5 minutes.
Other project updates
Video Tap now has 1,060 signed up teams and 1,729 processed videos. Gotta figure out a plan there. People are signing up and trying the demo, but only 4 have upgraded to paid. Every video is costing money . Might switch to rev.com style of payments where you pay before a video is uploaded.
🐑 Thought of the Month
I’m not bad at sleep, I’m bad at not thinking
I’ve always had trouble with sleep. As soon as I wake up anytime in the night, my brain immediately goes 0 to 120.
“What do I need to do today?”
”How do I make a better Devtr.ee?”
”Should I get Twitter Blue?”
”Ohhhh that’s how I can fix that bug!”
I’ve done all the things. ✅ Blackout curtains ✅ No screens ✅ No water ✅ Eye mask
I’ve finally found something that works:
Write down everything I need to do the next day, before I go to sleep.
Empty the brain!
I’m constantly in planning/action mode. I rest during the day and in the evening.
The goal is to get my brain to be in rest mode when it wakes up in the middle of the night.
Now I wake up at 4am and can tell my brain “hey dork, chill. we already planned out what we’ll do tomorrow”
At least it’s working for the last week I’ve tried it 🤷♂️.
🤟 Personal Update
Paris trip successful!
Trip to Paris was a success. Saw all the touristy sights. One thing that struck me is how intricate everything is. I thought the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t be that impressive. We even have a small Eiffel Tower here in Las Vegas!
I was wrong. Tower was way cool in person. Louvre was awesome. Mona Lisa is tiny but still reverential.
I never travelled as a youth. Good thing Kap is getting this Vegas kid out into the world.