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The embeds that @StackblocksApp gives you are going to be faster than ever! Migrating them to Astro.

@astrodotbuild is unbelievable.

NextJS
Size: 306kB
Time: 891ms

Astro
Size: 5.6kB
Time: 156ms

5.7x faster and 55x smaller πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€

Releasing soon!

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Added a Showcase featuring few of the awesome websites using @StackblocksApp embeds ✨

stackblocks.app/showcase

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@StackblocksApp One interesting thing thought - I use plausible to track the visits on these embed.

I was on a 10k views per month plan and this happens. 😲

Luckily, I cancelled the yearly subscription few months ago as I'm moving to umami 😁

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Building features for @StackblocksApp this weekend.

Started with
- transparent backgrounds so the embeds look native
- now this RSS feed support

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RSS feed done πŸš€

Now you can embed previews of your RSS feed on any website!

Goo @StackblocksApp
I was trying to make some updates to the default theme for email archives (or sites) built with @letterhive_app and I couldn't make much progress.

Because, I only had vague ideas in my head.

Stopped coding and wore a design hat πŸ‘’

(pic - before, after)

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Okay, monitoring uptime turned out be crucial.

There was slight down time for the @StackblocksApp embeds and I was notified on time. Resolved it quickly and made changes so it wont happen in the future ✌️

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Cloudflare tunnels are so easy to setup!

I've started hosting a few things for myself on a home server (old laptop).

Starting with monitoring my websites and apps using uptime-kuma. So sick - it sends me a TG notification if something is down.
I am making a handwritten font. With my own hand writing!

And I’ll build that in public πŸ˜‰

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I would love to have my handwriting as a font.
Till now, these is no way for @StackblocksApp to remind people that the trial is expiring.

People’s who fall in love immediately pay.
Others need time to decide whether it's actually useful for them.

Building an automation that sends trial expiry email like this

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I've been working on @letterhive_app's landing page.

Drew a few rough sketches to brainstorm how I want it to look.

And then directly coded it up and made few changes.

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πŸ›‘ I've had a user tell me they see an error while using @StackblocksApp but there is no way for me to see that. I had to explain what a console is and make them take a screenshot.

Not any more, I've setup @getsentry & capturing errors should be easy!

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The welcome emails for people trying out my side projects are now powered by @n8n_io

(A table in Notion is the intermediate emails database which saves state on whether the email is sent or not)

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I was feeling a bit down today, just until this arrived.

I love it when people find things I make helpful πŸ₯³

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I'm thinking of changing @letterhive_app's tagline from "a permanent archive for your email newsletters"

to

"A permanent home / SEO-friendly blog / Password protected archive for the emails you send"

I feel this is clear and explains well.
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Quick update: made a few improvements to the sites.

The archives generated by @letterhive_app are fast and optimized, by default. ⚑

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First run (or first harvest) of @letterhive_app πŸŽ‰

I setup an archive for my weekly newsletter, which is here - hackletter.letterhive.com

youtu.be/sLCEd4V1I2M

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Customizing the website/archive is mostly done for @letterhive_app

βœ… Custom CSS
βœ… Head tags
βœ… Adding content (near head & footer)

Next up - deploying and subdomains to the websites

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In today's newsletter, I wrote about the first week of developing @letterhive_app πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»

- Tech I'm planning to use
- Deciding what to work on
- What worked and what did not

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I've started working on @letterhive_app couple of weeks back. Could not spent good stretches of time on it. Was working whenever I got some time. I wrote about it in my recent newsletter

I have the domain & I will deploy once I have it working for my newsletter

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I'm enjoying building "What Time?". A little iOS shortcut that helps convert time from any tz to my local tz.

But as it's on mobile, and I don't have mobile with me always, I'll try to adapt it so I can use on computer.

Thread of things I'll be trying...

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On this note, I've been spending some time in figma considering few options for the design.

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Working on UI and design of the app doesn't feel like progress to me because its finish doesn't mean it is shipped.

Which is wrong.

When I spend time on design, a lot decision making is done and it takes less time to actually code it up and ship.