Delightful Reveal #23

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
June 20, 2023

“I can’t be trusted with things that don’t have a cord.”

What we did:

  • Finally finished (V6-FINAL-final.PSD) some technical documentation describing our application’s core concepts + math. Compiled a shortlist of differences between the old system (a spreadsheet) and the new app and reviewed it with executives. Corrected an error in how we calculated profit 😛
  • Co-created a list of research goals and questions for a part-concept test, part listening session. Drafted a moderator’s guide
  • Kicked off a new, very-close-to-the-end-of-this-increment sprint with a presentation and… a commitment to conducting a strategy workshop to define our next tranche of work. Started noodling on that workshop
  • Updated microcopy in response to small usability issues we heard
  • Road-tripped to and from Asheville, NC to attend the inaugural Blue Ridge Ruby Conference
  • Learned about JavaScript session storage
  • Invited a collection of potential users to test the usability of a new platform via UserBrain
  • User demos and feedback sessions on dashboards and email wizard
  • Designing thread view pages from individual view pages so that a user knows visually which type of page they are on
  • Shared a project timeline with a client for some branding efforts
  • Wiped a physical server and began self-hosting some services locally. Including an Uptime Monitor and Status pages
  • QA’d, fixed some bugs in the prototype, and began conducting unmoderated usability tests!  *

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

  • #self-hosting
  • Wallaby
  • Alabama barbecue, particularly smoked chicken with white sauce
  • Adobe Express beta
  • D&D Beyond
  • Buying three buildings to tear down

What we’re struggling with:

  • The shower water control being hooked up backwards
  • Losing the ort ball from the in-progress cross-stitch project
  • Aging dogs
  • Dirty keyboards
  • Getting signed out of Google in the middle of editing this doc
  • No hot water in the house
  • Accessing Zoom chat from before you joined the call
  • Having my internet cables get cut on accident 

What we’re buying:

  • Mini-split ductless AC and (surprise!) new water heater. Cry
  • Headphones. With a cord. 
  • More bully sticks
  • A new desk lamp
  • GE Extension Cord Plug Replacement, 2 Pack, Polarized, 2 Prong, 125VAC/15A, Ideal for Small Appliances such as Power Strips and Lamps, Great for DIY Projects, UL Listed, Black, 54266
  • Lil plant clips to help pothos scale interior walls
  • Aluminum pinches
  • Washi tape

What we’re celebrating:

  • Madison Reading Project: Read(y) to wear fundraiser raised $85,000.00 toward their new bus purchase.
  • Becoming a part-time employee after being a summer intern
  • Jack’s pronunciation of “recipé” (oh my glob)
  • Learning that ort balls are a thing
  • Maybe becoming part of a collectively run boutique to sell ceramics
  • New roof!

If you’re looking for a team to help you discover the right thing to build and help you build it, get in touch.