Shifting Gears

Captain’s Log 

Star(tup)Date: 0046 

What we did the past two days

More testing, extending, and cleanup of the code based on test results.

Conference call with one of our payment providers on their next API plans.

Shifting gears to give a little time to my friends at Hourglass Books and Save-A-Vet, today and in the next few days. Both need some consistent attention.

Also, had a job interview with On Earth Peace for my peacebuilder calling.

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Keeping It Real

Captain’s Log 

Star(tup)Date: 0044 

What we did the past two days

Kept testing, adjusting, and extending the code based on test results.

Also added boilerplate pages like privacy, terms, faq, etc. Keeping it real.

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Finish Line | Starting Line

Captain’s Log 

Star(tup)Date: 0042 

What we did the past three days

Coding so hard it hurts. Reached my goal of going live by NFL Draft Day.

In startups, every finish line is another starting line. Living in the blur of testing, adding, adjusting, etc. — based on the experience of actually using the product.

Very tired. Very happy with how it’s shaping up. Now, we need people to use it!

finish line | starting line

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White Light

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0039 

What we did yesterday

Made more progress on payment processor API’s.

Coding so many days & hours I can hardly see.

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Bleary Eyed

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0038 

What we did yesterday

Plowing through the payment processor API’s.

Kicking down doors, getting it done.

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Feed Me Seymour!

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0037 

What we did yesterday

Finished the logic and coding for the givby activities feed.

It will be a snap to add new activity types as we roll out.

feed me

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Rolling Along

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0036

What we did yesterday
Made a lot of progress on the feed. Each time I add another level of complexity to the app, I reduce the code to another level of simplicity. The more functionality we add, the less redundant code we retain. It’s how I roll.

Did some more work for Save-A-Vet, and met our new dog Nellie. Sweet!

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Five Weeks Out From Port

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0035

What we did yesterday

Made some more progress on the payment processor API’s, discovered how I want to handle the interior pages (for now, until we have a designer), and began work on the feed for givby activities — how people inspire and learn from each other.

We are now five weeks out from port. On track to launch next week!

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Working Like A Dog

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0034

What we did yesterday

Made some more progress on the payment processor API, but ran up against my inexperience with one final step on capturing the access token to save in the database. Meanwhile, started working with a second payment processor.

The reason we are using two is because the second one has no setup requirements — people can pay instantly, with their credit cards or bank accounts. This will be the default for convenience oriented donors.

The other is much lower cost — meaning more of your donation dollar(s) will go to the charity. We will offer this for more value oriented donors. It will be interesting to see how many make the choice to go through the setup.

Also, was busy with Save-A-Vet.org because we are rescuing two more dogs this week. Here is MWD Ornela, who we got from Homeland Security Border Patrol.

MWD Ornela

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Tax Day

Captain’s Log

Star(tup)Date: 0033 

What we did yesterday

Nothing. Worked on taxes and bill payments. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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