Weekly Roundup | 9th - 13th October 2017

9th – 13th October 2017

Monday 9th October 2017

Putting in the hours!

I’m now in my fourth week at PropertySafe and continuing my morning routine, it started out with my usual morning workout. I was feeling better after resting for 3 days but I still took it easy and did a light workout.

Listening to one of my regular podcasts, I listened to a guy called Tony Conrad talk about a new platform he had built called About.me which as they put it is for “Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and side-hustlers use about.me to grow their audience and get more clients.”

Seeing as I like to try and get in early on tech startups, I signed up and was happy to get the handle about.me/joshgrigg. Check it out and get amongst it.

I got to do a bit of work on Aussie Mineral Hub over the weekend. I had a fair amount of updates in staging, I decided to get it to a good enough stage to be able to deploy it to live. Had a few annoying caching issues and the CDN wasn’t referencing the images correctly, fortunately the good people at WPengine got it sorted for me. Now the big update is done, I just have to fix up some of the image products and then keep adding more products.

Aussie Mineral Hub - October 2017 Aussie Mineral Hub – October 2017 Updates

Changelog 7/10/2017

  • WooCommerce implemented
  • Products added and tested
  • Affiliate products added
  • About Me page added with narrative
  • Messenger chat implemented

Throughout the day I worked through some changes to the UI that the agency suggested. Getting closer to finalising some of the pages.

Monday Back Workout

  • Warm Up Lat Pulldown
  • 4 x 10 reps 47kg Lat Pulldown
  • 2 x 12 reps 80kg, 2 x 12 reps 120kg Iso-Lateral High Row
  • 4 x 12 reps 40kg Single Arm Iso-Lateral DY Row
  • 1 x 12 reps 47kg, 3 x 12 reps 61kg Cable Row

Tuesday  10th October 2017

Today was spent reviewing the UI designs with Phil, Shane and Justine. Going over key pages to get approval so the dev guys can get started. Happy to say we got sign off on a few of the pages. Happy days!

Tuesday Chest Workout

  • Warm up followed by 4 x 10 reps 60kg Iso-Lateral Chest Press
  • 4 x 10 reps 60kg Incline Bench Press
  • 4 x 12 reps 80kg Iso-Lateral Wide Chest
  • 4 x 10 reps 54kg Pec Fly

Wednesday 11th October  2017

Received the RedBubble shirts. A little disappointed in the quality of print or maybe just high expectations and learning how the print process actually works.

The prints are layered with a white layer first and the colour over the top of that. So there is a slight white glow around the edges of the design. It may be worthwhile to just do white designs or black on white designs until this process gets better.

Wednesday Leg Workout

  • Warm up Leg Extension
  • 2 x 12 reps 45kg, 2 x 12 reps 55kg Leg Extension
  • 4 x 10 reps 20kg Leg Curl
  • 4 x 12 reps 40kg V-Squat
  • 4 x 10 reps Leg Raises
  • 10 mins Sit Down Bike

Thursday 12th October 2017

Switched over to a different project today and worked through the Maintenance Manager signup process UI.

The current system definitely needs some love as a lot of its features have just been added without any real thought on how it is going to effect other areas of the system.

The first problem to think about is the perception that users have that the signup process is a 4 step process, which as you go through and fill it out, it ends up being about 10 steps. To go with this, the current area that shows the progress is totally disjointed from the area the user is focusing on.

This all needs to brought into alignment so it is clear to the user what section of the signup process they are in and what is left to complete. Ill provide some screenshots in next weeks update once the new design has been approved.

Thursday Shoulder Workout

  • Warm up Iso-Lateral Shoulder Press
  • 2 x 12 reps 40kg, 2 x 8 reps 60kg Single Arm Iso-Lateral Shoulder Press
  • 4 x 12 reps 54kg Rear Delt

Friday 13th October 2017

Spooky Friday 13th! I continued working through the Maintenance Manager signup process UI today.

Had a meeting with Phil, Todd and Justine to review it. The overall feedback was that they loved it. I just had to update the positioning on some of the fields. Happy days, the dev guys can now develop it. I’m looking forward to seeing it live.

Friday Arms Workout

  • Warm up Cable Curls and Cable Pulldowns
  • 4 x 12 reps 14kg Dumbbell Curl
  • 4 x 12 reps 14kg Dumbbell Skullcrushers
  • 4 x 12 reps 75kg Tricep Press
  • 4 x 12 reps 46kg Preacher Curl

Resources I’ve used this week

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