Exist Integrations Status Report 2021 Q3

I launched Exist Integrations on July 16th. Since the post on the Exist Developer forums I have been happy with its trajectory and progress.

The genesis of Exist Integrations was almost two years before its launch. It was a hacked together script that took Trakt TV watching history to Exist. It only worked for my account. Not exactly a service that I could offer to the world. I registered the domain on October 25, 2020. Initial development was slow as I had to learn a lot of new technologies.

The gap between registration and launch is also due to my confidence in the service. It takes a lot to release something out to the world. There were no goals when I did launch. I was going to continue to use it but I didn’t say I need X adoption by Y date. If one person found value besides me I’d be happy. As of today there are 35 users that started the onboarding. 18 of those users completed the step to link to Exist and at least one other service. That floors me.

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Kipchoge: The Last Milestone Review

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone Review

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone is the story of one man attempting to run the first marathon in less than 2 hours. I came into the documentary very familiar with Eliud Kipchoge and this attempt. The filmmakers have a subject and a story that anyone could find compelling.

Running a marathon is hard. Running it fast is even harder. To put a sub-2 hour marathon in context imagine running one lap around a 400 meter track in 68 seconds. Now imagine doing that 105 consecutive times.

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Hello World Again

Hello World Again

Lately I’ve been thinking about what I’m putting out to the world. Outside of work there really wasn’t a lot. I don’t tweet much. My blog could have had a virtual tumbleweed blowing across it. I do continue to work on behind the scenes updates to Exist Integrations but I never feel inclined to write about it.

I should have realized my mistake. It was a mistake to develop the website and blog from the ground-up. Laravel is a great framework and I’m using it with Exist Integrations but it required too much work to make any updates to this blog.

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