Alex Singh

Domino Joined about 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Fast Track - A simple, no-frills time tracker AKA Toggl's chill younger brother, Apr 19, 2017

    We sought to build a time/activity tracker that had as few features as possible. A single purpose product that just focused on providing a great user experience.

    Fast Track lets you record your time or activity and compile it into an invoice at the click of a button. That's it.

    I don't think there's a simpler or faster tracker out there, but I haven't seen them all, so I welcome you to prove me wrong :D

    I'm eager to get critical feedback on it and anything - good and bad - is helpful!

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  • Posted to LOT — A subscription-based lifestyle service, Apr 19, 2017

    To get this, you need to understand whose behind it.

    Vadik Marmeladov - http://www.vadikmarmeladov.com was a co-founder of Lapka https://mylapka.com/ and Ruki http://useruki.com/

    I signed up immediately because it fits my aesthetic and I'm into his work.

    At the risk of diving down a philosophical rabbit hole, let me say that I think a lot of people comparing this to Soylent are missing a fundamental point. Soylent's MO represents a classic facet of Silicon Valley thinking: maximizing efficiency without regard for taste.

    Lot is on the other side of the spectrum. It's not about efficiency, or "never having to go shopping". Those are simply side effects of their business model. What they're selling is a uniform that doubles as a membership card to a group that pokes fun at the clichés of the Valley and broader trends in popular technology, generally. This project is anti-choice, anti-identification, anti-individualist and anti-capitalist. I actually think it's anti-consumerist as well.

    Or maybe I'm just reading too much into this. I'll let you decide. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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  • Posted to Domino is a global community and support network for freelancers, in reply to Sacha Greif , May 04, 2015

    You're absolutely right. It IS important to explain the "what" and I'll get onto that now. Right now we're only using Slack to communicate and have begun to share advice from our members on our blog (http://blog.senddomino.com).

    We're also writing a guide covering the major aspects of freelancing that'll be hosted on a wiki.

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  • Posted to Domino is a global community and support network for freelancers, in reply to Dennis Jin , May 03, 2015

    One day, friend....One day..

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  • Posted to Domino is a global community and support network for freelancers, in reply to Ryan Snowden , May 03, 2015

    Hi Ryan,

    We decided to use a public Slack group as the main way for Domino members to communicate.

    Re: "Send Files, Get Paid" we had originally built an integrated file transfer/invoicing/payment system to simplify the process of managing your cashflow as a freelancer. Our thought process and experience being "Pricing, payments and cashflow is a huge area of misunderstanding for many freelancers and causes a lot of problems".

    Our focus with the tool was to empower freelancers, but we realised that providing direct education and community driven guidance ("I made this mistake when I started, here's how you avoid it") would help empower freelancers more effectively and across the entire span of their business, not just around money, so we decided to shift our focus towards community and education.

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  • Posted to Domino is a global community and support network for freelancers, in reply to Sacha Greif , May 03, 2015

    Thank you for the feedback, Sacha. I agree we need to more explicitly state what we're trying to do.

    To be more specific, we've noticed (and experienced) that there's a lot of uncertainty around freelancing and "being a freelancer". A lot of mistakes are made that cost freelancers time and money and lead to a lot of stress and anxiety. We believe the best way to help freelancers is through community-led education and support which is what Domino is working to provide.

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