Has Opinions 11: Should you go to that tech conference?

Today Chris and Daniel talk about tech conferences and our opinions about them.

Daniel was a presenter at a free online conference before recording the podcast. So both Daniel and Chris share about the first conference they went to, traveling to conferences, and going to conferences with and without family members.

Chris made progress on mysqlbackups.tv this week and Daniel launched a new plugin at shopplugins.com.

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Has Opinions 5: Vacation is Productive, Tesla is your babysitter

Today Chris and Daniel give updates on their side businesses and share their opinions about what a terrible financial decision cars can be.

Chris shares updates about mysqlbackups.tv and talks about updating an RDS server in production 😱.

Daniel shares about doing that content dance for growdevelopment.com.

Chris shares about his new project of remodeling a bedroom closet into a recording studio. This is the byproduct of having an infant in the house who you don’t want to wake up. We also discuss if a sleeping baby can be left in a zero-emissions vehicle and when Tesla will make a robot babysitter 🤔.

The rest of the episode is spent discussing a quote from The Fizzle Show episode about “The Danger of Not Taking Time Off“:

I realized in the course of doing business long enough, you really do
learn, oh man, i am the problem in my business right now. I’m the
problem because I can’t think straight. I don’t know what to do next.
I don’t have the right mindset to get the projects that I’m doing over
the finish line.

Through trying to build a business to have the kind of lifestyle I
want, I don’t have the kind of lifestyle I want because I’m always
on.

Time off is important stuff indeed. We also talk about the concept of a “Founder’s Retreat” as described by Rob Walling.

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Has Opinions 4: Side Hustles & How Cars Affect Your Wealth

Today Chris and Daniel give updates on their side businesses and share their opinions about what a terrible financial decision cars can be.

Chris shares updates about mysqlbackups.tv.

Daniel shares some back story along with updates on shopplugins.com.

Cars are a necessity while living in a suburb like both hosts do. Cars can be a tool, or they can be a depreciating asset of doom. Daniel bought a used car this week and shares the thought process of that decision.

Daniel tells a cautionary tale about the cost of classic cars and says farewell to his beloved Vanagon.

We also discuss other thoughts like “Can using a Lyft be a viable alternative to a second car?”

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