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20: A bit of everything

Recorded on March 22, 2022.Legos are fun and timeless. Mario’s business entity is finally formed and a business bank account is in place. Alan wants to play around a b...

19: Legalize it

Recorded on March 8, 2022.New Fusioncast features, plus other minor improvements and bug fixes. Mario will start working on things to prepare for launching, filed for ...

18: Taking the Elixir and Paddling to revenue

Recorded on February 23, 2022.Alan got the booster covid vaccine. React is good but more verbose than Vue. Playing around with Alpine.js. Mario’s continued working on ...

17: Progress updates and some of the tools we use

Recorded on February 1, 2022.Fixing some challenging issues in Fusioncast recording workflow, dealing with a participant’s sudden loss of network connection. Alan talk...

16: DotPlan has launched! Plus other updates

Recorded on January 18, 2022.Happy New Year! Back after a long break. Alan had some nice time off for the holidays. Alan also shares that he launched DotPlan and has a...

15: The credit card upfront dilemma

Recorded on September 21, 2021.Alan continues integrating Paddle to handle billing for his SaaS. Update on Alan’s participation in Kobe mentorship program. Thoughts on...

14: Paddling in a kanuu

Recorded on August 31, 2021.Alan was accepted to a startup mentorship program with Kobe city for early stage founders. Alan is integrating Paddle using another service...

13: Off the grid and back

Recorded on August 17, 2021.Taking time off to disconnect and go camping. Climate change. Design work and learning design principles. Tailwind UI has been very helpful...

12: Why we do this

Why we do what we do. Plus some updates on mentorship events, new features, fixing issues, onboarding, and overall work being done on DotPlan and Fusioncast.

11: IMJ × Justin Jackson

Mario and Alan are joined by Justin Jackson, co-founder of, to talk about the state of indie SaaS and the importance of choosing the right market for you...

10: Product Manager Think

In this episode, Mario and Alan discuss the difficulties of choosing which product features to prioritize, problems with overheating MacBooks and options for Product A...

9: Remote Work Reflections

Alan and Mario talk about their experiences of remote working and Alan talks about his reasons for building on dotplan to improve remote communications.

8: Landing Page Learnings & Onboarding Observations

Alan talks about the difficulties of launching a product with lots of different use cases, onboarding ideas & subtle problems with microcopy, and Mario discusses the l...

7: Obfuscation Investigations & Time Picker Pickles

In this episode, Mario discusses his JavaScript debugging nightmares and Alan complains about cultural differences in dealing with time and laments about web time & da...

6: Life, Challenges, and Progress

In this episode we talk about life challenges while trying to make progress with our products, technical challenges, UX/UI, tools, cloud services, and more.

5: To unit test, or not to unit test

We're back after a short break! Alan and Mario discuss how they're testing (or not!) parts of their app, the latest development updates and different approaches to o...

4: Introductions (finally!)

Alan and Mario finally get around to introducing themselves and the products they are working on.

3: 99 Seconds of Pitch

The one where Alan talks about his Founder’s Live pitch, the benefits of talking about your product on twitter and some of the difficulties of bootstrapping.

2: Nuggets of Wonder

The one where we talk about IDs in URLs, updates to fusioncast, and how long an ideal podcast should be.

1: It Worked!

The one where we talk about the challenges of building software, and other business-related stuff.


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