Remotely Interesting

Have you ever bought a domain with the intent to build something and instead it collected dust on your domain registrar for the next couple of years? If so, you’re in good company! In this episode, we talk about our own dusty domains and side projects with an initiative we started earlier this year.

Show Notes

Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

Whenever someone buys a domain, we all know that that side projects always gets prioritized and shipped to production in record time right? As if! 😅 If you're anything like us, you've bought plenty of domains where the intent is there and sadly it never manifests to anything more than another line item in your domain registrar. Well, in this episode, we talk about those unused domains as well as an initiative we kicked off earlier this year to help us build something from our dusty domains.

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[00:00:00] **Cassidy Williams:** Previously, on Remotely Interesting...

[00:00:04] **Cassidy Williams:** Just send that to him and he'll be like, here's the next episode.

[00:00:09] **Cassidy Williams:** Hello! And welcome to Remotely Interesting.

[00:00:12] **Phil Hawksworth:** This is remotely interesting.

[00:00:14] **Divya Tagtachian:** Well, that seems a little presumptuous.

[00:00:16] **Sarah Drasner:** No no no.... that's the name of the show.

[00:00:25] **Jason Lengstorf:** Hello everyone. And welcome to another episode of remotely interesting. The podcast where the points are made up, but nothing matters. We are here today talking about one of our favorite topics, which is all of the domain names that we've purchased with great intentions, and then let them just collect dust over time.

[00:00:44] **Jason Lengstorf:** Uh, and we're super excited about this because we are in the middle of a. Uh, project right now, encouraging everybody in the community, including ourselves to go out and actually use these dusty domains and, and build that side project. Right. So, uh, today [00:01:00] we're just going to hop right in on this and, uh, maybe we can just start with what it is.

[00:01:05] **Jason Lengstorf:** So, uh, does anybody want to talk about what the dusty domain event is?

[00:01:09] **Cassidy Williams:** Are you talking about my house? Ha. Oh, that's it. Mom. I know she, I know she listens to this. I got a,

[00:01:21] **Tara Manicsic:** It's not that dusty mom. Well, funnily enough, Jason, I think you are the best person to talk about it. So do you wanna, do you wanna re uh, introduce yourself to talk about it? Do yourself.

[00:01:32] **Jason Lengstorf:** Alright, Jason, do you want to go ahead and tell everybody what the dust to domain. Sure thing Jason's domain. So what we're trying to do is, um, we have, I, I don't know if everybody listening is aware of this, but we just hired Lynn Fisher, which is absolutely incredible thing. And we've been trying to come up with an idea for how to [00:02:00] build things with the community. Um, one of the best things about working at Netlify is the community. One of the, my favorite things of this job is being able to see what people come up with and help try to do fun things with people. And, uh, so we were talking about this and, and Lynn. Just very casually as like, well, I have an idea.

[00:02:20] **Jason Lengstorf:** And of course, you know, when Lynn has an idea of the whole room goes silent, we all just kind of lean forward. And she says, uh, she says, well, you know how developers are always buying domains? And then they're like super excited to build that side project. And then eight years later they still have that domain and they haven't built that side project.

[00:02:39] **Jason Lengstorf:** What if this event was like, Everybody trying to ship it. And I was like, oh my God, this is such a good idea.

[00:02:45] **Tara Manicsic:** Not that any of us developers have anything like that? Or any amount of domains down?

[00:02:50] **Cassidy Williams:** Yeah. Not related.

[00:02:53] **Jason Lengstorf:** Okay. So here's what I want everybody to do as, as, uh, as prep for a little bit later in this episode, just go to your, [00:03:00] your domain registrar and just pull it up so that we can go through

[00:03:04] **Cassidy Williams:** We have many Jason.

[00:03:16] **Tara Manicsic:** Uh, in this project, we're not just looking at our dusty, you know what means there's actually going to like some good's going to come up with this, right?

[00:03:24] **Jason Lengstorf:** Absolutely. Yeah. So the, um, uh, another brilliant person in our company, Lauren Sell who is our VP of marketing, she suggested. It's getting to the end of the year.

[00:03:35] **Jason Lengstorf:** Why don't we do something that, that helps people? And so we want to do a charity drive, right? And so what we're trying to do is raise a bunch of money for charity. Now I'm saying a bunch because we're still like encouraging other companies to match donations. So Hey, other companies, would you like to do something good for charity?

[00:03:53] **Jason Lengstorf:** Come back. Our donation, Jason. That's why you pay me the big bucks. [00:04:00]

[00:04:01] **Tara Manicsic:** That's why we call him Smooth Jason

[00:04:04] **Jason Lengstorf:** That is my name is Jason. Whenever I walk into a room, a, a, a tenor sax starts to play softly in the background.

[00:04:18] **Jason Lengstorf:** Chris, can we find that sound effect please?

[00:04:24] **Jason Lengstorf:** But what we want to do is every time somebody participates in this, so first of all, we just want you to get excited, build that side project. You know, it's getting toward the end of the year. We know everybody's going on. Code freeze. Maybe you're not as busy. Everything's kind of waiting for. The beginning of January to really kick off again.

[00:04:39] **Jason Lengstorf:** So what a great time to learn something by building that side project, right? Try that tech you've been meaning to try and all those good things. And we're going to sweeten the pot by every site that gets submitted to the dusty domains project. We're going to donate to. So our goal, we're going to try to make it a minimum of 10 grand donated to charity, but we're [00:05:00] hoping that we get a lot more matches than that and that this becomes a big pile going out to a, to a bunch of good causes.

[00:05:05] **Jason Lengstorf:** So, um, you know, check the dusty domain site for details on exactly how that works and how much we've currently raised and how much each site is. But, uh, you know, we're, we're pretty excited about being able to do a little good for the community and, and, uh, and get everybody excited about building serious or silly side projects.

[00:05:23] **Ekene Eze:** When you think about silly side projects, I have an idea of one, which I think I've had for awhile, and that is I wanted to build a date. Platform for pets.

[00:05:43] **Cassidy Williams:** So dogs can fall in love, right?

[00:05:47] **Ekene Eze:** I mean, I get that what you will, but that's, that's it. I wanted to do it so bad. I

[00:05:55] **Jason Lengstorf:** wait, what's the name of this app? Yeah. Just know that's the thing I bought the domain [00:06:00] and I just never did it,

[00:06:01] **Cassidy Williams:** but what's the domain.

[00:06:03] It should be like petard.

[00:06:15] Okay. Cute pet.

[00:06:20] Okay. Cute. Okay. Cute pet for fish. Is it fender? I want already exist. Cassidy. It's called plenty of fish. Oh. Fisher, very confused when they get there bad luck with that site. Wrong target audience. Okay. But as, okay, this is like user research question. Is this for the pet owners or is this for the pets themselves?

[00:06:47] So I, one of the initial idea is for it to be for the pet owners. So you can, you can come on the platform, make your profile for your pets, upload your pictures, and then they could get matched with [00:07:00] other pet owners uploading that it collecting that mumble kind of experience, but just for beds for beds.

[00:07:06] It's so silly. I didn't know how I thought about it. I don't know, Kenny, this one sounds like you could probably go raise capital for that. This could happen. There's some money out there for you somewhere. Yeah, I think eventually that thing is going to come to life. Maybe through the dusty domains projects.

[00:07:28] I, I guess, I don't know, but I'm, I'm happy. I think that's something that I, I'm not doing because of any reason, apart from my one to have fun doing it and seeing multiple pets, that's just it. Uh, I think this is, that's kind of like plays to what the dusty domestic event is all about, you know, uh, projects that you just want to have fun with without really any clear goals of making profits or whatever.

[00:07:52] Something. I want to have fun beauty, Nancy and how he plays out basically right now. I'm now I'm curious. What does everybody else like Ben [00:08:00] sitting on for, for months, years, decades, that they want to build? There's a pile Jason. I had. So I started at a hackathon almost 10 years ago. Mama coders. That was friendly version.

[00:08:19] Of stack overflow. So it was basically like porting answers from stack overflow, but like nicely like stack overflow, but you're allowed to say thank you, but you don't get. Uh, it was fun. It was like, yeah, it was a, it was like a women in tech event and we made mama coders and it was like, it was, you know, just like match the whole, the full feel of being able to get answers, you know, but get rid of the fear.

[00:08:57] I love that. I think that's great. I mean, and I [00:09:00] think that the thing that's fun about this is like, there are really ambitious side projects, but then you can also just build the simplest. Like, you know, it's a one trick pony. Like one of my favorites is I saw somebody build a site called, is it snowing in Portland?

[00:09:15] Or is it snowing in PDX? And when you go to that site, it just checks the weather. And if it's not snowing, it says. And if it is snowing, it shows an animated GIF of the Muppets panicking, you know, uh, and, and it's just, it's such a great site and there's like a whole suite of those. It's, you know, the, of like one question and then it's a yes or no answer.

[00:09:38] And it's usually funny if, if the unlikely condition is true, um, and those are like, really, you know, you can stand that up in a day and it just makes you smile. And sometimes it's kind of useful like that is it snowing in PDX is actually a pretty great if you're worried that it might be bad out there, you can just check that site without having to open the weather or anything.

[00:09:56] And then, you know, who looks [00:10:00] out the window anymore? We boarded those up long ago. We're inside people. Now a lot of my ideas, like some of them are like game ideas where I personally don't really know much about game development, but I'm like, wow, someday when. Um, more willing to learn game development.

[00:10:18] I'll totally build some of these. And some of them are things that I just wish could happen. Like I was thinking about making a site where it just makes folders for your GitHub repos, so you can organize them. I think that could be useful. I would like to have my repos in folders and organized, and then sometimes they're just really silly where it's, it's like, Write a blog post, but if you stop writing AF outside of a certain speed, it starts to delete your blog post.

[00:10:48] So it's really just a race against the clock.

[00:10:56] So I was going through my domains to find [00:11:00] the one that I I bought for, for the pet dating thing. And I saw it very funny. Domain name waits, pet booties.com. Pet booties. I don't know what that is for little boots for pet something else. Pets, buddhist.com. I don't know what to do with that. He bought this.

[00:11:25] Yes, it's amazing. I bought it. It's there. I mean, how, how long have you been sitting on this domain? I think I bought it way back in 2019. Oh my gosh. Yeah. That's the fun part. I love it. Yeah. I'd like to know what other domains you have. No, no,

[00:11:57] uh, that's that's a good one. I, [00:12:00] I have a couple like really ridiculous ones. For some reason, because Marissa said that she was intent versus my partner, because she said that she wanted to build a, uh, like a photo gallery for this. She, I bought the domain name, men eating ice cream.com. Well, I don't, I don't know.

[00:12:25] She, she like has this dream of making a coffee table book. That would show there's pictures of grown men eating ice cream, because apparently that's a thing that, that she finds just delightful. Um, so I don't know. I don't know what that is. I have another one that, uh, that I have started, I started working with Sarah Vieira on building this, and then we like, got it.

[00:12:53] Prototyped. And then both of us got busy, but shame.dev, a place where you can just go cleanse [00:13:00] yourself of your worst case. By like adding it into the void. So you pay, stick your ugly code. And you're just like, there it is. I do use that choice. I made, I would use that. Oh my God. That is so good. I've made some nested ternary statements where I'm like, oh, I shouldn't have done this.

[00:13:18] This is a bad choice. I started one that was, I thought I had the domain where to eat that. 'cause our team always had a problem choosing where to go eat lunch. So it was just a random sorter that you could just say, go eat here. But chances are, it probably would be like, go eat here. And then it'd be like, nevermind, choose a different one because we didn't want to eat it.

[00:13:48] Cause we were so picky, but we always had that problem. It's like, where should we go eat lots of very real thing. I still want that. I wonder if something like that exists. I do like that. Then there was something that [00:14:00] you talked about once, where it was. Uh, group decision where nobody actually likes the result.

[00:14:05] Yeah. It's called the Abilene paradox if I'm not mistaken. Um, and so yeah, at the high level of basically like people just, they try to throw out an idea, they think the group will want, and then the group thinks that's what the individual wants. And then you end up in this place where no one actually wanted to do the original decision, but no one wanted to speak up.

[00:14:24] So everyone's unhappy. So it's an app to reduce that. Yeah. I, I remember, uh, I don't remember what show it's from, but it, it talks about compromise as being halfway happy. And that sounds sounds about right. I totally agree with. Yeah, I definitely have some friends were like, we'll make certain group decisions and stuff.

[00:14:51] And then there comes a point where we're just like, none of us actually want to do any of these things. We don't care. We just want to make the decision. We just want to be done [00:15:00] with this. So to me, Tara, build that, please help us all. It sounds like it would be pretty easy, right? Like all you had to do is like have inputs and then a randomized.

[00:15:14] We had, when I worked at IBM, a coworker of mine, um, a guy named Logan McCall built out a, it was the wheel of lunch. So it's spun like wheel of fortune. And it was just all the restaurants that we had agreed were like, okay, restaurants near the office. So if we were fighting over who like where we should go, or nobody wanted to make a decision, we could just pull up this website and spin the wheel of lunch.

[00:15:38] And then we had to go. It was usually like, we'd spin it three times, but I also want a decision-making one where you have like seven different choices and then it goes and randomly goes, puts each of them. Side-by-side. And then whichever one wins [00:16:00] that gets battled against the next, like all the other ones.

[00:16:03] So randomly you pick, like which one you choose more. And then there's one that you're going to choose more than all the rest of the seven. And that's how, you know, what kind of taco to eat. You know, what's really funny is, um, I've used that same setup for prioritization. Like if you have 10 projects, you just put them in a tournament.

[00:16:26] Yeah. And you like say, okay, which of these is more important? And then you keep doing that until you get down. Like finally, you've got two things. You've agreed. These things are more important than all the other things. And you just choose the one that takes precedence. It's like, oh, great, congratulations.

[00:16:38] You've just stack, ranked all your work. 'cause like, if I look at all of them at the same time, I'm going to be like, well, carnitas and Al Pastore do look equally good, but. If I, if I have seven right in front of me, I'm just gonna like decision fatigue. You know, I, you know, what I love about this is that you took.[00:17:00]

[00:17:00] That I was making boring and you just found a good, a good use for it, like prioritization, who cares taco choices. So what can I say? I have my priorities. So I would love to talk about past projects that we've made with, with domains or without domains think things that we may have worked on in the past.

[00:17:22] I have one that I just pulled up that I haven't worked on this. Over eight years, but I was very proud of it at the time. And, uh, it was my own little programming language that compiles to JavaScript called armor Gersh script. And it was based on that. It was based on that. Uh, it's a really old meme where it's like a girl going, oh my gosh, marsh pro-charter.

[00:17:48] And um, I have like a little trans Pilar thing here. I just sent the link here and it'll be in the show notes where, uh, you can write an Irma Gersh script and it will [00:18:00] compile to JavaScript. And so this is.

[00:18:08] Yeah,

[00:18:15] can we just spend the rest of the episode, just reading this.

[00:18:26] As forever you got to execute the function while functions are world and earned. Cause you have to do to close further.

[00:18:41] I'm only going to be able to say that from now on, not that I ever used for loops, but now, now, now I'm gonna go back to using four loops, just so I can say for a loop.

[00:18:53] Oh, that's so good. I have two that I'm really proud of. So the first one is, is [00:19:00] borderline useful, which is, uh, burgers dot. Which is a website that I built to troll Sarah Drasner and, uh, in doing it, I was able to put together, uh, like recipes. So it, it was a way to learn some SPG. It was a way to do some animation stuff.

[00:19:17] I got to play with green sock things that I'd like, sort of knew because I've had people teach me on the show, but like I'd only used it during the show. So it was kind of fun to build something on my own. And it felt like it got some ideas to stay. And then the other one, which probably this is the one I'm the most proud of is hok.dance, uh, which is not here to defend himself, but this is, this is far and away.

[00:19:42] My crowning achievement of like trollie side projects. That is a really excellent one. The only regret I have about that one is that I didn't take the time to sync the, the Jif up to the tempo of the song, but. I thought about it and I got tired and I just shipped it as [00:20:00] like, I should explain to people what this is, but I think I'll let the surprise

[00:20:07] yeah, you are welcome everyone for your future. Surprise. I did one. I think it's back in 2019, actually. It's a fun one for me when I was working on it, because I used it when I was interviewing for my current role at Netlify. It was, I think it was a Chrome browser extension that kind of like helps you download media assets from, uh, from Twitter, just with the button click, right?

[00:20:38] Yeah. So what happens is. It just used it with that. API is injected download button on every tweet that has immediate needs. If it's a video, a GIF, a picture, the bottle will automatically appear by decide, and then you click it and you download that in just like that. So fun to work with, but it didn't last very long because, [00:21:00] uh, the Google team kept on bugging me about something that I'm doing.

[00:21:03] I'm like, I don't know what I'm doing. People are already using this like a hundred and something downloads the first week because people were using it. And then they started somehow I run into I don't privacy policy issues. Somehow. I just, I took it down. Uh, I, I'm not sure what happened, but I never looked back.

[00:21:22] It was fun though. When, when, when. Uh, life. Good to reminisce about those projects that used to last. Yeah, it was, he died as quickly as he came out. Glorious moment though. Shooting star. I actually had one of my apps go to the showcase room of Microsoft. No, no, no. Microsoft. Apps, whoa justify. And the funniest thing was, uh, oh my gosh, what the heck was it called?[00:22:00]

[00:22:00] I can't remember what it's called complete non-important doesn't exist anymore, but, um, oh, it's called the spins. And so it was basically shapes would fall. And you had a square that had four different shapes on each side. And you would have to pivot to, to make the shape, go to the right side, to catch the right shape.

[00:22:24] So you would pivot, you had like, kind of like shake to the right to move the square to the right. And like the phone to the right, the phone to the right. Everybody, anything you could shake, you should shake and it would catch the shapes. But then I would have, my dog's head was bright shred eyes come down and it would make you lose all your.

[00:22:47] And it was like,

[00:22:51] wow, that was probably my most fun one. Th this is definitely not a side project app. It's, it's a party game, but you just [00:23:00] reminded me of this with the shaking where, uh, last Christmas, my mom, I found a Pinterest board or something with like holiday family games. And so we all ended up tying Kleenex boxes around our waist with the Kleenex box on her.

[00:23:16] And it was full of ping pong balls. And the game was you had to shake the ping pong balls out of the box before the other person. So it's like you and one of your relatives, both like twerking as hard as you can, trying to get ping pong balls out of a Kleenex box. It was probably like, look, everybody go try this because it sounds ridiculous.

[00:23:38] And it was one of the funniest things that I've ever done at a, at a party that does sound like a really fun time. So speaking of shaking, ping pong balls out of the Kleenex box. Yeah, this project, everyone can join. Right? So everybody has of [00:24:00] December to, you know, dust off those dusty domains and create a project that just whatever project you're excited to code.

[00:24:10] And I just like. You know, jump in, make this happen, and then it will raise money for charity. Right? What more could you want? And this can be anything, right? Like if you want to learn something, go learn it. Like one of my favorite side projects that I've seen is, uh, Sarah Drasner, um, a good friend of ours and former boss, she made this thing.

[00:24:33] It was just a rhinoceros and it was an animation of a rhinoceros. And every once in a while it would fart and it's. The funniest thing it's it has, it doesn't do anything other than this animation, but I love it. And it was a great way. I'm sure she was trying to learn something and it was like a fun thing for her to try to like, submit that knowledge.

[00:24:52] But I do something simple, do something that makes you laugh, do something to troll a friend or coworker. You know, do something that you've been meaning to do for a long [00:25:00] time, do something important. Like Kenny's pet dating service. Like there are, there are so many good things that you can go out and build, um, and they can be really, really ambitious if you want it to be, or they can be so simple.

[00:25:11] You can build it in a day before. Build a thing that calls an API and gives you a yes, no condition that like is funny, right? Like you can do whatever you want and we're w we just want you to try things. That's really all there is to it. I like that. That's the thing that Kenny has been wanting to do for awhile.

[00:25:27] I think we got a glimpse into Kenny soul today. Good. I'm glad to see this side of Kenny, Kenny. What's. He's like, I just want dogs to be happy. You know, they should be relationships. I mean, why do we get to be the ones that enjoy that lady in the tramp? And he was like, this is it. This is what I'm doing. Do you have a pet?

[00:25:51] No, I don't have any pets. Uh, because we are currently live. Pets are not allowed in this building. Yeah, [00:26:00] I know. Did you have pets? I just want to know your relationship was pets. I had a lot of dogs. Well, not me, but we had a lot of dogs in my family. Like we had so many dogs. Right. But really not as pets though, because I mean, I grew up in my village in Nigeria, so dogs are not really pets.

[00:26:23] Um, yeah, it's kind of like, I don't know the word, it like security. Oh, yeah. Okay. Yeah, yeah. Have work to do. We had it a lot of doors and I had fun with, they loved them and my grandmother had tons of cats. My God, if she learned the bird on all the cats on the bed, not in his feeds, like it that's just, it, the bed is occupied and this whole time with all your dogs and the art cats, you were just imagining which ones of them should get.

[00:26:59] Yeah, [00:27:00] totally.

[00:27:05] All right. It's all coming together now,

[00:27:10] which actually that brings us to our next serious topic of tidbits and thought things, which is, this is kind of related. I'm very curious. Do any of you do all of you have a non-tech project that you wished that you could. Yes. I feel like you probably have 80 Cassidy. I was going to say many. I just, I, so, so many things.

[00:27:38] So, so in general, I'd like doing artsy crap. And so I like. More of my 3d printing or laser cutting or just drawing that kind of stuff in general. I really enjoy doing, and I just haven't done that in a long time. And, uh, also music things. He used to be much better at practicing music regularly. [00:28:00] And I want to get back into pre pandemic.

[00:28:02] I had what we called the steadily escalating dinner party, where, uh, Marissa and I, and then our friends, uh, Joel hooks. Sue's the creative egghead and his wife. And then our other friends, Leslie and Matt, we would get together and each of us would choose a course. So either the appetizer, the main or the dessert, and we get into each other's houses and then we would just get into each other's houses.

[00:28:28] That sounds like a challenge in itself, but we would just go like fully absurd with what we would cook, like the most ambitious, ridiculous. And, um, it was great because all of us are pretty adventurous eaters and we all knew that we were trying stuff that was like way above our pay grade. So it was okay if it didn't work out, it was so fun.

[00:28:47] And like, we're all good cooks. Right. We all worked in kitchens. Like Leslie used to be a professional baker. And so when we, when we do these, usually it's an absolutely incredible meal. [00:29:00] And sometimes we like order pizza because it goes really poorly, but it was in such a fun. And we're really excited now that everybody's getting vaccinated and it's a little safer to, to gather, to get that project back off the ground.

[00:29:11] I also liked that you decouple the meal. So usually when you have people over for dinner, you're like, okay, I got to time this, right. So the apps come out at this time and then the main course of this. And then when you just can only focus on one thing like that sounds amazing. I really like that. That's really fun.

[00:29:28] I mean, Cassidy can attest to the fact that I have. And Iris the PCBs and all the pieces for that Irish Tara in my closet that I want to put together so bad. And it's never, ever going to happen. You asked me about building this literally a year and a half ago, a year and a half ago. I was like, Hey, how about this?

[00:29:55] And then six months ago, I was like, I got my switches.[00:30:00]

[00:30:01] I want to do it so bad. Do it before, like the hardware becomes irrelevant. I think I'm way too late for that. I think that's on like revision four and I have like two or something.

[00:30:20] I don't really think I have, I do have, uh, one that I would not like to revive basically. Yeah. So my first job wasn't in tech, it was, uh, a company that sells solar panels, building a solar. No way.

[00:30:45] Yeah. I was helping them with seals. And at the time, what they wanted me to do was just kind of like help out and get the panels delivered to the people who ordered them. I didn't know how I got into that job. I think I [00:31:00] was posted there after my, uh, national youth service cops, things that we did in Nigeria.

[00:31:06] And I wanted to do this project because I was feeling enthusiastic and I wanted to win the employee of the year. And I'm like, okay, what. What if I found a way to connect all their buyers into one platform, I did say this was what it's looking like take now. Um, yeah, it was disastrous. I never wanted to talk about it again.

[00:31:29] I, it, it was so bad. I, I can't even think of where I wanted to do that anymore. Anyway, I don't want to read. That's it. That's my second project like that. Ben was so uninterested in this. He was, he just left. He just walked away. He walked away. How can we be interested in that selling solar panels to people there?

[00:31:53] I actually, I think I know what Ben's project is that he's been working on reviving it's it's trying to get to six [00:32:00] dinners a day.

[00:32:04] We just hung out with Ben in Chicago. And I've never seen somebody so ready to go get a next meal. Like we would finish dinner and Ben would be like, So there's this fried chicken place around the corner that I want to eat again. Really cute. We just ate a four course meal. He's like, now I'm ready. Ben, did you just text me a screenshot of a food delivery?

[00:32:30] Sorry. Uh, the timing of this. Okay. So apparently like I tried to order lunch and it didn't really work out. And so I got a call that I was like, anyways, Jason, that was perfect timing. It's amazing. Well, I would like to take credit for this, but I, Ben, is it, is it incorrect to state that at any given moment you have some form, some form of.

[00:32:57] Being delivered or prepared? [00:33:00] Uh, basically, yes, that is basically true. It's basically. Yes. I w I won't, I won't lie. Um, Chicago is the most tempting of cities to just constantly line up the next thing for things to try or repeat for that matter. Oh my gosh. I still think about that. Korean fried chicken.

[00:33:19] I've been, I can't get Korean fried chicken, pork. I dream about it. We have, I have two places that had just started doing Korean fried chicken and they it's just, can you say the name of the place again? BBQ chicken BBQ. Chicken. No, but the actual restaurant and it's BBQ chicken university. So talk. Yeah, but they do do Mo like it's the, the chain barbecue chicken that you want.

[00:33:44] The tea is separate from that. Alright, BBQ, chicken BBQ, chicken university. I'm sending all my kids to Bebe chick BBQ, chicken university. I don't care real. That's going to be a requirement on like, we don't really care [00:34:00] about, uh, like a college degree, but we care about a BBQ university, university.

[00:34:07] By the way, Ben, do you have a project that quarter? I want to, I like to start cooking again that I think that's my non-tech project. There it is. I'm so surprised.

[00:34:20] You know, I was looking to him to surprise. So, you know, just.

[00:34:26] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Growing up. Yeah. My, both my parents are great chefs and I'm great at cooking. So I've, I've, uh, I have enjoyed cooking, but then, you know, as, uh, I think when I started getting to the city of food trucks were starting, that was like, when food was really getting popular and then. I stopped talking.

[00:34:46] Cause I was like, wait, I can never cook it as good as all these people who specialize in like the one thing they sell for their livelihood. And then I was just like, all right. I had a similar experience when I was growing up. I [00:35:00] cooked a lot because we, we had like five boys, uh, in my family. All my siblings are boys.

[00:35:05] So my mom and dad who do the work and we literally have to cook all the food we ate. Uh, so at the time I knew how to cook very well, but. I, I grew up and I, I started paying for food subscriptions and I stopped cooking and I suck at cooking right now and I can't eat my own food. No, I'm really good at making salad.

[00:35:29] Cause it's just piles. I also think it's piles that you mix it's. It's nice.

[00:35:34] That's it? Uh, it's you're up on today's episode. Thank you all for hanging out with us next time. We're remotely interested. We will have a guest cell DOE who's also our colleague. Come on board and talk to us about jump stacks over the results of 2021.

[00:35:48] **Ekene Eze:** Until then I am Papa Kenny Moppin' Buckets Eze.

[00:35:53] **Tara Manicsic:** You just came up rapid fire and it was amazing. [00:36:00]

[00:36:00] **Ben Hong:** And I'm Ben. Yeah. Yeah. Cordless vacuum honk.

[00:36:12] **Ben Hong:** I was switching languages and my brain broke. And then that's why I paused

[00:36:31] **Cassidy Williams:** I'm Cassidy Peaches Windex William.

[00:36:35] **Jason Lengstorf:** And I'm Happy Jason Microfiber Cloth Lengstorf.

[00:36:39] **Tara Manicsic:** And I am Tara Bobba Wallace Tambo Manicsic. Thank you everyone. Have a great day.

[00:36:58] **Jason Lengstorf:** This is great. I had a lot of fun today. [00:37:00]

[00:37:01] **Cassidy Williams:** Stop the recording before it gets worse.