Rick Segal

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This product is extremely rough. The search is essentially broken. I am a former VC and when I search either Toronto or Vancouver (Canada), all kinds of firms are missing. The ML/AI language for describing the fund is both grammatically challenged as well as in error. Deals are wrong in some cases. There are significant limitations to scraping. This is a decent start but it is not ready to be charging people. This is, at best, an early beta and should be labeled as such.
@ricksegal Hey Rick. Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback. We know that we have to improve a lot of things but it's coming up very soon by the end of June. The database will be updated as well. Will be happy to see you on our website in a couple of weeks.
@scherbaque, no problem. I am happy to help you with early look and beta testing if you wish. [email protected] .

Good luck
@scherbaque, no problem. I am happy to help you with early look and beta testing if you wish. [email protected] .

Good luck
This is yet another company that thinks putting up a page talking about 'simple pricing' and then saying schedule a demo, makes sense. This is a dumb, annoying process that has me and people like me, looking for other solutions. A Pricing Page is a pricing page.
Hi Rick! Thanks for your feedback. Due to the complexities of the platform and geographical implications, our pricing is often a custom package. However, we will soon be updating the page with fixed prices to make things even clearer. Thanks, Sam
Sites like this continue to embrace this nonsense about 'launching' on product hunt and betalist through the almost 'scammy' like approach. If you want to have a waiting list, great, just say it. "skipping ahead" by answering questions is nonsense and won't get you true responses. Ask me if I'd ming giving you information. THAT response when I or others say yes is true feedback not just checking the boxes to 'skip the line'. I can't tell anybody if this is a good/bad product because it isn't release to 'beta users' or others yet given 3000 people on the wait list. Nonsense and goes against the founder's comments about the internet getting out of control. You're right. It is.
Hi @ricksegal we are currently in private beta and allow new users into the platform every day.
@alexanderhipp, Thanks for the reply. I think you missed my point. Given the nature of "betalist" it is expected most things announced here are in beta. My point was about the sign-up approach you (and others) use. Good luck on the launch.
@alexanderhipp, Thanks for the reply. I think you missed my point. Given the nature of "betalist" it is expected most things announced here are in beta. My point was about the sign-up approach you (and others) use. Good luck on the launch.
This is an AppSumo in-house app and for 20 bucks, a good deal. However, this is for people who have not used Calendly's product. If you're new to trying to end the back -n- forth, this can be for you. If you're a Google Calendar person using Google Meet all the time, this is totally for you out of the gate as the free option will cover you completely as is. If, on the other hand, you are Office 365 and using teams, this may not be for you as the page shows Zoom and Meet as your video options. And don't be taken in (not their fault) by the Zapier integration as this is not the dead-simple, for mere mortals, etc. etc. solution they'd like you to believe. Tidy, this product, is very focused and, I believe, attempted to hit the 80/20 rule in picking what they did for the target they were after. The product is clean, simple, and the free tier is of immense value if you're in the sweet spot. Toss em the 20 bucks if you find it useful/time saving even if you don't need the upgrade.

If, on the other hand, you are a multi-calendar, multi-video products (Meet, Loom, Teams) with all kinds of scheduling, advance blocks, limits to automatic number of events per day, and so on, AND you're already on Calendly, switching will feel like a super downgrade, even with the Tidy upgrade. Tidy isn't feature rich and, as mentioned, Zapier will not, in my opinion, close the gap.

I am paid user of Calendly and I did buy the Tidy pro version (and will keep it) as I will use it but my go to will be Calendly for now.

100% try this product out. The time you save, may be your own.

Well done.
This product does an excellent job of onboarding and explaining what the product does, how it is used, and what the value is, all in under 5 minutes. I know. I timed it. Exceptionally well done and can be a model for others who sign people up and want to get the user engaged quickly. Well done, Simon/Issiah, sehr gut!
Thank you for the feedback @ricksegal! It's the third iteration of the onboarding process already, still a lot of things that could be improved upon. But i'm really glad you liked the experience!
This is a website/app you wish were true but alias, it is not. While there are some jobs on here that are "jr" most are not. 7 years experience at Robots and Pencils. Topal is on here as another agency and they want 3+ years. I could go on but you get the point. It is highly unlikely these are hand screened as the maker says given the 3 - 10 years of experience jobs all over the site. Also, no surprise, many of these jobs are duplicates from other job boards. Not implying they are stolen rather the employer in looking to widen the talent pool, dropped 80 dollars on an ad here. This site fails on a number of fronts for entry level jobs.

As a side note: It is crazy hard to hire a remote working with little to no experience and expect them to be productive out of the gate without have a lot of experience in actually managing those people.
If you've read "Wait but Why", you'll know and appreciate this project. There's a lot of fun/useful add ons that can be done with the code. The fact this is open source and ready to fork from GitHub, makes the work by the author especially commendable. Well done.
This is nicely done and I hope grows significantly. The profile questions are outstanding. The tool stack, welllll, needs to be more robust with actual tools like Visual Studio, Azure GCP, etc. The list, I suspect is endless and maybe having an other where people can type em in so you can then edit/add to the pull down.

Overall, outstanding.
@ricksegal Hey Rick, thanks for the kind words :)

Fantastic inputs on the list of tools - I currently update it manually every couple of week, which I know isn't very efficient.

I will work on implementing something similar to what you're suggesting.
@HrishikeshPard2, thanks for the reply. rickAT hellosimple.com is my email address. I'd be happy to talk with you more/help where I can.
@HrishikeshPard2, thanks for the reply. rickAT hellosimple.com is my email address. I'd be happy to talk with you more/help where I can.
There are some good features like the introduction video and other features in the free version of the product. There are tho, a number of problems. First, you can uncheck the autoplay and have it stay that way. There's no universal settings. The site is extremely slow to load (I'm on a piece of fibre so not likely it is me). With respect to pricing, difficult to determine value given other places to get talent on the internet. It is, tho, a great first attempt and will be valuable to some.
I also should point out that these are unverified listings. I found a bunch of them have fake or bad data in them. With no ability to 'test/try' the system, there is risk here.
I also should point out that these are unverified listings. I found a bunch of them have fake or bad data in them. With no ability to 'test/try' the system, there is risk here.
I'm not sure how we comment on this beyond "good idea" when we're on a wait list to try it.
There is a pretty solid DB and query structure behind this service, not to mention, a lot of data. The free version is useful to get a sense of what the focus is and in some categories, is it is pretty robust. Some of the data is old but that may be a function of the source and not their fault. The biggest unknown is the difference between limited and unlimited access to the database. A page showing what you get/don't get would help validate/justify reasons to pay. This is a nice piece of work, regardless.
@ricksegal Rick, thank you for this honest feedback. This is why we love the Betalist community. Right now, we only add reports with a publication year of 2018 or later to give our customers up-to-date data. And you're spot on with the pricing page. We're testing it and definitely will be updating it for clarity. Thanks again for your insights.
@PrimoStats, you're welcome. Feel free to reach out with the update pages so I can take another look.
This would be an outstanding app on top of a very focused idea except for one glaring error. This appears to be mobile device only. Am I missing the browser extensions? Also, the web implementation? There's no way I'm going to save/watch a coder walking me through their VS Code example on a small screen. Virtually every person in my circle of learners have dual monitors and have the YT video, medium story, etc. on the second monitor while hacking away. It is possible I missed all of this, but I conclude from what I read on the landing page. Idea is solid.
@ricksegal Thanks a lot Rick! We'll launch the browser extension soon in early November this year. And for the web, it will be launched soon after the browser extension. The app alone now might indeed feel a bit useless, we hope that with the launch of web clipper it will grow faster :) Anyways, thanks for the kind feedbacks. I really appreciate your support!
@desmondhth Please do add me to your list and let me know when those features go live. ricksegal at gmail
@ricksegal Just added! Cheers Rick! :)
@desmondhth Please do add me to your list and let me know when those features go live. ricksegal at gmail
@ricksegal Just added! Cheers Rick! :)
A very tight, smart, welcoming, and helpful group of fellow technologists. Recommended!
@ricksegal Thank you for being a key part of the community Rick!
Well laid out and assuming this is a reporting tool vs. an opinion forum/you make your own decisions, this will become a go to for anybody dealing with coins. Nicely done.
Doing free and doing web in the age of finicky web browsers and cranky users who don't respect free is hard. So, thanks for the efforts. On Microsoft edge there are many bugs. Here is a loom video of me going through it.
https://www.loom.com/share/504e566bb0b340978fea816b6646886c
This is about as clean as you can get for just getting those thoughts out of your head. It is a textbook example of single purpose to single task. It's nicely done.
This idea has a lot of merit and, given the times we live in, an action people should consider undertaking. The site is clean and, while work in progress, is nicely done out of the gate. One of the FAQ points you will need to address is what happens if YOU (the site, no you, Victor) die. Is there an internal something if this project dies or you give it up, there is something in place to tell everybody what happened and what their options are, even if it is none. This is going to be a big question, what happens if.

Good luck
@ricksegal You have a good point and it is indeed something I've thought about although I don't have the whole answer yet. Been occupied with tech think. But it will definitely include being upfront, honest, and fair.
This is a seriously dense product with a lot of possibilities. So much so that I suspect a lot of people are going to abandon this product which will be unfair.

Once somebody signs up, dumping them onto a blank screen as an IDE with no links or ability to get to the documentation is a core UI/UX mistake. I would fix this straight away.

Here is a loom video with my comments and places for improvements:

https://www.loom.com/share/02ceb8a89f244ad2ab5d6726d74e3c83
@ricksegal Thank you very much for the constructive detailed feedback. The feedback is very valuable that I can further improve my product. Looking forward to fixing those issues very soon and getting back to you to get more feedback 🤩
@supuncodes anytime. rick at hellosimple dot com
nicely done. putting salaries up is nice touch.
This is actually a really smart solution for KB/FAQ type pages. The above description nails the problem/solution set. Well done, Matt.
Interesting idea. Please note that on your 'minor note' where you say 'sign up here', there's no link.
@supuncodes anytime. rick at hellosimple dot com
There are several of these climbs over the paywall applications out there. This app is nicely done and takes a much better approach to expectation setting. It tells you the supported sites (WSJ for example) vs the hype of others. This app is intrusive with the Mac with respect to installation, however, the permissions are reasonable and likely make this app work better than the others I've tried. Well done.
This is a well-done clone of Loom. And I mean that in a good way. It has the basic feature set, easy to bring up, no downloads and, for now, just works without limits that I can find. This web app is an excellent/outstanding example of what you can do inside a modern browser without having to invade a user's desktop or machine in general. Excellent.
@ricksegal Thank you Rick. I really appreciate your comment. I and my team have been putting a lot of efforts to make work communication better for months! and comments like yours give us the energy to keep moving forward! Thank you again and there will be a few improvements and new features to come soon. So please stay tuned😀
You find a lot of this type of stuff all over the internet. Jeff, Bill, Warren, Elon, and so on, all of which you recognize by first name. These are the so-called outliers who have given out 1000s of hours of 'advice' or the like. All good but this set of audio clips is unique in that you don't know any of these people and that's the value. People like you, near what you do/want to do who are smart and successful within the mainstream. Most of what I reviewed I would classify as 'achievable' and 'relatable' and devoid of nonsense. This is an excellent compilation most people will find some value in. The clips, as an important aside, are 2 minutes in length and exceptionally well produced/polished. I listened to about ten and only one 'uh' and one 'you know' in the bunch. The participants and producers are clearly serious about this project. Recommended.
After posting the above review, I note that the app can't be found on Google Play, at least here in Canada and the YouTube clips on the webpage are consider unlisted on YT so the 6 you see is all you can get at. Those are what I listened to, the 10 was a count error. (It was earlier when I did the review)
I tried this product on a YT video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lU91279xZk&t=435s)

Pro:
- It worked
- It was fast (30 seconds is completely fine)
- No downloads or hacks into my computer to make it work.
- Pricing is reasonable.

Cons:
- It is one, giant, run-on set of all lower-case text. While they have the auto on top so you can follow along, still.
- A lot of spelling and space errors, however, this kind of problem is prevalent in all of these efforts, more or less. When compared to the big boys, as it is called, they do a reasonable job.
- not usable, yet, for meeting transcription as it misses some people talking in the same YT video. This is not the end of the world, but you should know this.

Overall, this is a damn good effort that the developer has put a lot of work into and should be recognized for that effort. This would be a great product to follow if transcription is your thing. For a beta? Outstanding first effort. Well-done.
This is an excellent application for a number of reasons. First, it actually does work and does produce useful results. Box checked, nicely done. Second, if you're teaching AI/GPT-3, this is a textbook example that makes for a meaningful example to beginners/students. And last, take a look at (tools -> developer, view source) the code on the page. Note the comments, especially the section on looking if the user is blocking ads.

Overall, projects like this will lead you to people like Hugo who have a lot to offer.
@ricksegal That's the most glowing review something I've made has ever received! Thanks a ton Rick :)
@ricksegal Nice to see you here Rick. Happy new year! How's it going? Not seen you recently at www.skilledup.life. Love to reconnect.
@imnikniklaus

Non-Function so impossible to review. See above comment from @yvonboulianne
RemoteDream is trying to become more of an information hub for remote workers than a travel site. This is an important distinction as knowing about working spaces, desks, internet speed, and other work-related priorities, is prioritized over the pools, shuttle to the airport, etc. This is a good first start and is clearly a work in progress.

There are no reviews rather they are showing a number aggregated from Google reviews. The super-light font discloses this under the bold font of the "4.7 (127 reviews) line." Additionally, a slider of so-called reviews (3) does not appear to be genuine reviews. This turns out not to be true as I went from the Draper house Bali to the Eaton Workshop Hong Kong page. On Eaton Workshop, you will see "no reviews from RemoteDream users. This seems like a minor issue but given the basis for this site is knowledge and feedback for the right place to work, the review display/information should be improved.

Using Eaton in Hong Kong as a reference (as I've been there), the amount of information on this place is limited. What will happen is the user (today) will use this app to get some ideas/good narratives and then drop the name of the place into Chrome/Edge to get more data. If the partner is providing the information or this is some type of data screen scrape, this could be problematic overall because, today, RemoteDream doesn't keep me on the site. As mentioned, I know Eaton and there is not enough information to allow me to decide to go there for remote work on RemoteDream. I'm sure this will improve as the goal would be to keep me on the site and complete my booking(s) on the site. It should be noted that the pictures could use a little AI work of some type. The Eaton has a lot of pictures, yes, but no desks, no workspace areas, and three pictures of beds. Again, content needs laser-focus on stuff that matters and not a zillion pictures of hip people and a yoga studio.

This has potential and I wish the makers much success.
This will have to be a two-part review because of the way the founder has chosen to roll it out. This first part is for those of you who are going to be rolling out your product. There are a few things here you can learn from in what not to do. First, go look at this video: https://youtu.be/OuGQwQNeJS4 , it is one minute. Right, this is a nicely done intro to your daily circus when trying to get work done. 60 seconds of a good, precise, problem description. Then, nothing. Just some hey, we've solved the problem. No solution part, no video clips, not even screenshots of what the product looks like or does. In short, a poor attempt at a 'teaser' video with no solution even hinted at. Just not good. At the bottom of the video, it tells you precisely what the qualifications are for the first iteration of the beta. Got all those products, check, check, and check. Except it really doesn't. When you go to sign up for those three things, you should ONLY click on those three and click on Sprint vs. Kanban, else you'll get an email saying sorry you don't have what we require for the first pass of the beta. This is poor, at best. I have three domain emails and figured out that if you select more than one communications tool or multiple repos or the like, the acceptance will fail. In short, this will be confusing and frustrating to somebody who is expecting the product claiming to be saving time for busy developers is creating a giant hassle to get into the beta.

This should be easy. Question one, here's what we support today, you got? If yes, check your email, if no, please go to the next screen, pick what you use, and will notify you when we support it/those tools.

And if you're going to spend the time making a video, put a solution in there so we can see what all the fuss is about. I'll report back once the onboarding call gets completed.

I looked at this site. As one who spent over $20k on outsource/micro-task in the last six months, I think I have a good eye for these types of board. My go to places normally: HeyCarson (Shopify), CodeMentors, Fiverr, Upwork.

ExtraHand most closely represents HeyCarson where you are buying/pre-paying for hours that can be applied to task, typically, small tweaks. You can think of this as a retainer if you will. For around 80 bucks, you can get 1-2 hours on a task. At 40 dollars an hour, that's a good/reasonable price. If you're looking for somebody to crack open a webpage and fix something minor/obvious or a task of that level, this is a great option. If you want somebody to buddy-code with you on a project, say a python thing you have, this is cheaper than Codementor, fixing a shopify template (add currency convert, for example), they are cheaper than HeyCarson.

All of this assumes the 6000 people they claim on are good/excellent because the only way this makes sense for a top-notch developer is where the task is 20 minutes (open shopify template, fix, close) and they are getting paid a big chunk of that 80 dollars. 50 dollars, say, for 20 minutes of work is outstanding.

For you, there can be an expectation problem. You may think the 'extra' piece of code you need is 30 minutes of work but the coder you get from ExtraHand, digs in, gets limited documentation to an existing code base which then means it is 5 hours of work whereby your told the truth and then you run for the hills or over to Fiverr trying to chase the guy with a laptop in Nepal who is sorely underpaid.

I think these types of services are excellent, especially for the new world of (so-called) NoCode. You can get a leg up by knowing what you want, clearly spelling it out, and giving ExtraHand a shot. Congrats on the launch, @KevinPicchi!
I took a quick look. The speed at which to get up and running is good. I tested this on the Mac implementation of Microsoft Edge. This first pass isn't bad, however, many bugs (it is a beta) are present and will hinder adoption until addressed. I did a quick loom so you can see a bit of what I saw:
https://www.loom.com/share/606aeb478e2145ab9d33e43c410cc69c
Good luck @baskuis
@ricksegal Sorry it took so long to reply Rick! Thank you so much for taking a look. Yes, we did additional testing and unfortunately noticed the same. We've been working hard on stability and UX improvements since.
@baskuis please let me know when I should return back to the site.
@ricksegal Roger, we want to make sure we make the needed improvements first. Especially the hand tool vs select, move and resize like you pointed out. I can't say enough how much I appreciate you taking the time to test things out. Please stay in touch and let me know if I can return the favor also.
@ricksegal - ok again really awesome you shared feedback! We added a cursor tool, the ability to move lines. We also improved the reliability of persisting board element, UX improvements (more consistent use of color / buttons etc).

I am curious to your thoughts, as to where further improvements are needed.

In the meanwhile, we are focussed on addressing the user pain-point of 'lack of engagement', 'the bystander effect' and the 'learning curve adopting a new tool' in our upcoming releases.
Curated lists are nothing new, however, one always must pay respect and props to the people like @RatheeJaisal who takes the time to do all this heavy lifting. This is a good/wonderful list of sites, a few of which I really (now) find insanely useful. Well done.
This is one of the better remote job websites around. The site is exceptionally transparent if you're looking for a remote opportunity. The company information, links, and other relevant information are easily accessible with a 'smooth' UX. Well done.
I took a quick look and downloaded the mac app. Upon starting the app, I was informed of the app's requirement to get at system level events. I think I get why but without a detailed intro explaining why the Mac OS is going to bark at me, I deleted the app. The makers of this app need to clearly identify what they need this level of access for so the user can make an informed decision about what's being installed. These days, this level of information/disclosure should be part of every application. Will check back if this changes.
This product is a monster amount of work. I've been able to get quick -n- dirty documentation, English explanations, and other useful features working with no issues. Beyond the weird sign-up process, this is a good first effort and will evolve into essential over time. Well done.
Visily is a Figma alternative. It has a lot of potential given what I've seen so far. The biggest plus is the ability to get you started close to the app you want to build. Unfortunately, what is supposed to be a speed-course to get something done is hampered by the learning curve. This app has the simplest sign-up you'll find which becomes a big problem. After you make up an account (or use Google/GitHub to create one), you are dropped onto a page with no guidance on what to do. If you know Figma you can kind of fake/wander your way around but the time it takes to figure out the features and navigation is brutal. What would dramatically improve is a simple Loom or YouTube video that walks the new user through making a 5-screen mobile app and showing all the features on how to link the pages, navigate around, etc. The tutorial section is poor as it isn't a tutorial at all rather some 'tips' that are without context and without any actual here's how to do it, videos and/or documentation. On documentation there is none, not even a getting started guide.

There is a ton of work behind this application, and I really would like to see this take-off as I see enormous potential. Unfortunately, today, you are far better served by getting Figma and watching a YouTube video on getting started.

As a fan of Vietnam and the enormous potential of the entrepreneurial spirit, I hope to see quick improvements in the documentation so I can take this product for a deeper spin. @visilyai, good luck!
@baskuis please let me know when I should return back to the site.
@ricksegal Roger, we want to make sure we make the needed improvements first. Especially the hand tool vs select, move and resize like you pointed out. I can't say enough how much I appreciate you taking the time to test things out. Please stay in touch and let me know if I can return the favor also.
@ricksegal - ok again really awesome you shared feedback! We added a cursor tool, the ability to move lines. We also improved the reliability of persisting board element, UX improvements (more consistent use of color / buttons etc).

I am curious to your thoughts, as to where further improvements are needed.

In the meanwhile, we are focussed on addressing the user pain-point of 'lack of engagement', 'the bystander effect' and the 'learning curve adopting a new tool' in our upcoming releases.
This app is about a clean as you're going to find on the internet. One screen to understand the value and then sign-up. The 'dashboard' is also very clean, quick to setup and get into using the solution. Works. @dipbhi , well done.
@ricksegal thank you so much. I wanted to present just what it does without any other complexity for the user or a need to look for any help.

It was created to solve a problem I was facing of creating different email addresses. I hope you would find it useful too. Thanks again.
While not many would disagree that AI is a tough challenge, it will remain to be seen that TagTeam can solve it given the site's demo offering on the home page is consistently down with a 500 internal error result. Hopefully, the company will fix this so the offering can be tried.
@ricksegal - very sorry about your experience! The errors have been resolved and the demo is running. Please let us know what you think 🎉
Super helpful and free. The idea, I believe, is to provide some nice value so when you think of more complex work, these folks will get a shot at that paid work.

Nicely done.