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- mental health
- tough stuff
- web accessibility
- Intros I Wish I Had
- Design Pattern Fairy Tales
A recent essay reminded me how the anxieties that pushed me to become a better developer are often drowning me instead.
I'm broadly familiar with the current accessibility standards. But when I took some time to read them in detail, I learned some unexpected lessons.
A casual recap of things I enjoyed, didn't enjoy, and really didn't enjoy in a cabin in the woods.
A few useful CSS functions for value ranges have been well-supported for a while, and I finally found them.
All the time, but especially during a quarantine, it's okay to not be super amazing awesome.
Sometimes the only way to remember lessons in blog posts is to email them to myself.
Life is full of distractions that threaten our sense of identity, especially in quarantine. Keeping our identities it means learning to embrace quiet and solitude.
Sheltering in place made me realize how much I miss many people in my life. One of them a woman whose unyielding personality helps fuel her selfless work in a soup kitchen.
A man leaving a car in the middle of the road to greet someone reminded me how to handle a stressful cognitive bias.
Working on my personal site has helped keep me sane in quarantine. This includes a long-overdue style update for my site's code snippets to make them sleeker and clearer.
A Ruby program I wrote hit a tough snag when trying to download info online. But thanks to the program's dubious nature, I can't reveal the full context so easily.
In a culture hyperfocused on productivity and economics, we should remember humans are more than their work. Especially when a pandemic takes it away.
Ruby on Rails is a great web app framework, but it's tough to learn for a front-end developer. These are the foundations to one part of rails I wish I learned more about sooner: the Models.
Making good web designs is not easier. That's why the best starting point for them is usually stealing another design.