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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.
With the number of confirmed coronovirus cases accelerating, I try to remember what I can and can't control .
Fear isn't in short supply with Coronavirus hitting the United States. For me, hygiene and social distancing are easier than managing the fear.
Nickel and Dimed is a must-read looking at the struggles the working poor face every day. These are the best lessons I pulled from it and don't want to forget, for my empathy's sake.
Watching cars pass on a highway captures one of the most important, if also the most damaging, mental shortcuts our minds make.
Selfishness can be bad in many contexts, but embracing it in the right away is one of the most selfless things we can (and should) do.
I missed a key realization looking back at 2019 - being driven by numbers had put a lid on my curiosity.