Work Journal

  • Work

    • Starting Shape Up. I read most of the Shape Up book last week and although I’ve only spent a few days with this new process, it feels like it’s a major improvement. I feel like I’m collaborating more with my team and focusing my time on the work that matters.

    Side Projects

    • Researching how to build App Extensions for iOS.
    • Wrote a post with tips for doing a screencasts. I’ll need to edit it some more before it’s ready to publish.
    • Started working on building my blog! Adding it to my existing Next.js site was easier than I expected. I’ll get this deployed at some point within next week.

    Interesting Things

    • A interesting take on using syntax highlighting to display more information. Link
    • Get the best content from your favorite sources, in a daily email. Link
    • 18 popular CSS easings. Link
    • Code fixer 🤯 This would be a game changer for learning new programming languages. Link
    • Houdini custom props are coming to CSS. Link
  • Work

    • Tech debt week: clean up deprecations and upgrade addons.
    • Started to learn how to use BaseCamp.
    • Read up on Shape Up product development methodology. Link

    Side Projects

    • Record “Using our first Storybook Addon” video for Storybook series.
    • Write up video summary + great writing feedback from Sam.
    • Start code and planning for next Storybook video.
    • Testing and bug fixes for LM iOS app.

    Interesting Things

    • Native relative date formatting in JavaScript. Tweet
    • Found out about the <wbr> HTML tag. Tweet
    • Inline property switching with custom props. Tweet
  • Work

    • Fixing deprecations from Ember 3.8 upgrade.
    • Deploy Storybook project to Netlify.

    Side Projects

    • Planning video order for the rest of the Storybook series with Sam.
    • Proof of concept: setting up DocsPage/MDX with an Ember Storybook project.
    • Built out transactions view for LM iOS app with Tulio.

    Learnings

    Interesting Things

    • Neat effect using hover and clip path. Tweet
    • Yehuda’s take on people giving up on classes for “largely religious reasons.” OG Tweet Dan/Sophie Respond
    • Notion workflow for publishing videos. Looks neat, gonna implement some of these ideas into my workflow. YouTube Video
    • Thread on how to write a great cover letter. Tweet
    • Robot doing gymnastics. Tweet
  • Side Projects

    • Recorded and wrote summary for "Working with Context" video in EmberMap Storybook series.
    • Deployed a placeholder for darindoria.com using Vercel.
    • Started sketching out UI for work journal feed.

    Learnings

    • You can set up insensitive attribute matching with i in CSS. Link
    • Started using Next.js for the first time. Having established patterns is great. I feel way less lost compared to using create-react-app.
    • First time using React hooks. It was odd at first, but having seen so many talks on it I at least had an idea of what hooks were available and which one to use.
    • Creating a new component is as simple as returning html from a function. This makes splitting out multiple components in one file super easy.
  • Hello World