Long time no see! I don’t know about y’all, but the holidays came at me hard. I really powered down for several weeks, and I’m glad I did! Starting in the new year I moved onto a newly-formed team at work, and have been focusing all my energy on that. Time has just massively gotten away from me, and suddenly it’s the early days of February! I hope your 2022 is off to a good start.
How To Learn Stuff Quickly (Josh Comeau) - This post is a gold mine (no exaggeration). It’s a nice curated collection of useful practices and approaches that I’m already familiar with, for the most part – but putting into practice is the tricky bit! Josh talks about leveraging both guided and unguided learning, growth mindset, spaced repetition, learning in public, and more.
An illustrated analogy for the CSS box model. Beautiful visual explainers never get old for me.
CSS Box Model — an illustrated analogy. pic.twitter.com/n3IqdL4ZMQ— Annie🦄⚡ (@anniebombanie_) January 24, 2022
A 🧵 explainer from Maggie Appleton about “the block protocol” – a standardized format for reusable blocks:
1/ We’ve been working a new protocol at @hashintel— Maggie Appleton 🧭 (@Mappletons) January 31, 2022
It’s called the block protocol (but NOT about blockchain or NFTs!)
It allows you to build reusable blocks (aka. components) that are interchangeable across website/apps
It takes a minute to explain, but I’ve drawn pictures… pic.twitter.com/9uhsPdAPSh
Let’s talk about “glue work”:
Seeing some chatter about a woman tweeting she was “yelled at” by her boss for writing too many docs, and saying female engineers should hear this every day. Replies are either “wow fuck your boss” or “omg amazing.” If you think her boss sounds like an asshole, let’s chat. 1/10— Kat Cosgrove (@Dixie3Flatline) February 4, 2022
Happy February, and have a lovely weekend,