I hope you had a lovely week, and Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! It’s been a busy one, again, but I am loving the nice weather we’ve been getting here in Chicago. Onwards!
Web links of the week
How to create a screen reader accessible graph like Apple’s with D3.js
Dynamically Changing a Netlify Form Name
A Deep Dive Into Eleventy Static Site Generator
Something that interested me this week
This past week was a busy one because of a very, well, silly reason: April Fools’ Day! I helped a bunch in putting together both Netlify’s prank as well as Stack Overflow’s!
For Netlify, the team put together Netlify Stories. We added it to the app and you might recognize the faces in there. We originally were going to have a bunch of team members join in, but then they remembered how many wigs I have, and thus I became every character! 😅
For Stack Overflow, their team reached out to me around a month ago asking if we could make a real mechanical keyboard for their prank. It was a mad rush to make it happen! I helped get Drop onboard (heh, keyboard pun), and after designing the caps and case for the board, they got it manufactured! I got the sample for it last weekend, did all the product photography on Monday, made the promo video on Wednesday, and got it shipped Thursday!
It was a really fun time making some jokes for the tech community to see. I gotta say though, I am grateful that it’s all over (for now)!
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Interview question of the week
Last week, I had you return true if a string represented a valid number. Good work Karey, Taylor, Nate, Zak, Luciano, David, Jean-François, Dhanush, Steve, Leyan, Caroline, Elliot, Jay, Oana, Sam, José, Clov, Kartik, Mark, Leslie, Ren, Dym, Max, Ivana, and Ten!
This week’s question:
Given an integer
n and a sorted array of prime integers called
primes, return the nth “super ugly number”. A “super ugly number” is a positive number whose all prime factors are in the array primes.
$ superUgly(1, [2,3,5])
$ superUgly(11, [2,7,13,19])
Cool things from around the internet
babyV keyboard with RAMA Grid
When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White
Computers and Creativity
Binary torsional stiffness compliant mechanism
Our group had a debate about best names for looping variables.
That’s all for now, folks! Have a great week. Be safe, make good choices, and water your plants!
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