Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
For an insulin-dependent diabetic like me, there are two things that really hurt: people who think they know better but don’t and the loneliness of struggling with something that is impossible to control (but can be managed).
Smart-asses won’t change and they are not worth your energies. But what about the people who are closer to you?
For a long time, nobody appreciated the hard work I put into managing diabetes and that made me angry. Well, it was my bad.
Every time I responded with I’m good to somebody asking how is it going?, I hide the effort, the feelings of despair, and my loneliness—interesting how we look for the least help when we need it the most.
If you are dealing with a daily struggle, diabetes or not, I’m sending you good vibes and a virtual hug. And I’d be happy to support you in any way I can.
By the way, if you want a sneak peak into my diabetes, I recorded a video with some technical details for a mini-course to help insulin dependent developers.
NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This by Anil Dash
When we invented non-fungible tokens, we were trying to protect artists. But tech-world opportunism has struck again.
Most web applications have route patterns like “/courses/:courseId”. Then they link to the routes by manually building path strings. But there’s no guarantee that links actually point to valid routes. When we change or delete routes, we might forget to update some of the links, turning them into 404s.