Starting something new: Weeknotes. Swagger jacked it from Jan Früchtl, who swagger jacked it from others. "No idea's original" - Nas.
Will use it to collect dev-related things I've learned/done/read throughout the week. We'll see if it proves to be productive in getting me to keep track of ideas. I have a feeling I'll forget to jot things down as they come. 🤷 If I keep it short and sweet, maybe that'll be conducive to me actually keeping up. Short, sweet, sassy. My new motto.
- Started using Notion, partially to help keep track of Weeknotes, but mainly because of the convo on Shop Talk Show regarding its unique approach to the database. "Everything's a block!" So far it's nice, but I'd prefer if I could just write markdown.
- I have a friend named Peña. And for our whole relationship I've struggled to efficiently put that accent mark there when typing. I finally found the answer from Quincy Larson via an old tweet. I feel like I can be a good friend now in slack! And I don't know Jan Früchtl, but I went ahead and figured that one out too just in case I ever meet him. (Spoiler: Option + u, u)
- Been revamping my site to leverage 11ty and noticing that WebStorm struggles to understand the correct syntax highlighting for templating sometimes. If I name the file
index.html.njk, then, and only then, will it realize that it is both a nunjucks file and a HTML file. But this isn't the ideal filename. There's other 11ty-related things it could pick up on too. Someone should make a 11ty plugin. searches quickly to see if it exists. Yea, someone not named Colby should get on that.
- I support Ben Northrop and his quest to reinvent résumés via techrez.io. I also support what they're doing at jsonresume.org. Current résumé formats suck. That is all.
- I need to do more tangible research on cross-functional teams. My intuition says include everybody: frontend devs, backend devs, managers, product, tech writers, security devs, support, sales, marketing. Well, maybe I don't need sales and marketing ... ugh, yes I do! How many times has a salesman promising something to a customer ended up screwing over a project. My job is not zeros and ones; it's solving customer problems. And I need all those other nerds in order to do it.
- Here's Gene Kim and Scott Havens explicitly drawing the connection between event sourcing architecture to a functional philosophy at DOES19. Functional all the things!