Bookmarks: January 2023
A collection of interesting things I found around the interwebs this last month.https://aileenrae.co.uk/blog/bookmarks-january-2023 urlurl
Please enjoy some curated links to online content I have enjoyed this past month. 😊
Tech and Web
A friendly approach to reframing software bugfixing as a learning activity.
If something is breaking, it’s often because there’s something wrong in my mental model
A really nice highlighter effect with modern CSS. It achieves the slant using gradients, rather than separate elements or pseudo-elements. It also leverages a little-known CSS property for getting the effect to work across line breaks.
A well-articulated case against complex and overly "clever" code. The most compelling takeaways for me are:
- consider whether your code can be understood by a junior dev,
- when complexity is necessary, encapsulate it to prevent it bleeding all over your codebase.
👏🏻 I love these. And I immediately want to start a project where I can use them.
This pleases me a lot. In fact, I have half-formed plans to implement a similar rainbow palette on this here blog. Stay tuned.
This is really interesting to consider, and something I would love to do later in my career. Being a woman in tech means I'm statistically likely to be underpaid for the work I do, and that's some heavy baggage to carry. I appreciate this transparency and I hope it can become a norm in the industry.
A poignant TED talk on the burden of daily caretaking tasks. It's focussed on shifting your self talk from one of punishment to one of compassion. As someone with a chronic health condition that can affect my functioning, this was tearful and healing.
Care tasks are morally neutral.
Anything worth doing is worth doing half-assed.
A sometimes hilarious, sometimes awe-inspiring collection of the weird and wonderful snapshots that can be found on Google Street View.