June 21, 2017

I’ve been doing a lot things lately. I guess most of it has been in preparation for applying to new jobs.

For frontend developers, on some level, the personal website is your application.

☝ That is kind of what I feel, but also not totally.

A lot of time has been put into deciding what tools to use to build everything. I have settled on using Next.js made by the team over at zeit.

Right now I am at the point where I am trying to figure out what should go on my home page. /*// ⚠️ ⚠🔮 ️be smarter about these things */ That reminds me, I am pretty excited—I don’t know why I would use the word excited, but it seems kind of accurate—excited about being able to use emoji in domain names. Right now, it only works for the .ws domain, though. I sorta kinda just want to be able to make business cards that look like this.

missing image ❗ 🙃🐢.ws ❗❗ 🙃🐢.ws ❗
s TODO: I should align that image, and all images, better.

I should really figure out a better method than I currently have for drafting a blog post. The whoa-theme is great, but it isn’t everything. Right now, as part of a workaround for Next.js’s lack of server side rendering for custom webpack loaders, I have to run a script that uses whoa-loader and compiles it to a javascript object that is then used.

I guess one workaround could and maybe should be to just do all the things whoa-loader is doing in the browser. At least for development. It could get a bit heavy in production…maybe, but I also wonder how it will be exported when I export the site to a static version…

/*// ⚠️ ⚠🔮 ️be smarter about these things */ It’s not that I hate the tube of content, but some designers don’t even think about any other kind of layout. The web is powerful, especially with CSS grid. We can do better!

A lot of what I write about right now is so temporal, because it is about specifics of tech. I hate it. This won’t be interesting to read in 5 years. It isn’t even interesting now.

Let’s try a redaction redacted. COOL. That was easy enough to create.

Now I’m going to smoke some weed and then write a bunch and redact a bunch of it.

I guess I kinda like the way redactions look. It’s like you’re hiding something. I am very aware that the text is still there, and nothing is really hidden from most people, but the whole reason for the redactions is to prevent people who aren’t savvy enough to figure it out themselves from seeing things that they just can’t handle.

People like my parents.

Hmmmm. I wonder if during development I should not totally hide redactions from myself?

Wow got real side tracked there for a second/15 minutes. But now, the side bar state is saved through hot reloads… which is sooo important. I still need to sync the <main> element’s scroll state though. Oh well. Can’t do everything at once. I’d say that would take probably maybe a half hour. Why are my estimates often so wrong?

Earlier today, I overheard these two guys at Milk and Pull talking about VR. do i hate.

I am very quick to hate on people. Maybe I should be more positive.

Wow I just looked back at some of the self coding stuff I was making last fall.

You can see a collection here.

  • I should align that image, and all images, better.

  • I should really figure out a better method than I currently have for drafting a blog post.

  • I should be more positive.