Welcome to my web log.
Me: I should really get back to learning VueJS, I haven’t built anything in a while.
I love writing. It’s not very evident from the lack of posting on this particular blog, but I write a lot, mostly by hand and mostly in a giant journal that is designed to look like the Handbook for the Recently Deceased from Beetlejuice (hey I got it in a game of white elephant a few years ago, the gift that keeps on giving).
A quiet revolution has taken place in my office.
Technology spins a tight web with our social structures—technology is born from systems and social structures already in place, enhances them and strengthens them. It is not the technology itself that creates a system, it is us.
When I first heard the word “Gamification” it is highly likely I rolled my eyes. Back then it seemed people wanted to turn everything into a game (collect 2 points for checking your bank balance woohoo!), much to the agony of actual game developers and anyone forced to collect stamps on their journey to learning their company’s new intranet.
My friend is currently at a state-required class to keep his professional license. The class is called Ethics in the Modern World. He’s a massage therapist.
Remember when we were just “web masters”? When only nerds used computers for anything other then work or typing up a book report?
Border radius seems like such a simple, obvious CSS property. But can we all take a moment and pour one out for that time we had to create tiny images and place them all around a container?
It’s funny, the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. These stories seem to a mix of family stories (you’ve always been the smart/dumb/slow/fast one), stories of people we identify with (if she can do it, so can I), and stories from our peers.
Back in the fall, I had my first experience teaching. I was the co-instructor for an evening class that centered around front end development tools and best practices. I won’t get into the class itself much, but it was an interesting experience, and I enjoyed teaching. During the past few weeks I have met with a couple of former students over coffee, as they struggle to figure out what to do next in their journey to become professional coders.
I removed pagination, because it's time to let old things die.