• The hardest – and usually a crucial part of any thing is maintenance.
    Even with wearing glasses the hardest part is to keep them clean.

    What does not need constant maintenance and keeps giving is such a joy.
    A speaker that sounds the same as when it was last sat up.

  • We are doing a thing or two wrong when we want:

    • an AI to turn an idea into some article,
    • and AI to summarize some article to give us the gist of it.
  • On CSS-in-JS

    What I think is close to:

    My two cents on styling:

    • It sure depends on the context and requirements. Usually:
    • a minimal global css file, that handles overall look and feel for the website. Ex: fonts and typography, spacing, responsive design targeted media queries, colors, links and hovers.
    • Global classes for common use cases (ex: image and caption in a blog, meta texts, code)
    • CSS in JS for specialized cases, unique components, samples, styles related to code heavy components.
    • Prefer CSS to JavaScript for styling when possible. Hovers, media queries, transition animations and the sort, all should be handled natively by CSS rather than JavaScript – don’t reinvent the wheel.
  • Going through Make Something Wonderful, was reminded of this talk by Keith Yamashita I thought to share:

    P.S. If you haven’t checked out the book already, just do it! Great content, accompanied by a great reading experience. It sure is another wonderful thing 🤘

  • Theoretically, mastodon users should be able to follow my blog using @shahab@shahabkhalvati.com

    But practically?

  • Does “the urge to be present on each and every existing or upcoming social media ever” have a name yet?

    We thought public blogs and comments paired with emails for more private communication was too much, and…

    Maybe it’s a good time to reconsider.

  • – why me?
    – mm, wanna live Seneca’s?

    Der sterbende Seneca – Rubens
  • Was sick for some (long) time.
    Makes me appreciate being healthy even more.
    Such a blessing to be healthy and energized; yet, common to be taken for granted.

    I wonder what else is?

    Being able to work,
    to wonder,
    and to have a coffee.

    Good to be back

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was an amazing experience. The story was fun, the performances were great, and there were plenty of tributes and smaller stories, all coming together and creating something bigger.

    Yet what really stood out was the passion. The build was serious and professional, yet the experience felt raw, fresh, playful, with great care for the details.

    Was planning a longer post, but just start with The Story of the Daniels in 10 (Short) Videos
    And then search “The Daniels” on YouTube and watch them talk.

    PS It’s how I learned about this beautiful music video:

  • 2019 / Antalya

    Not of my best times, but sure lots of memories
    and there was the sea…

  • Just finished the changes I had in mind for some time now. Lots of small modifications, the fonts, details here and there, style cleanup, and so on. A new section, and the first long form post are also coming soon 🤞 And maybe a WIP section…

  • It is called Software “Engineering”;
    though seemingly there are no terms everyone would define similarly!

  • With all the new utilities we are getting as in ChatGPT, AI+web search like you.com, perplexity.io, Kagi and their coming contextual search and the sort,
    a crucial fact to keep in mind is the results and responses could be wrong.

    They are google search on steroids.
    Higher chance of being true,
    and yet,
    could be wrong.

  • Was checking some audio setups and noticed I perceive the music and the sound differently with my eyes closed.
    From the details,
    to sound stage,
    to feeling.
    The whole experience!
    It’s more lively,
    and more vibrant.

    Then tried to replicate it with open eyes, while being more focused and mindful.
    A tid closer, but not quite there…
    It’s just not the same.

    Then started checking how the internet feels about it, and looks like I’m not alone.
    There have been some experiments around the topic, and the observation is
    even being inside an empty, dark room,
    the difference in experience is still there!

    Didn’t expect this

  • Seth Godin writes:

    If you do anything at the last minute that takes more than a minute, you’re not organizing your project properly.

    The last minute is not a buffer zone, nor is it the moment to double-check your work.

    The last minute is simply sixty seconds to enjoy and to remind yourself that you successfully planned ahead.

    I wonder if this could ever be the case with software projects. Either way, it’s definitely something to aim for; by defining smaller projects that have shorter lifespans

  • Is taking things so seriously improving my performance?
    How can today feel like play?
    James Clear

  • Unexpected side-effect of using a wired headphone with my desktop is I sit down, and keeeep working 😅 The paylist though should be good enough

  • Another great piece by Seth Godin: Five true statements we don’t hear very often.

    This is so true. Am totally guilty of this,
    and will aim to do better

  • ahaha, lovely touch from letterboxd 👀

  • #NoEstimates ✊

  • “The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them, but we set our goals for the person we are when we set them.”
    — Jim Coudal 💬

    I think the same idea applies to finding friends and partners.

  • Posting the video reminded me of this intersting piece –amongst many others– by Joe Armstrong: A Week with Elixir.

  • I miss Joe… so inspirational.
    All his talks are amongst my favorites, just starting with this one

  • If you’d learn (I hope not) you will be alive for only 10 more years, would you change something about how you live?

    How about a year? Or even less?

    I’m not quite sure…
    And it does bother me

  • sick
    and sick of it

  • From National Gallery of Canada: Exploring the Psychology of Creativity / Jordan B. Peterson

  • Those who know me, know how much I love Lex Fridman’s podcast. By no means “The Best” episode –cannot pick that really– but my first exposure was the episodes with Jim Keller.
    just Great!
    Have listened to them a couple of times since then, and every time learned something new

    Here are some clips, but do check the full episodes:
    Most People Don’t Think Simple Enough
    Abstraction Layers from the Atom to the Data Center

  • Best intro to category theory

  • Now I know what’d be my next speakers. Next year?

    Buchardt S400 MKII
  • Always thought to do FP, learning set and category theory is unnecessary. Not quite there yet to have a strong opinion, but am starting to feel different.

    I still think it’s best not to talk about it in the beginning, but am seeing how it could be of use

  • Unpopular opinion: iPhone sizes don’t make sense. They are a row too long, or a column too short 🤷‍♂️

  • collector loses 100 ETH in a joke gone wrong
    I’m liking this more than I should 🙈

  • This actually seems to be easier than what I imagined first 🤞
    and more laborious 😥
    [starts customizing theme]

  • “Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
    — Muhammed Ali 💬

  • Curious how ✂︎ (U+2702) becomes ✂️ (U+2702 U+FE0F)?
    Check Emoji under the hood

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