Monthly Digest December 2020
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Happy new year! 🍾
We made it into 2021! I hope you all had fantastic holidays, are safe and sound, and had time to rest.
From my end, I got a lovely new comic character for Christmas and decided to change the format of this newsletter. The structure will change, but it will still include talks, some music, GitHub repos, and things I liked reading. It'll hit your inbox more frequently, too. 🎉
Now I only have to find the right name for it (I never liked my uncreative "digest" invention)... I like the title
World Wide Week start but haven't decided on it yet. If you have any ideas for a great newsletter title, please send them my way!
For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly... But Daily.Section titled For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly... But Daily.
The title says it all. 🙈 I like to listen to Spotify's "Discover Weekly" playlist. Unfortunately, it's only updated once a week. If you're looking for more music discoverymusic.com provides a daily updated playlist tailored to your music taste.
Dinos and comicsSection titled Dinos and comics
The dinosaur Twitter account is one of my favorite things in my social media timeline. The posts often make me think about my life, put a smile on my face, and are always super cute. It's a welcome variety to the usual exhaustive Twitter mood.
Three excellent articles to readSection titled Three excellent articles to read
- Alt vs Figcaption by Elaina Natario
- Someone attacked our company by Jack Ellis
- An Ode to Going for a Walk, the Definitive 2020 Activity by Anna Dreussi
Three useful projects to have a look atSection titled Three useful projects to have a look at
- public-apis / public-apis – A collective list of free APIs for use in software and web development.
- simple-icons / simple-icons – SVG icons for popular brands
- shelljs / shx – Portable Shell Commands for Node
New posts on the blogSection titled New posts on the blog
- SVGs filters can be inlined in CSS
- Order in CSS transformations – transform functions vs individual transforms
- iTerm2 offers a way to notify you when a long-running command has finished
- addEventListener accepts functions and (!) objects
This month's DevSheetsSection titled This month's DevSheets
Hah! December was light on devsheets. The main reason for that was that I'm eager to find a better way to create them. Currently, I use keynote to make screenshots or videos. In the future, I'm aiming for interactive devsheets that have an accessible URL. I'll keep you posted!
But hey, I made it to post one devsheet in December! 🙈 👇
You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.
A talk to watchSection titled A talk to watch
A quote to think aboutSection titled A quote to think about
Speaking about social media...
The hardest problem in computer science is not being an opinionated jerk about everything.
Of course, I found that quote on Twitter. I'll leave it here and take a moment to remember situations when I was too opinionated about tech. 🙈
A song that makes you stop codingSection titled A song that makes you stop coding
I love piano tracks, and the instrumental track "Bloodflow" from Grandbrothers is epic!
That's a wrap for 2020 and this newsletter in the old format! 🎉
And if you enjoyed this edition, if you share it, that would mean the world to me. :)
Stay safe, and I'll talk to you next week! 🎉 👋
PS. I heard the cool kids use RSS. You can find multiple feeds on my site.