Monthly Digest - February 2019
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Hello everybody! 👋
Oh my... last month I visited San Francisco for the first time and helped to organize the Global Diversity CFP Day here in Berlin. Additionally, I'm onboarding a new job... life is interesting. All these things lead to a slight delay in this newsletter, but here we go!
Let's dive into my favorite content of February!
# What happens when you block the internet giants from your life
# I built a thing!
In case you're a Netlify user I released netlify-menubar which lets you monitor your static sites and trigger builds right from the MacOS menubar. I use it for two months now and I don't want to miss it anymore.
# This month I learned
# divs are valid elements inside of a description list
This learning was a big one for me as I'm a big believer in semantic markup. I use description lists whenever possible. Unfortunately, these were very hard to style. As we have grid and flex today, it's not as bad anymore, but I struggled a lot with the styling in the past. I learned that div elements are valid inside of description lists!
# A deep-dive into promise resolution with objects including a then property
# The read of the month
Sara Wachter-Boettcher wrote an article that profoundly resonates with me. A few days ago, when mentoring the new speakers of the future at the Global Diversity CFP Day, I heard the question "What do I have to say?" a lot. I struggle with that myself... The thing is – everybody knows something someone else does not know. Sara encourages us all to share what we know and learn.
# The podcast of the month
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this month the story of the HackerGiraffe was published by Darknet Diaries. It was a fascinating story about the security of the internet (check your printers!!!) and what short-time fame can do to your life.
# A quote to think about
I always struggle with "being too busy" because I want to do too many things. There is always something to build. There is always something to read. And while these things are not necessarily dreams, I try to let go of certain things to have a healthier life.
If Your Dreams Don't Serve You, Let Them Go.
# A song that makes you stop working
And that's it for the beginning of March. Talk to you in 25 days! Hopefully... 🤞