Monthly Digest October 2020
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Oh well... 2020 keeps being a challenging year, and I really hope you are all safe and sound!
Let me share my favorite content in October.
# Let's build
In a pure developer manner, I had a shower thought and two minutes later I bought the domain
today-i-learned.dev. Now it's time to do something with it. The idea is to have a place where people can share "Today I learned" posts.
We kicked it off yesterday and built a site using Next.js. So far, it fetches and displays TIL RSS feeds.
I'm working on it live on Tuesday evening, CET time. Come and say "Hi"! 🙈
# Let's type faster!
Next month I'll try to improve my writing speed. I type with ten fingers, but I lost hope that I'm getting any faster at it. This article shared how to move you typing the next level using snippets. And while I use snippets for things like my email address (
stefan@@) and the phrase "Have a great day!" (
Hagd) already, I feel like I can level up there.
Wish me luck! 😊
# Three excellent articles to read
- Little things make all the difference by Derek Sivers
- What I Didn't Expect to Learn From Running My Side Hustle by Jake Z.
- How to make video calls almost as good as face-to-face by Ben Kuhn
# Three useful projects to have a look at
- yuanqing / vdx – An intuitive CLI for processing video, powered by FFmpeg
- iina / iina – A modern video player for macOS.
- xdesro / personalsit.es – A little directory of people's personal sites
# New posts on the blog
- How to use git's file diff outside of git repositories
- Say goodbye to resource-caching across sites and domains
- Aliases to make the mv and cp commands more user friendly
- How to let all your users know what to expect when they click a link
- The over-engineering of everyday tools and apps
# This month's DevSheets
You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.
# A talk to watch
# A quote to think about
Most single page apps are just giant carousels.
# A song that makes you stop coding
Jayda G's track "Both of us" is a funky house track with a beautiful piano melody. It reminds me of the beautiful past summers with friends and electronic music. They'll come back next year!
And that's it! 🎉
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Stay safe, and I'll talk to you in December! 🎉 👋