Monthly Digest December 2020 (#blogPost)

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. πŸŽ‰

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!

A new format, sent weekly

For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly… But Daily.



Section titled For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly… But Daily.

The title says it all. πŸ™ˆ 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.

Screenshot: Discover Weekly... But Daily Finding new songs that you love is hard, so let us take care of that for you! Link your Spotify account by logging in below to get access to daily music playlists curated to you.

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.

Conversation of two dinosaurs. Dino 1: "Feeling refreshed after your holiday?", Dino 2: "It gave me a lot of time to think. So no."

☝️ All kudos to @dinoman_j.

Three excellent articles to read



Section titled Three excellent articles to read

Three useful projects to have a look at



Section titled Three useful projects to have a look at

Find more posts on the blog. It includes code snippets, notes, and TIL posts.

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! πŸ™ˆ πŸ‘‡

DevSheet explaining the operation order of CSS transforms

You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.

Matt Stauffer gave the talk Empathy Gives You Superpowers, and it’s a good primer on the topic.

Matt Stauffer on stage with the slide "In reality, I'm a self-centered, prideful, jerk bag".

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. πŸ™ˆ

A song that makes you stop coding



Section titled A song that makes you stop coding

I love piano tracks, and the instrumental track “Bloodflow” from Grandbrothers is epic!

YouTube screenshot of 'Grandbrothers - Bloodflow (Official Video)' showing a woman

That’s a wrap for 2020 and this newsletter in the old format! πŸŽ‰

And if you enjoyed this edition, if you share it, that would mean the world to me. πŸ™‚

Stay safe, and I’ll talk to you next week! πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘‹

PS. I heard the cool kids use RSS. You can find multiple feeds on my site.



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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. πŸŽ‰

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!

A new format, sent weekly

For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly... But Daily.

Section titled For the Spotify users: Discover Weekly... But Daily.

The title says it all. πŸ™ˆ 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.

Screenshot: Discover Weekly... But Daily Finding new songs that you love is hard, so let us take care of that for you! Link your Spotify account by logging in below to get access to daily music playlists curated to you.

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.

Conversation of two dinosaurs. Dino 1: "Feeling refreshed after your holiday?", Dino 2: "It gave me a lot of time to think. So no."

☝️ All kudos to @dinoman_j.

Three excellent articles to read

Section titled Three excellent articles to read

Three useful projects to have a look at

Section titled Three useful projects to have a look at

Find more posts on the blog. It includes code snippets, notes, and TIL posts.

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! πŸ™ˆ πŸ‘‡

DevSheet explaining the operation order of CSS transforms

You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.

Matt Stauffer gave the talk Empathy Gives You Superpowers, and it's a good primer on the topic.

Matt Stauffer on stage with the slide "In reality, I'm a self-centered, prideful, jerk bag".

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. πŸ™ˆ

A song that makes you stop coding

Section titled A song that makes you stop coding

I love piano tracks, and the instrumental track "Bloodflow" from Grandbrothers is epic!

YouTube screenshot of 'Grandbrothers - Bloodflow (Official Video)' showing a woman

That's a wrap for 2020 and this newsletter in the old format! πŸŽ‰

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! πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘‹

PS. I heard the cool kids use RSS. You can find multiple feeds on my site.


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