Notes from my week.
- Putting the finishing touches on the first phase of the K-State DFS project: fixing build tools, bug fixes, and minor improvements
- Did some code cleanup for the K-State Admissions Reps project, and we finally did an actual v1.0.0 code release (the project has been live in the K-State CMS for a few weeks now)
- Related to the Admissions Reps project: I looked a bit more into the difference between
mountedin Vue. The way I understand it,
createdseems suited for fetching data, because it starts before the element is part of the DOM, but that also means it can’t make DOM manipulations.
- Working on my portfolio a bit
- Last Monday night, we heard a very small kitten trapped in my office window. We aren’t really able to have another cat at the moment, so we took her to the animal shelter.
- I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for the past couple of weeks. I’ve had back pain off and on for a while, so hopefully this will help.
- Family trip to the doctor’s office to get our annual flu shots
- I’m pretty good about getting out for a walk first thing in the morning, but this past week I’ve been trying to take more walks after lunch with my kids. We’re going to need to find more ways to get them moving and out of the house this winter.
- The kids had a friend stay with us for a couple of days while her mom gave birth to her new baby brother
- The Port-au-Prince is one of my new favorite drinks
- Lots of yard work Sunday afternoon
- NHL Stanley Cup Finals — I’m sad that hockey is over. It sounds like the NHL might not start back up again until January.
- NCAA football: K-State vs. Oklahoma — What an amazing win for K-State!
- NCAA football: K-State vs. Texas Tech — No hangover from the previous week, another big win.
- NFL: Chiefs vs. Ravens
- My wife and I have started our annual Harry Potter movie watching. So far we’ve made it through Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Untitled Goose Game — Super fun game, but I wish it was a bit longer. I finished the main story, and now I’m working on all the extra stuff. My kids discovered it, and now they keep asking to play.
- Finished reading Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition last week
- Started reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for the first time (I’ve already seen the movie, but I’ll probably want to rewatch after this)
- ShopTalk Show — 432: Swyx
- The Clearleft Podcast — Design Maturity
- The Clearleft Podcast — Design Sprints
- Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend — Michelle Obama Returns
- Microsoft had a secret Windows XP theme that made it look like a Mac — I remember trying real hard to get my Windows to look like a Mac back in college.
- Microsoft’s new Outlook for Mac design launches in October — We use Office 365 for everything at work, but I gave up on installing Outlook when I discovered how much disk space it takes to install a single Office product. This new Outlook design looks good enough that I might just have to give it a try again.
- Roku is adding support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year — I like HomeKit but don’t have many things that support it, so I’m happy to see that my recently-purchased Roku TV will probably get support soon.
- A Complete Guide to CSS Media Queries — Another great guide from CSS-Tricks.
- Moving to Statamic — This is the first I’ve heard of Statamic, and it looks like a pretty nice CMS.
- Vue 3 — I forgot to post this last week, but v3 was released a couple of weeks ago.
- Web browsers on iOS
- Friluftsliv, the Norwegian Concept of Outdoor Living
- Twitch — hankchizljaw — I haven’t had time to watch much yet, but Andy Bell is live streaming some of his work on Twitch. You can also sign up for his Piccalilli redesign journal.
- Mono Icons — An open-source icon set.
- Some New Icon Sets — More icons.
- Music Time for Spotify — “a code editor plugin that discovers your most productive music to listen to while you code”