Grew up with the rise of social media and was definitely more engaged at some point, but now I’m a lurker 🤔. Good or bad?
Reflecting on my experience in the past few months:
Things I appreciate:
- Friendly slack community of Rubyists
- Beginner friendly labels on project issues
- Well-documented README to allow anyone to contribute
- Weekly office hours for questions! (might depend on the project).
“a programmer who writes clean code is an artist who can take a blank screen through a series of transformations until it is an elegantly coded system.” - Robert C. Martin, Clean Code
Moved to a 2 br and have my own kitchen for the first time ever! What a luxury! In 2020, I didn’t bake much bread, which is sort of unusual for 2020. But, maybe its time for me to bake more bread again. baketeito
Today, I stopped by Green Apple Bookstore. I picked up a book called, “Wasting Time on the Internet” by Kenneth Goldsmith.
In the book, Goldsmith argues that the internet is actually making us smarter, more creative, and more productive. He talks about how we’re reading more than ever. He calls Facebook the greatest collective autobiography, which I can’t argue with.
A very interesting perspective.
Some Rails-y things I’ve learned recently.
- Rails routes are VERY customizable. If you need your route to look a certain way, you can probably make it happen. Rails has SO MANY different customizations available. The answer is in the guide somewhere.
- Rails has a bunch of form helper methods available that eliminate the need for manual name assignments. Recently I learned about fields_for. I also learned that with form_with, you can set a scope that lets you prefix the name with the set scope.
With COVID and being quarantined, I think it’s easy to feel like my world is really small — like it’s just the confines of my room and my laptop and what I do at work. A few weeks ago, I happened across an email for a virtual talk hosted by Jacobs. I’d forgotten I was even on the mailing list. It sounded interesting and was public so I decided to check it out. The talk turned out awesome (so much so I wrote about in my most recent blog). I was impressed with how smoothly it was facilitated despite it being virtual…There’s probably a bunch of talks that are more accessible now in a virtual world! I need to keep my eyes out for more virtual events like this, and take them as opportunities to expand my world in these COVID times.
Also, most meetups around the world hosting virtual events are probably game?!
note: it’s deprecated and should be avoided… 💩
how did I not know about