Delightful Reveal #12

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
April 03, 2023

New week, new opportunities. What delightful work will you get done this week?

What we did:

  • Wrestled some more with Turbo. Finally getting it to call uncle by giving it a turbo frame to post to instead of _top
  • Polishing up designs and creating master components so that everything looks the same…..omg so hard to design with consistency when everything is a sandbox to figure shit out (+1)
  • First usability tests of a feature set we’ve been working on for a while, with lots of great feedback.
  • Created a rolling issues board.
  • Created + reviewed a company-wide presentation
  • Continued writing a Figma Plugin that translates a Figma frame into Prawn PDF
  • Learned about @layer in CSS
  • Prepared for user research with companies that sell into group tour operators
  • Coded interview transcripts
  • Learned more about the Popper JS library

What we’re reading:

  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold (StoryGraph)
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson (StoryGraph)
  • “How I Learned to Use a Rolling Issues Board for Usability Analysis” by Jessica Ivins (Medium)
  • “How to prioritise usability problems” by Dr. David Travis (UserFocus)
  • “Meetings *are* the work. Wherein I take aim at the common tech…” by Elizabeth Ayer (Medium
  • Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better by Jennifer Pahlka (GoodReads)
  • Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (StoryGraph)
  • Dear Star Baby by Malcolm Newsome (BeamingBooks), whose author is a Flagrant friend and this is his first children’s book out in the world about how to explain and understand grief of miscarriages.

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • Human meat-bag feelings (+2)
  • Trying to find full episodes of Taskmaster NZ season 2
  • The county “Comprehensive Plan” being much more a hodgepodge of separate plans that don’t necessarily take each other into account
  • Watching people get their rights taken away and harmed because of terrible religious & political facades.
  • Keeping up with physical therapy exercises at home
  • Sync and login problems on Linear
  • Applying a border on a popper arrow
  • How come we don’t get to hibernate?
  • English being terrible and wonderful (a Gallagher sketch on spelling)

What we’re buying:

  • Loop ear plugs Trying out some neurodivergent problem space helping things, all noises these days are bugging me.
  • The Furminator - Only after buying 2 cheap brush options that didn’t quite do the job.
  • The wrong color temperature LED light bulbs. Then returning them for warmer temp lights.

What we’re celebrating:

  • Local community involvement in the planning process (for new development)
  • Underground punk bands from out of town playing locally
  • (This will be deleted) The efficacy of the New York judicial system.
  • Maya, a high school designer who interned with us last summer, placed 5th in a statewide graphic design competition
  • Kelly & Amy for doing excellent work on getting our newsletter written and designed. It looks and reads great! Both of them were patient with me, flexible, and quick to respond to my needs. Thanks, y’all!
  • My brother Andrew’s restaurant, Brandywine Cederburg, was voted #1 in Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of the Burbs (North)

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