Delightful Reveal #31
A weekly update on all things Flagrant
We hosted a southern-themed potluck, delivered reports multiple times, and booked lodging for our Madison visitors. But what’s got us celebrating? Our new desk chair, funky little chive and cow pens, and sharing the magic of fantasy books with a thrilled seven-year-old listener before bed each night! 🎉
What we did:
- Hosted a southern-themed potluck.
- Delivered a usability test findings report, multiple times.
- Planned and co-led a kickoff meeting for another epicycle’s worth of work focused on adoption.
- 👶🏻 Invited our first customer to use the system in earnest (not just for usability testing) and to share feedback whenever they want. Scheduled a team agreements meeting.
- Revisited and reworked our problem statement, reviewed the user stories we’ve written to date against the user needs we know about.
- Spoke to a new potential client about building an identity integration for them.
- Completed a beginner Figma course and started taking an Advanced Figma course.
- Started on my first client project at Flagrant!
- Caught up with our friends at Test Double.
- Booked lodging for our Madison visitors.
- Got a refresher on the Null Object Pattern due to a production issue.
What we’re reading:
- The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
- Gideon the Ninth
- Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow
- The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts
- Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures by André Brock, Jr.
- [Artificial Bureaucracy] - 0.0 - Hello World
- Language Is a Poor Heuristic For Intelligence by Karawynn Long
- We Dogs of a Thursday Off by Alberto Ríos
What we’re watching:
- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
- Star Wars: Visions
- Justified: City Primeval
- Harley Quinn S4
- What We Do In The Shadows, S5
- Night Court (1984)
- Farm Dreams
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- The Original Square Hole Girl Video + The Redemption
What we’re listening to:
- FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) Ylang Ylang EP Live Session
- Love Me Again- V
- Peanut Butter & Tears by DPR
- Grian Chatten - Fairlies (Official Music Video)
What we’re interested in:
- Figma’s new variables features and variable modes
- Flight Sim
- Computer-aided design (Fusion360, OpenSCAD)
- Fat washing and milk washing cocktails
What we’re struggling with:
- New problems at the climbing gym (also existing ones).
- Decluttering and maximizing storage space in the pottery studio.
- Letting go of old beliefs set during childhood that have no real meaning.
- Getting sick.
What we’re buying:
- A new phone case and Popsocket
- A burger shirt
- Vaccines for travel
- Funky little green onion and cow pens
- Teddy bear named Kevin
- Merino Wool T-shirts
- Sun Hat
What we’re celebrating:
- A nice “gaming PC” setup with my Steam Deck.
- Client feedback: “Nice work. Looks simple, neat and awesome.” “Thank you everyone for being awesome!!!” 🥳
- New desk chair!!
- Daily walks. :D
- All the farm backgrounds in the company.
- Booking a long weekend in Montreal.
- Sharing the magic of fantasy books with a thrilled seven-year-old listener before bed each night.
- Confederate-celebrating names being changed. (It would be nice to get better names, but this is a step.)
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