Delightful Reveal #38

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Joyce Jia Hu
By Joyce Jia Hu
October 02, 2023

“You can’t scare me, I’m into math.”

What we did:

  • Signed an agreement to work with Metis Communications to help get the word out about about our people
  • Represented at Friendly.rb, Your Friendly European Ruby Conference, in Romania
  • Delivered a proposal to a nearly 50 year-old nail polish company
  • Dynamically added custom turbo confirm message using turbo:click event listener
  • Allow users submitting Vehicle Accidents Reports to specify how select employees were involved in the Accident
  • Fleshing out a form that will allow a user to book a demo and get custom pricing
  • Created a logo for RubyConf San Diego
  • Started working on creating a logo, colors and theme for RailsConf Detroit
  • Started working on some trivia playing card designs for Training Tracker
  • Reached out to a printer to work out pricing and timeline for printing playing cards 
  • Created a Corgi-Rex sticker
  • Welcomed new early adopters into production 
  • Planned and held two user research sessions to inform delivery
  • Continued workshopping materials for a management retro
  • A crazy-8s practice run
  • Configured our DMARC records to support Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI)
  • Co-designed a two-day on-site workshop to agree to a vision for encouraging adoption, and discuss what’s next
  • Flagrant Recharge! Marveled at photos from our colleagues’ vacation to Costa Rica (Sloths! Sloths! Sloths!)
  • Provided ‘a way’ to hide the particles on Ruby Central’s website
  • Began building out a swag theme for a client’s top 50 clients
  • Completed the semifinalist application survey for BRAVA’s Woman to Watch

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

  • Typography 
  • Swashbuckler rogues with the Magic Initiate feat (for booming blade)
  • Stardew Valley
  • Geodes (still)
  • Geodes in Stardew Valley
  • Architecture
  • Creative resistance to AI (such as trapping autonomous cars in salt circles)
  • Plotter Vision (renders 3D models as line drawings)
  • Diceware for generating passwords

What we’re struggling with:

  • Time
  • People
  • Neck pain after sleeping
  • Discovery
  • Vaccine immune response good, but bad for sleeping

What we’re buying:

  • Sesame Street T Shirt 
  • Cork Trivet
  • Flights to Miami and Mexico for a February/March 2024 retreat and aviation expo
  • Plants. All of them
  • Pre-ordered We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age by Wendy H. Wong
  • Vivyd lights
  • Craighill eyewear stand
  • Books
  • New board games for upcoming time off
  • Tracing the Line
  • Sticky notes

What we’re celebrating:

  • First pottery 101 class. Touching dirt. Haven’t done this in 15 years.
  • Mini vacation next week
  • Jen’s birthday by visiting the Dell of the Eau Claire (River)
  • Tickets to a water ballet performance of Carrie

If you’re looking for a team to help you discover the right thing to build and help you build it, get in touch.