Delightful Reveal #41

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
November 06, 2023

“You know how sometimes you get your bones vibrated?”

What we did:

  • Untangled a mess of spaghetti code that handled everything involving the “scope” of a “collection” in a client app (i.e. the search, filtering, pagination, and sorting of a list).
  • Described (and visualized) how users might maintain their data imports beyond the import to prompt conversation in our data working group.
  • Drafted and discussed objectives and key results (OKRs) to track the product team’s progress towards helping our first customer adopt our system (and deprecate their old one).
  • Continued analyzing last cycle’s user research for users planning multi-destination trips. Cut/shared highlight reels with the team, and scheduled time to discuss and agree takeaways.
  • Reworked a design storyboard to reflect a fundamental change in our approach to templating.
  • Identified outstanding questions blocking our ecosystem working group.
  • Began user interviews!
  • Attended user research session.
  • Held a project based team roles & responsibilities meeting in preparation for our upcoming scope of work.
  • Took a vacation to Montreal and stayed at a museum hotel (Hotel Uville).
  • Worked on sticker designs.
  • Designed and revised banners for an event.
  • Designed a table runner for Flagrant.
  • Created SVG bugs and dirt.
  • Animated marching ants for Madison+ Ruby.
  • Started on a process for uploading and processing a CSV import.
  • Started looking at designs for an HTTP(s) redirection explainer.
  • Started implementing a front end redesign that involved a responsive nav, and a turbo frame fueled flyout.
  • Getting excited about RubyConf! We’re proud to be a sponsor and look forward to connecting with folks at our booth #6. Shout out to Val on her awesome designs for RubyConf!

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • Low spoons
  • Shower faucet broke
  • Brother is going through a health scare
  • Sleep

What we’re buying:

  • A replacement keyboard
  • Paxlovid
  • New shower faucet
  • Blue Lotus Chai - Traditional Masala Chai - Makes 100 Cups - 3 Ounce Masala Spiced Chai Powder with Organic Spices - Instant Indian Tea No Steeping - No Gluten (amazon)
  • Baby Stuff! Stroller, car seat, etc.
  • Polyhedral dice
  • Moving butterfly cat toy
  • Art by Paper Puffin of cute cats making pottery
  • Work by Bang Bang Crafts

What we’re celebrating:

  • Therapy
  • It’s cold enough to turn the heater on
  • My husband having a spare keyboard for me to switch into after spilling milk tea on my old one and it made the keys sticky
  • Sweaters
  • Stuffed bao buns from T&T supermarket in Vancouver, BC
  • Talk proposal accepted by the WI Safety Council
  • The existence of Collage, a curated art/craft suppliers/collectibles/curiosities store in Portland, OR
  • Amanda’s blog post getting featured in Hotwire Weekly #3!

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