Delightful Reveal #51

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
April 08, 2024

I’m drinking coffee for two now.

What we did:

  • Rethinking, reworking, re-imagining a user flow to create better UX for first time users and allowing for users to start from scratch when there is no data.
  • Talked about the requirements for an API linking two systems we’re working on.
  • Wrapped up Accessibility work for a client.
  • Started working on RailsConf Detroit banners and signage.
  • Created RailsConf Detroit T-shirts and other swag.
  • Created some stickers for our social media.
  • Finding our way with breadcrumbs everywhere! On pages, in titles and even in urls!
  • Held a personal sticky note game to chat about personal growth and career goals.
  • Made slideshow presentation for Training Tracker.
  • Reviewed and prioritized findings to share from user research. Created and scheduled findings presentation.
  • Reworked a navigation menu to be more consistent across brand design. 

What we’re reading:

  • Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (Goodreads)
  • “Seventy-Two Letters”, by Ted Chiang (Wikipedia)
  • “Wifi only works when it’s raining” (Blog
  • The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Goodreads)
  • A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (Goodreads)
  • Men without Women by Haruki Murakami (Goodreads)
  • The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan (Goodreads)
  • The State of HTTP clients, or why you should use httpx by HoneyryderChuck
  • Demon Copperfield by Barbara Kingsolver (Audible
  • The Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemisin (Goodreads
  • Inciting Joy by Ross Gay (Goodreads)
  • Notes on Dwarkesh Patel’s Podcast with Sholto Douglas and Trenton Bricken (Substack
  • Suicide Mission - What Boeing did to all the guys who remember how to build a plane (Blog)

What we’re watching:

  • Gardeners’ World
  • Monkey Man
  • Tokyo Vice
  • Shōgun (+1)
  • Game Changer, Sam Reich’s comedy panel game
  • The new Star Trek Discovery season
  • The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown
  • Slow Horses S1
  • Very Important People (trailer)
  • Finished Succession (finally)
  • TopChef (this season is in Wisconsin)
  • Chappel Roan: Tiny Desk Concert (Youtube)
  • Lil Nas X: Long live Montero (HBO)
  • Doc Martin (iMDB)
  • Taskmaster S17

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • Allergies (+1)
  • Stress Management (+1)
  • Baby growth spurts
  • Snowstorms in April +1
  • Waking up and wondering why my neck is hurting after sitting all day like a shrimp
  • Quartz inversion and dunting in kiln firings

What we’re buying:

  • Flight tickets to the Flagrant Summit
  • Yarn to make a cat couch and baby blankets
  • Monkey Man tickets
  • Branded magnets and charms for a freelance project
  • More frames
  • Ben Eater’s 6502 computer kit
  • Stuff for the new apartment
  • Wizard Glaze’s Gloop + some nichrome wire for making more ceramic earrings
  • Eclipse-watching glasses

What we’re celebrating:

  • Getting moving and shipping labor squared away
  • Jacob attending meetings
  • Massage recommendations that connect you to a delightful person and talented muscle whisperer
  • Adoption picking up on a recently launched product
  • Strawberry flavored candy
  • Doge & bunny cursors in Figma
  • A dog that’s stopped eating poop

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