Delightful Reveal #52

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
April 23, 2024

“Thanks for getting your brain juice on my code.”

What we did:

  • Designed multiple lists feature for Curators
  • Won a proposal to help a client improve their product management chops
  • Hosted a user research watching party to revisit prior sessions in light of new research questions. Jotted down preliminary answers to these research questions, and surfaced a set of more-informed questions. Realized a need to expand our sample to include both tour operators and suppliers.
  • Identified the solution hypotheses we want to test, and the user needs we’ll want to support
  • Created a block diagram to think through a collaboratively maintained record
  • Created a new importer for a client, for bulk data uploads
  • Designed a prospectus document for RubyConf 2024
  • Illustrated and designed a postcard for Blue Ridge Ruby to hand out at RailsConf in May
  • Worked on edits to RailsConf signage
  • Handed over swag designs for RailsConf in Detroit including a t-shirt, bag, name tag, and button designs.
  • Designed admin/company-level settings for a client product
  • Designed a concept to improve a product’s template making process
  • Designed a new logo for a client product
  • Spoke to people on three continents in six time zones preparing for an upcoming Madison+ Ruby announcement
  • Refreshed and Rebuilt Training Trackers ‘Audit Log’ & and ‘Mass Email’ features within the redesign 
  • Formed a Board, so employees can help steer the company and advise on goals and strategy
  • Hacked into trix editor for custom UI/UX
  • Figured out how to add css files into an esbuild/postcss build from Rails app/components folder

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • Figma styles not always syncing
  • Applying a smooth transition css class to the html broke all the specs
  • Sinuses +1
  • Too much screen time
  • Fluctuating weather
  • Loose sway bars
  • Mile times and lap times
  • Vet telling me I should start buying joint supplements for my dog since he is getting older now 😭
  • Sprained ankle still sprained

What we’re buying:

What we’re celebrating:

  • Pizza Poetry Day
  • New update on Stardew Valley
  • Working out again
  • The memory of Cody’s balloon
  • Having my first art show this past Monday!
  • Walls of jasmine city-wide (spring in New Orleans!)
  • Eating blueberries off the bush in my front yard
  • My niece getting super into paper dragon puppets and sending videos of all the ones she’s made
  • Having so much prepped for moving
  • A summer of Olympic sports 
  • Nespresso machines

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