Delightful Reveal 7

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Joyce Jia Hu
By Joyce Jia Hu
February 24, 2023

me: why isn’t the logger working?

g: it’s nighttime.

me: what?

g: it’s a logger.

me: …what?

g: it’s a logger. a lumberjack.

me: …

g: it sleeps all night and it works all day.

me: OH MY GOD.

Monty Python - Lumberjack Song

What we did:

  • Met with John Samuelson from Earthling Interactive in Madison
  • Met with Garrett Peterson from Yahara Software in Madison
  • Got stuck in Madison due to weather
  • Met with our client to discuss taking on an additional project
  • Spent some time pairing on how to slim down Docker images overly bloated with unneeded binaries
  • Participated on the Madison College Board to make curriculum changes to the web design program so that they can teach their new students current needs in UX/UI/Human Factor and tooling. 
  • Iterating on how to create subfilters to represent a sales flow / engagement flow so that users can accurately message subsets of people. 
  • Wrote a RailsConf talk proposal
  • Designing a stained glass window to collaboration with my(Kelly’s) mom

    • Then coming up with her business name so she can go legit

What we’re reading:

  • Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky (StoryGraph
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (StoryGraph)
  • Death’s End by CiXin Liu (StoryGraph)
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho (StoryGraph)

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

  • Noir by Yelle (Spotify)
  • Songs from the Big Chair by Brothertiger (Tears for Fears covers)
  • The Bing Who Loved Me (NYTimes)
  • Gloria by Sam Smith (Spotify)
  • Sharing all of our foreign music choices for maximum concentration

    • Yelle
    • Fela Kuti
    • Epik High
    • Gamelan Orchestra
    • Os Mutantes (Spotify)
  • One Year: 1942 - The Day the Music Stopped (Slate podcasts

What we’re interested in:

  • Watching Yossef try to write bulleted list items in a Google Doc
  • Heads down in the creative flow
  • Exhaustive list of hobbies
  • Crushing red dots in Slack like they’re bubble wrap

What we’re struggling with:

  • 14” of snow with 18” more forecast over the weekend.
  • Chewing bubble gum and walking at the same time
  • Layers of ice
  • Naming things - Businesses, css classes, MICROCOPY for clients
  • Words in general
  • Solving story supply chain bottlenecks

What we’re buying:

What we’re celebrating:

  • Throwing rice at bean royalty by our own SPF covered koi fish. Happy Lundi Gras! 
  • Getting new glasses, and this time I’ll definitely clean them well and not scratch them up
  • First brown thrasher song of the year (must be heard in the wild for full experience)

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