Delightful Reveal #8
A weekly update on all things Flagrant
Suggestion for today’s self care activity: model your stretches based on your pet’s current movements.
What we did:
- Planned and held concept tests with two users. Held a mini-retro during which we updated our “handoff” process between research and design.
- Created a discovery plan for a new (to us) product, and began to onboard the team to do it.
- Interviewed a few partners to help staff an upcoming project.
- Designs for a wizard-like modal experience for adding complex expenses to a trip budget.
- Oops, going back to design the empty states for stuff we worked on a few weeks ago and overlooked.
- Met with some freelance designers with whom to share work.
- Chatted with igitur about music for podcasts, honing your talents, and pursuing passions at any age.
- Used a YubiKey for client AWS login.
- Started a #drinks channel in Slack but didn’t invite anyone to it without their consent.
What we’re reading:
- Tether elements to each other with CSS anchor positioning by Jhey Tompkins (Chrome Developers)
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women, Volume 1-3 by Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli (StoryGraph)
- The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How implementation works by Nina Holm Vohnsen (StoryGraph)
- The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier (StoryGraph)
- 19 best ‘Hot Ones’ episodes to binge-watch (Mashable)
- Carl Sagan was involved in a top secret plan to nuke the moon (The Whippet)
- It’s scarier to talk about what you love than about your failings and vulnerabilities re: special interests (The Whippet)
- Plants talk. Plants Listen (NPR)
- Devil House by John Darnielle (Devil House Book)
What we’re watching:
- Turks & Caicos (2014)
- The Tale Of Frodrick Of The Fence! (2:15)
- Three Thousand Years of Longing
- 1979 BBC version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- 6 Pro Chefs Make Their Favorite 15-minute meal
- Bee and Puppycat
- The Last of Us
- Night Court (1984)
- Ghosts (the original British version)
What we’re listening to:
- Neutral Milk Hotel’s Remastered Releases
- Kenny Hoopla
- The War on Drugs (+1)
- Nice Try! — Biosphere 2: The Theater of Utopia
- Sam Fender
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Official Music Video)
- Sparks - The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte (Official Video) - Starring Cate Blanchett
- Sidney Gish on Audiotree Live
What we’re interested in:
- The origins of the idea of “Patching” in code
- Ketamine treatments
- Power Stations to prepare for Hurricane Season
What we’re struggling with:
- Installing fonts into Figma with consistent baselines and naming conventions
- Wet gray days
- Icy sidewalks
- Redactle is down 😞
- Being signed out of Google in the middle of editing this doc
- Not being able to play the audio on our HomePod while watching free content on Amazon Prime
- Trying to understand why anyone would want paste to default to with formatting
- A little turbo gotcha to be aware of. Turbo frames are a bit persnickety. If you submit a form from within a turbo frame it will expect the response to return the same turbo frame. If it doesn’t then you might be asking for trouble. In our case we had a form inside a modal inside a turbo frame and on successful submission we were doing the natural redirect with a flash notice. However, the flash notice was not showing. Turns out we were getting a turbo stream request and then an additional html request and so the flash message was gone for the second request. The solution in our case was to simply add data-turbo-frame: ‘_top’ to the form which is well documented. I just had not run into this situation yet and was not expecting the behavior. There are other ways of dealing with the problem like catching the turbo:frame-missing event. Most important is to know that this gotcha is out there.
What we’re buying:
- Bath Towels
- New sketchbooks
- 932°F Extreme Heat Resistant BBQ Oven Safety Gloves
- Game Counter Trays
- Bryce Fabric Manual Reclining Couch
What we’re celebrating:
- “The team, the team!”
- Co-worker coming to Wisconsin
- Women’s History Month
- The Woman King is on Netflix
- Self Care with Cody: “Poorly constructed windmills, Modeling your stretches based of your animals current movements”
- Making our first rack of lamb
- Spending some quality time with family
- Finishing a cross-stitch project and starting on a new one
- The final weekend of Lifespan of a Fact, a play produced by ABET in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
- The word “nibling”, but the aunt/uncle problem is largely unsolved (“pibling” doesn’t get used much)
- Going Skiing in the upper peninsula of Michigan with friends for their birthdays
- Getting coronated at the dentist:
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