Delightful Reveal #8

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Joyce Jia Hu
By Joyce Jia Hu
March 06, 2023

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:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

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:

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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