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  1. Sticking to the essentials, with Sara Soueidan | Fixate

    Published Nov 16, 2017

    Sara is a freelance front-end web developer, author, and speaker from Lebanon. She was named Developer of the Year in the 2015 .net magazine awards, and awarded a Web Platform Award from O’Reilly. Sara is the author of Codrops CSS Reference, and is the co-author of Real-Life Responsive Web Design, which focuses on smart “responsive” workflows, effective UX patterns, and powerful front-end techniques.

    Time Stamped Show Notes

    2:33 – Sara is passionate about the possibilities developers have to build useful things for people and for the generations to come. She believes developers have the tools for building the future, and is excited by the fact that the web is getting more powerful by the day.

    3:21 – Sara says that learning and teaching have opened a lot of doors for her. She first got into speaking because of the articles she wrote whilst experimenting with, and learning new features. She actually got her first job from her experiments on CodePen.

    4:34 – Burning out after working on a project taught Sara about what to do, what not to do, what to expect, what not to expect, and to tell clients what to expect and what not to expect.

    8:16 – Sara explains that she doesn’t use a lot of frameworks or tools. She uses HTML, CSS, and Sass. On very simple projects, she doesn’t even use Grunt, Gulp, or any other build tool like that. She writes with the bare minimum.

    9:00 – Sara uses Alfred to speed up her workflow.

    9:37 – TextExpander helps Sara save time by allowing her to respond to frequently asked questions in emails she receives using templates.

    10:17 – Sara loves Sublime Text as her editor, and uses a lot of the plugins that come with it to help her type less.

    10:52 – Sara works early in the morning to avoid distractions on Twitter.

    11:27 – Sara removes any applications, such as email and Twitter, from her work computer that are not essential for work.

    13:05 – Larry mentions how Dash is an app that aggregates documentation, and also integrates nicely with Alfred. It also has its own snippet manager, similar to TextExpander.

    13:56 – Sara finds that she doesn’t have the most productive way to set up projects. She currently uses Jekyll for her website, but the bigger the website becomes, the slower Jekyll becomes.

    14:30 – She admits that Grunt, Gulp, Browserify, or Webpack would make her workflow better, but she finds the thought of installing them and getting them to work overwhelming.

    15:42 – Sara is excited about CSS Grid, because it’s like a CSS framework without a framework. She believes that there’ll be no need for any kind of CSS framework to build grids and websites in the future. She mentions that she has never been a fan of frameworks like Bootstrap as she feels there’s always too much to edit, change, and fix.

    16:21 – Combining CSS Grid with Flexbox is “like magic”.

    17:23 – Sara makes time to learn new things when she needs to use new things.

    18:48 – “Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet.” Sara studied Java in university. Learning that there was a fundamental difference between Java and Javascript, and that there was a mental shift required in order to work in the different languages has changed the way Sara views technologies.

    Quickfire Questions

    20:17 – Best advice about programming

    Learn the basics. Learn HTML, CSS, and native JavaScript before rushing into frameworks. Learn what you need, when you need it.

    20:46 – Habits for writing better code

    Thinking from a user’s perspective, not only a developer’s perspective. Test components early on – not code testing, but user testing.

    21:39 – BookResponsive Design: Patterns & Principles by Ethan MarcotteGoing Responsive by Karen McGraneAdaptive Web Design by Aaron GustafsonInclusive Design Patterns by Heydon Pickering

    22:50 – Inspiring devsEthan Marcotte and Jeremy Keith. Sara is inspired by anyone who works for the user and who teaches people in the industry to care about them too. She likes that these two authors teach developers how to write better experiences.

    24:40 – How to learn code from scratch

    Sara says that she would definitely be overwhelmed at first if she had to learn programming from scratch. She mentions that she is thankful that she had a mentor to help her get started from the right place. She would start with the basics, because she can’t use a tool or a language unless she really understands it.

    25:34 – How to work smart

    Work healthy. Take care of yourself and to get enough sleep. A healthy body is a healthy mind.

    Books, Tools, and Tech Mentioned

    CoDrops CSS Reference

    CodePen

    Sass

    CodeKit

    Alfred App

    Dash

    TextExpander

    Jekyll

    Sublime Text

    Browserify

    WebPack

    The Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design

    Contact Sara

    twitter: @SaraSoueidan

    website: www.sarasoueidan.com

    http://fixate.it/podcast/sticking-to-the-essentials-sara-soueidan/

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    Tagged with css

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  2. Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege

    I was in Vancouver Friday November 3rd talking at an event sponsored by the very active University of British Columbia Free Speech Club (start one on your campus — if you're a student, that is :)).

    I wanted to delve more deeply into the ideology on the radical side of the leftist spectrum, and to specifically address the idea of white privilege. Hopefully that's what I did.

    Relevant links:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself: http://understandmyself.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: http://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p… Reading List: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/03/gr… Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfH8IG7Awk0
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:45:27 GMT Available for 30 days after download

    Tagged with education

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  3. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 207, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    The Talk Show

    ‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    Saturday, 18 November 2017

    Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year’s election, and more.

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    Links:

    Various apps mentioned during the show:

    Keyboard Maestro

    Drafts

    Editorial

    nvAlt

    Simplenote

    Justin Williams’s now-defunct Elements — the first Dropbox-backed text editor for iOS

    Vesper

    Bartender — a Mac utility for managing all those stupid little menu bar apps

    Vanilla — another Mac menu bar app manager

    Apple Support technote documenting standard Mac text editing keyboard shortcuts

    Reconcilable Differences #65 — Merlin and John Siracusa talking about Steam.

    The Elements of Eloquence — the book that explains the implicit rules of adjective order in English.

    Dr. Drang on Excel

    Last year’s day-after-the-election “Holiday Party” episode.

    PredictIt — Website where you can gamble on election and political predictions.

    Max Temkin’s US Politics Twitter list

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2017/11/18/ep-207

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  4. Predicting Earthquakes

    In a week the border of Iran and Iraq saw a devastating earthquake, we are looking at predicting quakes and new research which says natural variations in the length of the day may influence the likelihood of strong earthquakes happening. Seismologist Roger Bilham and his colleague Rebecca Bendick from the University of Colorado Boulder explain their findings.

    Every day in the USA more than a thousand people have a cardiac arrest. Some people with heart problems worry about whether the exertion of having sex might put a strain on their heart. But at the American Heart Association’s conference this week, there was good news: it is much rarer than we thought. Claudia Hammond talks to Sumeet Chugh of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute about his study.

    LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission. Roland Pease reports on the latest product by company pureLifi. It wants to open up thousands more additional channels for wireless communications through LiFi.

    Following the biggest ever influenza outbreak in Australia, it is now the turn of the northern hemisphere to prepare for the flu season. As winter approaches in Europe and the US we answer listeners’ questions on flu and colds. Katy Takatsuki reports.

    Astronomers are beaming techno into space for aliens to decode. Scientists have asked artists including Nina Kraviz, Kate Tempest and Jean Michel Jarre to produce tracks which are being sent to a planet more than 70 trillion miles away from Earth. Studio guest Jason Palmer from The Economist explains.

    Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier is a history and exploration of virtual reality, the term that he coined for the pioneering technology that he was instrumental in creating. The book is a hybrid of memoir and philosophy and gives a compelling account of the origins and development of the digital revolution. Lanier joins Gareth Mitchell to discuss his journey through virtual reality.

    Roland Pease rolls his sleeves up and delves into the world of fake human waste. He meets researcher Naomi Deering at the University of Bath, who is making it her mission to help tackle poor hygiene by creating piles of fake poo, as part of a project to try and help reduce the 750,000 child deaths from poor sanitation.

    (Photo caption: An Iranian civil defence K-9 unit wait near damaged buildings during a search for survivors in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq © Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Science Hour was presented by Gareth Mitchell with comments from science journalist and editor at the Economist Jason Palmer

    Producer: Katy Takatsuki

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