☕️ California, painting mugs and some more NYC
I travelled to California and Los Angeles last week to visit some relatives here. (Hence the delayed newsletter issue 😅) If you're interested, here's my hot take: NYC > LA. I mean, LOOK at this view.
We went to a pottery class today and hand painted mugs for one another. We'll get the baked-and-finished mugs later this week—can't wait to share them!
📚 This week's reads
How Ben Awad Used Coding To Become A TikTok Sensation — Codecademy blog "Becoming a lusted-after internet heartthrob was never part of Ben Awad’s career plan — but more than 800,000 TikTok followers and 53 million likes later, that’s what happened to the 24-year-old software consultant."
Lawmakers Press Amazon on Sales of Chemical Used in Suicides — The New York Times "Enough people purchased the preservative to attempt suicide that the company’s algorithm began suggesting other products that customers frequently bought along with it to aid in such efforts."
Designers spend months making custom keycaps, then the counterfeits arrive — The Verge There is a growing movement of artists and designers who produce alternatives to the stock keycaps sold with most mechanical keyboards. The small plastic blocks are easy to detach from their switches using simple pulling tools, and changing them can give a keyboard a radically different look, feel, and sound—not to mention turn a generic computer accessory into something much more personal. But as designer keycaps have become more popular, so have cheaper knockoffs.
Our engineering interview process — Incident.io Going over each interview and explaining why they do it, who one would speak to and how it works. Plus some tips on how best to prepare!
👀 Some more cool stuff
- A modern home "A long summary of our experience building a modern home in the woods. It covers the 5 years from before we bought the land to after we completed the house and took residency. I hope it’s useful to others planning to do the same."
- Vue 3 as the New Default
- Email Routing is now in open beta, available to everyone — Cloudflare
- Royal Mail investigates video of staff eating hash brownies at work — The Guardian "The footage showed staff apparently under the influence of cannabis goods from an unclaimed parcel"
Mojo68 with MDA "Plastic"
Linworks x TGR Dolice with GMK Analog Dreams
That's all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜