sqlite as a document database David Leadbeater wrote about how recent versions of sqlite can generate columns based on data in JSON. This shows some of the really cool blending of JSON data and SQL that’s possible today.
Dinner foods Bread machine pizza dough We’ve made this recipe several times and it comes out really well Tomato-Garlic Spanish Rice I’ve made this recipe once. I really enjoyed the flavor, but I had a hard time getting the rice to be fully cooked. Instant Pot veggie biryani I made it with tofu and it was very good! Breakfast foods This fluffy pancake recipe is really tasty.
Personal Data Warehouses Simon Willison, creator of Datasette, gave a talk about Personal Data Warehouses providing detailed steps for pulling together whatever data you want and scraping it into a datasette. Also worthwhile to look at the Dogsheep project, which includes tools for pulling data from many places.
Lev Walkin on quality engineering documentation Lev Walkin was overwhelmed with likes for his tweet thread about making quality engineering documentation. He stopped at 28 items.
Backlinks 2020-11-14 Remarkably, I haven’t started a Development Process page. This is remarkable, because I’ve spent quite a bit of time on process stuff at work. I am a big fan of Avery Penwarr’s Epic Treatise on Scheduling, Bug Tracking, and Triage because of lot of it resonates with my own experience.
windups: cool text effects in React Windups is a super-cool, open source (MIT-licensed) typewriter effect library for React. Via Josh Comeau
Evidence-based software engineering book I haven’t read this yet, but Derek Jones’s Evidence-based Software Engineering book (freely available as a PDF) appears to have an incredible amount of research work done to produce it, and I look forward to seeing what that research tells us. “Existing books treat the creation of software as a craft activity…”
Beldi: Fault-tolerant and Transactional Stateful Serverless Workflows I haven’t read this yet, but it’s worth saving a record of Fault-tolerant and Transactional Stateful Serverless Workflows by Haoran Zhang, et al. “Stateful” and “serverless” don’t generally go together, which is why this paper is particularly interesting.
The conservative media ecosystem Matthew Sheffield, self-described former conservative activist and journalist, explains the conservative media ecosystem.
What I did not realize until I began expanding my work into creating actual media and reporting institutions such as the Washington Examiner (I was the founding online editor) was that U.S. conservatives do not understand the purpose of journalism. This became evident to me as I saw that conservative-dominated media outlets were MUCH more biased than outlets run by liberals.
Aggregators Free Illustrations links to a whole bunch of places to get freely usable art Open Source Vectors undraw illustrations Artists I write fantasy novels, which generally have custom painted artwork on the covers. This can get very expensive, especially for an indie publisher. /r/HungryArtists is a good resource for finding artists with a wide variety of styles.
BeccaChavez has a character art style that would work for a variety of fantasy subjects.
Tailwind Cheat Sheet This Tailwind CSS Cheat Sheet looks like it will be useful, should I end up using Tailwind in a project.