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Things that last

Some thoughts about what lasts, and what doesn’t.

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Link (plus a thought): 75 Things People Can Do For Racial Justice

This is a nice list of racial justice action items. I wonder, though, is it counter-productive to have lists such as this specifically targeted to white people?

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What, exactly, is a pipeline? [WiH]

This is a very serious question.

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Thoughts Web Development

The One True Way [WiH]

The One True Way to write code.

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Research Thoughts Web Development

Twitter thread as blog post: Thoughts on how we write CSS

(Warning: thought-leadery post)

Problems with CSS are not a result of flaws in CSS. The problem is how we write CSS.

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Research Thoughts

Does the "continuous" in Continuous Integration come from continuous mathematics?

A quick post about realizing an intersection between my existing knowledge and something new I am learning. Well, maybe they are both new things.

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Note to future Lara: Read code before you write code during research & development

A lesson learned during research and development for a new project at work.

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Twitter thread as blog post about "We Are Programmers"

I had a lot of impassioned thoughts while on a run today and decided to bang out this Twitter-thread-blog-post instead of letting them die a slow, silent death, alone in my brain, as they often do.

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A Twitter thread I will probably send in the next day or two

But first, this thread can exist in a safe space, on my blog, where I can edit and tweak and even decide not to tweet at all…

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Thoughts Web Development

Embryonic design system

What do you call a design system before it has published modules but after it has started providing useful tools? Naming is hard.

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Breakfast burrito at the airport

I’m eating a breakfast burrito at LAX before my flight back to Pittsburgh. Breakfast burritos at the airport before early flights are a ritual for me, and I felt like writing about it.

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Anti-Notification Workflow

As part of my mission to conquer Twitter anxiety, I’ve figured out a solid workflow for quieting notifications on my phone. These things may be obvious, but they are not the default, so decidedly not obvious.

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Disappointing Pho

A short post about eating disappointing pho while hungover. I wouldn’t call this a “must read” but it is certainly relatable.

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Thoughts Web Development

Accessibility in the real world: One step at a time

Most of the websites I work on at work are not accessible and won’t be any time soon. I had a bit of a realization this week about how to deal with that – accessibility doesn’t have to be all or nothing. One step at a time.

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A quick take on CSS drama 🔥

I’ve been somewhat checked out of Twitter, etc. for the past week and returned to a fresh round of CSS drama. Here’s my take: it’s noise.