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I made this podcast in hopes of reaching out to others within the web development field—to let you know that I’m in the trenches with you when it comes to code. I get excited about how our profession moves forward rapidly but at the same time I’d be lying if I said I’ve never been confused about it as well. That said, I felt compelled to process my thoughts through audio. I hope you enjoy these segments and please feel free to provide feedback. Bookmark this podcast today!

All The Things

Introduction

More coffee, more coffee, more coffee!

My inbox is flooded. I haven’t caught up. I’ve short circuited my anxiety by marking all as read, even though that’s definitely not the case. So let’s take a look at what’s so important in a few short minutes.



Highlighted Topics

  • Chrome Reaches 100 (Congrats. Can you get social security?)
  • Understanding Layout Algorithms (Algo…what?)
  • Dominate Your Lighthouse Score in Next.js Applications (If slow, go fast)
  • Those HTML Attributes You Never Use (Then why are they there?)
  • Mozilla’s Vision for the Evolution of the Web (PTSD from IE)
  • What’s New in Node Core (In other words, what’s old about Node Core.)
  • Electron 18 Released (I’m not even on Electron 1.)
  • Build Serverless APIs with Node.js and AWS Lambda (If someone says Kubernetes, I’m flipping the table.)
  • How to Upload PDF Files to Azure Storage From Node (How to upload more time into my life)
  • Parcel v2.4.0 Released: The Zero Config Build Tool (Zero config, zero config, zero config…sounds too good to be true.)
  • The Tao of Node: On Design, Architecture and Best Practices (The Yoga of JavaScript)
  • An Introduction to AWS CloudFront Functions (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)
  • Finally, Cloud Without Complexity (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, part 2)
  • Building a Loading Bar Component (Patience is the essence of fine Mexican food.)
  • Website Themes and Color Schemes (Apologies to all of my color-blind friends.)
  • HTML and CSS in Emails: What Works in 2022? (One big image.)
  • CSS Blossoming Flowers at Magical Night (Shrooms, shrooms, shrooms.)
  • Dino 1.20 Released (This project is still going…nice.)
  • Remix vs. Next.js (Chris Rock vs Will Smith.)
  • Emoji Button: A Vanilla JavaScript Emoji Picker (😏, 😏, 😏.)
  • An ECMAScript Proposal for Type Annotations in JavaScript (John Resig…where are you? We need you.)
  • Web Animation Performance Fundamentals – How to Make Your Pages Look Smooth (More cowbell.)
  • Say Hello to selectmenu, a Fully Style-able select Element (Now that’s cool.)
  • Progressive Enhancement, the new Hotness (Splash cold water.)
  • Big Images, Blazingly Fast (Like I said…one big image.)
  • How Much CO2 Does Creating a 1,000-Word Piece of Content Cause? (Who has time to calculate that???)
  • Browser Vendors ‘Working Together on Interop 2022’ (A/S/L.)
  • Explain the First 10 Lines of Twitter’s Source Code to Me (No.)

Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

Supporting Ukraine from San Diego 🇺🇦

Introduction

I need to put a break tag on my HTML to get this message off the ground.

At the time of this recording, it’s been a little over two weeks since Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine. Officially, Wikipedia notes the start of this conflict as Thursday, February 24th. Why this one hits home for me is that in my work experience as a web developer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several Software Developers, QA Engineers and Product Owners of Russian, Ukranian and Belarusian heritage and they all have voiced a similar opinion. They stand with Ukraine. And I do as well.

If you’re sitting behind your keyboard right now with headphones on sitting state-side in the continental US, it might be hard for you to fathom what on Earth is really happening minute-by-minute. I’m certainly struggling. On my end, I’m trying to empathize with as many frames of reference that I can muster and here’s how I’ve given myself some context in how to better relate to this global event.



Frame of Reference

  • According to Google, Ukraine is about the size of Texas.
  • Ukraine’s entire population as of 2021 has 41+ million people
  • California has 39+ million people (2019 statistic).
  • Imagine that on a daily basis, this is 9/11 occurring at any given moment and you don’t where the planes are headed (I really grit my teeth with this one, but it had to be said). 

I could go on and on about how to make this hit home, but I think you get the theme. A big thanks goes out to my work colleagues, both past and present for providing this list.

Ways to Help

  • Reach out to your congressional district and ask for tougher sanctions against Russia. Visit this link and enter your zip code.
  • Discovery TV has partnered with Save The Children to provide critical support for those impacted by this crisis.
  • San Diego based GoFundMe has curated its top list of fundraisers supporting the individuals and families seeking shelter, security and peace.
  • Hashtags actively being used at this time: 
    • #standwithukraine
    • #standforukraine
    • #supportukraine
    • #stopthewar
    • #ukraine

Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Introduction

Today, I’m joined by Krishna Kabra, CEO of the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. And in this discussion, we go head first into the spectrum of STEAM programs and events offered for the parents and children of San Diego.



Highlighted Topics

  • Introducing Krishna Kabra
    • Name, role and how long you’ve been part of SDCDM
  • A quick summary of SDCDM
    • What’s the overall goal of SDCM?
    • How long has SDCDM been around?
    • How did Escondido get to headquarter such a gem?
    • Your personal favorites about SDCDM (e.g. a certain exhibit, activity, event, etc.)?
    • What would you say are your guaranteed offerings/strengths of the museum?
    • Family Space Night Questions:
      • What were the challenges of putting an event like this together during COVID era?
      • What types of resources do you look out for on behalf of children’s education/fulfillment?
      • How do you know if an event is successful for the children?
  • Call-to-actions for our listeners
    • What future events should we be aware of in relation to STEAM curriculum?
    • Best way to follow you on the latest and greatest?
    • How to get a membership and/or support?
    • Are there other museum affiliations which provide discounts on entry?

Conclusion

Here are the resources Krishna mentioned earlier on Institute of Biomimicry and a talk by Sir Ken Robinson, where he makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.


Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!