Matias Wireless Keyboard

March 20, 2017

I don’t normally do product reviews but the Matias Wireless Keyboard looked like a great addition. The Matias keyboard has the same layout as the full wired Apple keyboard—with full-sized arrow keys and full number pad. But it’s wireless! The keyboard comes in colours to match your MacBook. In my case, I got the Gold. They've done a good job of matching the style. The keyboard tak...

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Attempting Deeper Work

March 18, 2017

I’m in the midst of reading Deep Work. I’m about two-thirds of the way through and while it’s probably a bit hasty to jump into a review, I have been thinking about what it means to how I work and what I want to work on. The concept behind the book is that for the knowledge worker, success comes from the ability to think and work deeply on something. Basically, to get into a state of ...

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CSS Concerns

March 03, 2017

These days, I often find myself hearing people say “we use BEM” or “we use SMACSS” and the question that often comes to mind is “how exactly do you use them?” Coming up with a catchy name for a development approach is a double-edged sword. On one hand, they are a convenient way to convey a lot of information really quickly. If someone says that they use BEM, I can make some quick as...

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Coding CSS for Context

February 10, 2017

Dave Rupert recently tweeted asking a question that I see quite often: .some-context .thing { /* special rules and overrides */ } Does that go in thing.css or some-context.css? Then, Harry Roberts discussed this concept further in his article of CSS Code Smells Revisited. Harry uses a practical example of .thing being a .button. (Well, actually, a .btn but whatever. And yes, I jus...

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