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macOS settings I always customize

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Mar. 3, 2021

When I set up a new Mac, there are a few things that make it immediately feel “off” to me. These are the small System Preferences tweaks I make that my muscle memory relies on. Remap Caps Lock to Escape I have an (irrational?) hate for the Caps Lock key. It’s big. You bump it. And you barely need…


Twitter Break

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Mar. 2, 2021

Around the end of January, I decided to take a break from Twitter for an undetermined amount of time. Twitter was my main source of distraction, and I wanted to find out how much it affects my productivity. What I didn’t miss Filling every gap in my time with scrolling through Twitter. I do believe…


The complexity that lives in the GUI

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Feb. 22, 2021

RoyalSloth reviews the three most common patterns to model interconnected state in a user interface. Connect the boxes: create the user avatar component and pass its instance to the inventory table component Lift the state up: move the internal state of the user avatar component and the state of th…


jq

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Jan. 4, 2021

I rediscovered jq the other day, a little command line tool to format, read, and transform JSON from the command line. Jq falls into one of my favorite categories of tools: the “simple and do one thing good” category—the Unix philosophy at its finest. Pipe any JSON to jq. The first thing you’ll not…


Consistency

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Dec. 18, 2020

There are two bike stalls near my apartment. One is right in front of the door, the other around the corner. The one in front of the door is closest, so when I can, I store my bike there. However, most of the time that stall is full, and I need to go around the corner instead. That’s fine. Until a…