@vinnl Yes, technically you're right but in that scenario I'm abstracting out of necessity (because writing inline styles is too cumbersome). We could say that Tailwind makes it easier to work on concretions and only abstract when necessary :).

I remember Adam (the creator of Tailwind) talking about using this approach to write UI without components, and only create a component when you start repeating yourself. Similar to the rule of 3 for functions/classes but applied to the UI.

@vinnl Well sometimes it's not just an abstraction, working with components you already have an abstraction but you have to style individual parts.

Sure, you could just name those parts "one", "two", "three", etc. and since those are scoped to the component it would be ok. But it doesn't feel right so you start making up names.

Like Feynman said "It's not the same knowing the name of something and knowing something". So it's better to skip the naming altogether :D.

youtube.com/watch?v=px_4TxC2mX

@vinnl Also, Tailwind is one of those projects that make me a better programmer. By reading their docs and content, I always learn new things. With previous CSS frameworks I just "used them".

@vinnl Something I noticed when I started using Tailwind is that I didn't have to think about naming any more. That's subtle, but as you know naming is one of the hardest things in programming :). So it removes that friction and makes building UI faster and more enjoyable (not something I thought I'd say about CSS before using Tailwind). Maybe other libraries out there have the same advantage, but Tailwind was the first (and only) utility-based framework I tried.

It seems like this starting to become a reality! (maybe it already was when I tooted this and I didn't know πŸ˜… )

Here's 3 solutions I've found so far:
- remo.co
- airmeet.com
- wonder.me

And some people has recommended hubs.mozilla.com, but I'm not sure it has the UX I had in mind.

@dajbelshaw We've been using remo.co for online conferences at Moodle and it's nice :) I've also heard some people recommending airmeet.com

And yes, no FOSS solution yet (that I know of), but it's nice to start seeing more solutions! Missing out on this kind of interactions was one of the qualms I had with online conferences :).

@Gargron I was skeptic at first but after giving it a change I use it everywhere now :) You can try it out here if you don't want to install anything play.tailwindcss.com/

I started using TailwindCSS a while ago and now I use it everywhere. I was skeptic at first, but it's a perfect pairing with Vue and other component-based frameworks. Now that 2.0 is out it's a great time to give it a chance!

blog.tailwindcss.com/tailwindc

"These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one... Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this."

sneak.berlin/20201112/your-com

So, Google Photos will stop providing unlimited storage for free.

Who's surprised about this? Nobody, I hope. I actually believe this is better, but I don't like the bait and switch strategy. Whenever I see news about Google Photos, the story of Everpix comes to mind.

theverge.com/2013/11/5/5039216

I just finished Caleb Porzio's VSCode course. Improving your workflow doesn't happen overnight, I've been introducing small changes for weeks. It's been a transformative experience, I'll never look at my programming environment the same way. Check it out! makevscodeawesome.com

@vinnl @vinnl You're actually the only person that's ever replied to one of my journals :). I had some doubts about the title for the post because of that. But I've had these thoughts for a while, and I wanted to write about the benefits of working in the open besides "building an audience". I also like to find people doing interesting things even if they don't have a large following :).

Thanks for the encouragement!

@vinnl I agree, and it's also interesting how different people perceive technical debt differently. Some just don't care, and others never want to compromise. I like this piece Martin Fowler wrote on the topic :). martinfowler.com/articles/is-q

Something else that's interesting is that it isn't always clear when you're doing a disservice by trying to fight "technical debt". You may be thinking that your solution is great but you are actually overengineering and shooting yourself in the foot.

@dajbelshaw He published something months ago that in my mind is very related, maybe even explains why it's so hard to talk about systems within organisations: seths.blog/2020/05/what-kind-o

So, is finally out and looking great! And I'm so happy they skipped the "N" for the naming and went with One Piece! :D Now that sticker on my laptop is even more suitable!

@craigmaloney @andycuccaro @vinnl And funny enough, I've been for holidays a couple of weeks and there is no way I'd had read this blog post without your RSS feed :).

@craigmaloney @andycuccaro @vinnl I agree with the problem, but at least in this example there is light at the end of the tunnel! Github has built-in functionality to generate RSS feeds, so you don't need to contact the author of that blog.

Subscribe to this url: `github.com/{user}/{repository}/commits/{branch}/{path-to-file-or-folder?}.atom`

It is not ideal, but I use it for a couple of repositories and it's better than nothing.

@tychi @dajbelshaw Awesome, thanks :)

I started to get into Solid almost at the same time that I started working in the open (very much inspired by Doug!) So my whole journey is documented starting here: noeldemartin.com/tasks/impleme

Let me know if you want me to fill in some gaps. And sorry for the rambling, these journals are not very structured :).

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