22nd week of 2021

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Kayaking and pizzaing, finished my first ClojureScript project, SVG squircle generator.

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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Work

Kayaking and pizzaing

We went kayaking with our team on Tuesday. Here's a photo that I took using my phone's (Unihertz Jelly) potato camera:

A photo taken from a red kayak which is partly showing on the bottom right corner. Eight other kayaks are in the background with people (my teammates!) in them with their backs toward me. There are trees on the shores and buildings in the distant horizon.

And here's a quick selfie that I snapped for my wife (nice picture πŸ˜‚):

My selfie as I'm kayaking. Only my head is shown, I'm grinning widely with my teeth showing. Behind me is water and trees. My face is not focused properly which makes the photo silly.

It was my first time kayaking. It was quite fun but also surprisingly effortful as I had to use my legs to maintain balance and my arms and upper torso to move the kayak forward.

Afterwards we went eating. Some chose fancy foods like entrecΓ΄te, but I chose an exotic pizza. πŸ˜‹ No picture of it, sadly, but here are the ingredients:

  • tomato sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • spreadable Nduja salami
  • hot Spianata salami
  • blood grapefruit marmalade
  • rocket/arugula
  • parmesan cheese
  • virgin olive oil.

It wasn't very delicious, but I wanted something exotic, and it was exotic. Β―\(ツ)/Β―

I can definitely recommend trying out kayaking. And pizzaing too!

πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€ Personal

Finished my first ClojureScript project

For the past two weeks, I have been working on my first ClojureScript project called Need for Speed.

It's a very simple web app with only a few form inputs and only one screen/page. So nothing fancy, but it was still quite challenging. πŸ₯΄ Many things could be improved, but I'm going to leave it like that for now.

I definitely want to use Clojure and ClojureScript more in the future. πŸ™‚

Try out Need for Speed and check it out on GitHub.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Learnings

I spent so much time on my ClojureScript project that I didn't have time to write about any learnings. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ But I have one or two waiting for the next week!

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Cool stuff

Squircley: SVG squircle generator

Squircley is a simple tool for creating SVG "squircles." From the author's (George Francis) dev.to article Soften up your designs with a Squircle!:

A Squircle, unlike an element with border-radius set, has no straight edges at all. The shape is a continuous curve! Apple love this trick and use it in both physical and digital design.

I love how squircles look! 🀩 Though funnily my brother doesn't like them, apparently because at some point they have been popular in Android as well so he has already received an overdose of them. πŸ€”

But I like them so check out Squircley and see the dev.to article for an interactive example!

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