24th week of 2021

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Mustache + React = mess, announcing a secret side project, README generator, lazy loading images with SVG previews.

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👨‍💼 Work

Optimizely Content Recommendations + React = 🤢

Who would have known that trying to mix Mustache templates and React would be messy and hacky? On a positive note, I found a use case for JavaScript proxies! Even more hackity hack, yay!

Blog post scheduled about this topic for Tuesday. Update on Tuesday: I messed up the scheduling. 😂 I had accidentally scheduled How to trigger daily Netlify builds using GitHub Actions for Tuesday; it was meant to be published on Thursday. Well, the Content Recommendations post will be published on Thursday then!

👨‍🚀 Personal

Announcing a secret side project 👀

(Well, not secret anymore!)

On Monday, my brother Hannes and I published the first episode of our new podcast Koodikrapula! 😎

Koodikrapula is a Finnish podcast about all things coding. The name means literally "code hangover," which is kind of silly but sounds good-ish in Finnish.

We have been working on the podcast at least since December, albeit at a very slow pace. The first episode that was published on Monday is actually the third or so episode that we have recorded; the first few were just so poor that we never published them.

It feels nice to ship something and to notice how I'm slowly getting better at expressing my thoughts verbally and at not being too nervous during recording.

Check out Koodikrapula.fi (Finnish site)! If you don't speak Finnish, you might be more interested in Koodikrapula.fi's source code on GitHub.

👨‍🎓 Learnings

I have been setting up Koodikrapula.fi to use Eleventy + Preact. It has required some fiddling and there are still some rough edges. Someday I'll publish a blog post about it (how to use Preact layouts in Eleventy).

I published a blog post earlier this week about another thing that I learned while working on the site: How to use absolute import paths in Node.js.

🕵️‍♂️ Cool stuff

Some weeks ago I wrote about GPT-3-powered cover letters. The app has been released and is called Open Cover Letter. I haven't tried it, so I can't endorse it.

Plus two quickies:

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