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My favourite podcasts 2021 edition

A few of my friends asked me for podcasts recommendations in the last few weeks, so I decided to list my current favourite shows, a little bit like I did back in 2015.

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CSS Container Queries — a revolution for responsive web design

There’s no other feature that web designers have asked for more than being able to style elements based on the size of their parent. Luckily, thanks to smart people like Miriam Suzanne, there’s great progress on the native implementation of CSS Container Queries.

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Autostart tmux on Alacritty launch

After using Hyper for a long time, I recently tried Alacritty for the first time and I decided to switch almost instantly. At the time of writing this post it doesn’t support multiple windows — no biggie for me because tmux can solve this limitation quickly

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Top picks — 2021 May

The 1969 Apollo Guidance Computer, The Missing Semester of Your CS Education, dead Google AMP, DOM Events explorer, Play.js acquired by CodeSandbox and more…

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I built a thing - an Alfred workflow for CoinMarketCap conversions

Hi, all cryptocurrencies maniacs! I recently got into it, and I found myself checking CoinMarketCap about a trillion times a day. I have great news for all users of my favourite productivity helper — Alfred. I built a quick conversion workflow using CoinMarketCap API.

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All you need to know to move from CommonJS to ECMAScript Modules (ESM) in Node.js

One of the most revolutionary features introduced as part of ECMAScript 2015 specification is modules (ESM). In April 2020, Node v14.0.0 landed without experimental modules warning. Even though it was still experimental, it felt like the right timing to adopt ESM for some toy projects and insignificant clients' work. Eventually, Node v15.3.0 arrived and marked modules implementation as stable.

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Top picks — 2021 April

A new HTTP client for Node.js, website carbon calculator, great explanation of JavaScript Temporal API and Netlify announced native support for TypeScript. Pretty busy month!

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Book review: Feel Great, Lose Weight by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Ever since I started controlling my weight and being more conscious about what and how I eat, the quality of my life has improved a lot. I’m just a human and snacking, like anything else that produces dopamine in our bodies, is hard to resist. A hard-working and demanding job doesn’t help. So recently, I have been slacking with my nutritional regime. I was looking for a bit of motivation to get back on the right track.

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