The Brain Dump
Cool stuff I've found and want to share.
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Past Brain Dumps
SvelteKit, Bun, and Developer Dad Jokes
Fake AI, Astro 4.0, and Government Spying
From how gadgets work to new tools, this brain dump has you covered.
OKLCH, Vite, and .NET goodies!
Switching to a Mac this week has made me more productive than I've been in months.
Angular, Copilot, and so many fonts
A new Angular release, GitHub goes all in on Copilot, and fonts are coming out of my ears.
Next.js, AI, and the Worst Code Ever Written
This week we hit Llama's, Longhorns, and Battlestar Galactica.
Algorithms, GitHub Actions, and mechanical keyboards
After a week away, the Brain Dump is back with some super cool drops.
AI, Notion, and a multi-player code editor!?
A week of C# and how Hacktoberfest broke my heart.
Raspberry Pi 5, ChatGPT, and something you never learned about TypeScript
Hacktoberfest is here and, from the Raspberry Pi 5 to ChatGPT, there's a lot of new stuff dropping this week.
Mario, Dark Matter, and Electrical Engineering for Babies
TypeScript, Open Source, and Dog Poop
This week I found a few TypeScript frameworks, a new AI powered UI builder, and a calendar of dogs pooping in beautiful places.
An AI code editor, Bun 1.0, and tips for salary negotiations
If you're not setting goals, how do you know you're moving forward? This week I share some tips on how to set goals and stay focused on them.
Astro, Angular, .NET & Visual Studio
After a week of fighting a cold, the Brain Dump still drops. Lot's of activity in the world of frontend this week with the release of the State of CSS report and Astro 3.0.
Productivity, Flutter, .NET MAUI, and Node.js 20
Sometimes we all need accountability to get things done. Communities are great for encouraging and sometimes prodding you to get moving.
Laravel, HTMX, and TypeScript
Struggling with code? Step one, talk to the rubber duck. Step two, step away. Step three, talk to a team mate or friend.
Deno, .NET, Lightsabers, and a $21k Toilet
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Who are deciding to be each day?
Retro keyboards, ASP.NET, PHP, & TypeScript
Building, learning, and growing in community is so important. Especially in the context of finding new opportunities.
Drum Typewriters, Open Source, and AI
Videos, streams, and more, oh my! It's been a super productive week in the BBQ.
GitHub, AI, Figma, Visual Studio, & Microservices
Finally, getting over summer colds running through the house and recording some videos.
AI, .NET, NodeJS, bidets, and gratitude
Gratitude can change how you view your circumstances. It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.
Analog Task Tracking, OSS, & ASP.NET
A productive week resulted in a new website launch using Astro, Tailwind, Supabase, Cloudinary, and Netlify. How many more services could I have used?