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Lonely Planet seems to be doing some amazing things with their Front End development.  This approach sounds awesomely functional and like it would be a ton of fun.

Personal story time.  I was in talks with Lonely Planet a while back.  First interview went well, we seemed to be a good fit.  They sent me a programming test, which seemed like a good sign.

But it was CoffeeScript.  I have a rich history of hating CoffeeScript, simply because I’m very familiar with and love the bare expressive nature of JavaScript.  I was honest and said I didn’t want to go any further.  They were very gracious about it.

Since then, I’ve broadened my horizons considerably.  I learned CoffeeScript in a couple days and added it to my arsenal of knowledge.  It has some cool features.  More importantly, the front end community has exploded in the past few years and there are SO MANY great new libraries, products, features, etc, etc, that I should be soaking in as many as possible.  It’s been fun learning CoffeeScript.  My thinking had become stagnant, and I should have seen it as an opportunity to play with a new toy.  Now I do.

I see videos like this and realize that I made a mistake.  At least I can still benefit from their knowledge in my current gig.  And I’ve bettered myself in a way that I hopefully retain.  Almost as if I learned from my mistake.

cubic-bezier.com»

I’ve been using Ceaser [sic] (http://matthewlein.com/ceaser/) for a while.  It makes CSS3 animation/transition easing super easy to visualize and create.

A co-worker just sent me a link to cubic-bezier.com, which does the same with some handy-dandy additional features.  You can save easing profiles, import, export, and even link directly to them.

This is a very cool tool for CSS3!

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Found this guitar in an alley here in Nashville.

Think it’ll still play?

Found this guitar in an alley here in Nashville.

Think it’ll still play?

nicknameless strongly suggested that I should buy a bow tie. I haven’t for years because who the hell knows how to tie a bow tie? Got it on my first try.

nicknameless strongly suggested that I should buy a bow tie. I haven’t for years because who the hell knows how to tie a bow tie? Got it on my first try.


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