Some weeks I love the structure of this newsletter. It helps me not dump a ton of information but focus on just a few things each week. Other weeks—like this week—I have a ton of cool tools and articles to share but can’t if I want to follow my own rules.
A baby penguin trips over a rock and shakes it's head getting up
Picking yourself up
Learning new things is hard. I don’t care if it’s a programming language, being a parent, or starting a business. One of the hardest things about being a developer is it’s such a new profession you’re constantly learning new things. If you’re not falling on your face once in a while you’re not moving forward.
I don’t like many things about Thomas Edison, but he certainly had a positive outlook on failure.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Gogh is a neat tool to that can add themed profiles to your terminal emulator (Linux and macOS). What I really like is the website which shows the colors used in the theme and provides some basic filters to find the perfect theme.
Speaking of screenshots. Lots of people know about carbon for providing screenshots of code files which can be easily styled. I learned this week that there’s also a CLI to use the service. This was especially nice for me because instead of using a file I could pipe to the CLI to get screenshots of command output.