Hacking the Prime Minister #

Alex's "Do not get arrested challenge 2020" is the best thing I've read all week.

Somewhere around:

I called at least 30 phone numbers, to say nothing of The Emails. If you laid all the people I contacted end to end along the equator, they would die, and you would be arrested.

I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair.

James Hong - Great Big Story #

I've seen James Hong's performances many times, but they only account for a tiny portion of his extraordinary number of roles.

I first started recognizing him after his voice acting for Covetous Shen in Diablo III. He really leaned into the rich texture of his voice for Shen, which made Shen stand out as particularly memorable to me. Every time James appears in a TV show or movie I'm watching, I think to myself "It's Covetous Shen!"

Leading Trim #

This will be a great tool if it gets standardized and implemented. I've had a few projects where heading and paragraph spacing were important for their design systems, and this would have come in handy rather than needing to rely on a handful of work-arounds and approximations.

Oh shit, git! #

I've been using Git for years, but I've never been great with Git CLI or really understood the inner workings.

Julia Evans does good work, so I'm definitely going to check this out.

Looking Both Ways

2020 is like looking both ways before crossing the street, and then being hit by a plane.

Invert, Always Invert #

I read this post last week and it resonated with me.

I particularly liked the quote by Charlie Munger at the end:

It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.

Multi-Colored SVG Symbol Icons with CSS Variables #

This is a great read on setting up themable icon packs.

The technique requires CSS custom properties, but at this point it's reasonably safe to drop IE11 support (for most projects) in favor of the better security, performance, and tooling offered by modern evergreen browsers.