DeveloPassion’s Newsletter — Home sweet home

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the 25th edition of my newsletter.

This week has come and gone without me noticing. I’ve spent my days in a constant rush, taking care of the children, doing roundtrips between home and the hospital, and doing laundry 😂. But it’s over now, Raphaël and his mother are home with us. Home sweet home! ✨

Sleep deprivation

Now that Raphaël is back home with us, sleep is a thing of the past. For a couple of weeks (at best), I’m going to sleep intermittently 3–4 hours per night (at most). It’s going to be tough, but it’s not the first time around for me. I can’t say that I’m used to it, but I’ve been there and survived, somehow 😂

One thing is for sure, sleep deprivation has devastating effects on the brain. Even after a single night, I already feel that my brain is going in slow motion, and I feel super irritable.

For me, the worst part of sleep deprivation is the feeling of emptiness it creates. When you finally manage to get up you have zero energy, ideas don’t flow, and everything seems annoying.

I have to put my morning routine on hold for a while. If I try to set the alarm clock at 5:30 as usual, I just won’t wake up. And even if I do, I won’t have energy and won’t be productive.

It’s tough because my habits are well established, and I hate to lose momentum. But it’s good to take a step away from the treadmill once in a while to fully taste precious moments in life. In the coming weeks, I’m mostly going to admire my son, read as much as I can, and maybe play the remastered version of Diablo 2 😄

Recent articles

Once again, I didn’t publish anything new this week. This feels so frustrating! But don’t worry, this won’t last long.

Books corner

This week I want to share a book that I’m really eager to read:

Replacing Guilt: Minding Our Waywww.amazon.com

This book explores the vague feeling of guilt we sometimes feel when we’re unproductive. In recent years. I’m curious about this one because I’ve actually trained myself to almost resent being unproductive. This also reminded me of an old article by Scott Hanselman

Links of the week, ideas and tips

Here are a few links that I found interesting this week:

How to Remember What You Readfs.blog

The benefits of reading are negated if you forget what you read. This article discusses a tested system to increase retention. Learn how to use active reading to remember more from books.

Learn backwards! Abstractions first, details aftertwitter.com

What is the best approach to learn new things?

Bezos, Musk, & Buffett See The World Differently, Because They See Time Differentlymedium.com

Another interesting piece by Michael Simmons.

Making the case to be a generalistwww.newsletter.rikagoldberg.com

Generalists vs. Specialists School teaches us to think like specialists. But is it always the right choice?

Software Engineering is a Loser’s Gamedev.to

An interesting software development analogy to “winner’s games” and “loser’s games” by Tyler Hawkins.

Typescript’s keyof explainedwww.youtube.com

An introduction to the keyof operator in TypeScript by Kevin Kreuzer.

HackerNews Readings

hacker-recommended-books.vercel.app

A curated collection of 40K book recommendations from HackerNews.

New in Chrome 94 — Chrome Developersdeveloper.chrome.com

New features of Chrome 94. Also, check out the article and the video about new DevTools features.

Create a Next.js web app with Nxblog.nrwl.io

A 9-parts tutorial exploring how to create a blog with Next.js and Nrwl NX.

GitHub — diegolnasc/kubernetes-best-practices: A cookbook with the best practices to working with kubernetes.github.com

A cookbook with the best practices to working with Kubernetes.

GlitchTip

glitchtip.com

An open source, Sentry API compatible error tracking platform.

ScreenToGif — Record your screen, edit and save as a gif or videowww.screentogif.com

A free and portable screen recorder tool that can export to gif & video

Get Waves — Create SVG waves for your next designgetwaves.io

A free SVG wave generator to make unique SVG waves for your next web design.

Simple Iconssimpleicons.org

2020 Free SVG icons for popular brands. Because we never have enough icons!

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