The Week #30

  • Despite people are moving around more than the state of emergency last year, it appears to be working. Covid numbers continue to drop in Japan. It seems like they're going to extend it until March 7th. They can always decide to end it early, but I hope they don't.

  • Tanzawa has been online for almost a month. And looking back at that month it's really improved. Automatic efficient image loading, RSS, and webmentions... and my computer was even out for repair for one of those weeks. There's still a lot yet on the road map, so I need to just take it a day at a time.

  • Leo's taken to my old dslr and we went out of shot photos of the Odakyu line for a bit over the weekend. I always forget how much fun it is to shoot with my dslr. The images are so crisp and the depth of field. Portrait mode on my phone is good - but the real deal is soo much better and soo much more satisfying.

  • We started a new experiment at work. One day a month we stop client work and fully focus on things that are "important but not an emergency" – as those things tend to never become priority and hence never get done. We're split into different teams. Some are re-working our company Slackbot, others are getting better with frontend tech and so forth. I picked team UX, where we're trying to figure out how, as a company, we can also "do UX". This is perfect for me. I've been wanting to spread the passion for well designed software and forms within the company for years now, but I've never had the time to dedicate to it. This collaboration day finally gives me the opportunity.