Weekly Review 2018 Week 5
It’s a bit late as I was busy doing stuff, but nonetheless here it is.
- Nix 2.0 is coming
- Firefox Quantum
Total articles read: 14
Nix 1.12 is going to be released as Nix 2.0.
- NixOS Weekly #2 - Life Before Death
- Nix 1.12 - talk.pdf. These are Eelco Dolstra’s slides from NixCon on Nix 1.12.
- awakesecurity/nix-deploy: Deploy software or an entire NixOS system configuration to another NixOS system
Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that is based on a new engine Servo (written in Rust). I am currently evaluating it and I like it so for. It seems to be a little faster than Chrome, though missing some features I need and used to. Now, I use Firefox for day-to-day browsing and use Chrome for web development (Firefox did hang a couple of times during development).
- Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum - The Mozilla Blog
- A Quantum Achievement: But it’s Just the Beginning – Mozilla Tech
- Reduce Your bundle.js File Size By Doing This One Thing | Thomas Lackemann
- Your First Progressive Web App
Productivity and well-being
There are four simple steps to the Feynman Technique:
- Choose a Concept
- Teach it to a Toddler
- Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material
- Review and Simplify (optional)
I’ll risk it, though, and tell you again that there really aren’t shortcuts to health. Here’s what you need to do:
- Get enough sleep.
- Move your body throughout the day.
- Eat well — a healthy assortment of foods. Mostly plants, and not too much. (An idea popularized by author Michael Pollan.)
- Interact socially. Isolation is not good for the body, soul or mind.
- Take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for.
- Record the outcome
- Take baby steps
- Learn from others
- Be the outcome
- Be willing to be uncomfortable
- Be your own cheerleader