December 31, 2021
Week of December 26 - 31
When I have not taken time off at the end of the year, I have always enjoyed the last week of December. It is more relaxed than a normal working week. LGND tried a new thing this year called soft hours. We didn’t have any meetings scheduled and we did not have to be at our desks all day. We just needed to be available as things came up. I had a few things to work on.
- I finished up work on Credential Engine’s General Toolkit and implemented the new filtering on the site on Monday.
- Tuesday was a bit more chill. I had woken up with a sinus headache and took a bit of time in the afternoon to rest in light of that. Not feeling well did prevent me from meeting up with one of my teammates who is in Tennessee visiting family over the holidays. I am bummed that I did not get a chance to meet with her. She started with the team over the summer.
- On Wednesday, I did some work on the Energy Efficiency Hub. The client wants to add a video section to the site so I built out functionality and the layout for that addition.
- I worked on removing some content from one of our client sites on Thursday. They are retiring one of their services and I needed to go through the site and remove mentions of it.
- I spent some time on Thursday afternoon doing some research for a post I want to write about container queries. I wish I had taken the time to write this back in April or May when I was thinking about it then. I was gathering some links to different articles I have collected over the years along with links to tutorials written this year. I hope to put that together into a post in the next month.
- I finished reading through the entire Bible this year on Friday using the Five Day Bible Reading plan. This is just the second time I have accomplished this. I have tried many times over the years to read through the entire Bible. I never had been successful until I tried out the Five Day Bible Reading plan three years ago. In 2019, I completed a plan where I read through just the New Testament because I wanted to spend more time reflecting on what I read. Last year, I had decided to use a reading plan that my church put together where we read through the entire New Testament and select portions of the Old Testament. But I wanted to go back to the Five Day plan this year and read the entire Bible. I am planning to use it again for 2022.
- This was my most productive year blogging in 15 years. I wrote 31 posts, 26 of those being a weeknote post like this one.
Articles I read
- CSS in 2022 – Bramus Van Damme looks ahead to what CSS features we might expect to see land in browsers in 2022.
- For the Love of the Web
- CSS Custom Properties
- Why Christmas Leaves Us Wanting More
- Increase Your Reach
- Be Prepared for Failure and Handle it Gracefully
- :has() Has Landed in Safari – I am very excited about this CSS property and hope that it lands in the browsers this year. It will be a powerful tool in the toolbelt.
- Add a Service Worker to Your Site
- Old Paths for a New Year – This was helpful because I feel in a similar place where I want to deepen my times with God. I am considering buying Be Thou My Vision to follow a more structured path.
- Resolve to Grow in Godliness in 2022 – I am considering this practice of spiritual reflection as we move into the new year.
Book I read
What I watched
- The Two Towers (Digital Copy) – The Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite stories.
- Spider-Man (2002) (Peacock) – I ended up watching this trilogy in reverse order.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Peacock)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Peacock)
- The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) – I enjoyed the first episode and look forward to how it unfolds.
- Frasier (Peacock)
- Spiderman: Homecoming (Digital Copy)
- MLB The Show 21 – I played a couple of games at the end of the week after deciding to take time to step away. Trying to decide now whether to continue or take an extended break for a while.