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Nice to meet you! My name is Gueorgui, and I'm a photographer, designer, and engineer living and working in London, UK after living in Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.

In my work life, I'm running a tiny creative studio called A Possible Space (a.possible.space) together with my wife.

I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.

Fried rice: wild rice, quinoa, sprouted brown rice. Courgettes, vegan kimchi, Chinese style fried tofu, avocado. Our lunch, made by @Tingyi 👌🏻

The part about the hype factor in choosing developer tools resonated a lot, I'm sometimes very susceptible to it.

(I don't know much about Typescript at this point, so this is a learning exercise for me)

I'm migrating my project from vanilla JS to typescript, and so far I'm having to install more and more dependencies. Feels bad, man.

Jest seems like a fantastic test runner for JS, but frontend testing is still "here be dragons" territory for me. Learning, learning.

(Disclaimer: I stole the whole thing from Reddit and I'm not even ashamed)

What is 4 letters, sometimes is 9 letters, but never is 5 letters... and always is 6 letters

Big props to the makers of github.com/evcohen/eslint-plug for helping making accessibility part of the process of building frontend.

"Every aspect of your life is a choice. There are default choices -- you can choose to sleepwalk through your life, and accept the path that's been laid out for you. You can choose to accept the world as it is. But you don't have to. If there's something in the world that feels so wrong, and you have a vision for what a better world could be, you can find your guiding principle, and you can fight for a cause."

Just (re-)watched Brett Victor's fantastic 2012 talk "Inventing on Principle" during my lunch break: vimeo.com/36579366 It connects a lot to how I've been feeling about my work, and even though a clear picture hasn't emerged yet, some principles are starting to solidify.

I also tried StarUML, a great-looking GUI app that's available on Mac/Linux, and it ended up being way more complex that using PlantUML. My mind is really being changed on GUI vs text-based tools recently.

@gueorgui I use Plantuml! It’s a language that produces UML diagrams, quite powerful and embeddable. There are lots of plugins code editors (e.g., Visual Studio Code). Check it out here: plantuml.com/

Hi Merveilles, what UML tools are you using? Preferably cross-platform/FOSS!

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