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Yet Another Newsletter LOL - Issue #52: So, a blog post?

Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor
Another week, another newsletter. Let’s get to it!

Around the Web
some nice updates to Deno!
Another great knowledge nugget for React care of David Kourshid
David K. 🎹
⚛️ React tip: did you know that you can use the `key` prop to "reset" individual components? They're not only for lists!

Changing the key creates a new instance of the component. No more useState/useEffect juggling for these resetting use-cases.

Cloudflare was super proactive getting things sorted during the downtime on June 21, 2022. Here’s the postmortem
Cloudflare outage on June 21, 2022
If you’re looking for an even more modern CSS reset, Elly has you covered
Elly ✨🌱
I put together a CSS Reset that uses modern CSS features such as :where(), logical properties, prefers-reduced-motion, etc. ✨

Lots of inspiration from @JoshWComeau, @hankchizljaw, and @argyleink.
Longer Tweets or blogposts?
Twitter Write
✨ Introducing: Notes ✨

We’re testing a way to write longer on Twitter.
Fun Stuff
Jason Choi
I was today years old when I found out Cloudflare has a wall full of lava lamps they feed into a camera as a way to generate randomness to create cryptographic keys
I was at Front-End Test Fest 2 this past week and at the lunch break Dan Gorelick put on an amazing visual and musical performance! I don’t know if there will be a full recording of it, but here’s a snippet of the performance on Twitter
Dan Gorelick
Sharing some music with code for @Netlify and @Applitools – thanks @jlengstorf & @cassidoo for the invite 🎉


music created live w/ @tidalcycles, viz created live with hydra (
Words of Wisdom for the Week
So many things happen simply bc one person *gave a fuck*

Get after the things you care about and watch them come to life <3
Shameless plugs
I was on a panel at Front-End Test Fest 2! It was lots of fun. I’m not sure when recordings will be ready, but check out the website for that
Having some 🤯 conversations right now...

This panel is on fire 🔥🔥🔥

#FrontEndTestFest @tiffafoo @nickytonline
Bekah Hawrot Weigel joined me on the stream this past Wednesday to show how you can transcribe text using Deepgram’s Node.js SDK. We went through the demo code all the way to building out an app with Express that allows you to submit a URL for transcription.
Using Deepgram for speech-to-text with Bekah H. Weigel
Using Deepgram for speech-to-text with Bekah H. Weigel
Here’s an accompanying short post to the stream.
Speech-to-text with Deepgram - DEV Community
This coming Wednesday, my old co-worker and old co-host of the DEV Twitch stream, Christina Gorton, joins me on my stream! We’ll discuss OSS, DevRel, life at Scarf, all the things! Come by and say hi at 5 pm UTC!
Nick's Twitch Schedule
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