I recently decided to publish an NPM module. I wrote it in TypeScript and went with Rollup for bundling. It was my first time publishing a module and my first experience with Rollup, so I’d like to write a tutorial on how to do it, both as a reference for myself and for anyone who may find this useful. Let’s get started!
I went with TypeScript for several reasons. It’s what I use at work, so I’m not only familiar with it, but it’s always good to hone my skills, especially since I’m not necessarily a TypeScript expert (yet). I’m also a fan of types for a number of reasons, and compile-time errors are invaluable. …
A lot of frustration has been building up inside me lately. I recently deleted my Facebook account, mostly because I decided that I distrusted Facebook more than I enjoyed keeping up with people, but also because my timeline constantly made me upset. I’m starting to feel similarly about Twitter, but instead of deleting my account, I’m going to take a hiatus from the main source of my problems: online social justice.
If you are interested in why I’m so upset, then read on.
Virtually every time I open up Twitter, I am immediately greeted with a ton of negativity. I see sarcasm, personal attacks, and angry rants about a particular word that a random person used. I admit that I’ve contributed to this negativity in the past, but I’m making an effort to stop. …
Pops, if you had only heard the shit he said about you
I doubt you would have let it slide and I was not about to —
I came to ask you for advice. This is my very first duel
They don’t exactly cover this subject in boarding school
Did your friends attempt to negotiate a peace?
He refused to apologize, we had to let the peace talks cease
- Blow Us All Away by Lin-Manuel Miranda
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, I have done a lot of reading. I was shocked, and I needed to figure out what was going on. A common theme I’ve been seeing is criticism of liberals from other liberals who – with a dose of hindsight bias – claim they saw this coming. There are a number of people who put the blame on liberals who are supposedly unwilling to talk to people whom they disagree with, and have enclosed themselves in a bubble as a result. “You can’t just call people racists and bigots. …
When I was born, my mother was torn crazy
They nearly gave me away to the wrong lady
Doctor said, “Sorry we didn’t see that comin’,
But there’s no way in the world that he came from a black woman”
I guess I been fightin’ since birth
I barely had life on this earth
Already subjected to people and how they judge
Little fair-skinned baby, resentment was in my blood
- Who I Am by Locksmith
Before I begin, I would like to throw out a quick disclaimer:
This post is all about my life and experiences, in stark contrast to my last post, which was mostly about somebody else. It comes from the perspective of a very privileged, upper middle class, white passing, cisgender, heterosexual male. …