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In total, I've written 493 essays, snippets, tutorials, and notes!
Essay Breaking Barbarian
This week in a [Svelte Radio recording](https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1555596996744028160), @rich-harris commented that something I said was "uniquely swyx": an offhand observation that "we are all professional streamers now" [^1]. I responded that I've been calling this behavior "barbarianism" - you can listen to the full explanation [when the episode drops in future](https://www.svelteradio.com/).
Essay The Great Unzippening
Society is splintering in an unacceptable way and I have a metaphor for it.
What to do when iCloud is stuck on uploading items1 ♥
I use iCloud as my syncing engine for my [Obsidian Second Brain](https://www.swyx.io/obsidian-brain), and twice now I've seen iCloud get corrupted into a really bad state. I also [back up everything to github](https://github.com/sw-yx/brain), so I dont really experience much data loss, but it is annoying to see iCloud be so unreliable at even the simple task of syncing mostly text files.
Essay How to Manifest a Meetup
This week I was visiting NYC for work reasons, and found myself with a gap on my schedule for Thursday night. So I [tweeted out an invite](https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1546219659195826178):
Talk Bun vs Deno - New Runtimes for the Third Age of JS
Essay Sharding Yourself4 ♥
An advanced tip for high-volume writers.
On The Importance of 15-5 Updates1 ♥
We had a delightful discussion on the importance of writing weekly updates in this week's [Coding Career Community meetup](https://learninpublic.org/#community). I rarely get so excited about an idea I immediately know I need to start doing it, so I'm choosing to write it up to commit to it, and to share it with you.
My recent [End of Localhost](https://dx.tips/the-end-of-localhost) piece on [Hacker News](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31669762) came with the usual dash of HN criticism devolving into [blaming beginners for not knowing the same parts of the stack that they consider mandatory](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31669762#31671401):
The 8 Jobs of Management
Recently, John Cutler [tweeted](https://twitter.com/johncutlefish/status/1533661807029563392?s=21&t=WJORvdw2EyoLB1ChjQ8NpA) a chart on the view of management:
The Hard Problem of Rendering Tweets
I've been unhappy with my [tweet rendering strategy](https://github.com/sw-yx/swyxkit/issues/61) for a while - Twitter encourages you to use their heavy JS script to render tweets, which undoubtedly heaps all sorts of tracking on the reader, docks your lighthouse performance score by ~17 points, adds ~4 seconds to Time to Interactive, occasionally gets adblocked (so _nothing_ renders!)
Corey Quinn is one of my favorite cloud/creators/podcasters/writers/comedians and I was honored to be invited on his pod!
Essay The End of Localhost4 ♥
> This post was originally published on my new dedicated DX site: https://dx.tips/the-end-of-localhost
Why I Moved Off Dev.to7 ♥
2 years ago I [moved all my blogging to Dev.to](https://www.swyx.io/devto-cms). Today [my main blog is on Github Issues](https://www.swyx.io/github-cms) and [I've just launched DXTips on Hashnode](https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1531330889535602688).
> This post was originally published on my new dedicated DX site: https://dx.tips/circles
Now that the dust has settled on the Plaid-Stripe thing it's time to recap lessons learned.
Running Docker without Docker Desktop
Docker is great. Docker Desktop sucks. Here's my fix.
My 2022 New Mac Setup8 ♥
I set up a new Mac for work today. Here's everything I use on a Mac for fullstack web development.
I joined JSParty crew to talk more about the Third Age of JS after my Reactathon talk!
Essay The Law of Conservation of Risk
Risk cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be redistributed
Slides and show notes for my updated Talk