In last week, I finally moved into my new apartment and began our new life there with my wife and 2 sons. It also means I need to have better budget system to track all the household spending. That’s why I’m now reading the book You Need A Budget. It shows a different aspect on why we need budget. In short, it is not about restricting money spending. It is about giving every dollar a job where it should spend. You can read my notes highlight in my goodreads profile.
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Links worth sharing
Meaningful Jobs → Once a teacher, always a teacher
“...He made a long pause, and then he said that he wants to do something meaningful. And this was my wake-up call. A meaningful job!”
I have my meaningful job too. I work on CPTTM and WorldSkills to promote IT and web technologies. What about you?
Gumroad → Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
I have been using Gumroad for years. Reading this article reminds me the stay small strategy of the book Company of One that I shared on 2019w4 newsletter.
Contact form to Email without server → FormSubmit
There are many times when we need a contact form but don’t want to build a server just for the form. This FormSubmit is a good alternative.
Performance or Readability? It depends on the scale of data handling. For most of the time, I prefer readability until the performance hurts. By proper encapsulation, we can hide complex and low-level algorithms into internal API to increase readability.
Apple Developers → Two-Factor Authentication
Apple is rolling out 2fa authentication to developer account. This new support page shows more details.
Events in block chain → 區塊鏈的思考藝術
What block chain stores are events, not data.
Code worth sharing
We can draw background pattern by using multiple CSS gradient with transparent stops.