I am Joseph Rex,
a creative technologist and AI enthusiast

Animation, Design, Writing, AI, ML, Bots, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Git, Vim, 3D, XR

CRIC: Confidence Reflex Intuition Consistency

I went into the basketball court to play last week after a long time. That was maybe 2 years ago and the last time before that some other 2 years. There were a few times I’d gone and just made some hoops while a playing team is on a timeout but this time I really played and it was for just 10 minutes.

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Enter Sass namespacing

Sass has always been to me that one preprocessor that makes others not worth learning. I think stylus is quite okay but I’ve never used Less and I don’t even know if it is spelled LESS or Less but we’re not here to talk about less we are here to talk about more (pun intended). More features to the amazing Sass.

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Beautiful world of houdini

Besides the beautiful name, houdini would be a great addition to web technologies when eventually implemented by browsers. Before going into what it is exactly, you can think of it as the babel of CSS. Each time I come across the name Houdini, I imagine Agent Phil Coulson saying “tahiti, it’s a magical place”.

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Understanding the shadow dom

For the decades programming have existed there have been abstractions over abstractions which to many appear only as simplification of process and better DX. Yes that is the ultimate goal but it gets there by taking some tunnels.

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