# 27: Remy's b:log
Happy last Friday of August.
August, for me, as it will always be, is a hard month. I wrote about how our first born daughter would have had her ninth birthday, but doesn't and never will (cw: stillbirth). To top off the emotional lows, one of our cats died at the end of July, we found him in in the garden, he was 14.
My partner and I have taken this week off work and I've tried mostly to keep offline just to give ourselves a little head space. It's good. It's lonely. But for me, it reminds me that it's the people around us that make life real.
On the blog
- Predictably Random - wherein I talk about seeding random numbers, and reddit commenter's decide to call me amateurish (I liked the ish bit 😁)
- An fd trick -
fdis a really useful command line tool (an alternative to
find) and in this post I use it to do a mass git rename process.
- Build free code & testing ES module imports - I talk about how I'm (finally) able to use ES module import statements without any build tools in my node based projects both in my code and in my tests.
I also released an update to my blog so that it now works offline, and I'll be writing up a few tricks I'm using, my favourite of which is the offline-recently-visited page:
Another book. In the last few months I've been reading the news 😭 plus my own sad news, and then reading The Three-Bodied Problem (and it's sequel) and then watching Years and Years (excellent, on BBC iPlayer) so my current view on everything was super super bleak.
I asked for a recommendation that was: "Fiction, light hearted, fun, lovely. i.e. Antithesis of brexit/current twitter/years & years"
One such recommendation was Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Oh, my, gosh: it was perfect. It's absolutely 100% happy. I literally smiled all throughout reading this book.
So if you want a book that's happy and a total break to the bleak outlook of the current social and political climate then I highly recommend this book.
Thanks for reading and I shall return in September.
– Remy 👋