I spent most of last week trying to deal with state in a React app; I wound up using my “secret weapon”: Contexts. Recoil looks like an interesting alternative.

An interesting write-up of the Haiku Vector Image Format; what particularly stood out to me, though, was this description of vector formats:

One of the big advantages of vector formats is that they’re easy to resize; because you know what the shape is supposed to be (i.e. a circle), you can render it very small or very large without distorting it.

I’ve always thought of them in terms of math vectors, and while accurate, that doesn’t really capture why we might prefer vectors to bitmaps.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the “why” is more interesting.

Long day at work today, felt pretty depleted when I got home. And yet when I sat down at the sewing machine, three hours just vanished. I’m continually surprised how rejuvenating creation is.

Holy crap, the addition of categories to micro.blog is great. I almost went with WordPress for @multithreaded just to have those, glad I convinced myself I could always switch later if I really needed them. Nice job, @manton!