Anthony Ciccarello
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  1. Trying out TypeScript in JSDoc Comments

    I really like the feedback TypeScript provides. I think those type hints are essential for using libraries and working on large teams. Even for small projects, TypeScript has saved me a lot of time. What hasn’t saved me a lot of time is dealing with build tools. Any time I...

    • technology
    • JavaScript
  2. IndieWebCamp San Diego 2023

    I’ve been part of the IndieWeb community for a while, mostly via online meetups and a community chat group but I was excited to finally meet people in person when San Diego was chosen as a location for an IndieWebCamp at the end of 2023. The IndieWeb is a community...

    • IndieWeb
    • technology
  3. Ideas for improving metaformats parsing

    Why metaformats I first became interested in the metaformats spec when I wanted to generate link previews on my site when bookmarking or replying to pages. Metaformats is an extension to the microformats2 parsing algorithm that provides a fallback for sites that don’t support microformats. It works by translating the...

    • IndieWeb
    • technology
  4. Creating space to feel my emotions

    IndieWeb Carnival: Self-Care and Routine

    • IndieWeb
    • carnival
    • personal
  5. Rethinking my approach to social media

    For about 2 years now, I have pulled back from the major social media platforms. While I still have accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, I’ve made the choice to avoid them as much as possible. Initially, I was afraid this would disconnect me from important relationships. I do miss...

    • IndieWeb
    • culture
  6. After the Rain

    IndieWeb Carnival: My Kind Of Weather

    • IndieWeb
    • carnival
  7. Group messaging doesn't have to be this bad

    A rant about Apple not playing nice with RCS interoperability

    • technology
    • rant
  8. Pull requests are a communication tool, not just an approval process

    Reviewing pull requests on GitHub can be awkward. When a software developer is finally ready to share their code they have to wait for the dreaded review comments. If the reviewer has a question about some aspect of the code, they have a choice. They can either raise their concern,...

    • technology
  9. What we learned in puppy kinder

    Earlier this year, we took Denver, our Golden Retriever, to a puppy kinder class. While my wife is very experienced with dogs and Denver was making good progress, a significant reason we enrolled him was to expose him to working around other dogs. I joke that a puppy class is...

    • dog
    • Denver
  10. Leveling-Up Your Dev Team

    Software projects succeed or fail based on the quality of the teams behind them. Expert developers can be hard to find. So how do you get junior developers to level up? It’s not enough to teach how to use a framework or tech stack. Good developers can follow a pattern....

    • technology
  11. Multi-engine site search

    I added the /search page to the site with a form supporting multiple search engines. The hope is to give visitors a bit more choice in what companies to interact with. The challenge was managing different query param for different sites. DuckDuckGo doesn’t support multiple q= params, but does accept...

    • site changes
    • technology
  12. Birding in 2022

    Following my 2021 birding summary, I’m excited to share my 2022 birding review! My travels brought me to 7 different states, Italy, and a bonus layover sighting. Between the varied locations and some active days, my total number of species identified was up slightly over the previous year. But my...

    • birding
    • birds
    • travel
  13. Birding in 2021

    Typically I do a year-in-review of my birding, but I fell behind posting 2021. Before I share about my birding in 2022, I wanted to give a quick update to fill in the gap. Despite the continuing pandemic and being busy with a new house and foster care, I still...

    • travel
    • birds
    • birding
  14. How I built a live edge table

    An excessively detailed description of my plans and failures taking on an ambitious woodworking project

    • personal
    • woodworking
  15. Attending a local environment impact meeting

    About a month ago, I received a letter from the city about a potential development of the old Pacifica Elementary property by Meritage Homes. This project would bring 164 three-story units to an interior portion of our neighborhood that has been an empty concrete lot since 2004. The letter informed...

    • local
    • Oceanside

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