"Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home."James Joyce Ulysses
The Sounds of MARATHON CHRISTMAS
Press the keys (e.g. "1", "2", "3") listed in the pink bars beneath each block-letter to play a Christmas sound effect and trigger a CSS transformation! There's a really clever use of data-attributes going on underneath the hood that stitches everything together.
Oh, and don't forget to tune into Jon Solomon's annual 25-hour holiday marathon on WPRBXmas this coming Christmas Eve at 5:00pm EST!
All sound effects were downloaded from freesound.org.
Snippet Use Case
While tweaking Wes' tutorial to create a sound maker for my MARATHON CHRISTMAS side project, I quickly discovered I needed to extend his use of event listeners.
In Wes' implementation, the addition & removal of classes on a given div whenever a sound was played was handled entirely via key-driven events. This worked fine when the sounds being sampled were extremely short, but longer samples resulted in a sub-par user experience. I rewrote the underlying code so that a given div's class was removed after an audio element's sound had finished playing.
Task Log Timestamping
As part of my ING system, I keep a task log of (almost) everything I do on a day-to-day basis.
An integral part of my task log is timestamping: every ING task is associated with a 24-hour (i.e. "military time") timestamp.
Snippet Use Case
Timestamping task log entries is a deceptively "trivial" piece of data capture!
To help keep things moving along, with a minimum of administrative overhead, I created a simple keybinding (<leader>tlts</leader>) in Neovim's init.vim file that automatically creates a new 24-hour timestamp in the left margin of new task log entries. Additionally, this key-binding also puts Neovim in insert mode and performs some task-log-specific standard formatting (i.e. 2 tabs) whenever invoked.
It may not seem like much, but the time-savings associated with this simple keybinding really do add up! They also help keep my focus where it needs to be: on capturing qualitative task-specific data not amenable to automation.
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