The Intermittent Newsletter
by Jason Rodriguez

Immersion and Motivation

tunnel vision

I've been grappling with how to stay immersed in a subject without becoming a one-trick pony. Naturally, I decided to write a bit about it. How do you learn things deeply without ignoring other topics of interest in the process? Here's what I came up with.

Things of Interest

If you haven't noticed, I've been tracking all of the books I've read this past year. Here's everything I finished reading in June. Oh, and in case you missed it last time, I wrote a bit about the first web design I fell in love with. Anyone remember The Big Noob?

A perfect summary of politics in 2017.

Kristian Robinson did a great writeup of a faux-video technique for email design. A wonderful solution to a tricky problem—especially since it looks like iOS 11 will drop support for HTML5 video, yet again.

Web luminary Eric Meyer shared more of his experiences and thoughts on health care. His willingness to talk about the death of his daughter is amazing—I can't imagine going through something like that and being able to share it with the world. It's a heartbreaking story, but one that I think everyone should listen to.

Finally, I've been digging this collection of videos from the recent IndieWeb Summit. I'm increasingly a believer in the independent web and this serves as a good introduction to its principles and technologies.

What's on your mind?

Strong reactions to any of the above? Want to chat about the web, email, or anything else? Email me and let me know. I promise I'll reply.