blogI’ve used Angular (v.2+) fairly extensively over the last year and a half. I have some misgivings about the framework, but I really like that their team embraced observables. Any time I hit a point in Angular where I can just program with the RxJS library, it feels like a “moment of clarity.”I need to refactor some code that makes use of socket.io. This code was initially written by someone else. To better understand it, I decided to go through the Get Started page on socket.io’s website, which involved creating a basic chat application. I’m kind of amazed by how easy it was.I first heard of Scott McClanahan several years ago when someone posted a book trailer he made on a blog I followed. I’m not sure I had ever watched a book trailer before. I don’t think I knew what book the trailer was tied to, even after watching it. I do remember that I rewatched the video many times and that I sent it to a friend who also liked reading novels, but that my friend didn’t seem so enthralled by it.Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging is a book written by Sebastian Junger. Junger is a war journalist, perhaps most famous for his documentary, Restrepo, of which he and fellow journalist Tim Hetherington embedded themselves with a US Army unit in Afghanistan to film.On the 974th episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Megan Phelps-Roper appeared as a guest. Megan is a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church (the church, among other notable things, owns the domain “godhatesfags.com” and has a 1.4 star rating on Google reviews). Her grandfather is Fred Phelps, the founder and pastor.I just received my first shipment from a Tinker Coffee subscription. They sent 4 light roasted, single-origin bags, one from each of Guatemala, Columbia, Malawi, and Ethiopia.