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Phil Wolstenholme
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What I've been reading (week 47, 2022)

Here's a selection of six things that I read or otherwise found interesting last week: - How this shell command works?

Paste in a terminal/CLI command and have it translated into human-readable language via the info that @fig uses for it's autocomplete

Twilio Segment Edge SDK powered by Cloudflare Workers

This is a smart way of avoiding browser restrictions on third-party storage (good for commercial site owners) and at the same time getting around some of the perf issues with 3P JS (good for users!) by proxying and injecting cookies and scripts at the edge.

Working with Zustand

Always interesting to read about Redux's successors - I've only used Redux but definitely don't have a soft spot for it!

Radical Lessons From The Pedal Me Experience

I love this article on Pedal Me (a London e-bike cargo and passenger startup)'s success and how they've done well by trusting staff, investing in the best tools for the job while still staying lean, and doing the right thing (with the nice byproduct of getting great press/cheap marketing).

An Interactive Guide to Flexbox in CSS

I absolutely love this post from Josh, even if you feel totally comfortable with Flexbox I bet you'll learn something new here, or at the very least a new way to explain Flexbox concepts to other people.

the peculiar case of japanese web design

A cool exploration of why Japanese websites still look so different to Western ones.

I also tweet these as I find them (@philw_) and post them on my personal site at

What were your favourites? Was there anything you found useful?

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