Indefinite pause

I started Elm Bits to make it a habit for myself to learn more about Elm and functional programming. In the absence of a good project that was the most straightforward way to keep up with the language and news. And it worked well for me for almost a year…

Issue #51

Throughout my secondary school I was an avid mountain biker. And even though there are no mountains here in Estonia, fellow bikers managed to build awesome tracks with drop-offs and trampolines. Being an entrepreneurial kid I wanted to take it a bit further and create an organization that would promote…

Issue #50

As I was getting close to the burnout point due to my startup job as founder, two small kids, and the rainy winter we now have in Estonia, I decided to take a break from computers. I was hesitating whether to send an email mentioning it, and eventually decided against.…

Issue #49

It's been only two weeks ago that December started with all the advent calendars, and in that small time there is so much content to go through which is surreal. In the 49 weeks that I've been writing this newsletter, it's the first time so many articles have been written…

Issue 48

When you search anything on Google, the results are pretty relevant and of good quality (although I personally use DuckDuckGo for most of my searches). However whenever you start looking for content within a specific timeframe, e.g. content created last week, things break apart. Not only Google, but every…

Issue 47

When I was about 10 years old, both me and my sister got chocolate calendars for the whole month. Every day you're supposed to open a numbered window and have a small chocolate for yourself. I was patient and had one chocolate a day until about 6-8th of December. That's…

Issue 46

With two kids, a startup, a huge queue of books to read, and few time-consuming hobbies I don't time to play computer games. Only in rare cases when I do long-term travel, or during Christmas might I play one or two classic SNES or Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) games. I…

Issue 45: trees

Every 5th issue of this email I do a small dive into a specific topic somewhat related to Elm. You can read all these issues under the special tag. As I was thinking which area to cover this time, I wanted to return to testing again due to selfish motives.…

Issue 44

How many people know who Justin Kan is or what Justin.tv was about? Weirdly I do remember the moment it launched. It was a service where initially Justin, and later anyone could stream their lives 24/7. That sounded really weird and strange, but at the same time it…

Issue 43

I love rabbit holes. There are so many interesting things I don't know, and that's why I can easily get lost. Sometimes this can lead to some bizarre and dark corners of the Internet. Sometimes you can get a new and exciting hobby thanks to that (how I got into…