13th weekly post, specific stashes and regions.

Also, colourblindness.

Oct 10, 2021

A doodle of a Sharingan from Naruto with the word thirteen in Chinese, Malay, and English on the left.

Items of the week

  1. Git - use the git stash push command followed by pathspec to stash specific files, e.g. git stash push file/not-to-commit-now.js, or for multiple files, git stash push directory/*. More details on the git documentation page.

  2. AWS - regions are physical locations of data centres, choosing one that’s near to target users can reduce latency but on top of that, there is also AWS Local Zones for latency-sensitive use cases, and even AWS Wavelength for 5G mobile devices allowing traffic to stay within a mobile provider’s network to avoiding extra network hops. More information available on AWS’s about page.

  3. Colourblindness - be reminded that it is often about difficulty in differentiating colours, not that colours disappearing entirely and the colours most affected by colour-vision deficiency are red and green. Best to avoid using colour alone to convey meaning in designs. More on this in the chapter 9 of the book Building Accessible Websites.

Note of the week

On the week 40 of 2021, a couple of major incidents in the tech industry including hours-long Facebook outage and Twitch data leak, not to mention Signal was down last week as well. Seems like the importance of reliability and security are most significant in their absence. That’s all for this week’s post, thank you for reading and if you have got any feedback, do let me know by leaving a comment on either Medium, Dev.to, or Substack. Have a nice day!