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Rachel Smith

  • 22nd December 2016 • Article •

    From on-site agency work to working on a product from home - one year later

    This time last year I was finishing up at my gig at Active Theory. I had truly loved that job and the things I learnt there, but I was ready to give up the digital advertising hustle. Working hard for long days had me neglecting other parts of my life, namely my health and the housework. I ate too much fast food, was skipping the gym, leaving the house in a mess and my cooking (which I used to take joy in) was often quick and uninspiring.

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  • 17th December 2016 • Article •

    Some reflection on the fifth anniversary of the first day of the rest of my life

    It was five years ago today when an ashen-faced doctor told me that scan had detected a mass in my mum's brain. I had flown into my hometown that morning, hungover after a work Christmas party, with the intention of taking her to the hospital. She had been acting odd for a couple of weeks, forgetting to show up for Skype calls, struggling to find words when she spoke. As my mum sat beside me, a vacant expression on her face, I explained her symptoms to the doctor. He first suggested that she may be depressed. “I don’t think so”, I said, “something seems really wrong”. He finally agreed to a CAT scan just to make sure. We waited for hours for him to come back, while I tried to keep face and engage in light conversation with mum. When he appeared in the doorway, I knew from the look on his face what he was going to say. It was a tumour.

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  • 14th December 2016 • Article •

    Positive remote worker habit - flexible Pomodoro technique

    Soon, I'll be sharing a post detailing how I've moved from working in an agency environment to remotely working from home, and the habits I've developed to stay productive. Rather than publish a mammoth post with all the details, I'll instead break down the most beneficial habits into their own post first. Today, I'll talk about using the Pomodoro technique.

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  • 1st December 2016 • Article •

    Positive remote worker habit - a morning routine

    Soon, I'll be sharing a post detailing how I've moved from working in an agency environment to remotely working from home, and the habits I've developed to stay productive. Rather than publish a mammoth post with all the details, I'll instead break down the most beneficial habits into their own post first. Today, I'll talk about my morning routine.

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  • 25th November 2016 • Article •

    Positive remote worker habit - bullet journaling

    Soon, I'll be sharing a post detailing how I've moved from working in an agency environment to remotely working from home, and the habits I've developed to stay productive. Rather than publish a mammoth post with all the details, I'll instead break down the most beneficial habits into their own post first. Today, I'll talk about bullet journaling.

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  • 17th October 2016 • Article •

    Career FOMO

    This year I’ve been trying to work on my self-awareness and be less reactionary towards feeling of career FOMO. The arrival of CSSDevConf really brought home how much progress I’ve made so I thought I’d share some of the strategies I’ve used.

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  • 22nd September 2016 Article at codepen.io

    My process for building generative pens

  • 23rd August 2016 Link

    I was on SitePoint's the Versioning Show podcast

  • 15th August 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Chaos from Order

  • 9th August 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Canvas particle mouse trail with perlin noise

  • 25th July 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Rainbow flakes

  • 26th June 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Pixel Grid

  • 19th May 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Trailing Three.js particle cloud

  • 12th May 2016 Pen at codepen.io

    Rainbow champagne with Pixi.js

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