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“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

― Vincent Van Gogh
Illustration by Jaime Robles

Be good at lots of things

We live in a world that loves to put us in boxes. Where “What do you do?” is usually expected to have a simple, single answer. Where we’re often told if you are good at x, you can’t also be good at y. But that isn’t fair. We don’t live in a world of one trick ponies. (Even though that would be kind of cool, especially if they were good pony tricks.)


Similarly, it’s hard to pin down &yet. What do we do? JavaScript? Security? UX? Development? Architecture? Realtime? Yes. Yes. Yes. Uh, yep, that too.


Individually and collectively we’ve always had a hard time saying what we do. We realized an easier thing to do is to tell some stories and show some work. So we’ve recently added case studies and our design portfolio to &yet's site. We’d love to hear what you think!


And we’re currently taking on new projects at &yet, so let us know if you’d like to work with us! We promise we’ll wear our best hats. Just all of them.


Special thanks to Lynn Fisher for inspiring this week’s topic with both her &yetConf talk (video coming soon!) and this awesome blog post!

Talky gets Real-time Text

by Lance Stout

Inspired by Aimee Chou at AndyetConf, The Talky team added Real-time Text (RTT) to talky! It lets other people in your Talky room see what you are typing into the room chat, as you type. Read more about it here

We create out loud

by Sarah J Bray

As much as it’s okay to be good at multiple things, it is just as important to “create out loud.” In this article, Sarah J Bray challenges us to share our work even in the midst of progress and the benefit that comes from doing so.

This is not your practice life

by AJ Leon

In this TEDxFargo talk, AJ Leon shares the most important lesson he learned – “You always have more choices than you think you have. And that you can and should rebel and revolt against a system and society that beckons you to live the life they always wanted for you.”

Other awesome and note worthy things


How many hats do you wear?

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<3, your friendly neighborhood &yetis