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Alex Carpenter ¬

UI Engineer at Clerk


Short-form thoughts and updates

Working on a new <Code /> component.

Getting into the habit of sharing a bit of WIP on Twitter. Here is a bit of work I did to add the ability to manage permissions to the create role dialog.

Built with Radix Popover, cmdk, and Framer Motion.

The advancements to CSS over the past couple years have been amazing. Would love to see what the next iteration of styling tables in 2024 would look like. So much of the web is tables or should be tables, yet they still are a pain to work with while preserving semantics.

Says the guy simply trying to make a table overflow when needed, without wrapping it in a div or putting display block on the table element…

I know I am late to the party as usual, but having a lot of fun with home automation workflows lately. Mostly lighting based at the moment. Regretting having invested in some stuff that is not HomeKit compatible though.

I’ve been using Karabiner Elements for some time now and up until today i’ve mostly just used it to remap caps_lock to escape and make use of vim navigation with h, j, k, and l.

Today I finally remapped right_command to left_shift + left_control + left_option + left_command, and now I have hotkeys setup in Raycast for my most common apps with right_command. Opens up new layers for optimizations.

Moved notes to its own collection. This adds a bit more flexibility for authoring notes that I was looking for. I can now create multiple paragraphs, blockquotes, and code blocks, etc.

New dropped today. Pumped to see this one go live and be working on this team. So many little details to discover sprinkled throughout the site. Amazing work by Derek, Brad, and James.

Finally pulled the trigger on some wall art for the office from rsms and htmx.

Officially day one at Clerk, super excited to be joining the team as a UI Engineer working along side Derek Briggs, Joe Bell and Brad Cornes on the design team.