Chris Garrett Chris Garrett


I'm Chris Garrett, a founder and creative technologist working at the intersection of design and engineering.

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I help startups and established brands develop new digital products through my studio, Hyperlaunch, which specialises in early-stage product development and rapid prototyping.

Weeknotes w/c 07/17

  • I’ve been spending some evenings getting re-acquainted with Rails; being reminded that ActiveRecord is a super power, and remains the quickest way to get a form validated and persisting to a database. It’s nice to be back to building features, instead of configuring build tools.
  • ViewComponents are a new one for me, but they’re ace and will be a pre-requisite for any new projects.
  • I didn’t have ChatGPT last time I was learning a new language or framework - it’s a game changer for quickly acclimatising and understanding.
  • I’ve been using TS-Pattern in anger; it’s one of those “wish I had this sooner” libraries.
  • It’s been a week, and my fitness goals for this month have slipped severely. I’m digging out a new pond this weekend though, which should turn that around.
  • I’ve been focussing heavily on “the clinch” with my boxing coach and think I might be getting the urge to learn BJJ with some focus.