Sarthak Batra

thoughts about frontend dev, digital experiences and education
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How to work efficiently in engineering teams

August 11, 2021 - 7 min read

Oh, no! Another developer self-help gospel from a developer who isn't even twitter-famous. Anyway...

Notes on Identity - on the Internet (Part I)

May 30, 2021 - 6 min read

A gentle introduction to identity on the internet and why it's important

Running React with HTTPS locally on custom domain

March 21, 2020 - 5 min read

Setting up react dev server to serve pages over HTTPS is easy. To serve a local custom domain over HTTPS? Not so much.

Incremental SASS Builds with Gulp

November 19, 2019 - 8 min read

Why gulp is re-compiling all the SASS files in your folder every time and what you can do to fix it

Getting Started with CSS Battle

April 08, 2019 - 9 min read

In a world plagued by CSS-in-JS vs SASS and 'CSS in not a real language' tweet storms, comes a fun competitive game to park all discussions aside and flex your CSS muscles.

Let Your Videos Go Unwatched

January 17, 2019 - 3 min read

How I stopped using YouTube's Watch Later feature and embraced the reality of the internet- and my life.

The Sense of An Ending

December 16, 2018 - 4 min read

Binge watching patterns, short distracted attention spans, endless scrolling feeds and our hooked minds constantly reaching for the comfort of a phone - What do these technological habits steal from us?

How many digital experiences make up for a physical one?

November 15, 2018 - 5 min read

Here’s a thought experiment: would you prefer talking to someone every day just over text chat or would you rather meet them once a week for an hour? What if instead of a week, you only met once a month – would that change your answer?

git diff: Twitter Privacy Policy

May 20, 2017 - 5 min read

I got an email from Twitter yesterday titled 'Important updates to our Privacy Policy'. My first impulse was to delete the email 'cuz ain't nobody got time for that. But then, I decided to actually have a look - the first time in the history of receiving these kinds of mails. This is what I found.

Digital Hoarding Services

February 26, 2017 - 13 min read

I have a problem: I like to hoard links. I know you have that problem too. Everyone does. Read more to get some tips from the time when I decided to do some spring cleaning

The Art of Getting By / Barely Breathing

December 10, 2016 - 13 min read

A look at my regretful past of rote learning and being a 'successful' student

Can You Think Outside the Box?

November 07, 2016 - 6 min read

What do advertisers and recruiters mean when they say 'Think Outside the Box'? Let's explore...

A Profit/Loss Analysis Of My Engineering "Education"

October 15, 2016 - 24 min read

Has the money I've spent in my engineering education been worth it?