Joshua Pohl

Action Button Reviews Boku no Natsuyasumi

I discovered Tim Rogers and Action Button pretty late. In October of 2021, Action Button published their review of Cyberpunk 2077 — a choose-your-own-adventure style review of the most anticipated and controversial video game release of the last decade. I watched the introduction and was hooked.

11 months later, Action Button released the first episode of season two: Action Button Reviews Boku no Natsuyasumi. Like a lot of Tim Roger's work, and especially with Action Button, it's sometimes difficult to summarize a video in a way that doesn't feel like a tremendous simplification. I won't try. But I will say I feel like it's Tim Roger's best work to date and my favorite thing of 2022. I've revisited part five many times and I think about it often.

Our memory only records the cold parts. Our memory cannot replicate textures with perfection. Memory is worse than the moment. Better memory is worse than imagination.


How I Make GIFs From OBS Clips in Windows

How I Make GIFs From OBS Clips in Windows

The few steps I follow to turn MKV clips from OBS into GIFs for social media.

Refresh Your React App Discretely

Refresh Your React App Discretely

Support client-side routing and use anchors to refresh the JavaScript bundle automatically.

2021

2021

Starting the new year under purple lights.

Picture Element Basics

Picture Element Basics

A quick example of the picture element.

Persist Formik State on Refresh with React hooks

Persist Formik State on Refresh with React hooks

Keep form state around for mobile users or after accidental refreshes.

CLIs and Archiving

CLIs and Archiving

The surprising usefulness of small code scripts.

Prevent Focus From Entering an Element

Prevent Focus From Entering an Element

Help keyboard users not get trapped in unviewable content.

Using GraphQL Faker

Using GraphQL Faker

Work ahead of API changes with a helpful stubbing tool.

Basic State Reducer

Basic State Reducer

Surface a powerful component API and avoid too many props.