I wrote a thing! The post-script includes the rationale for why I wrote this:
PS, this post was partially engendered by a discussion that a coworker and I had about how few mid-level blog type resources there were. It seems like everyone either writes about “How To Install Ruby for the First Time!” or they’re writing about how they inverted a binary tree to shave 100ms off of the render time of a custom virtual DOM implementation for their in-game web browser implementation. Hence the tongue-in-cheek tone throughout — I’m pretty confident I’m no longer a beginner, but I am certainly no wizard. If exposing my ignorance helps the development community at large, then so be it.
Also, I like to think that I’m funny.