Anyway, I replaced the third-party crossword app on my website with my own NIH version and made it somewhat responsive  so that it works on my phone. Also there are two new-ish puzzles since the last time I posted, dated 2016-11-25 and 2016-12-30. Each of them has its own set of problems, but I think I am at least learning where I need to improve.
To this neophyte, my impression is that using React (and ES6) is much nicer than that terrible language that they compile down to. On the other hand, the pattern of moving state up the object hierarchy away from an object’s view feels backwards and not very OO-like. Perhaps if I also used Flux then I might get enlightened on this point, but that is for another day.
 Here’s a nickel, kid. Buy yourself a real language.
 The day that my relevance depends on knowing the latest JS framework is the day that I will take up a completely different career.
 Anything worth doing is worth doing somewhat.