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What I’m doing these days

I think I’m starting to feel more at ease about my lack of productivity outside of work. At the beginning of March, I wanted to take full advantage of my time at home, busying myself with personal projects and hobbies. I thought I could go through the unread books on my shelf, write software, make […]

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#Design #Notes #Web

Watching: Slow Design for an Anxious World

I’m currently going through videos from AEA DC 2019, and I wanted to share my notes on Jeffrey Zeldman’s talk called Slow Design for an Anxious World. When we need fast Fast is great for service-oriented designs. 80% of the time, we want to create designs that reduces friction and gets out of the way […]

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#Food #Personal

Stuck at Home: Easy Recipes

SautΓ©ed Sardines Fried sardines with fried rice and fried egg were one of my favorite meals to eat when I was growing up in the Philippines. It’s really easy, and it’s basically the same as this Jamaican recipe. I personally like to eat it with vinegar on the side, but that’s optional. Ingredients: 1 can […]

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Reading: Design for Real Life

I recently read the book called Design for Real Life, and I wanted to share some of the notes that I wrote down while reading the book. Advocates for designing for the most vulnerable, distracted, and stressed-out users. If you make things for people at their worst, they’ll work that much better when people are […]

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Stuck at Home: Yogurt

So I’ve been making yogurt at home again. I figured it’s worth it since I eat quite a bit of yogurt every week, and it isn’t exactly cheap. Target, for example, sells their cheapest yogurt for about $0.09/oz ($2.99 per 32oz container), but it also sells milk for about $0.03/oz ($4.19 a gallon). Since a […]

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#Design

Hello, Auto Layout

Figma has a new-ish feature called Auto Layout that I’ve been trying to get the hang of lately. What it does is it lets you specify how your designs will adapt once you adjust the contents inside it. That’s a bit abstract, so here’s a more concrete example: You can automatically set the height of […]

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#Travel #Personal

Puerto Rico

Day 1 – San Juan The first place that we stayed in was an Airbnb near the Luis MuΓ±oz MarΓ­n International Airport. We had planned on staying in Old San Juan first, but we realized that we’d probably be too tired to do anything when we got to Puerto Rico at 12 midnight. When we […]

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#Productivity #Setup

After-hours Setup

I used to ignore anything that looked like responsibility. I didn’t read my mail, I often forgot about appointments, I didn’t plan ahead, and I could never tell where my money was going. Although my strategy surprisingly worked for a couple of years, I eventually reached a tipping point where I was spiraling with guilt […]

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#Design #Web

Figma Plugin: Fast copy

There’s seemingly no limit to the number of wonderful plugins that are already out there for Figma. It’s inspiring but also humbling because it meant that I probably have nothing else to add to that infinitely growing list. It seems that every plugin idea that I can think of already exists in some form. As […]

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Giving in 2019

When I started to look more seriously into giving back in 2019, I stumbled across these three big ideas (these ideas are better described in the book, The Life You Can Save): I’m relatively wealthy compared to the rest of the world. (Here’s a visualization.) Money goes a lot further overseas. There’s an opportunity to change people’s […]