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Working on a new Figma Plugin

During Hack Days last month, Robert and I thought it would be fun to make a Figma plugin that we could use while designing. We had many ideas, but we ended up settling on the idea of a plugin that fetches website metadata. We wanted a plugin that could fetch Open Graph information about a podcast, a song, or […]

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#Productivity #Setup

Working with TiddlyWiki on iOS

I’ve been using TiddlyWiki for two months now, and I’m amazed at how versatile this piece of software is. Since it’s able to weave together all the disparate parts of my life, it’s become my go-to notebook for almost anything. I’ve become dependent on it for documenting and understanding my life. But if TiddlyWiki is going to […]

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Reviving my first homepage

The other day I learned that there’s an archive of my very first homepage on the Wayback Machine! I never thought I’d see this page again, and I don’t think 2006 me ever expected it to survive this long either. I just wish that it got to archive the Flickr photos, too. I was 15 […]

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Customizing TiddlyWiki

I’m starting to love the process of journaling and note-taking on TiddlyWiki. Being able to weave my ideas, notes, and experiences together easily has been a bit of a game-changer for me. Who knew that a wiki would be so useful in my day-to-day life? The downside of using TiddlyWiki is that it’s not exactly what […]

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#Productivity

Hello, TiddlyWiki

I’ve used a lot of apps throughout my life to help me remember things, collect ideas, and generally make sense of the world. Most recently, I’ve been using: Browser bookmarks for saving recipes, repair manuals, and design resources. Day One for journaling about my work and personal life. Notes.app for jotting down notes on meetings, […]

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#Blogging

Thinking About My Writing

Improving Notes I recently noticed that my writing is a bit cold and impersonal in my reading and watching notes. Although these posts were meant to give a summary of the book/talk, I think adding in my thoughts or reflecting on how the content relates to my work would make a better blog post.  For example, […]

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#Design #Notes

Watching: Designing for Trust in an Uncertain World

I’ve been setting aside some of my free time to either watch talks or read books about design. Last weekend, I watched a recorded talk from An Event Apart called “Designing for Trust in an Uncertain World.” To me, the gist was about how we can make people feel smart and confident about their decisions. People see many inconsistencies […]

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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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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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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 […]