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#Productivity

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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#Design #Web

Extending the Workbench

The other week, I had some time to look into Figma Plugins during “Hack Days” at work. Since I’m familiar with both frontend and design, I thought it would be a good chance for me to take a step back from my day-to-day priorities and work on a hack days project that involves the two disciplines. I […]

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#DIY #Setup

Still Going

Last Friday, the same day Apple started selling the newly-released iPhones to everyone, I decided to pry my iPhone 7 open. It had an aging battery, and I had the option of taking my out-of-warranty phone to either the Apple Store or a local repair shop. But swapping it out myself sounded more fun, and […]

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#Design #Web

Tiny Animations

Back in 2015, I had a bit of a fascination with loading animations. If you’re not familiar, these are animations that you see whenever you wait for content to load on a website or an app. They’re meant to show progress or to distract you from all the waiting. Anyway, there was a couple of […]

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#Design #Visualization #Web

A Day of Data

I figured that since I work for a privacy company, I should try and increase my own awareness of where my personal data goes. I wanted to try and figure out which companies and organizations have, in one way or another, somehow received and processed and stored my personal information. Of course, this isn’t an […]

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#Design #Visualization #Transit

Where I spent my time during a really long flight

It was my fault, really. I don’t like flying, and I don’t sleep well in planes, but I still booked a 28-hour flight from Manila to New York. I honestly thought I was ready for it. I had melatonin pills, a neck pillow, a sleep mask, a blanket, and a pair of socks. Knocking myself […]

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#Visualization

Visualizing data on global warming

I was jokingly telling my partner that the best way to help prevent climate change is to just be dead because using water (processing drinking water and waste), eating (farm equipment and goat burps), and using electronics (outside of child labor, manufacturing them and connecting to data centers) all have carbon emissions. So how much […]

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#Design #Web

Redesigning a form

One of the projects that I’ve worked on recently is the redesign of a fairly simple form. All it did was gather feedback from people who wanted to report a broken website from within the DuckDuckGo browser extension. So what you would do was that you’d click on the “Report Broken Website” button on the […]

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#Web

Building a tiny device lab

I do most of my testing on platforms like BrowserStack. It works super well—having access to a ton of devices and browsers have been useful in finding bugs and ironing out some of the kinks that inevitably come up. Unfortunately, I’ve found it to be a bit lacking when I’m trying to test the “feel” […]