Truth is a Myth

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The useful invention Truth is a useful invention. However, often times it lacks precision when used in philosophical conversation. Many of us experience cognitive dissonance when trying to wrap our head around what truth actually is. Not which truth is true, but the nature of truth itself. I’ll partially admit that the title of this post is Read More

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Learn to Unlearn

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Learning to unlearn is at the zenith of cognitive development, effective learning, and building better habits. To illustrate this important concept, I am going to use computer shortcuts as our example. Becoming proficient with shortcuts can take time. Like anything else, it requires practice. And not just time practicing, but more importantly, energy spent

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Navigation Shortcuts

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Here are my most used shortcuts for navigating OS X: ShortcutDescription ⌘ + SpacebarSpotlight (to quickly open documents, applications, and more) tabNext field ⌘ + tabSwitch between applications ⌘ + `Switch between windows in applications ⌃ + tabSwitch between tabs in a window Googling It is important to get in the habit of googling shortcuts when you Read More Continue reading →

Function is greater than Design

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This post is specifically for independent starters with small teams.

It may be my peer group, and the industry I find myself in—advertising and marketing. But in this context I seem to see and hear design, design, design. Design is necessary and  important to explore. But what is the purpose of design without functionality? Why focus on design when there isn’t a product?
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Being Imperfect on Purpose

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I’m a perfectionist

Woah woah, hold up. That is a terrible mindset.

If you’ve had the thought more than once, you’re not alone. I have considered myself a perfectionist for some time. But it is a terrible idea. Though it may be true to a degree, repeating such an idea as a mantra is coding your brain to become MORE perfectionistic. Which again, it’s a terrible idea! And if you think such an idea helps you to become better, please keep reading why it is detrimental to the human experience. Continue reading →